Hello everyone! My name is C.M. McCann and I'm a 25 year old aspiring author originally from Maryland. I live with my husband, Will, and our mini Australian Shepherd, Emma, currently in Virginia, but since we're a military family, a good deal of traveling is in our future! Beyond writing, I love reading (of course), video games, and dancing. I'm actually a dance teacher!
I guess you want to know how I got started. I could go with the cliche of, oh, I've always written, blah blah blah. I don't remember it, but according to my parents I've written since I was little. I wrote my first full novel when I was thirteen, a story titled The Lost Atlantian Princess, and it will probably never see the light of day. While "done" it needs an entire overhaul. An overflow of characters, shallow plotline, one-dimensional MCs, an unmotivated villain. It's a mess. But that's okay, writing is always a process.
After that chaos, in the next seven years, I worked on project after project, getting a few pages in here and there on an excessive amount of ideas. I'm not sure what clicked, but I finally finished my first, semi-decent, full length novel in 2015, and have been writing seriously ever since. I have written four novels so far, three a finished trilogy, and the one the start of another. I still have plenty of unfinished projects.
I write YA Fantasy, typically set in worlds beyond our own, and until now, have always considered myself a pantser. My current WIP is the first I've ever planned, and I have to say I love the process! Not necessarily the outlining of the novel itself, but the worldbuilding that comes before it all. Fleshing out those details has been intriguing and immensely satisfying.
Like I said, I'm an aspiring author, so I haven't been published, beyond a couple of short stories in my community college's literary magazine Amaranth. I aim to be a traditionally published author. While I see the pros and cons of both traditional and self, I want to see my book on the shelves of Barnes and Noble.
the author blurb
Having lived a thousand lives from the minds of others, C.M. McCann decided she had to create her own. From a small town in the middle of nowhere, she always ached for something more, and found her answer in realms of fantasy. She now wants to share her worlds. Beyond her writing, she loves spending time with her family, playing video games, and dancing.