Welcome back to me, that is.
I took a break from curating Taste Life Twice last December to finish drafting my third novel.
And I’ve done a lot of deep thinking since then. I took an honest look at the new direction I’ve taken since coming to Portland and finally, FINALLY, I’m able to say it: I’m letting go of this TLT endeavor (the cooking classes were the first to be sacrificed) to embrace a more focused platform.
Instead of trying to explain to people how my passions for food, literature, and travel describe a person on fire for life, I’m opening up a different sort of shopfront.
New Item of Business:
Kinda obvious, yes? That’s good.
I’m a writer now, and having given that idea a little time, I discovered it needed a lot more time. Hence, a writer’s website.
I hope you join me to continue the adventure there.
MargaretPinard.com will be my space for all things writerly.
It will feature a lot of fun facts I learn along the way about the writing craft and about the particular settings for different novels, as well as inspiration and quotes from writers past. It’s just getting started now, but should fill out in the coming weeks, for an official launch at the end of May.
One of the fun tweaks I’ve started is a series of posts called ‘Titbits’ which spotlights the most fascinating or quirkiest random facts that I unearth in the research process. Being fellow curious, literary-minded nerds, I bet you’ll enjoy them too.
I’ll still be keeping TLT open, but posting more like once a month instead of the 1-2 times a week I was doing at my peak last year. That will allow me to focus on MargaretPinard.com, where I can build my base of book fans and get ‘stuck in’ to the writing path more deeply.
As the feedback trickles in for the draft of my second novel, I’ll be excited to share my new heroine with you over the summer! All the best, Margaret
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