Who Is The Rambler?

When I started writing, I wrote short stories. I learned quickly I have too many words in me to stick to shorts and moved on to longer tales. I’ve been working on various novels for a long time but only recently gotten to the point that I have real time to dedicate to writing. The first novel I worked on was suspense. I would drift away from it fairly often to write out ideas that were constantly intruding. One day I realized that all the ideas that were taking me away from the novel were going to become fantasy stories. I shifted my focus and now mostly stay in the fantasy/sci-fi genre.

I have several projects in the works: A fantasy trilogy, my main WIP – involving a group quest, good vs. evil, weird magic, saving the world, etc;Β  A middle grade fantasy about a fairy and her friends; A ghost tale; and a vigilante story.

I’m on a flash fiction kick at the moment as well. I’ve never really thought I was good at short stories, especially super shorts. I struggle to keep the word count down to reasonable amount. That’s a challenge to myself that I’ve taken up. I try to write some flash fiction once a week and I’m getting better at being concise. By the time I’m finished with this personal goal, I’ll have a collection to share with the world. Some of my rough drafts will be posted here.

Non-writing things to know about me:

  • I despise broccoli.
  • I love pens, boxes and dragons. I will never have enough of any of those things.
  • I miss Dr. Pepper
  • I enjoy rereading books. The best compliment I can give an author is to add their work to my reread list.
  • My kindle is cool but I’ll never give up physical books.
  • I love lists. If you read many of my posts you probably already knew this. Bullet points aren’t bad!
  • Red is my favorite color. I should probably call it an obsession. I am a redhead and all my life I’ve avoided anything red because it looks horrid on me (silly right?). A few years ago I decided that I don’t have to wear it to enjoy it and I picked up some red canisters. This started an avalanche of red in my house. It was difficult but I resisted the urge to make this blog red.
  • I don’t like shoes. I still get to be a woman though!
  • If I could have anyone on the planet as a mentor I would choose Brandon Sanderson. This one is writing related, oops!

As for the title to my blog, I am a writer, but I don’t always write about writing. I do often ramble so the title suited me. This blog, at its core, is about my journey. It will evolve as I do.

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83 comments

  1. You sound like one busy lady! Fellow lover of dragons, physical book copies and the colour red here πŸ™‚ I’ve already been following you on twitter for a while and thought I’d finally add you to my blogroll, too πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you! (again, sort of)

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  2. Hi Kristi,

    I’ve nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award. You don’t have to answer my questions for this or pass it along if you don’t want to, I just nominated you because I think your blog is great. πŸ™‚ I hope you accept the award!

    All the best,
    Sohini

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  3. hello!! i realize this is rather troublesome of me, but i realize you follow my blog. and i just changed my url, so you won’t be able to receive my blog updates unless you follow and unfollow me back again. just a friendly note here!! thanks!!

    i apologize for the bother:)

    Like

  4. Your hair looks very pretty in red. It suits you. I can’t see the canisters, so won’t comment on them. I personally like red clothes. I had to make sure to diversify my wardrobe so I wouldn’t have too much red. There are other colors that look fabulous on my darker skin tone, like purple.

    I also like red shoes, and will be posting soon with a pair of red shoes as my featured image. Red lipstick is a bit much, but there are shades that are complimentary. I got to have my lipstick. And I don’t have lots of red shoes, or 100’s in any color. Moderation is key!

    I imagine your house is a Powerful place to live. Red is a POWERFUL color!

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  5. I love dragons too! If you’re into astrology at all, you’ll understand the excitement I felt when I discovered I was born in the year of the Dragon (according to Chinese astrology).

    I’m not a hard core follower of astrology, but certain things strike me as interesting!

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