I am currently a creative writing major. I have always loved to write, but the 20 year old me decided to go in a different direction because she was impatient and didn’t think she was good enough. The 38 year old me thinks that girl was stupid and is now attempting to rectify that biggest mistake of my life.
So, I’m taking classes online for a bachelor’s in creative writing, which leaves me precious little time to actually creatively write. I am trying to change that too; we’ll see how it goes.
In my writing classes, professors have stressed the importance of blogging. The bloggers I read have stressed the importance of blogging, and some very successful authors recommend blogging. So, I’ll give it a try, despite the fact that I know no one’s going to read this for a while and it’s just going to hang out there in cyberspace. I doubt I’ll be a good blogger either, but we’ll see.
A little bit about me: As I said, I’m 38 years old. I currently live in the Richmond, VA area and am originally from Northern NJ. My husband and 9-year-old son moved down here five years ago for my husband’s job. It’s beautiful and freaking hot. There will be times when, I promise you, my Jersey-mouth will come out. If you don’t like that, I suggest you not subscribe. I won’t say my posts will be profanity laden, but it’ll sneak in. I don’t hide who I am. What you read is what you get with me.
I’m addicted to True Blood and Once Upon a Time. I love Aaron Sorkin, but I confess that I haven’t been able to actively watch Newsroom. I’m currently doing a reread of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series in anticipation of the release of her new book. Check it out. It’s amazing. I also read Nora Roberts, John Irving, Anne Fortier, Charlaine Harris, Stephanie Meyer, Stephen King (when I’m in the mood to get the shit scared out of myself), Courtnay Milan, Julie Garwood, JK Rowling, Heather Graham and other random authors along the way. My current favorite books are Juliet by Anne Fortier (run, don’t walk to you favored book distributor and GET IT) and The Great Gatsby.
I listen to Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Muse, Sheryl Crowe – you know what, here’s what I don’t listen to: rap and electronica. Anything else usually goes – at least once.
On the advice of John Locke – not direct advice, you see, I don’t know the guy – I don’t plan to do too much blogging about writing. I am in no way an expert. I’m just a girl that does it. Let me correct myself, I don’t not plan on blogging about HOW to write, or the mechanics of it, etc. I will probably blog about my process along the way.
I also don’t plan on doing too much plugging of my own stuff. First of all, because I don’t really have any stuff to plug. I’m currently working on my first novel. It’s the first book in a four book series. It’s historical fiction with a little romance, a little sci-fi, or maybe it falls under fantasy, some action/adventure and a lot of snark. I’ll probably try both paths of publishing when it’s done.
So, that is me. And we’ll see where, if anywhere at all, this goes.
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