Thanksgiving! Friends, family... and the children having prank wars.
It has all been fun, but now I am exhausted. I drank two (large) cups of black coffee, a caramel macchiato (yeah, MORE coffee) and a red bull, but I'm still tired! I guess it doesn't help that I just drank beer.
I have gone through 2 out of 3 Thanksgiving dinners and I may not make the third. I'm not too worried about it though, I think I have ate way too much already.
This week has been incredibly busy and I have still managed to get past 40,000 words for NaNoWriMo. I can't believe I'm so close! Less than 10,000 words away from the goal! I'm really happy that I have been able to find the time between these adventures to actually get some writing done. Most of it is actually done in about 5,000-6,000 word spurts. It's so exciting to be this close to the end. Then after writing comes editing, but I'm pretty sure that I'm going to take a break before I start doing that.
This upcoming week isn't going to be any less busy. I have about a million things I need to do. Hopefully I will be back home before December! I need to hibernate or something. Getting 4 hours of sleep a night is not something I can do forever. It had kind of been hard to get anymore sleep than that though, because I want to spend as much time with my friends that I haven't seen in a while.
My one day at home this week was spent working on stuff, writing or on the phone. So that wasn't all that relaxing. Tomorrow I don't have to get up early, so I will most likely sleep a very long time. I skipped out on the whole Black Friday thing to get some writing done, but I'm ahead, so I'll probably just sleep!
It's hard to keep my eyes open right now, so I think I'm off to bed...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This past weekend I worked at the Austin Wizard World Comic Con. Two days and crazy amounts of photos. I was happy that I was able to sit in on the James Marsters panel after I got photos. The line outside of that was amazing and I'm kind of glad I didn't have to sit there waiting in line. I also got to talk to him the day before when he was doing his signings and he's pretty cool. There were a lot of really awesome artists there, some I recognized from other events and places, others I got to discover and talk to.
I kind of wish I had seen the Star Wars movies before I had gone though. All of my knowledge of Star Wars has come from the Lego Star Wars games and my friends who have told me about certain parts. Oh, and probably the internet. I did recognize Peter Mayhew (who plays Chewbacca) probably because he's over 7 feet tall. I actually went outside and smoked with him, which I have now crossed off my "done list". Then there was Daniel Logan (who played little Boba Fett) who kept hitting on me. He did it throughout the day and ended up calling me a bitch because I turned him down. It made me laugh.
I'm about 18,500 words in to my NaNoWriMo novel and should be able to get to where I should be soon. One of the things that has helped me get more words is that I have changed my character's name to a double name. The story is going a little bit different than I originally planned, because my original story was more of a short story. I really don't know how I've gotten so many words written, managed to work the whole weekend at Comic Con and have read 2 1/2 books just in the last week.
Speaking of books, I finally got around to reading Paper Towns by John Green. By "finally gotten around to reading it" I mean that my library had it again and I was able to get it. Anyway, I thought it was a really good book. I read it the first thing in the morning after I checked it out of the library. Now I'm reading Looking For Alaska, one of John Green's other books. So far I like it, but it hasn't really got my attention as much as Paper Towns did.
I'm also re-reading the Harry Potter series. Last night I watched the last movie on DVD and yelled at it a bit less than I did the two times I saw it in theaters. I also watched The Goblet of Fire and half of The Order of the Phoenix the night before. I'm not going to watch the movies again until I'm finished re-reading all of the books. Although I do have to get all of the DVDs within the next month because they are going in to some crazy vault of doom... but it doesn't mean I have to watch them right away.
Apparently I have a lot to write about over here. It's probably because I haven't written a blog in a while. I should be taking all of this writing time over to my novel. It is going to be another busy week. The comedy series is finally going to start filming and I need to get a bunch of my ideas written out and organized...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The time change is really messing with me. I can't be tired at 9pm. I just can't be. I do have to get up at 5am, so with the change and everything it's actually like I'm getting up at 6! I had to go get a last minute vaccination for school today and I'm so glad I was able to get it. The problem was that for some reason the school offices were CLOSED and I couldn't get my paperwork in. So tomorrow I shall get up bright and early to submit my papers before registering. Hopefully all goes well.
I'm at 6,688 words right now in my novel and I think I need a lot of conversation fillers, which is becoming hard for me to do. Just a little bit behind on the word count. A little. A few thousand. I'm just ready to move on to the crazy action in my story! I may have to spend a bit of time rethinking things so I can get it a little more interesting. The first 4,000 words or so came so easily (the first 2,000 happened within an hour on the first day) and now I'm just stuck. I'm starting to get a little annoyed with my story at this point and it sucks, because it's only day six. Some parts of my story are probably going to drastically change. Oh, and another thing is that I keep getting distracted by other things on the internet... like writing this.
Time to stop procrastinating...
Thursday, November 3, 2011
It's already November 3rd and NaNoWriMo is going amazingly! I'm hoping that I'll be able to stay this interested in my story for the rest of the month. Right now I'm at 5,862 words! This is actually more than I wrote for the entirety of last year's NaNoWriMo. I remember forgetting (and not having enough time for it) and ended up stopping about two days in. Also, I didn't think much about my story last year. I had my whole story for this year plotted out in mid-October.
It all seems to be going well, but I will probably be going back over the story a few times before I think it's ready to be read by anybody. I like how it's going so far though, although earlier today I was questioning my story. Tonight I got a bit more written and started to get excited about it again. Hopefully I won't decide later on that I want to write a completely different story. Pretty sure I'm stuck with this one now.
Other than that, I'm getting pretty excited about doing photography for Austin Comic Con the weekend after next. It's going to be a lot of fun. I've got to clean my camera though, it's been through a lot in the past year. Changed purses and bags, random stuff has seemed to have gotten on it. I clean it every once in a while, but it is due for a full on cleaning.
The upcoming week is going to be pretty busy. I'm registering for classes on Monday. I'm really ready to get back in to school, but at the same time I'm a little bit nervous. For the most part, I'm really excited though!