Greetings, Internet! Long time no blog!
It’s been over a year since my last post, but I’ve decided to resurrect this blog from the depths of WordPress archives for general writing social media purposes. I almost feel like it’s a rite of passage for aspiring authors to start a blog, have it inactive for awhile, and then start it back up again awhile later. The reason for my inactivity is pretty simple— blogging is hard! I mean, seriously! Coming up with post topics, networking and spreading your content… Hats off to the people who somehow manage to do this all the time.
But yes— starting now (and here’s hoping I keep this up), I’m going to try to at least get a post up every now and then. I’ll keep this blog updated with all things writing.
So, Madison, it’s been over a year, what have you been up to? Great question! I’m still a high school student, although I am a senior, so with any luck I’ll be in college at this time in less than a year. (Which is both super exciting and a little intimidating!) I’ve written another novel in my blog hiatus— a YA contemporary about mental illness, hockey, and high school social hell, all set in a tiny town in the dead of a Vermont winter. I just entered that story into Author Mentor Match, so stay tuned to see if I’m lucky enough to get a mentor through that program! And speaking of AMM, I’m going to try to post an #AMMConnect profile to this site within the next week or so, so that mentors and others in the contest will have a chance to get to know me better should I get in. I’m also now an intern for Inklings Literary Agency, which is super fun and a really great experience! I hope to do more internships in the future.
The general plan for this blog from now on is to do updates about my writing and publishing process. I also want to do some subject-based stuff in relation to my writing! As an autistic writer, I’d love to start sharing my perspective on neurodiversity in literature. One of my newer book ideas is about an autistic teenage girl, and I hope to share some of my own experiences through that story. You also might see some book blogging (as in, reading stuff) from me every now and then. And #novelaesthetics. I’m really invested in my Pinterest.
I think that just about does it for this post. Until my next one! Feel free to connect with me on Twitter— you can find me at @madisonlessard, hanging out on writer hashtags and live-stress-Tweeting my favorite NHL team’s games.