Sushi (sushimustwrite) wrote,

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Welcome! Introduce yourself! Et cetera!

I forgot this earlier. I found a slip in my mailbox today telling me that for security reasons, we would have to show ID to claim packages starting 16 October. An ID with my picture and "God" popped into my mind. Imagine explaining that one to the postal workers, should it happen again. *giggles*

Also, I've suddenly acquired a bunch of new people on my friends list over the past few days because of NaNoWriMo. So welcome! Introduce yourself! Tell me something about yourself, about your plot (if you have one), your characters, why you joined NaNoWriMo, anything you want. Even if you've know me for years (or even for more than a week), go ahead and introduce yourself. I'm not picky.

I guess I should introduce myself first for the benefit of the new people to get things started. (Black Cat is not the best time to stumble upon my journal, I must admit.) So hi. I'm Sujin (sushimustwrite at the NaNo forums). Call me Sujin, Sushi... I'm not overly pickly picky. While we're on that topic, I don't like pickles or salt. Anyway. I'm nineteen, a second-year college student in Atlanta, and currently a math and French major. I refuse to answer the "What do you want to do with that major?" question on the ground that I don't know the answer. Outside of frantic novel-writing, I enjoy reading, grammar, languages, wikis, and trivia, among other things. I'm sure other people can come up with a more interesting description of me (ever notice that we always write the worst descriptions for ourselves?), but there we go. On to the NaNo-related stuff. This is more interesting; trust me.

This year will be my fifth year doing NaNoWriMo, meaning my first year was my second year of high school. I found out about it while journal-hopping. My first and second attempts to write a novel failed miserably (I was twelve), so when I found out about NaNo, I dove it, only never to return. I've won every year, including the first year, during which I wrote half the novel in the last five days and met my muse during that time. I even wrote my college application essay on NaNo (and still got in!), but that's another story.

What do I write? I normally write lit fic without the lit; this year I'm bordering on the romance. While some people start planning their plots months in advance, I don't. In fact, my novels look very unplanned next to theirs (and next to some of yours!), but it's okay. I'll know where it's going when I get started. I do have some semblance of a plot for this year's NaNo novel, and even a name for my main character (Astra Leigh...she has a last name, but she doesn't use it). That's usually all I need to get going.

One last thing. Since I don't usually plan, this isn't a journal just for NaNo-related stuff, as some of you may have figured out. Everything goes here. I'm sure some of my friends get tired of reading about NaNo-related excitement in May, but I'm not that organised. Feel free to read, comment, et cetera, on anything you want, though, NaNo-related or not.

That's enough about me, though. Let's hear about you!
Tags: agnesfall2006-1, nanowrimo2006, queries

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