May 25, 2014 by Alice in Readerland
It’s been my dream to become a published author for several years now and about two years ago, I started seriously working and writing to reach that goal. At the beginning of this year, I finished revising and polishing my manuscript and started querying agents. Currently, I’m talking with agents about my first manuscript. (Just so you know: Nothing is set in stone yet – publishing is a rather volatile business, after all – but I’m proud of how far I’ve come at this point.) Not only am I talking to agents, but I’m also working on my next manuscript.
Basically, Snoopy is me here and Sally and Lucy represent whatever free time I used to have:
This cat is also me:
Notice the caffeine induced typing.
After I’ve taken care of all my other responsibilities in my life, I only have so much “free time,” which I really want to use to focus on my writing career. This brings me to the tough decision I’ve had to make about my blog. I’ve had a lovely time here on Alice in Readerland, but I just don’t feel that I’ll be able to properly keep writing enough detailed reviews, coming up with new post ideas, and moderating comments if I’m also communicating with agents and trying to write another book.
So it’s time for me to say:
I may still go on Goodreads from time to time and I’ll be leaving this blog/this email open so that I can pop in to read posts from some of my favorite bloggers at times, but I won’t be blogging here on Alice in Readerland anymore.
Blogging has been an experience for me, but I feel that it’s definitely time to move on to the next stage in my life. To my followers:
I want to thank you all so much for every follow, every comment, every like, every bookmark, every tweet, every link of mine you shared, and every time you read one of my posts. Thank you to fellow bloggers for nominating me for awards, thank you for requesting interviews, thank you for featuring me on your blogs. Thank you to the publishers who sent me amazing books, invited me on blog tours, and put quotes from me in actual books and on their websites. Thank you to the authors who talked to me and answered my questions and went out of their way to be nice.
You’ve all made the time I’ve been on this blog worth it.
Oh, but just so you know, don’t be looking for a book under the name “Alice Hall,” that’s just my blog name.