For about a year I’ve been thinking about re-writing this whole blog. Archiving the posts to-date and just starting over. This blog has been insanely therapeutic for me, but it may be time to switch gears.
There are a couple of ways I could approach the project:
- Write a how-to manual for quitting drinking and dieting
- Write a series of self-contained (but related) personal and political essays exploring body hatred and its connection to alcoholism for women.
I’m still not sure which direction I want to go in, but I know that learning to write in a provocative, artful and structured way is a goal of mine, so I’m inclined to go for the second approach. But I also believe that a simple how-to manual would likely give more back to the world, even if it’s got zero literary merit (by design, really).
I may work on the how-to manual first, and keep that process public (publish posts as I go), and work on the essays separately (with help from writing classes/groups and similar). We’ll see.
Any readers have recommendations for me as a next step?