To my dear blog friends,
For the first time since November ticked over I felt like I didn’t try very hard at NaNo today. (And when you’re not being strict on the word count – trying is pretty important).
But I do at least have a writing-related excuse. Next month a new blog is being born: There and Draft Again – A Fellowship of Fantasy Writers. And I’m going to be part of it! The thing is my writerly bio and photo is due tomorrow. *thunder crashes in the distance*
Now apart from a phobia of cameras (yes the size of my photo on this blog is not lost on me… trust me it is more to do with not figuring out how to shrink it) – it’s really hard to write a writing bio. Harder even than writing 1,667 words per day. Especially when you haven’t published much.
I did think about embellishing a little: Hugo Award Winner and New York Times Best Selling Author of the Heartstone Chronicles, Raewyn Hewitt has been writing with Stephen King-like brilliance since she was old enough to hold a pen. Too much right? And people can check on Google.
Or taking a minimalistic approach: Raewyn Hewitt writes epic fantasy. But don’t I sound mysterious?… No?
After a lot of hitting delete I did come up with something that might be appropriate – if not exactly riveting. But before I send it in (tomorrow) I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think should go into a writing bio. Do you even read them?
And lest we forget I was supposed to be at NaNo – I did stick my head in. Briefly. Today’s word count: 372. Total word count: 14,024.
Raewyn (whoever that really is)