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  • Birthday 03/05/1976

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  1. I am interested in this challenge and like the new set up. I think adding the smaller amounts is a good idea too.
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    Basics Name/Pen name: Autumn Age: 40 State/country: Maine, USA Education: Senior standing in the pursuit of my US History (major)/Native American Studies/European History degree (minors)- about twenty credits to graduate, but not currently attending. Hobbies and Favorites What are your hobbies? Reading, writing, gaming, archery, cooking What is/are your favorite book(s) and authors? Far too many to list... top five- Leon Uris, Diana Gabaldon, Max Hastings, Jules Verne, Frank Herbert What is/are your favorite movie(s) and TV show(s)? Do not watch much. Currently I do catch Outlander on a semi-regular basis. My guilty pleasure, Big Brother, is about to start too. Writing How long have you been writing? Since the age of three. What was the first story you wrote that you remember? I wish I could forget some of the early stuff, but my mother has a collection... a story about a vampire kitten was one of my earliest, and a year or so later the guerilla pea saga began. -Is it finished? Ha. -Have you ever let anyone read it? LOL, good Gods no. No one except my mother. She on the other hand, loves to drag these copies out and share. No, you may not contact her. -What genre (romance, fantasy, etc) was it? Fantasy, horror... Who is your favorite character that you've written about? I have one character, Declan O'Mara, who has made several appearances. His name and core character remain the same, but he has been altered to fit a couple different genres. What is your favorite fantasy world you've created? Feel free to tell us about it. It would be the one I am currently in the middle of developing. What fantasy project(s) are you currently working on? How's it going in terms of progress? I am currently on a LitRPG genre kick. I am creating two worlds- one the 'game' world which is sword and sorcery based and the 'real' world of the players involved in the game which started out as a world being more similar to the real one we live in, but it has expanded to grow into a more sci-fi/futuristic place. Do you plan on taking advantage of the beta reading and/or excerpt posting sections? I will post excerpts and perhaps more. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? -How many times? Yes. My first was in '00 and since then I have participated 13 more times. What genres were your NaNos? Historical fiction, alternate history, fantasy, science fiction Did you finish the actual story by 50,000 words, or just reach 50,000 words but not be actually finished? I have 'won' a few times. Are you planning on participating this coming November? Yes. I am participating in CampNano this coming month too.
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    My biggest pet peeve is hypocrites. You know, the kind of people who think they are above that they expect from others, that they are 'different', and 'special', so the rules do not apply to them but they make sure that they point out every failure about those around them. That and liars, but it has been my observation that those who exemplify my first pet peeve are also those who have no problem with lies.