My baby is growing up… Haha, it feels weird to think that, this time last year, I was staring at the blank screen that was the ‘Miss Alexandrina’ blog and thinking “I have no idea what to write about”. I knew I wanted a dark-but-not-too-much background and a header with my ‘tools of the trade’: headphones, drumsticks, theatre ticket and notepad. Apart from that, the idea of a blog mystified me. What does one ‘blog’ about? What is the most important thing about which one must post on a regular – if not frequent – basis?
The utter notion of talking to an invisible audience baffled me.
However, my blog, she has grown and evolved, especially over the latter half of 2012. Why? Because I experience some things and had some ideas that were worth blogging about (possibly).
Well, 2012 was naff. I’ll admit, it wasn’t a great year. My beloved cat died, my best friend moved away, I failed an exam (something I’ve not done before), I missed out of several of my goals. Yeah, I could probably be picky and string the list out, but I don’t want to seem like I’m moaning. Obviously, it’s more complicated than that. It’s just that I have been troubled.
Out of that, though, there were some memorable events of my 2012 year: I went to Italy, and I participated in West Side Story, the first performance of RicNic Oxford. I got my first Critique Partner, who has aided my work invaluably.
Let’s look at a little summary of what went on in my blog this year:
> I started applying my knowledge of Psychology and Philosophy to ways of writing. From this I devised the idea of the Writer Phenomenon, that our unconscious and subconscious thoughts play a major role in the first draft of writing.
> I rambled on about Sims, then started applying my photography and creation knowledge to providing pictures of my characters in Sims form.
> I introduced the world to my editing plan and promptly failed when school got in the way.
I talked about Poirot twice and Holmes three times, whilst producing two Doctor Who/time-related posts, one of which became my most-viewed post: (I’m not gonna call it) The Next Big Thing – which meant I had to hunt around for pictures of actors whom I would cast were ‘When The Clock Broke…‘ turned into a movie. That was fun and it helped me visually see a young Alex Kingston in the place of Aidelle.
Things I should do this year:
> Change the blog theme
> Edit my ‘About’ page
> Finish editing When The Clock Broke…
> Continue rewriting OJAP
> Get an A* in at least one of my A Level three
> Finish the first draft of Triangle
That should be enough to keep me on my toes, as well as the list of many other things I have condensed in my head. Here’s hoping 2013 will be full of good fortune.
Oh, and in case you wondered, my word of the week is TO-TAL-ITY, from the Latin ‘tot’, meaning entire.