First of all, who am I?
I’m a molecular immunologist by profession, Russian by ethnic origin, and Londoner by residence.
This year, I co-authored three academic papers in my field. Also, I have read my first ever mini-course on molecular immunology for students at Imperial College, London. Yet on the grand scale of things, I’m a dust particle in the scientific universe.
I want to weigh more. I’m not ashamed to admit it (I’m only 70 kg).
There’s more to me than just science and doing experimental research, which is quite an introverted and serious activity. Wanna proof? Here’s my pranky science Facebook page:
It’s called Literally Shit Science 🙂
Surprised, appalled? Well, you should know what you are getting into by reading this blog.
I’m a cocktail of negative qualities. Only joking, there’re none apart from modesty and narcissism. By now you probably figured that I have a quirky and merry personality. So, I pour it all into my fiction.
This year I digitally released my two debut novellas in English (which are getting into print after Christmas) with great help from my best-in-the-world editor – Stephanie Dagg. What a massively great human being she is. And she’s organised a blog hop this post is part of, see for yourself below.
2012. What have I learned this year?
Being a jack-of-all-trades (in other words, taking one’s hobby professionally) is harder than I could ever imagine.
It requires a strategy, a plan.
So, mental notes for 2013: organization and planning. I need to finish two writing projects, keep improving my blog and social media pages. Prepare for the London Book fair. Start scouting for agents, organize public readings and book signings.
I didn’t start writing to add to my introvert side, so I need to be more social.
Therefore, creative socializing in the next year is a priority. I’m just back from a party organised by London Writers’ Cafe, exciting and buzzing and merry like Christmas.
And now the blog hop!!!! Yay!