Sunday, October 5, 2008

woah here she comes

For some unknown reason that song is stuck in my head.

So, it is officially October! Holy cow, where did September go? Hello and goodbye to September, and hopefully October goes just as quickly.
October is the month of 30X30, where I try to write thirty minutes every day in preparation for National Novel Writing Month in November (heretofore called nanowrimo.) And the goal of Nanowrimo is to write 50,000 words in a month. The goal for October is to get me into the habit of writing on a daily basis, which to be honest, I pretty much do with having homework, but hey, creative writing is fun! :) I thoroughly enjoy it.
On the nanowrimo forums (yes, there are forums, and yes I go on them, frequently.) there's a thread with writing prompts for each day. On October third, the prompt was "it looked a mile to her feet" so I started writing in a desert landscape. You're supposed to use the phrase in the text, but I got carried away with my characters and such that I forgot about the phrase until they'd already "teleported" to another planet. Not really teleport, but I don't know how else to describe it. Anyway, it's turning out to be an interesting plot so far, I might turn it into a short story to carry out throughout the month of October.
So, in this short story, one of my characters is half elf, and my mom asked what the other half was. To be honest, I don't know. I'd played with the idea of making her half elf half dwarf, because it would be interesting to play with the relationship of her parents. But then my mom was listing animals, lions, panthers, and I said no, that's weird. So she said make her half elf, half leprechaun. Leprechaun! Leprechauns don't exist! That's absurd! And especially not in science fiction/fantasy stories, which is what mine will be. My mother is crazy. But, that's where all my creative brilliance comes from, is my insanity, so for that I must thank her.
Midterms are coming up in school, I'm not too worried. But that's because I'm a test taker. I do better at tests than stupid in class worksheets. I'm excited for my dance midterm, because the teacher is recording it and then is going to put it on youtube, so I can watch myself dance! I'll put the link on here so you can all watch me be beautiful and graceful :)
Conference was absolutely fantastic, as always. I love those spiritual weekends just jam packed with richness. They make me happy, and make me determined to be a better person. Which, let's face it, I could stand to be a better person most days.
I can't think of anything else to say right now, so I suppose I'll just go. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Good luck on your midterms and I look forward to video fun!

Going to go check out this forum you speak of...