My name is Jaime and I come from South Australia, where we are currently experiencing a heat wave. Yep, you heard me Justine! HEAT. WAVE. Mwa ha haaaa!
Although I may come across as evil, I'm actually not. I'm going to turn 30 this year . . . and just had a fit writing that out . . . it looks even worse
in print!!! But it's the new 20's, right? RIGHT? *Deep breath* I have a gorgeous little boy, I married my high school sweetheart, and I'm a scientist (some might say mad
scientist, but, meh).
I decided 14 months ago (counting, who, me?) that I didn't want to be the 80-year-old woman who always wanted
to be a writer, but never actually did it. So, I punched out my first novel, which I am about to start querying, and I've had the time of my life writing it. Writing has always been my passion, but I went and got a real
job at the request of my parents. Pfft. *rolls eyes*. Now all I want to do is write, so I'm hoping I can do it well enough to make it my real
And, yes, you're free to read my comments in an Aussie accent. I'll chuck in a few "mates" and "g'day"s for your entertainment :)
Like Christi said, this place can get pretty distracting. It's great because procrastination is my middle name, and I've met a lot of really nice, helpful, encouraging people here. I personally don't know anybody who writes, so these forums are a little home away from home. Hope you find it helpful :)
. . . and I'm addicted to stationary.
I actually inhaled quickly with a smile on my face at this. You're addicted to stationery? Me too! You could find me at any given time in a stationery store, lying in an aisle, salivating . . . Because I need
those notebooks. And those pens. And there's nothing better than a packet of fresh, white paper. Or HIGHLIGHTERS!!! No, honestly, I didn't know how much I needed them until I saw them . . . and now they must be mine.