About Me

Welcome to my blog! I suppose I ought to tell you something about myself. Let’s see, I’m 22 years old. I’m a reader who loves to write and a dancer who loves working with kids. I’ve been writing poetry for as long as I can remember, and stories for about half that time. I love dancing almost as much as I love reading and writing, and some day I’d like to write a children’s book about dancing. I have a neurotic betta fish named Franky and not enough room for a second one. I’m a CNA (that’s Certified Nursing Assistant. I go to old-folk’s-homes and help them with stuff) and I love my job.

Last November, I participated in  NaNoWriMo, and won! Now I have a little more than 50k words of a story that’s way too big for its britches and needs a hard revise. My Resolution this year is to turn this monstrosity into an actual novel that people would want to read. I don’t really have any idea how to do that, but I think I’m on the right track. I try to write at least 500 words every day, and I figure that by the next NaNoWriMo, I’ll have at least 50k more words to work with and pare down. For now I’m going to try to keep this blog active, post bits of poetry and maybe a synopsis or something about the novel.

I hadn’t done much with this blog until I re-purposed it for NaPoWriMo. 2013 was the first year I participated in NaPo, and I tried to write all my poems with the common theme of “Fine Things”, which is a poem I wrote a while ago with the idea that “the finest things in life are meek, lowly, and unplanned.” I made it my goal that April to notice at least one small blessing or act of kindness every day. This past April (2014) had a theme of celebration, since last winter was so long and cold. It was such a relief that Spring had finally arrived, I decided to write about it. No idea what my theme might be this coming April, but I’m definitely planning to participate, and work on the novel at the same time. Wish me luck!

 Thanks for reading and enjoy 🙂

2 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi Alison, I’ve just found your site on NaPoWriMo and I really like your theme idea. It’s something I try to do too, noticing the small graces each day, but it can be hard sometimes, especially when life is being difficult. Your idea has been a nice reminder to keep noticing, so thank you for that and good luck for NaPoWriMo! All the best, Heather.

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