Welcome to the Upstairs Archives, which is generally a place where I just mess around and hide from my real life. No, don’t get me wrong, I am sometimes serious… but I’d prefer not to do it here, is all.
This blog has generally two types of pages; stories so that I can compare notes with fellow writers and demonstrate my points, and the kind that include theory. The ones dealing with my personal life are kind of in a category of their own.
I’m an obsessive-compulsive writer, two-time National Novel Writing Month camper, and that’s most of what I do in my time off. This will probably wind up being a place where I rave about the good books, pick apart and explain what went wrong with the bad ones, and if you, my readers, are lucky, I might just post a story or two! Of course, knowing me, I will probably also find a place to randomly throw in something about cooking or housekeeping. After all, that’s what tags are for, isn’t it???
On here, I go by erinkenobi2893. I’m also known as ErinKenobi2893 on lego.com, Wikia (which is where I connect to some of my lego.com friends), and the Nanowrimo and Camp Nano sites. That username has taken over my online life, though in reality, I have to wonder exactly how many people I know know me on line and more, know what my username is…
I have a whole bunch of insane stuff I’m a fan of. Some of it inspires more fanfiction than others. For instance, “Star Wars” is the big one, and I have a whole cast who never appear anywhere else. “Lord of the Rings” is another one of my obsessions. But I only have one story about a Christmas (Yule) celebration in the Shire, for that. And a bunch of poems. *sigh* After that is BBC’s “Merlin.” And I blame my best friend, whom I will call Iris here, for this one. True, I watched it back when “The Dragon’s Call” first came out, but she rediscovered it! Then I have a penchant for classics like “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” and most of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson and George Alfred Henty. I probably have a bunch of other favorite stories, but never mind… Oh wait! The Redwall books, by Brian Jacques, and “The War of the Vendee.” Honestly, if you have not seen that movie, you have no idea what real film-making art is.
I have three siblings. We were all homeschooled (or are currently homeschooling) K-12. *Gasp!* We’re Roman Catholic, but if you don’t particularly like that idea, I’ll make sure to tag the posts that rage about people leaving during the middle of Mass or whatever else with something so that you’ll be forewarned. My siblings will go by Sprite (a teenager), Jewell (a just-barely-made-it teenager), and Raya (a preschoolder) on here. My best friend and fellow conspirator, who is also known by the aliases of Irisbloom5 (on both aforementioned Nano sites) and Daylee15, will probably be called simply Iris.
Anyway, enough about me. Let’s get out and write!