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My names Mich and I'm a 30 something Brit, dwelling along the wind tossed coast of the UK. It would be romantic to say that I look out to the sea from my home(thankfully the beach is only a 2 minute walk away), but alas, while I can hear that it's close, the British Army had better plans for my view, so I'm blessed with the stunning sight of soldiers on a daily basis undergoing (or should I say surviving) the horror of the assault course. (To say that my inner perv is thrilled would be an understatement)
I have 2 cats, a garden allotment where I grow my own veggies and reading Fan Fic is my dirty little secret/guilty pleasure.
When I'm not procrastinating by sitting here reading, I spend my days buried under piles of paper and notebooks bring to life my tall tales of pirates and werewolves (and sometimes vampires too!) that I eventually hope to send off to a publisher on the off chance that they'll take pity on me and publish them. It's my ambition to have kids going to sleep at night dreaming about Old Jan my pirate and George the werewolf and the adventures that I've sent them on. I know one day it will happen!
I'm writing (or atleast trying to) my first fan fic, however with the the minefield that is FF TOS I've decided to post it on my blog and here on TWCS rather than there and have it removed, because I just know my potty mouth will offend someone. http://tiggy2shoes.blogspot.com/
Bella Swan, Senior Intelligence Analyst with the CIA has uncovered a plot to blow up the capitol, but there's a traitor in CIA HQ and they have their eyes on her. In order to protect the country she loves, she has to risk losing everything.
It's essentially a Bella and Edward story, but more along the lines of action and adventure rather than angst and romance, as I'm the least mushy person I know, don't get me wrong, there will be angst, but I'm all about the action. (Just one look at my bookcases at home would have you thinking a guy lived here, the most romantic book I own is Twilight lol, you could say I'm a bit of a Jasper, I like my war books and I have a lot of them.) Thus far I have the prologue up and 12 chapters sitting on my computer being chopped, changed, hashed, rehashed, deleted and rewritten lol I don't have a beta, but if there is anyone out there that would put up with my crap feel free to get in touch. It would be great to bang heads with someone else.
Hmmm what else?
I used to work for a well known UK wildlife charity in one of their wild animal parks. I also had the pleasure of working on a wildlife documentary at aformentioned wild animal parks and got to spend time working with a sadly now deceased Steve Irwin (Croc Hunter). However that is no longer the reality, as I have Chronic Kidney Disease and am now pitifully unemployed and waiting on a kidney transplant. This means that a chance for a sudden disappearance should said kidney become available is pretty good. More time for writing though! Bonus!
I also spend a little of my time as a critter creator (that's what I call it!) I have my own zazzle store (another of my dirty little secrets) and design my own apparel and giftware to bring in a bit of money. Check it out here... www.zazzle.com/michiemoo
If I wasn't doing all this creative stuff, or pumping myself full of drugs to keep my kidneys going a bit longer, I'd be fullfilling my other big dream (one day I will) I've loved sharks since I first saw Jaws aged 5 and I've had this dream to swim with a Great White from that moment. Admittedly as I've gotten older I've come to the understanding that perhaps a dive cage would be a good idea in this instance, but I will do it one day! Unfortunately we don't have them in the UK and at this current time travel is not an option that is available to me.
I have a sort of bucket list (or I should perhaps call it the "You aint Dead Yet List")
I believe that you write your own destiny.
I occassionally play on twitter ... @Tiggy2Shoes (Although I normally hide out on a work name so I can piss off a former professor of mine at the Natural History Museum, with inane questions, he loves me really!)