Friday, 24 June 2011

This American Wife: Building Life Across the Pond

So, a few updates are in order. As you can tell I've been playing around with my header and have a new blog name for the time being. Also, if you've read my little bio on the right, you may notice that I have a new working title for my memoir about life in the UK.

This American Wife: Building Life Across the Pond

I am, of course, a sucker for a good pun. But I'm not sure if this crosses some respectability line, or even some copyright line. I hope not, because I think it works in a lot of ways. A huge theme of the book is being an American abroad. And though I'm not focusing on my marriage in the book, the fact remains that we moved to England three weeks after the wedding and my wife status is what got me through immigration.

Part of the fun (and frustration!) in the creative process is following along in the wild goose chase of where your project is heading. This is where I'm at right now, but who knows what the final book will be called.

For the blog direction, I am planning to hone in on my niche as This American Wife. Meaning, I'm going to focus on topics including, but not limited to:

    •    Life in England (but sometimes New Zealand and Japan sneak in too)
    •    Moving back home to the States with my British husband, Dan
    •    Cross-cultural shenanigan, joys and mishaps
    •    The Writing Life and the creative process

Faith is always at the center of who I am and what I do, so you may find that seeping in as well.

Well, enough of the introductions. I hope you like where I'm going. If you think my new title is awful please let me know sooner rather than later to save me the embarrassment. Any encouragement also taken.

Here's to a great weekend!


Joanna Roddy said...

I am so onboard. And I love how "Life to the Fullest" so beautifully intersects with this newly honed focus. :)

alisha said...

Thanks Joey! Hope your writing day is going well.

kristen gough said...

love it, alisha!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Yes, I'm a fan! :) xo

Jenny said...

i'm onboard, love it and am a fan too! ;)

i miss you friend! sometimes living three doors down doesn't mean you see each other often enough.

splatter's film blog said...

I am an unabashed fan of "This American Wife"!!

Heather Rae said...

Love it! :)

Rachael Randal said...

It's great, Alisha. And judging by everyone's responses, the feeling is pretty unanimous! I must say I still LOVE swimming in treacle, although its clear that one is much more polarising. I actually think its genius - maybe you can still use it in some way in your book?

amyrenee said...

This one's easily understood and has mass appeal... but is quirky enough to stand on its own.

Love it!

Anonymous said...


alisha said...

Glad to hear there are no complaints so far!

Rachael, Swimming in Treacle will not go unused. Maybe it will be a chapter title or something. :)

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