Meet some of your fellow June WriMo’s in our Featured Author series each Saturday and Thursday through June.
Hello! My name is Tabitha, but I go by my middle name, Rea (pronounced “REE”). I’m married to my HS sweetheart, and between the two of us, we share 5 kids. We have a Dachshund and two cats that keep us on our toes quite a bit!
I started wordslinging pretty young. My love for pen and paper began when I was 5 years old. In 2011, I came down with a nasty bout of creative laryngitis — about 8 months ago, my voice came back full force. So now I want to write ALL THE THINGS! So, for JuNoWriMo, I’m going to be writing an anthology of short stories. I’m a bit of a pantser, but I did a small bit of planning by going online and finding prompts to use for my book. ^_^ I cannot wait. I’m sure I’m driving my non-writing friends completely mad with my constant talk about this upcoming project!
Genre isn’t really something I’ve narrowed down. The book will be called “Chaotic Things,” because I’m always thinking about the most random topics. It’s fun, but it can be a bit frustrating. I’m not sure which one I’m going to start with, but that’s part of the fun of writing, is exploring all possible outcomes!
Writing has always been an outlet for me, a place to process things that happen or a dream I had that left me laying there wondering, “What on earth was that?” but even more, I love to make things up and sharing with the world. I’m an avid reader, so it only seems right that if I’ve got something to say, to share it with others, too. Sort of giving back, you know?
On 1st June, I will be starting “Chaotic Things,” and making a sincere attempt at the goal of 50K words. I do like adventure, and I do enjoy the freedom of flexibility, so even if it only comes out to 40k or over 60k, I’m all for it. Ultimately, my goal is ten stories of 5k words each, with the end goal of getting it published on Amazon’s KDP site.
I plan to participate in the JuNoWriMo for many years to come! I’m normally incredibly shy about my brain children, but I think this can be fun and it’s time for me to just do it.
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