*blows dust off blog*
I know, I know. It’s been almost a full year since I last blogged. I don’t know how time passed so quickly, but this year has been … eventful, to say the least.
From forest fires to a certain deadly pandemic making its rounds around the world to the fight against racism to rising unemployment rate and global economic standstill (I could go on, but I’m already out of breath), there’s barely been time to sit down and properly lay down my thoughts this year.
It feels like everything’s been culminating in this whirlwind of a year, and I’ve been working double time to keep my spirits up and the hope alive. 2020 hasn’t been a complete washout of a year, though, and it’s not over yet so we still have time to make up for the past few months.
Anyway, this post was meant to be quick because I have a bunch of work to finish (more on that in an upcoming post, if I ever get around to it!) and the focus wasn’t supposed to be on 2020, but on THE MUSES BLOG! We turned four recently and surpassed 500 followers!
When I first proposed the idea of a short story blog to my wonderful co-founders, Meredith and Nicole, I didn’t expect it to be a whole undertaking on its own. I figured it would just be a safe space for us to explore and experiment with different genres, forms, voices, etc. We would follow our curiosity, write stories that we’d never expected ourselves to write, make friends with other writers along the way. Now we’ve developed a writing community, gained a social media following on Twitter and Instagram, and even had guest writers on board.
It’s been an amazing ride, and I shall save the sappy words for my fellow Muses in private. But thank you to all of you who have followed, supported, given us a shout-out, liked our posts, and continued to keep the flame alive. We can’t wait to see where the next four years take us! ❤️