Hello, martial arts friends! This is Melanie, the writer behind the blog Little Black Belt. I have some exciting news–I wrote a book, and I want to share it with all of you!
Want to know the story behind the stories? I have competed my taekwondo memoir Kicking and Screaming: a Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts. I am actively seeking literary representation.
Of course I would love for my dear readers to buy my book, but I’m really announcing it so you guys can hold me accountable by pestering me about it: “Is it done yet? Is it done yet? When is your book coming out?”
Is the book just a bunch of blog posts jammed together?
NO. The book is based on some of the stories and teachings from my blog, but it goes much more into detail of my background, the serious challenges that drove me into the dojang, technical details of my taekwondo classes, funny stories from physical therapy, and the huge emotional and mental change that I experienced as I went from an anxious, alcoholic (kinda), anorexic (kinda) white belt to a strong, confident black belt.
You get to learn my secrets to success and also see a not-so-savory side of me…but I’m still funny. That’s the important part.
I will keep you posted on updates with the book and of course will let you know when it’s out in print.
Friends, keep me honest and encouraged. Let’s get this thing published!