Today it struck me that I have a book coming out next month (yay!) and I haven’t revamped my website since 2013. Published writers tend to have more professional-looking websites, no? The landing page is usually a static page with nice pictures of their novels and the links to buy them. I was convinced for around two hours that I simply had to change the look of my website.
And then I read this piece by Sofia Samatar and changed my mind. I mean, I might change it again, but I think my website is just fine the way it is. If you want my book, you should totally pre-order it here. Now that we have that out of the way, this is why I use social media – to be social. My blog is a way for people to find out more about me and my work, if they want to. And for me to talk about stuff. That’s all.
So instead of a shiny new website, I am going to leave you with an old poem I wrote a while ago. Considering the season, it seems appropriate.
Not even the snowflakes are real
They melt and leave
Your eyelashes untouched.
Nights freeze in anticipation
But the days roll mechanically
Making a movie of us
What’s to feel?
The only certainty
Is that you loved and now you don’t
The minutes gather in clouds
Pick up your skirt, take my hand
We’ll run before the storm.