Sometimes less is more.
So: to the point. My name is Alexandra, but that’s always felt too fancy for me, so I have gone by Alex for as long as I can remember, except for a brief time in grade seven when I tried to change it all around so people would call me by my first name instead. Kelly sounded so much more…fun and…worldly than Alex. But my English teacher shouted at me when I waffled during roll call, and I was frightened into admitting that really, I wasn’t Kelly after all; I was Alex.
I’ve always been a writer, from my earliest poem scratchings in my elementary-school scribblers to the vast swaths of journals that now follow me around from place to place, move after move. I must have been a circus performer in an earlier life. One who obviously wrote a lot.
Besides writing for magazines and businesses, I’m currently at work on two different novels. Three, if you count the one I’m co-authoring with a friend. We go slowly, he and I, about a chapter every four months. Which is odd, considering how quickly I write, and which isn’t odd at all, considering how much difficulty I have with actually finishing things.
A million other ideas are wrestling for attention. They will one day out.