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This was last edited far too long ago, so the time has come for me to change the sticky post... finally. I'm terrible at updating this, and my bio. Hopefully I won't leave it as long next time.

The ten things under the cut are also newly edited.

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1. I currently work as a ghostwriter, and I've been lucky enough not to have too many times when I've found myself with no work at all. That doesn't mean you won't find regular rants here about how stressful it can all be, because if I had a chance to go back and do this all again I don't think I'd make the same choices, due to the fact I'm pretty limited now. What I do hope to do is find myself some sort of part time job I can work around the ghostwriting. I don't know how much luck I'm going to have, but I feel like I need the experience doing something else, no matter how boring it is. (This may change in the future. It all depends on how things go in the next couple of months.)

2. When I'm not ghostwriting then I'm writing for me. I have my own website, and also crosspost to [community profile] kawebbwriting. Come and check me out if you like speculative fiction. I mostly write fantasy, but I also have a couple of post-apoc worlds, a little sci-fi, and I'm currently working out some new dystopias.

3. James and I are lucky enough, for the first time in our lives, to have our own living space. We live in an annex built for us by our landlords. It's got me thinking about what our next steps are going to be when it comes to housing, but, for now, we're good here. We have access to three wonderful dogs - Tilly, Milly, and Bob. We have a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a living room. Everything is good for the moment.

4. I'm not diagnosed with any mental health issues, but I lived through domestic violence for most of my life, and I know it changed me. The Kayleigh I might have been is not the Kayleigh I am, and it's something I'm learning to cope with, although I'm not always happy with who I am. I have problems working out what I'm feeling, dealing with people, and I have major trust issues. Occasionally I fall apart. Mostly I don't let these things get to me, but sometimes it does.

5. My boyfriend James and I have been together for eleven years now. There are days when that seems impossible, but it's true. I'm not going to say everything is perfect, because that would be a lie, and there are days when it feels like all I want is to be by myself. He has executive functioning issues which make life a little more difficult than I want it to be, but that doesn't change the fact I love him to pieces. He's my best friend, my rock, and, at times, my worst enemy. A lot of the time we do talk about the future, even though it's a complicated thing to talk about for both of us.

6. I have no one else I could call a true friend right now. I get on okay with James' friends, which is nice, but I don't have anyone in my life I can talk to about anything to. I want to try to change that, but I don't know how well that's going to go, because being self employed means I don't really have any easy way to meet people. 

7. I'm a bookworm, always have been and always will be. I have hundreds of books on my bookcases. The majority are fiction but then I also have over a hundred non-fiction books. I dislike the time it takes for a book to be published, which is on of the reasons I'm looking into self-publishing, but I love collecting series of books. My favourite genre is fantasy, whether it's urban fantasy or a fantasy world, and I also enjoy sci-fi and horror (as long as the horror isn't too terrifying). I also have a Kindle, which has far too many books on it. I do want to try to read as many of them as I can, but I'm not going to push myself to finish books I don't like.

8. Since I was 12 I have called myself a witch. At the moment I'm more of a studying witch than a practicing witch due to circumstances. I got my first deck of tarot cards when I was 9, which was more due to luck than anything else, and now I have several decks as well as a collection of oracle card decks. I've always been quite accurate but I haven't been reading as often since I left college. I'm also reading about shamanism because I feel a real connection to the subject, but I don't know if I will ever be a shaman.There's probably a lot more I can say on this subject but I don't want to make the point too long. If anyone has any questions then feel free to ask me.

9. I'm currently in the process of restarting my courses with the School of Natural Health Sciences. I'm a qualified crystal healer and colour therapist.

10. Normally I don't play a lot of computer games but I do love simulation games, such as the Sims 2 (I have no interest in the Sims 3), Harvest Moon, and Stardew Valley. I'm not a huge fan of RPGs, but I love watching James play them and I do get very involved in the storylines. My current favourite, eve now, is the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess because I love Midna as a character and I will never give up hope they bring her back in another game. I also enjoy playing Pokemon and I own most of the games but my current favourite is Soul Silver because it's longer than the old games and has the best Pokemon in (I prefer old school Pokemon but there are a few I like from the newer games). My party is usually full of cute Pokemon. Unusually I've also found myself enjoying Borderlands, especially collecting cool guns.

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It would have been easier for me to write more than ten because I know I missed some things out but I think I've put down some of the most important things. If you've read this and still want to get to know me then just add me. I'll add most people back as long as I feel we have something in common, whether that be a love for Midna or an interest in paganism.

Date: 2012-07-30 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] autumntea
Hi

I'm fairly new here, but I think we have some interests in common and wonder if I could add you? My profile and friends only post probably give you a good idea what I'm about.

I'm also a writer who dreams of being published, and though I'm looking into self employment right now, I was unable to work for many years due to personal things and depression/anxiety, so I relate to that.

Anyway, if you'd like to add me, that would be great!

Date: 2014-04-30 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainflowermoon
Found you via the crowdfunding community here on DW and I was wondering if I could add you? I too am a (lapsed) writer/poet and considering giving writing a go again. Feel free to add me if you like.

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