To celebrate, I'm doing multiple things today:
- Introducing myself. It dawned on my that I met many of ya'll lovelies long after my initial introductory post; besides, a lot's changed in a year! So I've got some random facts about myself, should ya'll be curious about who, exactly, I am.
- There's some new features hopefully coming to the blog soon; I figured I'd give ya'll a small sneak-peek as to what I've been thinking about.
- Giveaway! Who doesn't love a nice giveaway?
Before all of that, though, I need to say: thank you. To everyone. Blogging's turned into a major part of my life, and I've met and connected with some amazing people because of it. I wouldn't be where I am, now - either blogging-wise or anywhere else - without the support and kindness of everyone I've met. So just know that I will always have a special place in my heart for all of you authors, readers, writers, and miscellaneous categories of awesome peoples.
And, as always, please feel free to introduce or re-introduce ya'll-selves in the comments, too! I love to meet new people, so don't be shy!
|This is me.|
Photo (c) Melissa Vigil
Anyway, I'm Rae. I'm in my third year at New Mexico State University, studying to get my B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, as well as a minor in History. I write YA, read YA, blog about writing and reading, tweet about practically everything (really, I'm a loon), occasionally hole up in my room like a hermit, drink a lot of coffee, stress out over school work, flail and fangirl over my favorite books (and grammar: semi-colons are totally the shizz-nit), and I watch a lot of movies.
I'm 20 years old. I'll be graduating college in December. After that? No clue besides more reading and writing. I've written three YA novels in my lifetime, and the most recent of those is currently in its third draft of revisions (which may or may not be a good thing because I kind of don't know what's happening).
Most of all? I love meeting new people. I love talking about writing with other writers, and reading with other readers, and I love talking about anything with anyone. I've been told I'm easy to get along with, and while I often question that statement I certainly try my best.
|This is also me. In the awful lighting of my apartment.|
Which explains the face I'm making, right?
Actually, I make that face a lot . . .
Hm...what else can I tell you about me? I have a tattoo and I certainly want more; I keep saying that I'll dye my hair but I doubt I'll ever do it. I don't like Nutella. I spend most of my money on books, which drives my roommate crazy (our apartment is kind of small). Cherries are delicious, as is coffee and most breads. Pop-up books are incredible things (I have a Sherlock Holmes one and an Edgar Allen Poe one; be jealous). I say "ya'll" a lot; is that interesting?
And...okay, I'm honestly out of breath. And I don't want to bore ya'll. Have questions for me? Shoot me a tweet, a question on tumblr, an email...like I said, I'll respond! Like I also said: I love chatting, so even if you ever just want to talk, I'm here for you.
I'm actually here for you in multiple places (besides the blog): Twitter * Tumblr * Facebook * Goodreads
Coming to The Wallflower (soon-ish):
To celebrate blogging for a whole stinking year, I'm going to *try* to add some fun monthly/maybe weekly things here on the blog, including:
- Letters to Literary Heroes: in which I write letter to some of my favorite book characters ever.
- Things My Characters Learn (the Hard Way): a short little snippet about the ways in which the characters I write basically go through hell.