Author has written 61 stories for CSI, Supernatural, and Stargate: Atlantis.
"I don't like to write. I like having written."
Still currently posting small pieces/writing exercises while I work on the pre-series epic, centered on Dean, John, and Bobby.
I have a BA in Telecommunications with a focus on Design and Production from Indiana University, class of 2007. My favorite class was Screenwriting, during which I relied on a four-pack of Starbucks doubleshots to write most of a 90-page romcom the night before it was due, and received an A. During another production project I was able to pitch, write, and direct as though filming live a three-minute scene to fit into an episode of Seinfeld. Standing there with a headset, snapping my fingers and calling out, "Camera One, ready. Camera One, go," was one of the most exciting, most defining moments of my life. But the safety of a steady paycheck trumped the allure of pursuing my dream, so I am currently a (now award-winning) General Manager for McDonalds, which is exactly as glamorous as it sounds.
I've been writing fanfic for nearly ten years now, stretching my writing muscles for pursuing original ideas for screenplays, short stories, and maybe a novel in the (nearish) future.
I have some form of mild OCD. I don't have to knock three times or flip light switches or anything, but I physically can't walk in front of other people if we're travelling in a group, and if I were to tear a paper towel in half and it wasn't perfectly straight, I wouldn't be able to use it. I love pens and notebooks. I don't think it's possible to have too many blank notebooks waiting in the wings to be filled.
I have three cats, two dogs, and one incredibly understanding and encouraging fiancé, who puts up with me spending A LOT of my spare time holed up in my office, never more than two feet from a notebook.
I've never had a nightmare since one involving gremlins when I was five years old. Every time something happens that SHOULD be scary, I'm able to tell myself it's just a dream, and something not scary happens instead.
My musical inspirations come from Jimmy Eat World, as evidenced by many of my story titles. My writing playlist consists of the albums "Clarity" by Jimmy Eat World, "Eyes Open" by Snow Patrol, and "Interventions and Lullabies" by The Format.
My writing inspirations are Joss Whedon (who is my spirit animal), Aaron Sorkin, Mindy Kaling, and Ben Edlund (who it turns out penned some of my favorite Angel episodes, like "Sacrifice" before penning some of my favorite SPN episodes.)
That's enough about me...thanks to all for the continuing reads and support over these long, sporadically updated years.
For more specific, and possibly even more sporadic, updates, I direct you to my LJ homepage:
"The artist committing himself to his calling has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He will be dining for the duration on a diet of isolation, rejection, self-doubt, despair, ridicule, contempt, and humiliation." - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art, a book that I recommend to ANYONE suffering any form of blockage in what they wish they were doing with their life, even if it isn't writing.
"All first drafts are shit." - Hemmingway
"If the burden seems too much to bear, remember - the end will justify the pain it took to get us there." - Relient K
"If you're stupid, surround yourself with smart people. If you're smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you." - Isaac, Sports Night
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