Whenever I learn a new computer programming language, the very first step is always to get the program to output, “Hello, world!” Since this is my first time blogging ever, I figure it isn’t a bad way to start off.
Hello, world. I’m a writer, first and foremost: while other kids doodled in class in high school, I wrote poems in the back of my notebook. Through almost every class, I’d be writing short stories, or working on that novel I’m going to get published someday. The only one who ever caught me at it was my sharp-eyed Pre-Calc teacher; the others always thought I was taking notes.
I’m also a gamer, an undergraduate computer science major, an artist, and probably a wide number of other things. I enjoy inventing myself. When I was 4, I was a magical princess trying to save her fantastical kingdom in the sky. When I was 12, I was a sorceress destined to save a planet full of dragons. When I was 13, I was an assassin living on the edge, who ultimately did save the universe. Nowadays, I’m still deciding which of my identities I want to embrace…but when I choose, you’ll be the first to know.
I write fantasy primarily, and while I’m focusing on short stories the poems tend to spring out. I’m hoping to finish that novel someday. I write because I love writing, and though I hope to be published one of these days, I mostly want to have fun with the stories I write. There are few things more amusing than having a full cast of characters traipsing through your head, telling you where your story ought to go. The best is when they declare that they’re going to go do -this- now, and your precious plot outline is just going to have to get over itself and get out of their way.
But enough about me. There’s plenty of other fine folks, waiting to introduce themselves to you…