About writing and me:
- I’m a published author (only three short stories under the nom de plume “Pinky” back in 2006–2007). FTR, I don’t think this is something to be proud of! Of course it’s going to be easier to get published in Indonesia where the standards are lower, it’s not a big deal at all).
- Was really into journalism about age 15–19 (also helped run the school magazine, contributed to Kompas Muda—it was my first paying job, and contributed at focus discussion groups/roundtables for teen magazines) until I became disillusioned. “Almost Famous” (2000) is the coming-of-age film of my life.
- I also do a little ghostwriting on the side (only accept ghostwriting gigs in Indonesian).
Not very prolific, am I? LOL. I prefer to have nothing published under my own name when I have no fresh ideas of my own than have to “brainstorm” (but we all need to survive and make a living, so I do ghostwrite).
I also run a linguistics and writing blog on Tumblr: @Djojowasito (because it’s a meaningful name).
“Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway. Lay me down in sheets of linen, you had a busy day today.” —Almost Famous (Tiny Dancer by Elton John)