THEN (February 25, 2008): It took returning to my hometown (Los Angeles), and escaping a creatively draining profession, to realize I wanted to write. No, not a screenplay like everyone else at the Coffee Bean in Los Feliz, but a novel.

Here’s the plan: I’m going to blog while I write my first novel. It’s already a work in progress. Actually, it’s been a WIP for some time now. But I’ve finally come to the point where I want to get it done. My procrastination is finally annoying me (as well as everyone else). I want to finally get it all out and have something to do something with…whether that be publishing it or just using it as a doorstop. So, here I go.


NOW (October 20, 2008): I started this blog in February 2008 to track the writing of my first novel. As of September 20, 2008, it has become a chronicle of the days following my mother’s unexpected death. I am still trying to write that first novel. I’m just not sure if the draft I have is the draft I want or can continue with. My head is in a different place now. I’m grieving & trying to figure out where this new me figures into my writing. So as I find my way, I plan to blog both processes–the writing & the grieving.

A little more about me…

  • Favorite Books: “I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere” & “Someone I Loved” by Anna Gavalda; “Possession” by A.S. Byatt; “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster; “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras; “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson; anything by David Sedaris
  • Favorite Music: Imogen Heap, Portishead, Interpol, Damien Rice, Radiohead, Bloc Party, Depeche Mode, Blonde Redhead, The Frames, Tori Amos, Josh Groban, Iron & Wine, Joni Mitchell, Sigur Rós, Mandalay, Nick Drake, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Silversun Pickups, The Shins, Tresspasser’s William
  • Favorite Movies: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, A Fond Kiss, Broken English, Once, L’Auberge Espagnole, Sliding Doors, Munich, The Lives of Others, Casino Royale, Sunshine Cleaning

4 Responses to “A little about me & this blog…”

  1. light Says:

    I’m so sorry about your mother. I don’t know what else to say, I just felt that I had to say something. Good luck on life. God bless you.

  2. hey you writing…
    just saw your lovely words about Style Statement. Thanks so much.

    with Love,
    (author of aforementioned great book)
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  3. Gayle Miller Says:

    It’s a couple of years late, but I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

    I remember all the good times we had, the concerts (My clumsiness, and truly bad luck)and each of those memories brings warm smile to my face.

    I’m glad to have reconnected with you, it’s been a lot of years but the friendship never went away.

    1. Alison Says:


      Thanks. Yeah, the memories of your “clumsiness” definitely brings a smile to my face (& it did to hers as well).

      Still can’t believe I ended up backstage with security trying to figure out how to get you into an ambulance, and I didn’t make a run for the dressing rooms!


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