UPDATE: I’ve moved blogs! Visit my sister and I over at getarchd.com for all future updates.
My name is Lindsey, but most of my friends must not know how to pronounce my full name, because they typically go with either Linny or just stop at Linds. I’m okay with that.
I would classify my life up to this point as rather normal, by which I mean my family has never been center stage for a Jerry Springer taping, I’ve never qualified for “Sixteen and Pregnant” and a TV segment on my background story would never bring anyone to tears. They might laugh a little, sure. But tears? Highly unlikely. Besides, I hate sob stories, so I find it convenient I don’t have to tell you one.
In short, I’m a full-time graphic designer who struggles to find enough free time to also write, paint & ring my Mississippi State cowbell. I promise you that one day, my book’s spine will be on your bookshelf. However, for that to happen, my novel has to actually be published.
While I’ve written a full manuscript, I’ve failed to accomplish anything with it beyond endless re-edits, a couple title changes and creating more cover designs than I can count (obviously where the graphic designer in me has taken over). Though, with my friends’ constant lectures of “Linds, hurry up so I can read it!” or “Linny, are you ever going to let anyone else see it?” I think I might need to get on with those query letters.
As I know I’ve no doubt killed you with suspense and you’re dying to know what my manuscript is about, go here to learn more about JADED. While my novel does have a lot of me in it, I often have to stress that it is FICTION. Which means, I started with a tiny little truth (a break-up) and then started making up a bunch of shit. That is the definition of fiction, right?
I plan on using this blog to cover everything on my journey to get JADED published. But don’t worry, I live in one of the most entertaining ZIP codes in Memphis, TN, work a full-time job and have some crazy great friends. I have no doubt there will be numerous entertaining tidbits thrown in that have absolutely nothing to do with writing.
And with that, I’ll leave you with a few, final disclaimers:
I’m from Memphis, but NO I have never visited Graceland and if you ask me about Elvis again, there’s a 50/50 chance I will smack you in the face. I’m too sarcastic for my own good. I love football (Peyton Manning). I read too fast but hate libraries. I’m a horrible driver. My language more closely resembles that of a sailor than a nun (especially when I’m driving). I love football (Mississippi State Bulldogs). Chocolate and whipped cream both bring out my gag reflex. I don’t like little dogs. Oh, and I love football (I own a cowbell and I’m not afraid to ring it).