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 years but only recently gotten to the point that I have a lot of 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 distracting me were for fantasy stories. I shifted my focus and now love writing fantasy.

I have several projects in the works: I’m presently concentrating on an urban fantasy series; A middle-grade fantasy about a fairy and her friends awaits my attention again, and many first drafts begging for revision.

I love flash fiction. I never thought I was good at short stories, especially super shorts. I struggle to keep the word count down to a reasonable amount. That’s a challenge to myself I took up. Now, I’ve written over one hundred pieces of flash fiction. Most of them I think are good, so challenge met!

Non-writing things to know about me:

  • I despise broccoli.
  • I love pens (all office supplies really), boxes and dragons. I will never have enough of any of those things.
  • I miss mint. I developed an allergy to it.
  • 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 talk too much. If you’ve ever read one of my posts you already know this.
  • I don’t like shoes and only own a few pairs. 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.

 

83 comments

  1. Thanks for visiting and following. Got you back..xx This comes from my ff blog because I can’t be faffed with keep logging in and out.. Bkack Boots and Red Rope is also me…xx

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  2. Hi Kristi. It’s lovely to meet you. I really enjoyed reading your About page and your pathway into writing. I like fantasy very much, although my own books are historical fiction. It’s always good to chat to fellow writers and I’ll look forward to reading your posts from now on. I’ve just posted my first ever flash fiction so I can’t say much about that at present. But, likeyou, I usually prefer to write novels to short stories.
    I love the title of your blog, by the way. Have a great day.

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  3. Hello Rambler, thanks for following my blog.

    After reading your blog, I sense I have found another aspiring writer who is on the writer’s journey as I. I also participated in 2014’s NaNoWriMo where I truly began with serious thought of continuing the writer’s journey.

    I will follow your journey as you are following me and we will see where this love of writing take us.

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  4. – ditto on broccoli
    – ditto on pens boxes and dragons
    – good riddance on Dr. Pepper (it’s not a real doctor)
    – depends on the book, but yes
    – ditto on kindle and books
    – lists are a good thing; I love ignoring them
    – eh, red’s OK
    – comfortable shoes are amazing. (most) Women shoes don’t look confy
    – too old for mentors, although I still listen to advice

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      1. Hi Kristi,
        Thanks for following. On my way to work. But I’ll be visiting your blog pretty soon. Good to meet you.

        Best regards,
        Indraneel

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        1. Hello again Kristi,
          I went through ‘On becoming a Monster’. Liked it a lot. I’m in the process of catching up. I will be reading more. Keep up the good work.
          Indraneel ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I wish you luck on all your future projects! I know because I have a tendency to lose focus, I try to keep my attention on one project, but to be ready to move onto the next one quickly.

    I agree with your thoughts on the Kindle (I had an early-gen version). I used it considerably, but ultimately, I was back to devouring paper books after six months or so.

    Anyways, thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope to enjoy your future ramblings!
    -Daniel

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  6. Hey Kristi, I know you’ve had a really busy weekend, but I commend your efforts and these fabulous posts. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger and the Real Neat Blog Awards. I hope you’ll accept. To find out more, please read my post Playing it Forward. Thanks again, Kristi.

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  7. Hello, Rambler! Thank you so much for following my blog!
    I truly hope you enjoy my writing and my stories, and let me tell you I really like your content, you have some very interesting posts.
    Have a wonderful day x

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  8. Thanks for following Oddysey of a Novice Writer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like you, I love red. So much so that I spend a lot of money trying to get what you come by naturally: red hair.

    I like you already become you’re a redhead; being a writer doesn’t hurt either. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Hi Kristi,

    I loved your photo in here!

    And I have to agree with you, we should never give up physical books. It still feels awesome reading from an actual, real book than scrolling up and down, lol.

    Love your ramblings!

    Luna

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