So. About me. (I refuse to write about myself in the third person.)
There’s not too much about the private me that I want to share (yet?), though you may get some idea about my personality from my posts. First and foremost, I’m a family person. I married my high-school sweetheart, and if anyone ever found out how insanely happy we are together, they’d probably find a way to make that illegal. (So… sshh!) We have three very bright kids, each of them awesome in different ways, two great dogs, one of them calm as a cucumber, the other one skittish and neurotic, and two tomcats.
I’m a perfectionist, a bit of a grammar
Na… er, grammar nasty. I lament the fact that “the days of good English have went”, that too many people can’t spell “definitely”, can’t tell “their” from “there” or “they’re”, consider “whom” to be dead, keep using “there’s” with plural nouns, and that modern writers fear long sentences. The number of spelling/grammar mistakes I spot (I am biologically unable to read past them) in everyday life, from websites to TV to even books, is mind-boggling.
Publically, I’m a web developer with way too many interests. Work keeps me busier than I’d like, and my other interests mean I never have as much time as I’d like to devote to blogging and writing. For now, it has to be that way, though, because the fact that I work, and that I’m good at what I do, means I can afford (though barely) to provide my kids with a good education.
One of the primary interests I intend to write about is, well, writing. (Guess that makes this a meta-writing blog, in a sense.) I’ve always loved writing and being creative, but mostly it’s been software and websites rather than actual prose. Similar, in a way, but in late 2013 and early 2014, I’ve had a bit of time to really write… and fallen in love with it. One of the main reasons for starting this blog was to get a web presence for my “author persona” out there, to document my journey as I struggle with finishing my manuscript, then queries, submissions, and rejections, and to encourage myself to not lose sight of my goal of one day being able to share the story that’s been spooking around my head for so long with the world.
If you’d like to contact me, you can use either “amos at amosmcarpenter dot com” or “amosmcarpenter at gmail dot com”, or comment anywhere on this blog. (More ways to contact me.) I’d love to hear from you. No, really.
Welcome. And enjoy. (And like, and share, and comment, and link back, and all that good stuff.)