Notice anything new here today?
Aspiring Author has become The Traveling Writer! I’ve thought for a long while about revamping this blog with a name change that would give me room to write about a broader range of topics, hopefully growing my audience. It’s time to take the leap!
Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I used to blog about travel — when I was actually traveling. I transitioned to this blog to tell another story, my journey of writing and publishing my first book. Aspiring Author has served me well for that purpose, but at some point — when I’m no longer aspiring, when I’m published! — it will become obsolete.
I knew that when I started blogging. But at the time, I wasn’t sure what else to call this blog because my vision for it wasn’t really fleshed out. (There’s a lesson here for bloggers: as your blog improves and develops, and as your life changes, it’s okay for your blog vision to morph, too. We’re always learning!) Now, as I approach my year anniversary at this blog, I feel confident that in my ability to build community not only around writing, but around my other strengths and interests, too.
This blog will still be about writing my first book. You can still come here for writing tips, conversation on topics that affect authors-to-be and inspiration. But I’ll also blog about travel — my own experiences as well as the experiences of others — and the places where writing and travel intersect.
Travel usually evokes images of visiting foreign countries. And yes, I’ll write about that here. But like each of you, I’m also traveling through life, looking forward to the unknowns that lie ahead, and The Traveling Writer suits me in that respect, too. With my manuscript now complete, I’m thinking about moving to a new city, looking for a job and starting another book. Who knows where life will take me next?
Thanks for coming along for the ride!