I entered in #PitchWars this week, a writing contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer each, read their manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents.
A few PitchWars mentees were doing #PimpMyBio, where they put up a little bit about themselves so that mentors can learn about us. There’s even a collected list of #PimpMyBios.
It seemed like fun, so, without further ado, here’s 5 Things You Need to Know About Emma.
1. I REALLY like tea.
I love tea, you guys. I really do. I am the most British of Brits, having a cup of tea in times of peril, or sleepiness, or just because it’s chilly.
Here’s the latest picture of my tea collection. I actually need to take a new photo of the changes that have occurred since then.
2. I am the most British of Brits, but also the most Scottish of Scots
Okay, I’ll never match up to a Glaswegian, but I have a strong patriotic street. Not politically–let’s not mention the tormented unicorn that is the current state of Scottish politics–but I’ll rave about haggis and bagpipes and fun Scottish desserts. This part of the country is beautiful and I love living here.
Fun fact: My family hails from the Western Isles, a lovely but flawed part of the country where religion is very strict and alcoholism is very high. Recently a church elder had to be suspended for transporting rams on a Sunday.
3. Also the geekiest of geeks
Works in IT? Check. Watches anime? Check. Can build a computer from scratch? Of course. Videogames? Of course. Comics? Yes, and I even have strong opinions about them.
I write long Tumblr posts defending Cersei and Sansa from Game of Thrones and Effie from The Hunger Games. I’m not only in multiple fandoms, but I’m in bandoms too. I know what Superwholock is and can go from Jensen Ackles to Eren Jaeger in a split second.
Sometimes I am Batman. On other nights, I’m more like Pikachu.
4. I suffer from CAPS LOCK ENTHUSIASM
I JUST. I JUST REALLY LIKE THINGS. I LIKE BEING EXCITED. I LIKE BEING EXCITED IN MY LOUD INTERNET VOICE.
IF YOU HAVE AN ARTSY THING THAT YOU CARE ABOUT I WILL ALSO CARE ABOUT IT. LOUDLY. IN CAPS LOCK.
5. I’m artsy sometimes
I draw lots of pictures related to my writing, and sometimes I commission artwork too. Here’s the pieces related to my current on-sub project, DIVIDE THE SKY.
I don’t pretend that my art is up to much, but I have fun drawing it and sharing it anyway.