First, about me:
I’m a 24-year-old graduate student from New Jersey. While technically I’m in an English-focused program, my personal research tends to revolve around video games and feminism.
About three years ago I decided to start Not Quite Literally as a sort of dumping ground for my brain. The blog was also sort of a promise to myself — I’d write more. You know. Actually more. While most writers know how those promises tend to go, Not Quite Literally actually worked out kinda well for me. A few months after I started blogging I was noticed by the Editor-and-Chief of an upcoming gaming blog, which landed me my first professional writing gig. Not too long after I was inspired to start the writing process on my first novel.
I felt like a real writer. It was awesome.
And then I started grad school last August.
All of my productivity stopped. Everything that wasn’t a paper just stopped. I couldn’t focus on anything but academia. Progress on my novel stopped. I stepped away from my position as a journalist. I stopped posting to Not Quite Literally.
Slowly, however, as I’ve gotten used to the pace of grad school, I’ve started to miss writing — you know, writing — not for someone else, but for myself. So I went out and finished the first draft of my novel.
And, of course, I decided to start blogging again.
So here I am.
So what should I expect to read here?
Despite the fact that I mentioned my academic pursuits first I’m hardly a pure academic. As such, you can expect to read articles on anything that happens to come to my mind. This means feminist critiques, music/movie/entertainment reviews, ludological studies, car enthusiast ramblings, notes on relationships, and just about everything else. It’s a variety.
How can I contact you?
If you need to contact me the best method is tweeting at me. Alternatively, commenting on the blog.