Monday, January 19, 2009

It's a Brand New Day

It’s a new year and I have a new computer. Well, it’s a few weeks into the New Year and my new computer is only new to me but it’s still exciting.

Now that I have the capability to see the internet on my computer at home instead of sneaking time during breaks at work, I thought I’d start a blog chronicling the trials and tribulations of trying to get my first novel published. I also figured it would be a good record for me to look back on and appreciate one day.

I believe you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to so I thought I’d start each blog with some of my favourite songs.

Long Line of Cars by Cake
is one of my favourites because I love the line: “There’s no single explanation. There’s no central destination” Also I like listening to it as I drive home from work in traffic.

A bit about me:
I’ve loved reading ever since I can remember and have loved writing about that long as well. I grew up reading almost everything from C.S. Lewis to S.E. Hinton. When I read the book The Keeping Days by Norma Johnston I knew I wanted to create stories and become a writer.

After that I wrote plays for my cousins to perform in front of our aunts and uncles I began carrying coil binders and bic pens with me wherever I went.

I’m just now finishing the final revisions of my first YA novel and hope to have it ready to be submitted in a month. The idea for my book came from reading my Icelandic ancestor’s histories about the legend of hidden people. That's all I'll say for right now.

I’m also a mother of three, two boys and a girl. I play women’s competitive soccer and enjoy watching my boys play basketball every Saturday.

That’s it for now.


ORION said...

Holly told me to check you out!
Good luck with revisions. You might want to check out AbsoluteWrite watercooler -- it's a group of writers and authors- lots of good stuff on the site.
There's a link on my blog-
Patricia Wood

Holly Kennedy said...

Looks good, Patti!
I love the photo of the Icelandic grass/stone house. Oh, and I really like the saying on your name plate (song lyrics, I mean) :)

bruce said...

"There's no single explanation. There's no central destination" This is the way I feel about life most of the time. The world isn't black and white it's mostly full of greys. Folklore just adds to the mystery.