Unfortunately, I'm despicably lazy. In fact, to reach the mighty paradise of
So my BlogSpot will start with its own welcoming post and introduction.
|The book cover of my life|
Okay, I can do better than that. Well, I'm a college undergrad in my junior year of a theatre education major. Why do I not do something more theatre related like everyone else in my major? Because I'm an introvert cramming herself in the extroverts' universe. I love performing and watching plays, but I'm no good in the social scene, and GOD do I hate auditioning! I'm not a hermit or anything. Just quiet, which clashes with the theatre world. Still love it, though.
I consciously began writing when I was about thirteen. It all started with a Harry Potter obsession, and my yearning to be part of that world. I wrote a fanfiction with an OC named Amelia Nayclear, a pureblood who hated the blood ties and stiff society and blah blah blah. And she was a cousin of my all time favorite character Sirius Black. Yes, I'm a nerd! I've accepted it. Then I wrote about Amelia's and Harry's daughter Renee and her adventures in Hogwarts. While posting that on Fanfiction.net, the founder of a Harry Potter RPG noticed and invited me to join her new game. It was so much fun! The world ignored the canon characters and let the players have free reign with their own characters in this American wizardry school. I met some great new people all over the world, and I had a blast!
The Agents of Alcarion: Academy was born. You'll easily notice the similarities between the novels because I began writing in a copy cat phase. Character names didn't get copied (despite how close Nita and Ita are), it was the magic system that got slight tweaks and the setting that jumped over the Hudson, and the plot that is clearly the one night stand love child of the books I adore. I remember my first draft of Academy. It was BAAAAAD! But you have to start somewhere, right? I began with emulating my literary heroine, and I grew from there with reviews from Fictionpress friends over the course of a year or so when I joined the Review Game.
|Sweet, sweet adverbs...too sweet!|
After my great disappointment with the Harry Potter series, (Please don't beat me up. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, right?) I can't be completely resentful to it or J.K.Rowling. In the end, she kind of got me started. She led me to the diving board, and Diane Duane encouraged me to jump. So thank you to both of them, to all of the people who have read my writing and gave feedback from the origins to my current style, and to anyone and everyone in the future who will help push me to achieve my dreams whether he or she knows it or not--that's you, bloggers of the world who don't know me from the other hundred of followers, and that's you, authors who don't know I exist at all as I stalk your stories both online and on paper.
|I break for cake!|
Brenna in a mutant nutshell, folks. Now it's back to the MSWord futon because I've made a huge breakthrough in my WIP the other day, and I'm still running on the adrenalin. I wrote a huge chunk of this story a while back, and I rewrote what I had gotten to, fixing the writing and incorporating a much better plot. Now I'm past the part where I had the old writing as a crutch, and I'm only facing blank MSWord documents from here on out. It's all brand new! Excitement!