Hi everyone, I’m Rae!
How did I get to be a freelance editor in training and total fangirl?
It all started with a challenge…
You see my grandmother was tired of my attitude after I graduated eight grade. I was pretty angst-y. So, she challenged a sulking thirteen year old me to read one book a day the summer before I started high school. I tried to cheat by reading tiny dime novels only to end up having a good time. I really, really disliked reading and then one day I didn’t anymore.
Stories to me are a way of escape and expression. Writing is an outlet to get the jumble of my thoughts onto paper. My voice and writing is still being developed but I know that is all part of the process. Will I write the next American novel? Eh. Will I write a bestseller? Hmm, maybe. The fun comes from exploring and not giving up. Long story short – don’t you dare give up! I did and after two years I finally realized the piece of me that is missing is my writing. Here’s hoping I start drafting again ASAP!
Now from my first blog post, entitled The Beginning, I gave a brief background on what I’m was doing right in my life. That’s changed and here’s the update.
I’m now a college graduate with a major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I continue to suffer from big looming life decisions, a mid twenties crisis, and navigating this whole mystery of adulting. That the basics. But, there is hope for I’m continuing to explore the world of blogging, book publishing, and now freelancing. Woot!
I’m also still a fangirl at heart. Meaning I get way too attached to certain characters and my list of imaginary fictional boyfriends is quite long. Some of my favorite authors are Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Susanna Kearsley, Deborah Harkness, and… well you get the point since the list goes on. I read a lot and can’t pinpoint my favorite book of all time. I can say some personal favorites are The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I prefer fiction (romance, fantasy, etc.) over non-fiction. I’m in the transition period from YA to Adult… just kidding! I still read a ton of YA, especially YA fantasy. Oops?
I’ll let my reviews and blog content speak for themselves throughout the course of this blog’s (hopefully long) lifespan.
I think that about covers everything. I could go on… but I need to have a little mystery in my life while I take those baby steps back into writing after two years!
Thanks for reading!
Stay tuned for updates, coming soon!
The super cute and convenient short bio:
Raven Eckman, nickname Rae, is a library assistant by day, freelance editor by night, and fangirl at every available opportunity. She always knew books were her passion, well after her grandmother’s challenge to read a book a day, and obtained her B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University. Currently, she’s drowning in her TBR list, deciding on whether or not to go for her MFA, outlining her would be novel, and expanding her freelancing business while looking for more bookish things to get involved with. She is active on Twitter, Instagram, and sometimes Facebook when she remembers.