Friday, December 24, 2010

Introduction Out of Common Courtesy

To who(m)ever is reading this,
First off, apologies for the awkward parentheses.  I never can figure out which one it should be.
Second, well, hello.  I'm not sure exactly how you have stumbled upon this odd little rambling place, but since you're here, I might as well start talking.
I founded this blog to be my personal soapbox.  About what I am going to rant is unclear to me as of now, but rest assured, I will find something to ramble about.  Most likely, I will be complaining about how much writer's block sucks and how I'm not making any progress on my book and similar things.
Ah, right, I should probably actually properly introduce myself (wow, that's a lot of ly's).
My name is Shauna (last name withheld for obvious security reasons).  I'm a sophomore student in college at a university that shall also remain nameless.  As of this posting, I am 18 and living with my parents (hush, room and board are expensive!).  I'm pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in English with a concentration on Creative Writing.  The major is for my real job, the minor for my hobby.  I know that being a starving author is not the most practical of options.  Law is a tad more reliable field.
I love cats and am currently the proud owner (or servant, depending on your point of view) of a middle-aged fluffy calico cat named Cassie.  She's adorable.  I will probably post a gushing picture at some point.  I read obsessively (current book is The Sword of Shannara; it's unbearably cliche, but I've heard the rest of the series is better, and in case you didn't notice, I really like asides written in parentheses).  I write, of course.  I also draw, and those will also probably get thrown up here at a later date.
For the past two years, I have been working on a project entitled Dawn of Night, a young adult fantasy novel that is shaping up to be both long and complicated.  It's got elves, magic, vampires, dragons, vampire dragons, and various other fun things.  If I can get the plot going, it might actually be pretty good.
So that's me in a nutshell (or two).  I will try to remain disciplined enough to keep this blog going, and it might even be a bit inspiring for me in my attempts to write my novel.  So again, to who(m)ever is reading this, thank you for taking the time to deal with the meanderings of an unfocused girl, and I hope this has provided you with at least a little entertainment.

1 comment:

  1. I like this. I can always appreciate a good Author! :)