October 6, 2010

now that i have a blog...

... I'm not entirely sure what to write about.

We'll leave the first blog post to an introduction.

Hello, my name is Brooke. I'm twenty-one, married, and I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.

My current profession is novelist, though I have yet to make any sort of money or recognition from this job. It would seem that my dreams of selling a book as soon as I finished it were rather unrealistic. That's okay. I'll keep writing. I have finished one novel, and I am currently working on several more (meaning there are about five other books that have anything from a synopsis to three pages). I have recently started a promising project, which may lend itself to be a finished novel in some undetermined amount of time. I write fantasy, and fantasy only. I don't care to write anything else.

I thoroughly enjoy reading. My favorite author is Diana Wynne Jones. If you haven't read any of her books, do so... right now. I recommend starting with Howl's Moving Castle and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. I believe that Tolkien ascended to godhood after he finished The Lord of the Rings. I love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. There are of course many other books that I love, but I don't want this post to be entirely about books.

During the time I spend with friends, we either go bowling, play video games, or play Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, I'm one of those. I currently play as Nor-Al, a Goliath Storm Warden for those of you who know what that is, and I just reached level seven in our current campaign. I used to play World of Warcraft (80 Troll Shaman named Xerzhena) but I got tired of Northrend and froze my account. I might possibly start playing again when Cataclysm hits December 7, but that depends if my husband starts playing again or not. He's rather determined not to, but I have a feeling he'll give in. My other favorite games are Rise of Nations, Fable, Lego Harry Potter, Oblivion, Raving Rabbids, and the original-ish Prince of Persia trilogy.

I don't watch much television since we canceled our cable, but my favorite TV shows to date are Battlestar Galactica, LOST, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Merlin and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Favorite movies include anything written by Hayao Miyazaki, mainly Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I'm a huge fan of the Disney princesses movies, like Aladdin, Pocahontas, the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast.... etc.

My favorite color is green. I like to cook.

And, I think that's everything.

Nice to meet you, too.


  1. Hi! Congratz on blog!

    D&D= <3
    Oblivion= <3
    WoW= <3
    Avatar= <3
    FMA= <3
    Hayao Miyazaki= <3
    stay at home wife novelist= jealous!

    Yeah, I'm not sure what to write about on mine, either. Wanna swap post ideas?

    I would love to know what it's like in Arkansas. Maybe a little (or maybe not so little!) description and some pics? :)

  2. Now that you are official, you win teh internetz. Love the background, by the way.

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