My name is Alexis and I am trying to write a book. To be more specific, I’m trying to put together stories, memories, and experiences I’ve had while traveling for almost a year through Asia and Australia with my dear husband, Espen.
While this may seem quite a large project, I actually have all my material in hand since I wrote e-mails to my family and friends for most of our trip. The hard part will be to actually make it readable for people who don’t have to love everything I wrote because they love me.
I do not have any background in writing in any academic sense. What I mean is I am not an English Literature, Creative Writing, or Journalism major. Instead, I took the practical route and majored in Economics. But on my trip, I did something I never thought I could ever do consistently. I kept a journal of sorts and I read books. So perhaps I have what it takes to finish this grandiose project after all.
This blog is a way for me to practice getting my thoughts out there, to explore writing styles, and to find my voice. I want to use this blog to form good habits, and try to be prolific. My desire is to, one way or another, create something that I find to be one of the best things in the word, that is, a book!