CS Patra – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

by CS Patra

-I wrote my first novel at 18, which is when I really got into writing. I was interested in it for a long time but started taking it seriously by the end of high school. I handwrote this novel with multi-colored pens. Each section was written with a different color. These were pens I got as a present and I loved to write with them. So it seemed fitting to write this book that way. It was a fantasy novel and I remember it having lots of missing words (problem with having no white-out). But I felt accomplished afterwards. I doubt I would publish it in reality though.

-I am fond of the following random things besides writing; yellow roses (have to be yellow), ladybugs, turtles (be them land, sea, ninja, etc), peacocks, Greek mythology, movies, theater productions, French fries, dancing, yoga/pilates, museums, silver jewelry, and sleeping. They are some of the few things in the world that make me happy, no matter what mood I’m in.

-I love to work out and I go to the gym quite a bit. If I miss a day, I usually feel like something is missing in my life. Sometimes, I lift weights and run. Sometimes, I go into a dance or yoga class. But no matter what, I try my best to keep my body as fit as my mind.

-I’m not much of a makeup person but I do love nail polish and I like getting an occasional manicure/pedicure. I love colors that stand out, the brighter, the better. Sadly, I cannot keep my manicures for long. At most, they last a week before my nails start to chip (due to all kinds of work I do). My pedicures last quite a long time though.

-I could never give up cheese or ice cream (as well as frozen yogurt, gelato, sherbets, etc) for anything. I don’t eat them all the time but they are my guilty pleasures. Once in a while, I do like to indulge in them. I eat almost all cheeses and ice cream flavors too.

-My biggest issue with writing sometimes is finding a good stopping point. I get the beginning, I get the middle, but the end always takes me time to wrap up correctly. I think that is a reason why a good chunk of my books often end up having sequels. I always feel like something was unresolved. I’m working on this though!

-I do not know what my life would be like without music sometimes or least having some background noise. My musical tastes range from classical to country, rap to rock, and everything else in between. It helps me write and do my other work. Without it, I find myself getting easily distracting.

-Some of my books and ideas come from dares/discussion with other people. Lengths for Love was one of those ideas. I find it very challenging and it often gets me looking up/researching things that I never knew about before.

-Though I write just about anything, I really don’t like to write plays/scripts that much. I think it’s because I don’t like writing stage direction. I’d rather the actors come up with their own emotions/directions to the lines. I think I may squeeze out a play once in a blue moon but I’d rather write stories and poetry over them.

-I have quite a few interests outside of writing. In addition to that, I paint, make jewelry (though I haven’t done much of it lately), and I cook on a rare occasion. I am also doing my masters right now and I work for the state’s revenue department. Those tend to take up my day while writing and more schoolwork tends to take up my nights.

People say they will do just about anything for love. Some might go far enough to try and find the impossible. Some will stop at no lengths for the one they love. When Ian Choi’s girlfriend gives him the most difficult task…find her someone, a vampire, to turn her immortal…he is faced with a choice he never imagined he’d have to make. And little does he know just what could happen while he’s trying to make her wish come true.

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Genre – Supernatural / Romance / Fiction

Rating – PG13

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