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About Me

In October 2008, I left the corporate world behind to contemplate a different kind of future and the journey, so far, is both rewarding and challenging.

On an impulse I signed up to NaNoWriMo on the 1 November 2008.  At the time, I had never heard of this global event nor had I ever written a novel.  But I was immediately inspired by the WriMo challenge – a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.  Why not take a risk, put myself out there, do something new and different.  This was to be the start of my journey to rediscover my inner creativity.

Originally, I set up this site to record my experience of Nano. Nano 08 came, gave birth to Zetoec, and went. During post nano blues, I set myself another challenge – to expand my vocabulary by randomly selecting words from the dictionary and writing a creative piece using the word. Before long, I had run out of enthusiasm for writing.

As the months rolled on, my creative pursuit led to painting and drawing which I started to record on my Flickr site. The Virtual Hippe site was abandoned – for a while.

However November rolled around once more, and once again I signed up to Nanowrimo 2009. The novel, “Inside Her Drawers” was extracted alongside a visual diary for the month.

My online nom de plume is a reference to a friend’s description of me – virtually a hippie dressed up in a corporate suit.  There may not be a corporate suit anymore, but the journey of discovery through creative avenues has been just as challenging but even more rewarding!

My pursuit to explore my inner creativity continues. Who knows where it may lead.

Thank you for visiting Virtual Hippe – (the writing arm of Paloetic).

2 Responses

  1. Travel well!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.



  2. I think there are many more closet-hippies in corporate suits 🙂
    Thanks for dropping by my blog! And congrats on winning Nano!

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