Blog-tember Challenge: About Me

Editor’s note: When this post was originally written, it was accidentally linked to last year’s challenge. However, the writer finds that she really liked the book inset idea, so she’s sticking with that for her more general About Me that is this year’s first day prompt.

Ok, so I just discovered this nifty little idea from blogger Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog. Thirty days of blog prompts! Yay! This will help me to exceed my goal of posting two posts per week and maybe help with a lasting posting fetish or whatever (it’s getting late; I should sleep soon). As with Kindel of Little Misadventures, the nifty New Zealander whose blog I found this on, I am starting a bit late, but who cares! Rules? There are no rules. Only guidelines and gentle suggestions. Like the speed limit signs in Pennsylvania.

So, I feel like all I do lately on this blog is talk about myself or occasionally review something. Just yesterday I had a post with a list of things that exhibit how I see myself. It was maudlin, overly serious, perhaps a bit pretentious, but undeniably true.

Anyway, here is the verbatim prompt: Imagine the front sleeve of a hard cover novel. Give us your “About the Author” so we can get to know one another, and for fun tell us what your imaginary novel would be about.

Tales of Whimsy and Reality: Inside the Mind of a 20-something Writer

About the author

Jen (the singular “n” is very important) was born in Oklahoma, raised in Oklahoma, and upon completion of high school, immediately ran away from Oklahoma. She ran away to a university on Long Island and studied journalism because it seemed like a good idea at the time (she no longer recalls why). Two terribly short years later, the blackhole that is the central midwestern United States pulled her back through a combination of the laughable U.S. higher education business plan of putting the entire population in debt and that other laughable enterprise of falling for a guy in her home state instead of doing the sensible thing and finding one in New York.

It all worked out for the best, though. She graduated from a subpar university with an English degree, but with about half the debt otherwise accrued. No, she does not want to teach; if she wanted to teach English she would have gotten a degree in education. Jen currently resides alone with her laptop in a tiny apartment with a gorgeous sunset view and terrible insulation. She enjoys knitting, yoga, reading everything she can get her hands on, speaking to herself in French, writing Stargate fan-fiction and depressingly incomplete novels (such as the one in your hand), and experimenting with roaches to see just how effective Lavender-scented Raid really is (results currently look promising short-term, but the long-term effects have yet to prove worth the price of admission). Jen has recently begun learning JavaScript, HTML and CSS, and she is unreasonably irritated by the fact that the WordPress spellcheck keeps underlining her name in red.

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