Hi! I'm nuts for fairy tales and mythology, so I've been writing a lot of low/urban fantasy inspired by real-world folklore, but I do some other stuff here and there, too. I've wanted to be a writer since I was a kid, making up stories to lull myself to sleep at night. Recently, I got sick and tired of publishing a novel or short story "some day." So I chose to work part-time in order to spend more time writing, taking online classes, reading, and generally chasing my dream. I want to become a better writer (though I've already improved a lot!) and break into the professional writing world. I haven't been published yet, but my goal is to change that. (I find it easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of sending in a manuscript.)
I flipped out when I heard this PW group database was a thing five minutes ago. It's perfect! I need other writers to read and comment on my work (not just my mom and my boyfriend...). I need encouragement and someone to nag me a little and someone to give some guidance. I'm also glad to offer all of the above. I consider myself a good editor/beta reader, and would like to edit professionally someday....but I need some experience first. (Let me practice on you!)
So...will you be my writing buddy? :)
Favorite books include, but are not limited to: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston, East by Edith Pattou, Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer.