I've had a huge investment in stories and storytelling for as long as I could remember. I started reading novels myself when I was seven, and never stopped; from the age of ten until I was sixteen, I wanted to "be a writer" (among other things) when I "grew up." After my attempt at NaNo in 2008 I had a writing burnout/identity crisis after not finishing more than one story in my life and thought writing fiction wasn't something I would ever do again; that lasted about two years before I started having ideas and going "I have to start writing this down somewhere, even if I never finish!", and decided that I would write for my own enjoyment, wherever it took me. Now I'm back with a vengeance and ready to try NaNo again!
More about me: my interests are erratic and perennial, probably in large part because I have so many of them. I soak up new knowledge like a sponge, whether it's about the classification of celestial bodies, the finer points of jewelry-making, or sustainable gardening. I have an abiding passion for justice and equality, and much of the reading I do these days is related to anti-kyriarchal analysis; I've become dissatisfied with the racism, sexism, ableism, heterocentrism, ciscentrism, ageism, classism, sizeism/fat-shaming, etc. that slips into almost all fiction unless the writer is very aware of it.
- Portland, OR
- All of them can be summed up with "learning and crafting."
- Currently unemployed and looking!
- Favorite books or authors:
- Too many, and it changes all the time, but a sampling of authors includes Patricia C. Wrede, Octavia Butler, Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold, Gerald Morris and N.K. Jemisin.