Hey, ‘sup, bitchez? My name is Minna Hong, and this is my fiction blog. It’s an emerging, living entity, so it’ll change, grow, and occasionally spit up along the way. Just FYI, I swear. A lot. So if that’s problematic, you may want to skip this blog entirely.
It’s kind of strange. For years, this has been the home of my personal blog, which has now been moved to theminna.com. I ranted and I railed about whatever popped in my mind. Then, I closed the curtains on my blog and moved on to other adventures. My fiction site was one reason I closed down my blog, and now, roughly a year later*, I am ready to make magic happen.
Since it’s November, that means NaNoWriMo. I’ve already met the goal – 56,142 and counting – which isn’t surprising for me. If you’ve ever read anything I’ve written, you know I have no trouble spewing a bunch of words at a time. In the past couple years, I’ve set my own goals for NaNoWriMo, and this year, I have three. One is to get this website up and running – as defined by me. The second is to write a mystery novel, and I’m about a third down with that.
The third goal is, well, a bit more complicated. As a political writer, on of my main focuses is on so-called women’s issues**. I have covered so many anti-choice bills/laws/comments, it’s been enraging, disheartening, and heartbreaking. It was also all-consuming, so I decided to write a short story set in a dystopian world that has banned abortion and contraception. Then I wrote another one. And another. The frightening thing is that it doesn’t seem that far off, really. Anyway, I decided to write an anthology of these stories, so my third goal for NaNoWriMo is to do just that. To that end, I’ve written two more short stories set in my dystopian world. I’m aiming to write at least half a dozen more.
I will try to keep y’all updated as to how NaNoWriMo goes. I’ll be out of town for a week-and-a-half, so it might go off the rails completely. Anyway, pull up a seat, grab your favorite beverage, and welcome!
I blog politically at Angry Black Lady Chronicles under the ‘nym, asiangrrlMN. Imani Gandy is my Angry Black Overlady, and she’s the reason I have any cache in the political realm at all. I write zombie short stories for Dead Shuffle under my real name. I call my stories the Zombiepocalypse: Minneapolis Invasion, and this is my latest episode. You can buy a collection of stand-alones from Dead Shuffle, two by the awesome creator of the blog, Bon Tindle, and one by me here.
*I’m running on Asian time – it’s in my genes.