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About Fantasy-Schmantasy

About Your Blog Lady

I've been told that people like to see what you look like.
For some reason, my stormtrooper photo isn't sufficient.
My name is Susan: trivia buff, reader of all things from smut to Spenser, fitness enthusiast, creator of DC cosplay, and an English major who chose a focus in the prolific and practical avenue of creative writing. I adore Victorian poetry above and beyond all things, except perhaps kitten tummies.* Because have you seen kitten tummies? So fluffy. So cute.

I have been primarily focused on writing poetry for the past 12 years, but knew that someday I wanted to write and publish a novel.

In November 2010, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time and got a novel down on paper. It was a gruesome, serious sci-fi novel that is burning up in its folder, waiting for me to get back to it.

In November 2011, I participated in NaNoWriMo again. This was the year I began working on my fantasy novel. Over 2 years later, I am hacking away at the monster that has morphed into a whole series. And I'm here to tell you about it.

About the Blog

Fantasy is a world where the fantastic is not only possible, but very real. Where creatures from our imaginations roam wild, where magic happens, and where the impossible is simply the unimagined.

Schmantasy is a world where the fantastic bubble has popped, and it turns out that things like bills, desk jobs, and rejection not only exist, but will happen every day.

Fantasy-Schmantasy is my blog, my place to keep you updated on what it's like to write a fantasy novel and to begin the long road of rejection on the way to publication. We'll talk about plot holes, unruly characters, queries: the good, the bad, and the mostly ugly, synopses, finding a literary agent, and how to write an ending to a novel that doesn't want to end.

Things will be funny, occasionally. They'll be frustrated a lot. And they'll be honest all of the time.

Get ready. Because fantasy writing isn't nearly as fantastic as you think it is.

*My partner will just have to accept where he falls on this list. He would agree with me about the kittens.

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