What the heck is this?

This is my personal blog and very officially un-official and full of things that won't make sense to anyone else. Notes. Word counts. Somewhat atrocious poetry. Research. Reviews of things so that my sieve of a brain remembers them. Things I write that'll never see the light of day under my real name because my agent would kill me. Well, maim maybe.

I don't think anyone actually wants to kill me.

So, that begs the question...who a m I? 

I'm an author, mostly of fantasy fiction for teens and children. I am...Weird. Random. Female. I like to make stuff. I spew words. I am better on paper than in person. I should probably try to spend more time with my friends in meat-space but I'm an extroverted introvert (or maybe vice versa). I use too many parenthetical phrases (especially in my non-professional writing because, hey, I can). I am older than people think I am. I am shorter than people think I should be. I am snarkier in my head than in person. I don't do a lot of the things I should. I do things I shouldn't.

The name I use here (and on reddit and other places wherein I am mostly anonymous) is a combination of two things: one of my favourite characters from fiction (Lirael from Garth Nix's Old Kingdom books...Sabriel might actually be my fav character but for whatever reason, the name Lirael is the one that has stuck with me...maybe because it was my character name in a D&D game that went on for over 5 years) and my favourite word: Widdershins. It's a Scottish adverb meaning "in a direction contrary to the sun's course, considered as unlucky; anticlockwise." such as "she danced widdershins around him" and it's the way you'd wind up inside fairyland...if you were lucky enough to find an entrance. You can't ever get into places like that straightforwardly. Everything is sideways in my world.

So. This blog is nonsense and you probably shouldn't read it.

And also...who are you?

Seriously. How did you wind up here? I'm curious and curiouser.

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