To start off my return to blogging, I thought I would introduce myself again. After all, I gained a few followers in my hiatus and I’ve changed a bit since this blog’s birth in 2014. So, without further ado, 50 random facts about yours truly.
1. I’m a writer. I’m not sure how you don’t know this because it’s literally everywhere but if you didn’t, now you do.
2. I write mainly fantasy, mainly in the Young Adult category. Dragons and magic and angst all around!
3. On the note of writing, I am also a member of Chapter Twenty-One Con, which is a writer’s conference for twenty-something writers. If you’re interested in that, the Ch21Con site is here.
4. I also used to blog for YAvengers, giving writing advice under the persona of Vision. Sadly, that was short lived, but if you are interested in reading old posts, the blog is here.
5. Back to non-blogging writing, I usually do not talk about my current projects until I get a first draft done. Keeping the plot mostly to myself helps me stay motivated. If you’d like small tidbits of my work in progress and me occasionally tongue in cheek complaining about writing, check out my Twitter.
6. I used to use the pseudonym Robyn Hoode online. That should explain my blog URL, my Twitter handle, and XBox gamertag.
7. I named my “internal editor” Lydia. She is basically just the subconscious feeling that helps me not write complete garbage. I do refer to that feeling as Lydia occasionally on the blog.
8. Besides writing, I love to read. My favorite books are all over the place in varying genres, but The Lord of the Rings trilogy will always be near the top of the list.
9. I love movies too. Really, storytelling in any form. My favorite movies tend to be Disney movies or ones made for kids in general. It’s a fantasy of mine to write for Disney.
10. Now, I’m extremely picky about tv shows. I do have a few favorites, though, including Doctor Who, Sherlock, Gilmore Girls, My Little Pony, and The Great British Bake Off. Note that three of those five are BBC.
11. My favorite season is Autumn, which just smells like potential and motivation to me. (Something in the air. Mary Shelly actually describes this in the beginning of Frankenstein.)
12. My favorite holiday is Christmas. It’s not so much just one day as it is a season and everyone is happy.
13. On that note, I am a Christian. I’ve been one since I accepted Jesus as my Savior back in 1999. And discussing the Bible is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. (And if you ever wish to discuss the Bible or beliefs, my comments are open.)
14. I adore Bible Trivia. I was a semi-finalist of the 2009 Bible Bee.
15. I have an extremely good memory, but I don’t memorize things well. It’s more like things just stick well.
16. I like to bake and experiment with baking. But it is purely a hobby.
17. I used to knit. Time and motivation got away from me, though.
18. I love Minecraft. It is such a fun game and I wish I had more people to play it with.
19. On the Minecraft note, one of my favorite YouTubers is CaptainSparklez.
20. I don’t watch many other YouTubers, but my friend Hannah has a lovely channel (and her 50 Facts About Me vlog inspired this post).
21. My MBTI type is ISFJ. This is supposed to be a common type and yet, I don’t think I know any other ISFJs.
22. My official Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff, but due to some circumstances, I recently disowned Hufflepuff and declared myself as my second House, Ravenclaw.
23. My favorite color is blue and my favorite shades are tropical blue and teal (the two blues that decorate my blog).
24. I love GIFs. But I probably won’t be using them in blog posts until I get a laptop.
25. I love glitter. Not big pieces of glitter, but the tiny, never going to get it off glitter.
And I’m going to stop the post here. If you made it this far, you are awesome and have some cookies! Tell me some random facts about you in the comments. I want to know some cool things about you.