I, once again, have nothing new to post but since I seem to be gaining quite a few followers, (?!?!?!), I thought I would introduce myself so to speak, and explain a few things.
I’m a female, Australian and have a huge love for SciFi. LOVE it. I am a massive geek and often attend conventions where I squee like a Justin Bieber tween fan-girl. (The people I squee over though are usually both talented AND nice so I’m already winning over those poor poor girls)
I have a Bachelor of Journalism degree which I only got because at the time there was only FOUR subjects difference between it and Creative Writing, (tells you a lot about Journalism), so decided to get a degree I could maybe one day use. (Yeah, never used it and my hatred for journalists was never higher than when I was studying).
I have been reading since I was a kiddie and to give you a bit of an idea of what I mean by reading: in grade two I was reading books meant for the grade sevens and by grade seven the librarian was bringing books from home for me to read. (I tackled and finished Les Miserables in 2.5 days). My current reading record stands at 16 books in 14 days and one of those books was again, Les Mis.
I wanted to be a writer for as long as I could remember but along the way, people, my church and life in general basically made me believe that it was a stupid dream and that I should be more practical, get a ‘real’ job and settle into life. According to the life plan I was meant to be married at 25, first baby at 27, next baby at 29 and the rest negotiable from there. I am now in my early 30’s and have been on ONE date my entire life and that was last year. Also last year, I met the wonderful Wendy (aka Kittyinaz). I still don’t quite remember how it happened but I loved In the End, joined her facebook page, put my hand up to help beta and BAM!, I suddenly meet a group of women I love more than probably is healthy for people I have never physically met. Knowing these women has been extremely rewarding for dozens of reasons but the main one is that they reignited my love of writing. Now I am 14 years rusty, with ideas bouncing around in my head too numerous to count, and fear of failure that has only grown over the years. With their encouragement though, as you have witnessed, I have begun occasionally churning out the odd one-shot or seven.
I can be extremely sarcastic which is evidenced by my short fics. I love to read, and I love Askars, so combine the two and I will devour pretty much anything. This meant that I was putting up with a lot of crap in the fics simply to get my Eric fix. One of my glorious pals, (she knows who she is), helped me to see this was baaaaaaaaad. Once I realised the sort of stuff that was being churned out story after story after story, I grew frustrated. Authors that once wrote phenomenal stories, have now DEVOLVED into Porn without Plot. Phrases, character descriptions and events keep happening over and over and over in each and every story. The amazing stories have stopped being updated with only the eh ones left and I for one am so saddened that this has occurred. So I have decided to try my hand at a full on fic. This will be the first time in probably 20 years that I have attempted anything longer than one chapter so I am really quite nervous about it.
I need to explain something though: I won’t start publishing this until it is either completed or very close to it. There are several reasons for this and they are as follows:
1. My priorities in order are work (ick), betaing for Wendy, banner making for Wendy, pic finding for Wendy then my story. I have a few bits written out and planned already that I am working on but feel like mine can wait since noone knows it exists yet. Wendy’s on the other hand are already on the go so they win.
- 2. I have several medical conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. On any given day I am beyond exhausted and in so much pain I feel like small creatures are living in my various joints. I also have bad memory fog which means I can go days before I remember that there was something I was meant to do so need reminders constantly to stay on task. I’ve been battling a mystery illness for a number of months now which also isn’t helping so yeah, health not good.
What the above means is that I am not sure when this big ol’ scary fic will be written, let alone published, but my goal is to have something resembling a completed story by the middle of the year. In the meantime though, I will continue to occasionally throw out the odd short story for shits and giggles. I do ask that you are all patient with me though. I’m am the tortoise in that I am slow and steady and eventually win the race but it takes me time to get there.
Thank you all for following me. I can’t believe my random little whines have had so many views and that people liked them enough to follow me. I really do appreciate it and love you all for it.
As a thank you, I shall leave you with the picture that is currently the wallpaper for my phone, laptop, printed out next to my bed and taped to my document stand at work. I have very likely wasted hours staring at this picture but hot damn, my eyes are happy for it.