I can feel the subtle hints from the people who work hard to make my book matter. “Alice, where should I direct people if they want to learn more about you? Should I send them… to your blog?”
Oh, that old thing?
Let me make one thing clear: I do like blogs. I’ll read someone else’s blog and get thoroughly engrossed. Vlogs, podcasts- all that stuff too. Some people have such interesting things to say. It’s amazing.
But I, I have found, am not one of those people. Or at least, I’m not one of those people on the internet. When I sit down to blog, I get cranky. My head hurts. At first I tell myself that I am dehydrated, but six glasses of water later, I still don’t have much of anything to say. I tried switching blog formats, but it’s really no use- it’s not the place so much as the act. I am not a fan of sharing my thoughts with the world on a regular basis. I’m not private. I’m boring.
(The above is from a web comic I loved in high school, and people have actually said this to me, for reference.)
I have a job (with Scholastic Book Fairs) that I truly love. I spend most of my time working on that. On the weekends, I take classes and travel to my various speaking events. Sometimes I eat, or pay bills, or interact with my roommates. Then I sleep. That’s not to say I’m totally busy - it’s just that the things I do don’t really lend themselves to sharing. Before writing this, I was looking up the entire cast of the movie The Secret Garden to see what had become of them. Dame Maggie Smith is the only one who really did anything after. See? You really can’t tell me you want to hear more of that.
If you want to know more about me, search Alice Ozma on Facebook. I put all sorts of cool updates there because I can actually make myself sound interesting if I keep it to 50 words or less a week. When I have more to say, I will put it here. I’m just telling you in advance, it won’t be often. It’s not that I don’t love you. It’s that I don’t love the computer. Come to Philly and we’ll get green tea from my favorite tea shop, where they are rude to me no matter how often I go. Then, if you really want, I can tell you all the things I think about. Currently that list includes:
Vegetarian sushi. How do I get the wick back out of my candle? Our dishwasher isn’t very good. There are seven dogs outside. I really need a new phone. Why does my dad have so many flashlights?
Until I have more to say, though, I’ll leave the blogging to the interesting people.