Hello and welcome to my blog!
If for some reason you missed the news, THE LOVE WARS, my debut novel from Penguin (NAL) comes out on May 7th. While I want to make it as easy as possible for you to learn about the book and pre-order a copy and plan your book club event, I also enjoy a bit of chit chat about other things. Hence, this blog.
I spend a lot of time on the Internet. You don’t want to know exactly how much because if you did, you’d be annoyed even if you hadn’t come to this site expecting anything from me. Come on, Alison, you’d say. I see from your bio that you have a young family and a job and writing deadlines. You should not be frittering away X amount of hours on the Internet! (And you’d be right, but as my goal is not to disgust you, the exact amount will remain unshared.)
One thing I have learned from all my unspecified amount of time on the Internet is that the best blogs—the ones I click on again and again—have a “voice” and a “tone” and “theme/categories.” So I test drove some voices, (for example, my “stern mommy” voice, which I accessed with frightening ease. But my test post got too convoluted—there were promises of sticker charts unrealized and then pleading and then, finally, a bit of shouting NO DESSERT FOR ANYONE, followed by residual guilt that I’d been too harsh.)
Writing in test voices was exhausting and as discussed, I need to be fresh for all those hours on the Internet. So—the blog voice is pretty much as it appears in my head (apologies for that), but . . . I do have categories! I thought of some great ones for you guys and I’m pretty proud of them.
Okay, so, I have two. So far. A lot more exciting themes and categories are on the way. A lot more to supplement:
1. In Real Life: walk down memory lane with me as I recollect actual law firm experiences that might have either a) inspired some of Molly’s experiences at the fictional Bacon Payne or b) turned me into the cynical blogger who wastes time online.
2. Healthy Obsessions: in which I’ll sound the alarms about my, you got it, obsessions (cultural or otherwise), which I can promise are almost never on the cutting edge of anything.
So, in sum: I spend a lot of time on the Internet. You can keep your dessert. Some of my posts might concern things you’ve heard before.
(And in all seriousness, thanks for stopping by. I’m very, very glad you’re here.)