Getting to Know Each Other (Blog Hop)

This blog hop is designed to show our readers a more personal side. We list seven interesting facts to help cast light onto that tough writer’s persona we all like to project. But I am human and like everyone else I have dreams, hobbies, problems and goals. I see this as a way to share some of them with you, my readers.

The rules are that I share seven facts about myself, and links to at least fifteen blogs that I enjoy reading. I don’t think I follow that many blogs, and the ones I have are tagged by other authors already, so I will simply fill it out and forgo the tagging.

Seven Facts About Me:

1) I am in graduate school studying creative writing, but I began my undergraduate career as a biology major (added English in the beginning of my junior year).

2) If I could, I would be a hermit.  Honestly, I would rather stay shut up in my house 98% of the time with my books, tv, and dog than go anywhere.  If everything could be delivered to my house, I would never need to leave (apart from class).

3) I LOVE museums. I wish I could go to every museum in the area or at least spend more time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  It’s my absolute favorite, and one of my dreams would be to work there in some capacity.

4) I don’t drink.  There isn’t a religious or moral reason for it.  Honestly, I just don’t like it in terms of smell, taste, loss of control, how others act while drinking.  I have no desire to drink.

5) I am bisexual. Technically biromantic since I don’t really feel sexual attraction to anyone, but I am romantically attracted to both men and women and have been for as long as I can remember.  I like to call myself an invisible bisexual because I am in a relationship with a guy, so everything thinks I’m either straight or a closeted lesbian (trust me, I have been asked quite a few times if I’m a lesbian).

6) My best friend and confidant lives in the UK. Sometimes it is depressing when your best friend lives an ocean away (I live in the US), and you know that even if there is an activity that you would both love, you can’t hang out and do it together.  No matter the distance, we’re always able to talk and do so at least three days a week on Facebook.  I wish we lived closer, but it’s great to know that even without ever meeting, we’re best friends and can talk about anything.

7) I have to do my thesis project next fall, and I’m thinking of doing book three of the Ingenious Mechanical Devices for it.  It scares me that I have to write my proposal, which could be rejected but tweaked, but I am somewhat looking forward to actually writing the book and having deadlines and expectations apart from my own.  I love the professor I am going to work with, but there’s also another professor who is not a fiction writer that I wish I could work with. Alas I cannot.

 

I hope this gave you a little insight into who I am behind the books and blog posts.

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