I Haven’t Died

by Madeleine Rex

Hello from the great beyond!

“The great beyond” being beneath the heaping pile of schoolwork that I’ve been under for the last couple of years. Yesterday, May 31st, was my last day of high school. Shoving four years of school into three, taking AP classes, and participating in my community theatre group – it’s been two years of “Well, at least I got five hours of sleep last night…”

This has meant putting many of the things I love on standby. I haven’t read more than a book a month (if that) in almost a year. Unless you count school-required reading, but I doubt you want a review of my AP US History textbook. Of course, this blog relies on a robust reading habit, and I’ve been starved of fun books for so long. My hope is that I can get the most out of this summer and spend as much time as possible reading.

And writing. Yes, writing. I’m afraid I’ve almost forgotten how to write fiction. My goal is to revitalize my imagination, my writing, and my blog. To those of you who haven’t entirely forgotten about this little blog of mine, I hope you’ll give it a second chance and help me pull it out of the gutter and get my online presence back on its feet. And the best way to do that is simply to read some of my nonsense here.

My first step toward a healthy literary diet is a bookish job – I’ve just been hired as a seasonal bookseller at Barnes and Noble. I’m so thrilled (and amazingly fortunate) to have this opportunity, and I’m determined to take advantage of it! I also have some reviews on file to help me get Wordbird up and running again.

So, I guess I’m saying: Welcome back to Wordbird!

3 Commentsto “I Haven’t Died”

  1. I just want to say that this post makes me exceptionally happy. Congratulations on the job and the brilliance of everything you've achieved. I can't wait to read your new posts.

  2. Welcome back! Congrats on finishing h.s so successfully and the new job! I'll look forward to reading your new posts soon. Try not to buy too many books with your employee discount 😉

  3. Whew! Thank goodness your not dead. You had me worried there for a second;)

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