Favorite cuisines: Indian, Thai, Japanese, Afghan/Persian
Favorite foods beginning with "A": Artichokes, asparagus, avocados
NaNo Personality Types: Perpetual Rebel, and Percolating Pantser
Addictions: CRPGs, Music, Coffee of all stripes except Mocha Java
Confessions, the update:
Still need to read more fiction. I'm still working on ye novel, so I'm not allowing myself anything even remotely fantastical or unreal so Kessian and Dorei will remain reasonably true to themselves. In fact, I'm currently overdosing on author marketing books and business books.
Making slow progress on the novel I started last April: In Shadow's Clutch. I'm hoping to be raring to go next week. We'll see.
Have a huge massive new stream of ideas for a new professional/writerly venture, but I'm moving more slowly than I'd anticipated, and my initial burst of "Holy Crap, this rocks!" energy is wearing off. My life plot-bunnies got sedated somehow. A lot of that involves developing an author platform, and my inner hermit is hampering me more than I'd like. "Don't let it all hang out!" he screams, even if I'm using a pen name. "Don't let even the faintest hint of anything hang out at all, even if your brand is just a persona!" I need to jab him with a cattle prod. Hard. Right in the tookus.
Writing Thingies of Choice:
Office 2010. Composition books. Uniball Vision, Uniball Fanthom, Pilot Frixion, PaperMate InkJoy. Bought Scrivener, but haven't been motivated enough to run through the interactive tutorial, even if I've learned how to use the name generator.
2004 -win- 3:01AM, a gigantic pile of crap that I was theoretically going to finish, but never did.
2005 -win- Some godawful "therapy" novel I wrote and actually finished. The things you do to survive work, heh.
2006 -win- Untitled, a Dungeon Siege 2 fanfic I never finished
2007 -win- Til Death Do Us Part, another DS2 fanfic I never finished
2008 -win- When It All Shatters, an honest-to-god original work that I worked on all year and didn't finish
2009 -win- When It All Shatters, continued, and now edited. Working on draft 3. From The Ashes, a KOTOR2 fanfic in progress
2010 -win- Soot and Sooth, didn't finish
2011 -win- Soot and Sooth, continued. Out for critique.
2012 June Camp -win- In Shadow's Clutch, prequel to When It All Shatters
2012 Aug Camp -win- In Shadow's Clutch, can't help but rebel all over again
2012 -win- In Shadow's Clutch, still writing. Hopefully will finish in January.
2013 -who knows? - No Room for Heroes sequel to When It All Shatters
- Hayward, CA
- Reading, boxing, exploring small towns, computer stuff
- Favorite noveling music:
- Bollywood film songs, bhangra, Nordic folk, neoclassical, experimental, ritual ambient, viking/folk/black/power/doom/industrial metal, neofolk, martial industrial, dark ambient, ambient, electronica, progressive rock/metal, steampunk/dark cabaret, 80s, darkwave, ethereal, EBM/industrial rock
- Favorite books or authors:
- Stephen King, Tad Williams, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut. J.K. Rowling