It’s been pretty quiet on this blog for a few months! I just came back to tell you that… surprise! I have a brand new blog! IndiaHillWrites.com.
I’ve been working on the concept for a while now, which is why in some of the previous posts I said I was looking to switch to more lifestyle and writing related posts. If you’ve noticed, I’ve also been saying I’ve been working on some writing projects that have been taking up all my time and I couldn’t really devote a lot of time to blogging. Now I can say that this year, I’ve finished TWO manuscripts for books! I’m editing and polishing both as well as I can to get them ready to query for publication. I’m documenting this entire journey on my new blog, and I’d love for you to follow me on it!
Sometime last year, I got more in tune with my two first loves: reading and writing. Really reading, and really writing, not just blogging and casually reading. From there, I started a book review channel, YouTube.com/BooksandBighair, that now has over 2,000 subscribers. I decided that I wanted to dive back in to my childhood dream of becoming an author, so I wrote my first manuscript in January of this year, and participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, I wrote all about it here) and wrote the second manuscript in November.
I knew that eventually I’d have to change the name of this blog from The Redd Blogger to something else, probably my real name, especially since I am trying to become an author. I thought about changing the entire domain name and everything but figured it would just be easier to start up an entire new blog, especially since the focus is going to be different. Where this blog is more focused on my daily life and natural hair, IndiaHillWrites will still focus on those things, but with a heavy focus on books and writing. I don’t know how my old followers would feel about that, so I decided, along with the amazing design skills of Whitney Blake, to make a new one!
I didn’t want to get rid of this blog because there are so many memories on here, and I still REALLY love the design (done by Ashley from TheBlogSalon, she’s amazing as well!), so I’m keeping it up, and may even update it from time to time, but know that I will be posting more frequently on my new website. I’m trying to post every Wednesday, and if you’re a reader of TheReddBlogger, I’d love to see you there! You could follow me on Bloglovin’, if you’d like!
Thank you so much for following me on this journey on this blog. This was the place where I announced I was quitting my job to freelance full-time, the place I started the Twenty-Something series, participated in the city’s first Natural Hair pageant, and so, so much more! Here’s to more excitement, more good news, and more adventures.