I'm Kate. I write lots of different stuff, fiction and non-fiction alike.
While I write all year round, Nanowrimo is a special time where I let weird and unexpected stuff happen. Also a whole lot of crap happens, and sometimes my eyes sting from the putrid stink coming off the writing, but that's part of the fun. Fun!
Ha! The paragraph above was part of my Nano profile for the last few years running. I wasn't sure I was going to do Nano this year as I'll be relocating across the country in the middle of November. But here I am again! I decided to update my profile and leave that paragraph to remind myself of why I'm about to do it again.
This is my rambletastic blog http://kateintheotherworld.wordpress.com
Ghosts of NaNoWriMos Past and Present
2012 - Equidistant Edges (working title) (literary fiction)
2011 - The Hollow - (50082) (literary fiction)
2010 - Long River - (50051) (literary fiction)
2009 - Blood of The Malachite (81267) (fantasy)
2008 - None Such Said (or Zombies at Brixton Arms) (50037) (comedy horror)
2007 - Two Untitled Attempts (<5000 a piece. Sigh.) (a waste of time)
Plus, a 30,000 word sad untitled and unfinished thing from Camp Nano August, 2012.
- Pilbara Western Australia for the 1st week. Brisbane, Queensland for the rest.
- Film. Music. Books. Travel. My dog. Gardening. Cooking. Coffee.
- Favorite noveling music:
- I experimented with listening to thematic instrumental music to write to. It's good for blocking out the noises going on about me, but I still prefer writing in silence. Non-novelling music however is vital. Some current, and all time faves include Madonna; The Beatles; Nirvana; You Am I; The Pixies; Sonic Youth; The Velvet Underground; Michael Jackson; Nick Cave; Kashmir; Eels; PJ Harvey; Gomez; Beck; REM; Belle & Sebastian; Smashing Pumpkins; Pearl Jam; and the list can go on and on......
- Word Slinger
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Mists of Avalon. Kafka on The Shore. The World According to Garp., J.R.R Tolkien. Marion Zimmer Bradley. Douglas Adams. Terry Pratchett. Milan Kundera. Margaret Atwood. Chuck Palahnuik. Hunter S Thompson. John Irving. Alan Moore. Haruki Murakami.