Oh, these "bio" sections are the bane of my existence. I couldn't sum myself up if my life depended on it. I have too many interests and they're always changing and evolving.
Currently, I'm playing around with the ukulele, learning Spanish and finishing up my first "novel." It's at 110,000 words and I'm beyond worried. I passed "scared-out-of-my-wits" a long time ago. I have a feeling I'm going to have to attack it a pair of garden hedges to get it down to a manageable length, but it's definitely an adventure!
Here are the things that seem to be pretty consistent about me: I live in a tiny town, and I love it here, but I lived in Chicago during college and would love to move back soon; I go to the movie theaters all the time, but rarely watch any at home; I like to try new things-- I'm a "bucket list" sort of person; I like South African gospel music, Hawai'ian hula music, big band, doowop, oldies, classic rock, folk......let's just say I like a lot of different music; I love animation and I listen to the "Stuff You Missed In History Class" podcast religiously.
My first NaNo was in 2011 and I successfully completed it (with an hour or two to spare), but my novel was even close to being done. So, I continued to work on it for Camp NaNo in August (I know, I know--it wasn't something new) and it's STILL not done. Fingers crossed on soon. Instead of working on it again for this November, I want to do NaNo the right way and I've outlined a story I'm really excited to start. My ultimate goal (because I'm pretty sure I'm going to be able to win) is to actually make it to the end of my story at the end of November. That would thrill me beyond words.
- La Salle County, Illinois
- going to the movies, knowing useless facts, making lists
- Favorite noveling music:
- the sound of thoughts rushing through my head and the click of computer keys. That, or something I can't sing along to: instrumental, foreign, etc.
- freelance multi-media artist, Jimmy John's "sandwich artist," student, children'
- Favorite books or authors:
- Shannon Hale, JK Rowling, the Peter and the Starcatchers series, Banner in the Sky, Dan Brown, Gordon Korman