Well, folks, it's good that I'm good at this sort of thing -- talking about myself. I could talk and write and talk and talk for days, but I'll spare you the entirely long, possibly boring, sometimes tragic, but always true story of myself. I'll give you the short version:
My name isn't really Chaplyn Kimry, but it's a name I'm fond of, a name I decided to make a pen name of mine. I'm a 16-year-old female from a small town in the state of Missouri. (Feel free to send me a message! I love to talk. Especially to fellow writers.) I haven't always loved to write, but I think I have been writing since I knew how to. Since I discovered it. When I was in the fourth grade (at the local Catholic school), I wrote a story about fairies; before that story, however, my writing is a little hazy. I still have that story though. When I was in the fifth grade, I wrote a poem that my teacher said should be entered in a contest. To this day, I'm not sure if it ever was; I just know that I didn't win. But I think I really started writing when I was thirteen. The story was terrible and had no plot or ending, but during that time I started to take a shine to both reading stories and witnessing their unfolding, and to write stories and plan their unfolding. Last year, at fifteen, I can honestly say that I wrote my first novel. This story, like all previous others, was not as originally as I wish it had been. It didn't have as strong of a plot as I wish it had, nor were the characters or their intentions clear; everything seemed forced. This year, however, I can -- with confidence -- say that I am writing my first, wholesomely original novel. I cannot with total confidence say that a story like this, "She's Not Dead Yet;" has never been done -- but I've never read or heard of anything like it, so maybe I'll be the first to start a new thing. And this soon-to-be novel, unlike those other trash-bin (but still cherished by myself) stories, I hope to have published. "What's your motivation? Why do you like writing, why do you write?" What's my motivation? Hmm... writing!! It's my dream to write novels and create perfectly imperfect worlds for readers and dreamers alike to dive into and soon become lost in, not only in the story itself but also in the spaces between the lines. I want to make graphic novels one day too, comics. I love story-making in general. ("Mommy, what was your first job?" "Weeeeeeell... my FAVORITE job was building worlds, hun." "Wow, Mommy, you are awesome. Can you build ME a world?!" "Sure, hun, let me just get my pen and notebook."...) My favorite thing in the whole wide world? It's to be able to pick up my ink pen and notebook-- or a keyboard or typewriter -- and paint an entire world, a whole new universe, each individually part of an even more vast multiverse, on only the crisp pieces of notebook -- or printing -- paper. Or perhaps, one day, the yellowed pages of a beat-up paper-back that has been in print for a hundred years but still has its copywriter. Maybe it'll even be worth
A writer's ode to "Call Me Maybe": "Greetings; I have recently contacted you, and this might seem illogical and ludicrous. However, here is my manuscript; consider my being publishing, perchance?"
Other than kindergarten to first grade, part of the second grade, fourth, fifth, and part of ninth grade, I have been home schooled. The first five grades I spent at the local Catholic school (only part of the second grade, not all); the beginning of the ninth, I started to public school but a few weeks later I was back at home, and I've been happily home schooled ever since. I'm in the eleventh grade now, still home schooled.
I used to hate reading books. What was with my un-loving of reading?? Well, I don't know. I just hated it. In fact, I thought it was torture and used to read as much as three grades below what my level should have been. It wasn't that I wasn't smart enough to read at my grade-level; I didn't even try to. What was with my aversion to books?? I ask myself the same thing. Thus far, I have yet to answer that question.
- The areas of the brain that imagination comes from.
- Art making, world building, magic doing, subject learning, daydreaming, ramble scribbling, tea drinking, metaphor creating, music listening, plot organizing, long talking, book diving, poetry writing, video game playing, photo gazing, beauty admiring.
- Favorite noveling music:
- My Chemical Romance, Mumford & Songs, Mayday Parade, Karmin, Of Monsters and Men, Florence + The Machine, Paramore, Relient K, Adele, Avion Roe, Coldplay, movie soundtracks; my Pandora radio stations.
- Dreaming. No, but, really - wouldn't that be the best occupation?
- Favorite books or authors:
- Anything with a jaw-dropping, eye-popping, nail-biting, make-you-fall-off-that-edge-of-your-seat plot line, ending, and beginning. All I know is that I don't generally read romance novels. Thrillers, horrors, fantasies, sci-fi's, some mainstreams. Um, yeah, reading rocks.