Just a short blog post here.
After 10 years or more of writing, I am happy to announce that I've been accepted to Dragon Moon Press and that Blue, my debut novel, will be tentatively released spring 2017. If you'd like to share in my excitement, visit my facebook page and watch/comment on the video announcement I made :)
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Today's post is not a video, but a little about a project that I've been working on with a local photographer in my area, Barbara Marie Gideon, who owns Barbara Gideon Photography. We haven't named the project yet officially since it's still in the developmental stages, but I'm leaning towards calling it "W O M A N".
I reached out to Barbara shortly after my family experienced significant trauma and heartache. My intent was that I wanted to showcase how everything we go through makes us feel certain emotions, and while the emotions don't last forever- the experiences often leave us stronger than before and wiser in how we interact with others. I wanted to show the strength of being a woman in all its facets. I hope this first picture conveys at least some of that idea.
Barbara has graciously agreed to do the photographs and then she lets me add the one to two lines on them, depicting what my thoughts are for that photograph of me in a certain emotional state. For those who know me, this is an extremely difficult project for me to do because I am not one to share so openly any of my emotions. That could probably be a video post or blog post for another day on why that is, but, just know that I tend to rely more on logic for how I navigate life.
I feel this is a necessary project. So many people out there need to know that it's ok to be themselves, to be confident and sure in their goals, and still feel certain things for certain situations. We're human, it's one of the beauties of what makes us, us.
Hopefully, we'll have the whole project done soon and I can share all the photos. Eventually, I want to do this same "story project" with other women, letting them speak without saying very many words. I may dedicate a separate page on this website to the whole project as it continues to evolve.
Until then, Have a great weekend all :)
A. L. DeLeon
Small Town Matters
A (mostly) video blog by author, A.L. DeLeon, that showcases kindness and inspiration in her small community where she resides. Occasionally, there might be a few text only posts. DeLeon also shares updates on her writing and where you can find her at throughout the year.