Ok so I don't know if this will work but here it goes.
I'm Jenny and I've been writing on and off since I was six. I was in the Navy as an Arabic Linguist for 6 years, and I am now a stay-at-home mother of three. I'm 26 going on 27 and I thought, ok now it's time to really get serious about writting.
I'm always writing short stories, and am currently working on my first novel. We'll see how that goes. I write in many different genres: sci-fi, fantasy, mainstream fiction, horror, romance, inspirational-the list keeps getting longer. I think, though I have a special love of sci-fi/fantasy.
My favorite authors growing up were Anne McCaffery, Orson Scott Card, Tolkien, Charolette Bronte, Jane Austin, and Terry Brookes.
I also love young adult books such as Harry Potter, and Twighlight. I really admire their skill at keeping me hooked even though, especially in Twighlight's case, alot of it is cliche. I've read alot of very badly done vampire romances, and I was thinking, ok here it goes again; but was completely surprised with how she hooked me. J.K. Rowling is just awesome, what can I say? I want to be able to do what they do.
I'm currently at the point where I can easily write a short story but they tend to get bloated and most of them really should turn into novels. I just haven't had the endurance yet to take a short story to the length of a novel. I've gotten a few upto about 20,000 words. I think I really need to double or triple that before I could do anything with it. So anyhow, that's where I'm at right now.
I'm looking forward to making some new associations, and gaining a new depth to my passion. Thanks for listening.
I am a father of three. I recomend reading and listening (Escapepod, Psuedopod, etc...)to alot of short stories. It will help you get a feel for writing short fiction. Although I read/listened to over three hundred last year and I am still no good
Don't worry about rambling around here - I think we all love to hear (or see) ourselves talk (or type). After all, writers use a LOT of words. It's a condition we don't want to cure, and this is the support group.
I can smell carrot cake drifting down from the treehouse's kitchen, and is that a whiff of chocolate fudge brownies? Merlion must be at it, again. I stare at the stable across the way and hope that someone has taken care of my Foundation Appaloosa mare while I've been slaving away in the real world. OH NO! What's that in the distance! It's my boss! I can't believe he's followed me here. Maybe I'm halucinating?
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Praised be I've been saved! It's so nice to be home once again. Oh, and who's this? A new member. I'm so sorry that you've caught me at such an inopportune time. It's all those long hours I've been working as a production worker and all the problems at my real home in the real world. I was so desperate to get somewhere where I can get away from everything for awhile and leave everything else behind.
Thank you for the carrot cake, Denem. You are such a dear.