Hi all! I’m Tara. I’m mid-20s, California girl now (mostly) living in Northern England. Up until very recently I’ve been working in writing intensive fields, though this meant I had less time to work on my own fiction projects. I’ve always been interested in space opera and paranormal and that’s mostly what I write.
My WIP is a modern fantasy about mermaids and family legacies set off the coast of Maine. I also work intermittently on a coming-of-age novel set in the Christian homeschool community which needs revision, mainly to make it less “Mean Girls meets Saved.”
I’m in a position now to concentrate full-time on my writing, but my biggest challenge is working in a vacuum! I lost the network I had in college, so hoping to make some new connections here. At the moment, I’m a bit isolated geographically, and the closest appropriate crit group is more hard SF oriented. I’m seeking a like-minded partner or two to circulate ideas, work on structure and generally be there as a motivating force for keeping on track. I read lots of non-fiction (history, politics, science, anthropology), but tend to stick to SF/F and chick lit (YA and adult) for my fiction needs.
Also wanted to add: I’m very interested in the editing side of things, as it’s been my favourite bits in all of my past jobs.