Posted May 11, 2011 by
A lot of people have been asking what's going to happen to Life in Chicago when I move to LA in a few weeks. Well, I'm happy to report that I'm going to be launching a brand new website at the end of the month. I've been working with a designer for the last couple of months and the whole thing should be good to go by the end of May, just in time for our big move.
The site will be an overall website, with a blog attached, all under the url www.clairebidwellsmith.com, and I promise that I'll still be blogging regularly. I think part of the reason that I've been blogging so lightly lately is that I'm so excited about my fancy new site that I'm having a hard time feeling motivated to put energy into this one.
In any case, the next year of my life is bound to be chock full of interesting stuff to write about — the move, lots of weddings this summer, my book stuff and a possible pregnancy later in the year (stay tuned!).
Speaking of the book, everything has been moving along at a rapid pace. I'll probably have a cover to show you before the month is over and I've even started sending out advanced manuscripts to other authors. Things have actually be going so well that I have a new publishing date: 2/2/12.
Anyway, it's 87 degrees in Chicago today. Finally. And we've got packing to dive into. My last day of work is tomorrow and we drive outta this town in less than three weeks.
Oh, and funny story involving my blog. The person moving into our apartment after we leave is actually a blog reader. She found me at one point through Julie's blog — if you remember Julie's sister is getting married to Greg's best friend Tarek — and emailed me to see if our apartment was going up for rent when we left. She came by a few days later with our landlord and sure enough, she's moving in at the first of June. Julie and I joked that we should start charging for our services — matchmaking and apartment finding.