From the time I was very small, sitting in a crib with dribble down my chin, I have had a book in my hands. I adored reading, learned how-to at an early age and have never stopped. I liked books so much that when I got to school and I discovered anyone could write a story, I set to work. Once, my teacher pulled me aside during class and asked me if my parents had helped me write my ghost story homework, to which I proudly said,
"No Miss, I did it all on my own. Why do you ask?"
In Year 5 (aged about 9 years old) my teacher allowed me to write stories during the 'Literacy Hour' where all my other classmates were moaning about being forced to read books. She wanted to me enter a competition, but unfortunately I never finished my story. That has been the story of my literary life so far - my lack of completion ability. I have ideas, I can write well enough when inspiration strikes, however I have rarely seen a project through to the end.
Through fanfiction I have developed more regular writing, experimented with different styles and found I can actually complete stories - if they are short.
My problem is once I get stuck, I go back and edit until I get the confidence to continue and sometimes I end up giving up on the idea.
So here is where NaNoWriMo comes in. 2010 was my first attempt and I failed it due to a hectic university schedule combined with a part-time job. This year I will face the challenge with a demanding full-time job instead (having graduated) and despite this, I will do my utmost to finish a story, as well as hit that 50,000 word limit. Just need to work on my time-management and find the right time for writing.
I will do my best!
- Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK
- anime, manga, learning languages, film, reading,
- Favorite books or authors:
- BOOKS:- Pride and Prejudice, OUT, Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse books, Paranormalcy, The Princess Bride, Matilda | AUTHORS:- John Green, Natsuo Kirino, Jane Austen, Marissa Meyer, Charlaine Harris, Ryuu Murakami, Roald Dahl