I have special interest in surreal settings and psychologically twisted characters. Also like the guy you love to hate.
Read a few very interesting books lately: Legs by William Kennedy, The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, Great House by Nicole Krauss, Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Hoping they will be influential. But really, I'd like to go for something Kafka like which is to say dark, depressing, and psychologically revealing via some sort of darkly manipulative trauma and/or character interaction.
I'm on goodreads dot com as well.
Okay, not deleting that description, that's last year's description.
Since then I completed the first edit of the first chapter of my 2010 NaNo project. Showed it to my relative who seemed to not like it because of the grammatical errors. (i told the relative not to make any comments, because I did not want to be influenced) Not the intended audience in the first place and I have lots to go.
This will probably be my last NaNoWrimo if I don't make significant headway in editing my first NaNo and I keep procrastinating thinking I need significant reading background in order to make successful edits or to add things to my novels which might make them more interesting. I do believe that if I have more, if I ever deem them worthy to be published then a good idea would be to have at least 3 novels to shove off to literary agents. Sometimes it takes several literary agents before 1 hits. Right now I'm influenced by some very rare books and hope to read: Richard Brautigan, Camus, John Dos Passos and some plays, especially because I do plan on doing ScriptFrenzy if everything else goes well. I have a serious penchant for hoarding novels. Most of which are rare, but I'm also interested in reading new authors like George RR Martin, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan.
- Running, Weight training. wineries, rock and roll, rockabilly,
- Favorite noveling music:
- Everything: Led Zeppelin, Chopin's Nocturnes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Gil Scott-Heron, Nico, Hans Zimmer, WPKN
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami, Norman Mailer, Kobo Abe,