One time, I ordered something over the phone. The woman asked how I spell my last name. I said, "Batman, you know..." and sang the song. She went, "N A N A N A." I had serious doubts about the educational system in America.
Wellll....actually I also just tested for my English credential, so next year I'll be teaching Math and English. I'm working my full Gemini brain potential. :) How long did you teach college English? (Sometimes I dream of teaching college level...but I think when I'm all done with the teaching it will be writing full-time!)
At the moment I have three favorite eras - Victorian, medieval, and ww2 - but my next book is set during the French Rev (it's a teen vampire romp, believe it or not) and I'm having a lot of fun researching that.
Rebecca, We're delighted to have you in the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. We save the wall for discussion, so please refrain from linking to blog posts there, but do add them in the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread.
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Hi Rebecca. As for your question, I feel equally at home in my home town of Sydney as I do in my adopted home of New York. Each city is different and has its own appeal. I just wish my family and old friends weren't quite so far away! I'm a heavy user of Skype ... Welcome to SheWrites. I got a bit overwhelmed at first when I joined, so my advice is to be careful about your message settings.