I'm Lil, from the UK. I'm an editor by day, which means I easily get trapped in the cycle of 'spending so much time on other people's words that I end up lacking the brain power to spend any on my own'. But, love my job though I do, it's time to change all that before I drop dead full of untold stories!
For the same reason, I also don't read as much for pleasure these days as I'd like (having once been a two-books-a-day kinda gal), but when I do get the chance I'm not ashamed to say I'm not picky; I can and do get stuck in to everything from the most esoteric literary fiction, to horribly written but fantastically pacey pulp.
I'm about to do a third draft of a graphic novel script collaboration before looking for artists, but my current WIP is the first book of a sci-fi/slipstream trilogy that I've been teasing out in my head for... ooh, about two years. Having some enforced time off recently due to eye strain has allowed me to really start kneading it into shape, and, even though I was never a pantser in the first place, reading Take Off Your Pants by Libbie Hawker has really put a fire up my bum, so to speak – which is quite a shock when you're decidedly sans pants... Determined to have a first draft by the end of August, and will be on the beg for critique partners in due course.
Happy to discuss the day job should anyone wish to, but really I'm here for the community, learning opportunities and all that good stuff.
Looking forward to it
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