This is not a post informing you of the demise of Imported Chocolate, so you can stop clutching your chest. But it’s no secret that I have stopped posting as often as I used to. There are many reasons why I stopped, but the main reason is because, as far as encouragement goes, there is a wealth of information any woman of color would need to start traveling on this blog.
Another reason is just that….dun, dun, dun, I’m kind of over non-fiction travel writing. I realized this when I was struggling to get through the “Hola, Morocha!” manuscript, but spent hours and sleepless nights passionately writing three fiction manuscripts.
That being said, I am a woman of my word and I’m still releasing “Hola, Morocha!” to the public. I will just be doing it via Watt Pad. I just don’t have the time or money to self publish “Hola, Morocha!” like I planned. The book is meant to inspire or help those lost women of color get through the culture shock of living as a black woman in Buenos Aires. The book can still fulfill its purpose through Watt Pad. And the beauty of Watt Pad is the ability it will give me to release chapters as I go. Which means you all will get to start reading “Hola, Morocha!” right away. I’ll be starting this process next month.
I’ll be posting a downloadable copy of the free short E-book I’ve worked on in the book section of the blog as well. I had this big plan of distribution, but I decided to keep it simple.
There will be two “Hot Chocolate with a Local” this year. The first one starts next month.
I am still reading your emails and replying so please fill free to contact me any time. Oh! And I am still accepting blog contributions. So if you’ve just finished traveling somewhere exciting and new, please share your story.
My boyfriend and I are planning to go traveling for a full year together. We’re calling it our world tour. He’s a world traveler. I mean a super traveler. He’s traveled to more places than anyone I’ve ever met and I’m so happy he’s mine. I learn so much from him and I can’t wait for us to explore the world together. Expect a blog post almost every day when we begin our travels. I’m sure there will be plenty of adventures.
So that’s it for now. Thanks for your patience and continuing to support Imported Chocolate. Here’s to a 2015 of travel!!!!!!!