... And the tradition lives on! As I drink from the keg of glory on my perch atop Mount Victory, I edit my novel and plan this year's NaNoWriMo, which is sure to be even greater than its predecessors. I will be leading a small band of delightful Young Writers to victories of their own as I annihilate my 50,000 word count goal with room to spare. Gloriosky! This month shall rock in a fashion most hardcore!
I return, triumphant and still glowing from the success of 2010's NaNoWriMo. I plan to rock the 'WriMo hard this year with the sequel to my first novel, Blood Pledge. Make no mistake. This will be EPIC.
Guess what? Tradition CREATED. I am BACK and this time, I WILL NOT FAIL. With my unstoppable and nefarious sidekick, Harrison the laptop and my stuffed rabbit, the illustrious Mister Plot, I will be INVINCIBLE.
Suddenly thrown into the vortex of writing at age 17, when I developed a sense of what sucked and what was mildly acceptable, I started writing my baby novels, the Ilikarr Trio. I have tended to them pitifully. But they will never die, if only because they are the FIRST!
This year, my decision to join NaNoWriMo came out of the blue, because, hey. Torturing myself with a crapload of schoolwork so I can graduate college this year and transfer in the Spring is just not enough for one November. Let's write a novel, too.
I'm thinking about making this a tradition, but really, it's just an excuse to stop being lazy and write, for gosh sakes! I can't wait.... Let the pain begin....
- Good, old Hagerstown
- Reading romance/fantasy novels, singing loudly, acting ridiculous with various family members, watching movies I know by heart, eating at my favorite local Mexican restaurant, writing dumb books that no one will ever read
- Favorite noveling music:
- The soundtrack to Pride & Prejudice. Jean-Yves Thibaudet ftw!
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Paper Towns by John Green, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, Forest Born by Shannon Hale, Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, The Squire's Tales series by Gerald Morris, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Austenland by Shannon Hale, Going Bovine by Libba Bray, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Bastard Out Of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee...