|Mara (inoru_no_hoshi) wrote in fantasywriters,|
@ 2007-09-05 15:15:00
|Current mood:||Tired & Insane!|
My name is Mara, and I'm an author. *cough* Okay, so this isn't an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting--even if, sometimes, writing seems like a habit impossible to kick. Not that I'd WANT to, but.. Meh.
Anyway, about meself: I'm eighteen going on nineteen, and have been writing, or attempting some version thereof, for a good decade-ish. (I honestly can't remember a time when I wasn't trying to write...even if many early attempts were, well...tripe, to be kind.) Right now, a lot of that is fanfic, but I've some original works I intend to shop around...once I get around to finishing and/or writing them. (My big failing. ;_;) In fact, I have a piece of flash fiction pending acceptance/rejection in Strange Horizons' slushpile.
Right now, I mainly write short stories (five thousand words or less), having found that I have a hard time focusing on longer fiction. That said, I must be a glutton for punishment, as I failed NaNo last year, and yet have every intention of attempting it again this November. (It is worth noting that I didn't succeed with my attempts via To Boldly Nano's "NaNo All Year Round" thing, either.)
I am utterly fascinated by languages (oh, if you could see the list of languages I intend to learn...), and their creation. This is called conlanging, correct? Fascinating and fun, whatever it may be called.
Oddly, if/when I go to college, I intend to major in Archaeology (with concentration in Egyptology), and minor--or double-major--in Linguistics. Plans do have the oddest way of changing on a body, though, so nothing's set in stone. (I would like to add that this combination has nothing to do with StarGate. Really.
I get the feeling that you don't beliieeeeeeeve meeeee!)
Uhm. Hm. I guess you don't need my entire life story (which is good, because it's supremely boring), so I'll just add that I have glasses and am mostly deaf, but adore my hearing aid for what it allows me to hear. :D
I'm thinking I shall like this asylum. Whee, loony bins always need more loonies, right?! I'm rather tired, so I apologize for my, er, random insanity. You don't want to see me on coffee. LOL.