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.

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