Columbia, MDUSA 21046
December 7, 2012
I'm Michael, recently married and a resident of Glen Burnie, by way of everywhere. I'm an avid reader, and have been writing recreationally for about five years.
I love science fiction and fantasy, and have since tackling the Lord of the Rings in middle school. I am also a lifelong artist in multimedia, specializing in but not limited to fantasy. No matter what I write I can still remember what it felt like to have Where The Wild Things Are read to me every night, and would love to be part of anything that enables other kids to feel the same way.
I have several outlines for pieces that I work on in the little free time that I have. I love short stories, though my short stories have a tendency to take off on me and do what they want. My one finished piece, to which I've dedicated most of the last couple of years to working on, is over 120,000 words.
I am not currently published, nor have I attempted, but I've done some research on editors and hope to find one in the spring to give my work a professional once over. I am serious enough to have stuck with it for over five years, and would love nothing more than to earn a published work. I've had some contact from 'vanity' publishers, but getting published would mean nothing if people don't love what I've written.
I have not. I've shared excerpts of my work with close friends who are also avid readers, and gotten varying feedback so it would be interesting and valuable to me to get feedback from other people who share my interest.
I write for the same reason I've always drawn and painted. There is a freedom in it, and power, and overall it's simply a matter of being able to take pleasure in a simple thing.
Great all around experience for aspiring writers.
Open to nonfiction writers? I'd like to get some thoughts on two concepts I have for books. I'm primarily a magazine article writer/editor.