Prepare for an overwhelming amount of information on me. 😀 Since I can’t seem to write anything short.
I am a converse obsessed, music loving, fifteen year old and my mother is worried I want a tattoo because of how much I write on myself. I’ve also got a big thing with books since I learned to read at age 5. Like, big thing. Before I started high school, I would read 8 or more hours a day, sometimes finishing a 1000 page book in that time.
My parents have home schooled me since kindergarten. To them that means teaching me to read and letting me roam through the world asking questions. This was all backed up by my dad’s love of having a white board next to our table for mid-dinner science lessons or whatever he happened to have on his mind.
My brother and I have a deep love of reading, particularly me, and especially fantasy books. After I read the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia for the 80th time I realized that I wanted to add to it.
I started actually writing down my stories when I was 11 or 12. I’d made them up since before I can remember, but that was the first time I attempted to write. On and off I’d make a little try at writing, only to scrap the whole project a few pages in. Then I got the idea for a story early last fall, I was bored, waiting for my parents to start me in school again, and mostly amusing myself with a few friends and a lot of books. I started posting it in pieces for a few friends to read, and they made me keep writing until it turned into about 30 pages of what I call an epic failure in writing. It was by far the worst first draft that could have been written. BUT, it did get me a lot of great advice in writing, and it helped me a lot in learning to keep writing. Now, still working with that same idea–which has become something so different one can’t really call it the same–I’m writing a 1200 page trilogy with the intention of eventual publication.
So yeah. That’s my life in a not very small nutshell. 😀