Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Welborn
Welcome to the Mighty Pens 2021! This year we have so many wonderful volunteers standing behind us and we want to make sure everyone gets the recognition they deserve. Each week, we’ll be spotlighting one or more of our volunteers, and they can tell you in their own words a little bit about them and why they are a part of the Mighty Pens team.
Up next is Abigail Welborn (she/her). We would seriously fall apart at the seams if it wasn’t for all of Abigail’s behind-the-scenes work. You have her to thank for just about everything. You can find her @AbigailFair on Twitter and @AbigailWelborn on Instagram to catch up with her and her new kitty!
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: Just moved to Florida from Seattle and I do NOT miss the rain.
Q: Tell us about your pets!
A: We got a new black cat named Jack, and that is all I post about on Instagram now.
Q: What are you currently reading/watching? What was your last 5 star read?
A: Watching Foundation on Apple TV, everything MCU. Last 5-star read was TWIN DAGGERS by MarcyKate Connolly.
Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A: Reformed pantser, I plot as much as I can.
Q: What’s your favorite writing snack or beverage?
A: Black tea. Even in Florida I drink hot tea with the fan pointed on me 😅
Q: What’s in your ears while you write?
A: Soundtracks or fake trailer music (Audiomachine, Two Steps from Hell, etc.)
Q: Have you participated in NaNoWriMo before? Have you won? Are you participating this year?
A: Before yes, won in 2009 and 2017, not sure about this year yet.
Q: What do you write? And if you can, tell us what you are working on now or will be working on for NaNo.
A: YA fantasy
Q: Any advice for someone who is joining the Mighty Pens or NaNoWriMo for the first time this year?
A: The Mighty Pens community is awesome! Lean on them for encouragement and motivation.
Q: Are you a Mighty Pens vet or a newcomer? Why did you decide to become a volunteer?
A: Vet! I started MP because of the prizes, then became a volunteer because I love the causes and I like being able to help.
Q: What’s your favorite part about the Mighty Pens?
A: I know, I know, but raising money for good causes! I like the prizes, too, of course, but I just like doing something good for the world while I’m writing anyway.
Q: Do you have a special connection to WeForest? Or just like raising money for a good cause?
A: No connection beyond wanting to save my planet! 😉
A HUGE thank you, for all you do for us, Abigail!