Armchair BEA: Beyond the Blog

Day 4 of Armchair BEA already! Eek! Okay, time to talk about writing outside of the blogworld, and something fun from real life...

I'm definitely a writer. For a time, my major was Writing - and then the English curriculum was changed, and I switched back to a Literature concentration (with a sprinkling of writing courses). I was a staff-writer for the campus newspaper for a semester, before being promoted to A&E Editor my Junior and Senior years. I've got notebooks and Word.doc files galore with snippets and starts. (I'm actually even working on my first novel right now!). In a perfect world, I'd somehow be able to make a living writing - either at a paper (I'd love to do color commentary for sports!) or magazine, or by publishing books. Until then, I just enjoy the writing itself ... Blogging, newsy-quirky letters and emails to friends ... I'm a contributor to IndieJane, and have also turned my love of writing to work as a beta reader and story editor for several of the IndieJaneites.

As a fun tidbit of my life outside of books (and yes, I do have one!) ... I have a 13lb rabbit. Her name is 'BabyCat', and my brother and a buddy found her in the park one January evening. From our best estimate, she was about 3 weeks old at the time - and so very, very tiny. I brought her home, gave her food, water and love, and she started growing...and didn't stop for 18 months! Never in my life would I have thought she'd get so big, ha... But she's my bunnygirl, and a very good snuggler. Although, she does seem to think books are for eating rather than reading...

BabyCat, Easter photo shoot 2012


  1. Your bunny is adorable!

    Good luck with writing! I wish I had it in me, but I just don't think it's there. Just have to read I guess!

  2. Looks like you have a writing career ahead of you somewhere - keep writing that book! I love the bunny photo - she's looking very soft and cuddly :)

  3. Neil Gaiman says a Writer writes. Keep it up.

  4. That seems like one big rabbit, but very cute!

  5. I was an English Lit major, too! (Imagine that, right?) Sounds like you're quite busy with all your writing ventures, and blogging has definitely helped me hone my own skills. Just the discipline to maintain an active blog is a great form of writing!

  6. Aww, what a gorgeous rabbit! How adorable. Great post, I'm pleased to meet you!

    New to your blog!
    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page

  7. Awe, your bunny is so cute, and so big! :D We haven't had a rabbit for a few years, but our last one Jesse, was big like that too. I miss him, he was also a great snuggler! :D

    Most of the little bits on my laptop are just starts too. Who knows if maybe one day they'll blossom into books. ;)

    Thanks for sharing,
    My Armchair BEA Beyond the Blog Post