[updated: 13 june 2014]
things are quite different from when i joined wattpad over a year ago, but i still don't like talking about myself in the third person because i'm still not dead.
my name is alexandra, but you can call my aly or lex. i am twenty-four, unnaturally red-headed and naturally extroverted so LET'S BE FRIENDS, JA?
i have identified as a writer since i was seven years old and penning the great adventures had by me and my doll in the backyard. seventeen years later, i prefer to write by hand with a fountain pen or by typewriter/word processor so that tumblr can't distract me from my work.
a year and four days ago exactly, my novel THE STORIES WE TELL was featured on wattpad. after ten months, it had accrued over 700k views and nearly 30k readers (and that's just registered users!). on 1 oktober 2013, i removed STORIES from wattpad to pursue traditional publication in the US (where i was born and currently reside, but do not identify with). so far, that venture has had no success, but i refuse to give up hope -- i know that my book will find a forever home somewhere eventually.
in the meantime, i have begun writing several new books, a few short stories, and tons of poems, as i am told one is supposed to do, and after a brief absence from wattpad, i realized that i miss the wonderful community here. soon i will announce the new project i have decided to share with you, so watch out!
as always, all my love and cheesecake,