"Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow." - Margret Atwood
I find this short, incomplete autobiography of myself is harder to write than even the 50,000 words we toil for each November. I believe the reason is thus: I do not know myself as I do my characters and their struggles through life. This is strange to say since, in the end, my characters are an extension of my subconcious. How can I say, therefore, that I do not know myself when I know so much about my characters? The answer to this continues to elude me.
This being said, I can obviously tell you the most basic details of my life, such as that I am an avid reader and writer, love animals and nature, ride horses continuously, and aspire to be a vetrinarian and an author. I can tell you my name is Krystal and that I am a 17 year old in her senior year of highschool. I could tell you I have a cat named Magic, a rescue horse that I trained myself named Sugar, and a dog named Lady who was often times my babysitter in my eary days of childhood. I could tell you all these things with ease, and they would amount to nothing more than a hollow collection of facts. These are miniscule details compared to the great many things that have built up over my 17 years to compose the being that is myself.
In my personal opinion, there is only one way to learn who I am. That is not through this little box of text which may or may not make sense to anyone other than myself. To know who I am, discover it on your own by investigating myself and my characters. In there lie my secrets.
While I may not know myself, I do know this: I am glad to be back for a second year of NanoWrimo and look forward to sharing another month of adventures with everyone here - whether they be some of the amazing people I met last year or the amazing people I am going to meet this year. Happy writing to you all.
"There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story." - Frank Herbert
- New York
- I love to read and write (almost obsessively) but I also love riding horses and practicing target based archery.
- Favorite noveling music:
- Usually any song that seems to fit the mood of my charecters at that point in the story. I generally make a playlist of different music genres that all fit in with the story that I listen to while I write.
- Rescue Horse Trainer, Student
- Favorite books or authors:
- Christopher Paolini : The Inheritance Cycle, P.C and Kristen Cast : The House of Night series, Johanna Lindsey, Charles Dickens, Willa Cather, Julie of the Wolves, Fantasy Lover, Alyson Noel: the Immortal series, Cassandra Clare: the Infernal Devices, The Twilight Saga (don't shoot me. I generally like everything I read), Lauren Kate: Fallen Series, Lynne Ewing: Daughters of the Moon, Rachel Roberts: Avalon Web of Magic series, and a lot of other books that I just can't think of right now...