Monday, November 24, 2008

Over the Edge

And lovin' it!
Meaning: I finally hit 50,000 words!
Granted, my story isn't quite finished. But it's close. I'll be able to finish by the end of the month.
But I did it! I wrote 50,000 words in 24 days! Wahoo! I celebrated with delicious sparkling cider. Mmm...

That's all. :-D Thanks for reading.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weekend Highlights.

So, want to hear about my amazingly awesome day yesterday? Well I'm going to tell you, right... now! So, I took my Latin test in the morning, and I thought I'd bomb it, because I didn't really study a lot. Or, um, at all, until about an hour before the test... and then I took it, and it was actually really easy! I'm thinking high b, low a, which is good, because that means my grade is fine! Then, well I had work, and work is work. But AFTER work, I went and looked at a house to potentially move into for next semester, and by george I think I've found it! It is SO much better than every other house I've looked at. Good sized room, nice roomies, around my age, good price, super close to ASU. I'm really excited! I'm the only one that has looked at it so far, and I basically said yes I want to move in, so now all I have to do is call over and confirm everything, set up when to sign the contract and such, and I'm done! YAY! Finally! I'll be moving in on January 19th (MLK day), and with my school schedule, I have school mon/wed/fri and work tues/thurs, so I think I'll request work off on the 19th, so that I can have plenty of time to get everything all unpacked and situated. AH, I'm so excited!!And then AFTER that, I actually had time to eat dinner, which I wasn't sure I would, so that was good! And then after THAT, I went on a date! It was SUPER fun! It was a group date, there were four of us, and we met up at Fry's (meaning the two couples. Justin still picked me up, don't worry!), and the guys were being all secretive (I totally figured it out though, because I'm a genius), and so Justin (my date) had two notecards, and Ryan (the other guy, in case you weren't sure) took one, and we took the other and we went and got the two items on our list. And didn't show the other couple. Then we went to Justin's house, and it was revealed: we were going to make mud pudding cups. The pudding with the oreo's on top and the gummy worms poking through. Except, there was a catch. So we flipped a coin to decide who would be making it, who would be directing it. The guys made it. Blindfolded. :-)Half way through we switched, to keep it fun. It was intense! I used a blender blind! But it was super fun. And then after we played boggle. And Ryan and I won, he beat me by one point! Grr. But it was SO fun! Basically, an awesome day.

And tonight I am going to my first ever nano write in! Basically a bunch of nano-ers get together at a coffee shop (because most writers drink coffee) and we write together! It sounds lame, put like that, but if you actually know anything about them, I'm very excited! I've wanted to go to one since my first year doing it, but time has been mean, and kept me from it. Tonight, however, I am free as a bird, and don't feel bad coming home late (like eleven, because I still like sleep! This one is an overnighter, but obviously I'm not staying until six in the morning!), because I won't have to wake up my parents. I always feel bad coming home late and waking up my parents to tell them I'm home.

So hopefully I'll be able to get ahead on my word count again. I fell a tiny bit behind because I literally had no time to write yesterday (I barely had time to eat dinner!), but I will definitely be able to catch back up tonight, and probably get pretty far ahead. Yay for super fun weekends!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

C-C-C-Catching up!

So, this past week I fell behind on my nanowrimo novel... :-( I got sick, had two tests and an english paper. That's the excuse I'm going with anyway. SO it was very exciting for me to hit 20,000 words today! I'm almost caught up! (I should be at 25K words... not bad, not bad!). And now I have hope of catching up. And not having it take the whole rest of the month to catch up. I am fairly certain that I can be fully caught up by tomorrow. Goal for tomorrow is 26,672, which is really not that bad. I mean, it's a lot, but I wrote 5,000 words today, why not 6 thou tomorrow? Right? Write? haha pun...
Anyway, that's my life right now. And I almost just said that's my life write now... gosh I'm a nerd. Oh well, I love it! Yay nerds!
And I honest to goodness cannot think of anything else to say... umm... my life is consumed by writing... and I have no other life... how sad. And yet not sad at all. Because one day, I will change someone's life with the written word. They will see life in an entirely different way, and it will be because of me. And when nerds walk into a bookstore, they will be able to pick up a book with my name on the cover, smell the new book smell, and tingle with anticipation of a well written novel.
Granted, I'm a long way from there... I mean, nanowrimo is about writing quantity, not quality. So even if I do end up publishing what I'm working on right now, there would be EXTENSIVE editing before I even sent it to a prospective publisher, and after that lots more editing, and then lots more stuff that I don't really know about yet... and then finally my book would be in print on bookshelves across the country! Dang that would be cool. Like, my dream, right now, is to be able to walk into a barnes and noble, go over to the sci fi section (that's what genre I'm writing right now), and see a book written by me on the shelf. And secretly sign it and leave a note in it saying how awesome of a book it is, and walk away. Mwahaha evil author... I wonder if they would think it was fake... curious. Very curious. Makes me want to do it some time, when I'm published. (WHEN, not if. If is such an ugly, unnecessary word.)
So, that's my life. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Updates on Life

So, obviously the most important updates are always centered around boys :D
I went out with a guy named Ryan last night, we played racquetball and then cards, it was really fun! I really suck at racquetball, but it was my first time playing, so that was a good excuse. And he was a good teacher. I can now actually keep it going for a while, and I even scored a few points! We might go out to Kat's Korner this weekend, which will be super fun, because I don't suck at dancing :). That's how I met him, he's in my latin dance class, and he saw me at the institute building once I guess and asked if I was LDS, and, well, I am, and told him so, and he is too! He went to Mexico on his mission. And really enjoys speaking spanish, which just cracks me up.
Anyway, not doing too hot on my novel, I have fallen a bit behind, but still plenty of time to catch up. Once wednesday is over, I'll have a lot more time to write. I'll be less worried about papers and tests and the likes. SPEAKING of which, I totally rocked my Latin test! Yay! I was worried, because it was the first one where we went from focusing on nouns to verbs, and was supposed to be really hard, but really wasn't hard at all! I definitely got an A.
Also, I think I've found the place I'm going to move into. When I was more actively looking at places, this one girl said the guy who she rented from was renting out another house, but could never get more details, but she is moving home at the end of the semester to save money, and wanted to offer her room to me before advertising it. It's a really good price, and SUPER DUPER close to campus, so I said I'm definitely interested, but want to look at it before making a definite decision. So sometime soon I'll be taking a look, and hopefully it will all work out! That would be fantastic! Not that I don't love my home... but yeah... anyway...
Not much else going on here.
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Incredibly morose

So, all this crap is keeping me from both studying for Latin and working on my nanovel, which is no bueno, because I'm actually really stressed about the test and the test I have next week and the fact that I have a work meeting the night before... stupid work... and I'm just really stressed about the remainder of the semester, because there's a lot to do in a little time.
But, I cannot go without speaking, because it will just stress me out more.
I read Lindsay's blog today, and almost cried. Within my own family, there is so much hurt and anger, and I just wish people could be more accepting of each other. I enjoy being able to talk back and forth with all of you, because I see some of you so infrequently, it's nice to know what's going on.
So I plead with everyone who reads everyone's blogs. Can we just leave this all behind us? Can we just move on, acknowledge that we have differing points of view, and go back to loving each other? Because I love all of you. You're my family, and you all have traits that make me love you for who you are. And politics will not change that. We are all entitled to our opinions, yes, and we are all entitled to voice them. But is it worth it to do so, when it is tearing us apart? As a family, as a country? My opinion is no. And so, I am renouncing the discussion of politics on my blog, and I hope we can all get past this and move on. Because it makes me sad that all of this has happened, and I hope I have not hurt anyone's feelings, and if I have, I'm sorry, and now let's discuss other things.

On the note of other things: current word count: 9,505! Still on track! Because I haven't finished writing for today. Holy cow, I'm supposed to be almost a fifth of the way done? And I only just barely started chapter two! I think my novel is going to be longer than the goal of 50,000... :D
Also, I've officially registered for spring classes: eng 200, eng 213, world geography, college algebra, and French 111. I'm excited for french! I was looking, and I'm considering a minor in french, because I would only have to take like, three extra classes, and I really do miss french. And it's also significantly easier than latin.
Also, I'm really really tired... too many nights of little sleep...
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election 2008

To everyone who is saying crap about Obama:
I realize that you're sore and bitter from losing. I lost too! But complaining about how horrible of a person Obama is won't change anything. Except that it will tear this country apart. With so much crap going on in the world, we can't afford to have our country torn apart. So, suck it up, deal with it, or move to Mexico. Obama is the President Elect. Maybe you don't agree with his ideas, maybe you think he's the scum of the earth, I don't honestly give a darn. Because he's going to be the next president, and therefore, he deserves our support. It's really not going to have THAT big of an impact on your daily life anyway. And if he really is as bad as you all think, then the next election we'll get a republican again. Just stop freaking complaining! We need to be united! I hate political parties, and elections. They tear the country apart. And that's not what America is to me.
To all of you who agree with me, sorry, I just had to get that out there. It's really bothering me. Politics. Sheesh.