This has been the summer of writing bios.
I hate writing my bio.
Either I get depressed because I haven't won any Nobel Prizes lately or I feel embarrassed listing my accomplishments. My bio never seems pithy enough or funny enough or it's funny when it should be serious. And somehow I always manage to talk about everything BUT myself as a writer.
This summer alone I have had to write 5 different bios. Some as short as 25 words (twenty-five words!), others as long as 150. Some for grants, others for the sole purpose of sounding cute.
So I thought I'd take this format to practice bio-writing. After all, I don't need to practice my stream-of-consciousness blog-writing skills; I need to practice my divulge-pertinent-personal-information skills.
I thought I'd start with ones I've already penned.
Here's my favorite of my uniformed bios. It's my Facebook tagline, Twitter tagline, and my bio for the site fiction365.com.
Janine Kovac likes champagne, folded laundry, and moonlit walks on the beach thinking about champagne and folded laundry. She writes because God tells her to.
I like it because it's short, sweet, and pretty accurate. And if I ever win any Major Awards, I can always add to it--like this:
Janine Kovac likes champagne, folded laundry, and moonlit walks on the beach thinking about champagne and folded laundry. She writes because God tells her to. Oh, and in 2013, Ms. Kovac won the Nobel Prize for Mommy Blogging. She uses her medal as a coaster for her champagne flute.