Tuesday, October 30, 2012

And this is crazy, but here's my novel...

So NaNo, Maybe?

Hey y'all, sorry for the lack of posting...the AC adapter to my laptop broke (*shudders from the memory*), so I've had to (try to) use the family computer in the meanwhile.

But now, I'm back! I have a new AC adapter! Aren't you happy for me? I know I am.

And now, it's almost the end of October! How did that happen? I accomplished maybe (n)one of my goals for this month...ah well. Better luck when I'm 82.

But there are more important things to worry about! College applications! Thousands of essay scholarship contests! SAT prep for December and January!

AND NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. *cue dramatic orchestra blast*

That's right, November is the month of madness, where Wrimo's everywhere beat their brains into a throbbing pulp (ewwww....) in order to put 50,000 words of a novel onto paper. Or screen. Somewhere.

I have done this for the past three years, so somehow it doesn't seem quite right to miss out this year. But do I have time??

I hope so.

Because, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness or in health, I'm going to go for it.

So call me crazy. ;)


P.S. I will be writing another post for a few days from now about a rather dramatic change in my plans for after college. *rolls eyes* I guess I did it again...

P.P.S. I bet you're wondering why I'm using so many song references in this post. The answer is...because I feel like it. ;)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Artsy Award!!!

So an award was recently bestowed on me 'umble blog by the gracious Rose M. of "The Golden Road"!

Thank you so much, Rose! :D 

Here are the questions that go with... 

1.) Skirts or Jeans?
I have to say it depends on whether I'm babysitting or just hanging out at home. If the latter, I have this uuber-comfy long skirt that I wear a lot. But if I plan on having to run after small children or get down on the floor into positions in which wearing a skirt would prove disadvantageous, then I wear jeans or capris.

2.) Cats or Dogs?
Both! I love animals. Both are a lot of fun for different reasons. But if I were planning on buying or adopting one at the moment, I would have to say a cat, because they aren't as high maintenance. I wouldn't have time to walk a dog right now, unfortunately.

3.) Cows or Horses?
Horses! Cows are sweet, but...I don't know. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for horses. :)

4.) Wood floors or carpet?
Wood floors, definitely! Sock-sliding! XD But they're just so much better-looking. Plus they're so much easier to clean. ;)

5.) Rain or Sun? 
Either or. I love it when it's sunny because then I can go outside to do schoolwork. But I also love it when it's rainy because then I can stay inside and enjoy being cozy. Or, if I have free time I go outside in the rain and get soaking wet just for the fun of it. ;)

Now for the 5 tags...I tag:

The Ninja at Craft Ninja
Little Mac at Interstellar Mac (sorry y'all, she has a private blog)
Mae at Imaginations of a Princess
Little Red Writing Hood at Inkling
Emily at Emily in the Real World

Thanks again, Rose M.!!!! :D


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October is here!

Wow! Y'all get two posts in the space of a week! Don't you feel lucky? ;-)

I'm very excited that it's finally October (even though I feel like this year can't possibly be going by this fast, and I'm only dreaming and I'll wake up soon and it will still be April)! It seems like it is now officially Fall, which happens to be my favorite season. The cool weather, the colors of the changing leaves, Thanksgiving, all of it! I love it!

But I have decided I'm going to spoil the fun by making myself achieve some goals by the end of this month. And I've decided to post those goals on here so that I feel like somebody is keeping tabs on me because honestly, that's the only way I can get anything done.

So! Here are my lofty ambitions for the month of October:

#1: Finish editing "Chosen". Some of you may remember this book as the one I wrote two years ago during NaNoWriMo, but still haven't made more than a few tentative and half-hearted stabs at editing. So this month, I'm actually going to do it! Inspiration has struck! I WILL have this book edited and up for sale by November! *nods firmly* Another reason I'm doing this to make up for missing NaNoWriMo next month. :'(

#2: Drink more water. Okay, what? How did we get from dreams of writer-dom to a simple health tip? Well, here's the thing. I've found myself going for days where the only liquids I consume (is that the word I'm looking for?) consist of 2-3 cups of coffee, 1/2 a cup of milk in the morning, and 1 glass of water at dinnertime (and sometimes I don't finish the water). That's it for the whole day. So I think unless I want to dehydrate to death, I need to start carrying a water-bottle around. Plus I've found that drinking more water keeps me more alert. So it's a win-win situation. ;-)

#3: Exercise! Even if it's nothing more than a couple sit-ups and push-ups every morning, I feel so much better when I engage in something physically challenging daily. I mean, something other than chasing small children around.

#4: Work on getting rid of one item from my confession lists. Because I'm getting tired of confessing the same things over and over....and over again. :P And I'm sure God is getting tired of hearing the same things over and over...and over again. :P :P

#5: Finish Algebra 2! Surprisingly, this is the one goal I actually feel confident I can accomplish. Don't ask me why though. I might start doubting. ;-)

So there you have it! Do you have any goals for this month?