Hello all! I started this blog under the pen name Lilica (Lily) Blake in February of 2013, and welcomed everyone to my little corner of the world. I
am was somewhat new to the world of blogging, but I’ve gotten better since then, thanks to an amazing network of blogging buddies and friends that I’ve made. I started this blog to chronicle my writing journey, but then it began morphing into my struggles with health recovery and personal losses. I’m not going to get into it on my About page since most of it is contained in the blog itself.
In a nutshell though, life had a funny way of getting me back into writing. I was a single mother at 22, worked full-time, went to school, occasionally did side work in addition to my obligations and responsibilities. They were all priority. After rupturing an aneurysm in my brain in November of 2011, and having to undergo emergency brain surgery secondary to a hemorrhagic stroke, I finally realized that life is far too short to continue putting my dreams on hold. That’s when I started lilicasplace.
When I started blogging about the struggles I was having, I thought this was a good outlet for me. I was able to get my thoughts on paper (screen) and practice my skills… right? When I suffered losses of people close to me from the same thing I had, it was a call to action for me to start the second blog I have, called My Miracle Life. You should stop by some time. Somewhere in there, I came clean and introduced myself by my given name.
Let’s do this again. Hi, my name is Eva Solar and lilicasplace is the blog I run under my pen name for anything writing or book related and My Miracle Life is my second blog where I post about life post brain hemorrhage and life’s little celebrations. There I use my given name; don’t worry, some of my earliest friends and followers still get confused!
I’m still on my journey towards publishing my first novel; it’ll just take longer than I expected. I’ve been a loyal member of a wonderful writer’s group founded by the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh called the Insecure Writer’s Support Group since my second or third month blogging. We ‘meet’ the first Wednesday of every month. If you are a writer as insecure as I am, this is the place to go! They have amazing resources, a website, Facebook page, and just published a FREE e-book, The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond. I’m proud to say I was able to contribute an article to the Anthology.
Any advice, comments, resources or feedback offered will be humbly accepted and appreciated, as always. I follow a lot of blogs, read a lot of articles and get a lot of eBooks. I’m always trying to research. I’m a firm believer in helping our fellow writers with their accomplishments by helping them promote their work, posting book reviews, author interviews, and blog tours. We should always have each others backs. I’m just sayin’. 🙂
You can tweet me, comment me, Facebook me, Pinterest me, email me…they’re all good! I even have boards on my Pinterest that look for protagonist and antagonist types to inspire me. Feel free to look me up and pin away!! If you follow my boards, I’ll be sure to invite you. I love inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day.
Lily aka Eva… Now that you all know my real name~ 🙂
(Updated January 24, 2015)
- How I Became a Writer (peopleandhearts.com)
- Are You A Fiction Author Building A Non-Fiction Platform? (awriterinspired.wordpress.com)