Hello! Welcome to my blog– I am so excited to have you here reading these words!
It is perfectly normal you have no idea what “storynerd” means. I’m brand new to this blogging thing and decided to get off to a terrific start by coining a term. *nervous grin*
Allow me to explain and then… introductions! I promise to tell y’all people who I am as long as you introduce yourselves too.
I was looking for a word to describe, and it had to be the right word. “Booknerd”, “bookdragon”, or “bibliophile” came close… people, often introverts to some degree, who obsess over books. But that still wasn’t perfect.
See, as much as I love soaking up delicious words bound together… that’s not what I am all about.
It is the stories in life that interest me the most. Yes, that includes books, but there is also so much more!
lover of all things which hold a tale
I read stories in the random passerby’s face. Ones he is longing to tell someone who cares to listen, and others, more, buried deep down inside and hidden.
I hear a story in the bird’s call. See one in the sunset, the Artist’s masterpiece.
There is a story tucked inside song lyrics-
Even in the music. I can feel the fears, laughter, longing- spoken by the notes as they soar and dip.
I can see stories tucked inside the corners of a smile, preserved in a photograph years ago. And I wish I knew them more.
All these stories swirl about me each day; I see, hear, read them everywhere I look. Some make me laugh or squeal inside. Sometimes they make me “cool-shiver” (did I coin that too?) because of a hero, a gem, I’ve found just because I cared to pause and watch and notice. Sometimes the stories hurt to ‘read’, they wring out my heart –hard. But I still love them. And I still want more. 🙂 That’s what a Storynerd means!
This blog is dedicated to recounting the joys and trials… the journeys… the life -of me! 😀 And for telling those precious stories I run across that simply beg to be told. ❤ You can expect a post about two times each week.
My name is Anna (pronounced “onnuh”). You can go read my official bio thingy on my about page, but I wanted to say “hi” real quick and tell y’all a few things about me. 🙂
*I’m a pastor’s kid– which means my family has suuuuper long theological discussions over meals and examines the worldview behind everything. I love it!
*I always, always lose my shoes. Usually by accident, sometimes on purpose… call me Cinderella. 😉
*There are seven sisters in my family. We have one brother, and I’ve always been his buddy/human wood-clamp/comedy partner.
*Three of my older siblings are published authors, and I hope to be someday soon.
*Though I never thought I could write anything but fiction, I write for the site TeensGotCents.com. Whaat?!
*I write with really short pencils… for some reason they all have teeth marks on them. 😛
*My siblings and I speak fluent movie and book quotes (and those of our own invention).
*I enjoy deep conversations with beautiful souls about a wonderful God.
*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (edited by my darling Mamsie!) makes me cry and laugh at the same time.
*My dad, an artist, helps us see the beauty in the world, and my mom is the literary lover– reading books aloud to the family ever since we were tiny!
*Each Sunday I drag my friends at church into the foyer to make them sing with me.
*I wear reading glasses… when I remember to. 😉
*When the toothbrushes come out, you know brilliance is about to happen. Honestly, we can’t get anything done in this creatively-generating family. lol
*I had only ever written short stories before I dove headfirst into a novel NaNoWriMo 2016, reaching the grand 50k when I rebooted the story NaNo 2017. YAY!!
So that’s who I am! 🙂 I also write, read, play Frisbee, and sketch way-too-short story characters. (Oh, and I’m super short.)
Also, I’m a storynerd. Now tell me about you! 🙂 ~A