Well I've survived my MFA in creative writing. I've even made it through my post-MFA slump! *does dance* I can be a real person again! And enjoy writing! (Or at least hope I can enjoy it once I get into the 2nd week of nano :p) I'm looking forward to this year! Bring it on!
When I'm not writing, I'm reading, knitting, creating costumes, and coming up with photo story adventures with Merlin and Arthur (see website on the right)
I should note that I don't rightly recall any of November 2010. I remember halloween, Guy Fawkes Day, a random write-in at double shots and Thanksgiving and the next thing I knew it was the second week of December. I guess that's what happens when you're in your 3rd semester of grad school, have to write 20 pages of creative material for class (which was a rewrite of my 2008 nano), write a 20 page craft essay, work full time and volunteer at an after school writing program for middle schoolers. I didn't finish that year but I did manage 40,000 words in addition to all my homework.
Best NaNoWriMo achievement: Breaking MS Word at 8:24pm on Nov 30th, 2009. Apparently if there's too many errors, Word can no longer count them and this message pops up: "There are too many spelling or grammatical errors in "2009 Nano" to continue displaying them. To check the spelling and grammar of this document, chose Spelling and Grammar from the Review tab."This achievement was duplicated in 2010, and 2011. (there are pics, it happened!)
It should be noted that November 2010 I only hit 40,000 words but I broke nano. I also ran a special class for 7 middle and high schoolers for nanowrimo and 4 of my 7 girls made their word count. :) I count both those things as achievements.
- Costuming, knitting, skating, devil sticks, sleeping, playing with action figures
- Favorite noveling music:
- Movie soundtracks, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Abney park, early 2000's hip hop dance music
- Favorite books or authors:
- Lord of the Rings, The Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, 1984, Oryx and Crake, Handmaid's Tale, A Wrinkle in Time, The Hunger Games, Mistborn Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson