Yeah, yeah. I know it took a month or two or three for day 2 to come around. I’ve just been unexpectedly busy.
Anyway. I’m not sure if this refers to my tumblr name or my own name. But my first name is Amanda. Meaning: fit to be loved, worthy of love origin: Latin. My parents picked it out because they thought it was a pretty name. I like it. In high school, it was often chopped down to Manda, which I liked because Amanda was a popular name and it gave my name a bit of individuality. I was called Manda-rin a lot during high school. I’ve also gained the nickname SpiderManda in college. The boy calls me Panda.
If you mean my tumblr name, it is just tradition for me. Back in high school the phrase “failing at life” was kind of popular. Naturally, I applied it to myself. My myspace name (dating myself, I know) was often a variation of my failing at life. My favorite version was Failing with Finesse. But for this instance, I’ve stuck with mandafails. Simple and all.
I wish I could write. I want to give people the same joy through the written word that I receive whenever I pick up a book. I wish I could convey emotions with the same intensity, paint the same pictures with text.
I can’t quite get a plot down. Whenever I get an idea, I flesh out my characters before my plot. And then I get bogged down in the details. **sigh**