What is there to say? Not much, I'll say that. *laughs* I'm quite the complicated character - just ask most people who know me pretty well, or think they do. Anyway, I've been writing novels since the age of 10, each getting better than the last. I think it's such an awesome responsibility and privilege to write like I do and get the chance to continue my writing in ways I never imagined before. NaNoWriMo has been one of the very few opportunities where I have been able to exploit my writing talent and push myself to the limits.
I'm a well-rounded individual, with straight-A's in school. I've played the piano for ten years now, since I was hardly 6 years old. It's one of the reasons I guess I'm so well-rounded and educated in so many areas, since the musical interest has broaden horizons that I wouldn't have been able to see and get to if I had not been 'forced' to start learning to play the piano. My advice: Learn to play a musical instrument. It is a worthwhile investment, and it can help you in so many ways that it's actually quite difficult to describe what I mean. But nevertheless, try an instrument, whether it is the guitar, the piano, the violin, the cello, or even the harmonica.
I am also a Ballroom dancer. I've been dancing for four years now, and I'm pleased with what I have accomplished so far. Already, I'm a Silver 1 dancer - only a select few of us are up there at the moment - and I used to be the youngest student there, but not anymore. I'm getting old, I guess. :) It's an interesting combination, I suppose, considering that most people wouldn't think that people my age participate in such a hobby nowadays, especially an academic whom most would think of as studying all the time. No siree - I'm just that diverse, I suppose. So, basically I dance Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Swing, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Merengue (on rare occasions), Polka (on rare occasions), Rumba, Bolero, Bachata (on rare occasions), Paso Doble (on rare occasions due to lack of partners), Mambo, and a few others that I can't name off the top of my head right now. Bet you haven't heard of some of those dances, huh? Thought so. *laughs*
So, yeah...I hope you've enjoyed reading this when you should be out there writing your butt off and getting things done. I mean, that's what I should be doing rather than typing this out. *chuckle* Oh, well, one can't do everything at once, I suppose.
- Looking for my muse
- Ballroom Dancing, Watching Films, Piano, Golf
- Favorite noveling music:
- Poets of the Fall, Trailer Music, Soundtracks, Glitch Mob, Classical, some Pop/light rock, The Classics (Old Rock-n-roll, etc.), Imogen Heap, Florence & the Machine, Within Temptation, Luis Miguel
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Godfather, The Alchemist, Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves, The Mancurian Candidate, Odd Thomas, The Day of the Jackal, The Late Hector Kipling, The Alchemist, The Passage, Dean Koontz, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Condon, Michael Crichton, P.G. Wodehouse, Frederick Forsyth, Paulo Coehlo, Chuck Palahniuk