Hey, people! Kirky here. I’m an editor, university student and former Inkie. RIP, Inkpop. So long and thanks for all the fish, HC. We all love red herrings.
Due to upcoming exams, I won’t be online much. I’m pretty dormant when at uni anyway. I’m more active when home and I do come on about once a day to reply to messages and read comments (and stalk my favourite books), so do message me!
I read a fair amount on here, but something has to seriously impress me for me to vote for it. As in, something I’d pay for because I think it’s publishable (even if it’s one chapter out of hundreds). But I’m also a stickler for grammar, so unless a chapter blows me away, I’m unlikely to vote unless the grammar is practically flawless.
If I really enjoy a book, I’ll put it on a reading list. If it’s in the one entitled “I recommend reading these because they’re awesome”, it’s worth checking out.
I don’t do read for reads, and I don’t read on request either. This is because I don’t have time to. I was really ill last year at university and I have a month and a half to catch up before major exams. Also, I’m a critic monster and a grammar Nazi. I suspect a lot of you wouldn’t like me critiquing your work as, when I critique, I analyse pretty much every word you use. Unless you can take it and are prepared to do the same in return, it’s probably not worth asking me for a read for read. Besides, if I want to read something, I’ll go find it on my own. I have my own tastes in books, and reading is my downtime.
I also don’t appreciate people asking me to update, so here are the ETAs for updates so you don’t have to nag:
PLAN B CURRENT STATUS:
~ Finished! ~ Totally uploaded including appendices
HUMAN JACKPOT~ Currently preparing for exams ~ Chapter 4 now up ~ Next update: 1st March
HOW NOT TO ASSASSINATE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE~ Currently preparing for exams ~ Next update: Sometime in March
P.S. Any other K-pop fans out there?