I’ve been writing this blog since August of 2010 and for eighteen months before that, I had a different blog, which I abandoned for numerous reasons, so many of my readers know me quite well. Several of you know me from elsewhere, even if ‘elsewhere’ is within the confines of the Internet (and if the internet is confined, then what is real life?), and some of you have even met me. But occasionally I wonder if there isn’t a lot about me that you don’t know.
I’m not saying you care about every aspect of my life. Or that you really want to know about my friends. I definitely believe there’s a line between a ‘wonderfully honest’ blog and ‘too much information’. In fact, I see that line crossed far too often for my liking.
But, at the same time, it would be nice if you could have a clear picture of me as more than just the girl who writes and rants about books every now and again. Right? I may be misjudging you. It’s entirely possible you couldn’t give a monkey’s. Nevertheless, I’ll now proceed to tell you about me. Whether you like it or not.
Muah ha ha.
Okay, the facts:
- I am a student. You know that. As a member of the Teens Can Write Too blog chain, I’m evidently a teen. I’m currently taking exams in numerous subjects – next year, I’ll be narrowing down to four. I intend to take English, Music, Classical Civilisations and French.
- I am five foot three and a half, which is two and a half inches taller than my mother, and haven’t grown in three years. My feet are anything between a UK size 3 and a UK size 4, at least a size and a half smaller than any of my friends.
- As well as being short myself, I have very short hair, though previously it was very long. I cut it off on the 31st October 2011 and am now growing it back.
- I don’t wear glasses, but sunlight hurts my eyes – I must spend too much time on the internet.
- I play the violin, the flute and the piccolo, and take ballet classes. I want to play the bagpipes, the harp, the oboe and the accordion. As all of these instruments are either inconvenient, expensive, loud, irritating or several of the above, I am not allowed to do so while living under my parents’ roof.
- I am currently working on a long short story inspired by Welsh legend, as well as St Mallory’s Forever!, and edits of my novel Watching.
- My favourite new author (that is, author to whose work I am new but like very much) is Tom Holt.
- I tend to write on my hands, a lot. Sometimes it is reminders of the conventional sort such as ‘post letter’, and other times… it is not. Currently written in purple ink (I ran out of blue cartridges) I have: Gronw Pebyr (Math, Gwydion). Shrove. Owl clock? Dismantle. This pretty much equates to the entire plot of said short story (the word ‘shrove’ was totally unrelated, but necessary at the time).
- I make videos, and while I try and improve them with each video I’ll sometimes go through a period where my camera just won’t cooperate, probably as a result of the paint it has accumulated. I intend to buy a proper camcorder some time.
- I bought an aviator hat recently, and really like it.
- As I am coming to the end of compulsory schooling, we were voting on ‘awards’ within our forms – Most Likely to Become… etc. I was nominated for ‘Most Likely To Go To Prison’ (I think ironically, though my sociopathic tendencies may have had something to do with it), but didn’t win, which is probably a good thing.
- I am currently reading “The Better Mousetrap” by Tom Holt. The last book I read was “You don’t have to be evil to work here, but it helps”, also by Tom Holt. He’s great. And, I’ve just discovered, he’s written loads of books, which means I’m not going to run out of reading material for a while. Hooray!
This is the end of this egotistical, factual post. Thank you for your time.