Welcome to Inkspots! A blog where a 21-year-old college senior will post her writings (some she has written during free time, some she has accumulated during online courses) to hopefully entertain her readers (should she be so lucky to have them).
I hope to post a great
deal of my writing. Most are short stories I've written for school but
now have little use for them, save for submitting them to magazines.
Which I hope to do with some of my short stories, but I will keep others
for your enjoyment here too.
I have lots of fun writerly plans
for this blog. Lots of stories, short stories, short-short stories
(about 500 words), perhaps nonfiction, and maybe poetry (as terrible as
it probably is). And, if you're lucky (or ask incessantly) snippets from
my writings during my childhood. Be forewarned: they will probably make
you wince. I know I do.
Another idea I have is a serial story. I
have a plot and characters, and I hope it will be as exciting to read
as it has been for me to write. Maybe from time to time, I'll post
articles on writing. I don't know how much wisdom I have to share, but
perhaps it will just be my thoughts on things.
While I love
writing, I also love reading. My favorite genres/categories are YA,
fantasy, the classics, and some self-published works. So there may also
be book reviews.
That's just some of what I hope to do here. I
won't give away all the fun posts I want to do here, but I hope they
will be exciting. Do forgive me if posting is slow/irregular. School
naturally requires the most attention, but I want to make this blog
successful in keeping up with posting. For now, I'm shooting for every
Saturday for the serial story, and Wednesday for other posts. I don't
know how often Wednesday posts will be, though, because of school.
that I've bogged you down with details about the blog, I'll give you a
few details about me (short of telling you where I live). My name is
Olivia, and I've been homeschooled all my life, and after that, I
started college through an absolutely brilliant program called
CollegePlus. With this program, I don't have to attend traditional
college classes, and I can do all of my studying at home, and when I'm
ready (or, in my current situation, when I've completed the online
courses) I go an take a test. It's a genius way of doing college, and I
recommend it to everyone, from high school grads to high schoolers.
the eldest of five siblings. We live in the country with chickens and
two Corgis and a housecat. I keep busy with, as I've mentioned, school
and working towards an BA in English. Reading and writing are, as I have
also mentioned, some of my favorite activities. I enjoy a few of BBC's
television shows (Doctor Who, Merlin, Sherlock), and movie soundtracks
are Amon my favorite kind of music to listen to.
So, that's just a
little about me. Oh, I'm also writing a book. It's in its first draft
stage (school has given me new knowledge about writing that I realized
my book didn't have, so I rebooted it with my newfound knowledge), and I
hope to publish it. Along the way I want to submit short stories to
magazines, so I'll post here when a short story of mine is published and
where you can find it. I'll also provide ways to find other things I've
written for other places, not necessarily magazines. There's only one,
under a kind of pen name (it's my username for a fantasy forum), but
perhaps there will be more.
I'll let you go now. I hope you come back later to read my short stories, and I hope they won't disappoint.