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A Bit About Moi
As my Blogger profile states, I'm an aspiring author, reader for a literary agent, mother of two, sometime struggler of doubt, and a definite lover of coffee.
If that isn't enough to satisfy, here are some specifics:
Location: I was born in California, grew up in California, I'm still in California (on the Central Coast), and I'm hoping I won't always be in California. But enough about California already, right?
Family: I'm married to a wonderful man, Jesse, who is very supportive of my writing. We have two awesome children together, a daughter, Berlin, who turned three in September, and a son, Dresden, who turns one in January.
Work: I'm a self-employed, work-at-home medical transcriptionist. I don't make much money doing this, seeing as children aren't exactly conducive to free time, let alone quiet free time. The good news? If ever I become published, as hoped, I'm already set to quit my job and become a self-employed, work-at-home, don't-make-much-money writer instead.
Writing: I've been writing since my single-digit days. The first story I can actually recall writing was called The Wondrous Life of Charlie the Ant (wondrous spelled as wundrus) about the life of, you guessed it, an ant. Writing tangents and angsty teen poetry followed. Then...
In 2004, I wrote my first novel. Said novel was a 152k cliche-filled, chosen-one type fantasy. Yes, one of those. By the time I finished, I was fortunate enough to know it was complete and total crap. Fortunate because I never tried to query it. I played around with other various novels and projects after The Beast, but it wasn't until January 2008 that I became serious about becoming a published novelist. Since then, I've been writing YA and learning everything I possibly can about the publishing business. Maybe one of these days I'll write something worth your while.
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Posted by Casey Something on Saturday, April 05, 2008