About me… what is there to say about me?
First, my real name is boring. Don’t get me wrong, I love my name, but it is not the sort of name that sticks out in a crowd. Nothing like Kinsgrove. So, that’s the short explanation behind the pseudonym.
Second, I like to think of myself as a novelist. I’ve written somewhere in the area of six novels by this point (maybe seven, or close to completing seven anyway), and writing novels is what I want to do with my life. Currently, I’m not working on a novel. There are a couple of reasons for this:
- My day job takes up almost twelve hours of my day. I live an hour and a half away from where I work, so with the travel time, the eight hour shift, and the mind numbing exhaustion aren’t very conducive to writing long form prose. Another factor in this regard is school work. I’m currently attending SNHU for an Associates degree in IT. That’s another drain on free time.
- I want to try and work on the blog some. I’ve spent years blogging on and off, and I want to finally figure out the code. To break through that barrier and become a good blogger, so that the platform I build with my blog I’ll be able to take and apply to my fiction writing as well. Nothing looks better to a publisher than a pre-built fan base. Or something to that effect.
- Looking at the last two reasons, I bet you can tell what this one is. I’m bloody exhausted by the end of the day. Trying to cram everything into just a few hours here and there isn’t helping me be productive in any way, and my work schedule doesn’t look like it’s going to be changing any time soon to accommodate more writing time.
- I have ADD. This breaks down very easily as it means that I want to do roughly one hundred different things at once. I want to learn how to code and develop software and video games. I want to learn to draw and animate things for said video games as well as providing cover art for my books and maybe even a graphic novel or two. I want to improve my health over all. I want to acquire meditation as a daily habit. And, the list goes on and on. Where in my schedule do I have time for all the things I want to do? I don’t know. Trying to make any decision in that direction is a tug of war that I always seem to lose. So, instead of doing any of the above, I’ll sit and play video games.
And, sitting here and listing these things off really makes it feel like I’m making excuses. If you want something badly enough you make time for it. I heard that somewhere, don’t remember where, but it’s one of my go to’s when I pull out the ol’ weapon of self-deprecation.
As for more about me… I can’t think of anything else right now. It is 2 am and I worked a full shift today. So, I’m a little on the exhausted side. Anywho, I’m going to go and write a poem to post for Super Sonnet Sunday now. Then I’m going to bed.