Total Word Count: 95,500 and I am DONE
My First Novel has 95,500 words at it competion. Of course I will edit it and probably bulk that number up just over 100k, but for right now, it’s complete. And, just like my undergrad thesis (a mere 115 pages, compared to this 334 page monstrosity), all I want to do is have a good cry. I start the painful process of editing tomorrow. Tomorrow. But not today. I have accomplished...
How many books have you read?
(From Katiefab) The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 42 Tally your total at the bottom. 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen x 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien x 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte x 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling x 5 To Kill a...
It's Scientifically Proven: Stress Causes Sickness →
… Figures I would get sick now, of all times. Back to bed with me on account of the wooziness.
Our rapdily changing Words...
“For example, “dirty” is a rapidly changing word; currently there are 46 different ways of saying it in the Indo-European languages, all words that are unrelated to each other. As a result, it is likely to die out soon in English, along with “stick” and “guts”. Verbs also tend to change quite quickly, so “push”, “turn”,...
Well the doc’s appointment went better than expected - whew! She is truly amazing. And now I’ve just decided to reorganize my last three chapters… 2 days before I’m supposed to finish this novel o.O My word count will no doubt exceed 1000 so I won’t bother posting it. Whew.
Pretty much end me. I also have a doc’s appointment early in the a.m. tomorrow, and I have to persuade my physician to give me extra perscriptions of my meds before my insurance runs out o.O I’m rehearsing my speech for it now, actually. Wish me luck!
Not a sad cat face
frankly, those are the basic ingredients to me
>= 70% of my actions can be determined using those two maxims
btw, that's greater than or equal to, not a sad cat face
HP vs. Twilight in Icons
Just because I’m bored and I thought these were hilariousss… HP always manages to outclass Twilight in icons. Not sure why that is? I love them both, but I’ve been an HP fan longer so these makes me giggle. Especially the Bella v. Bella ones xD SPOILERS HEREIN This set via: one And because truly, there is only one reason why I love HP more than Twilight, and his name is...
750 And mere pages from being done D: SCARY
About 2,000 for the weekend. Not bad, not great. Still on track to finish by next Saturday. I spent some time with my family in Chicago. It snowed on Saturday and by Sunday it was sunny with a few inches of wet snow on the ground. Pretty, I suppose, but damn cold. It’s not for me! I’m exhausted, and stressed, but home at least. Can’t wait to get back into my normal...
Been amazingly busy today and so no writing. I will be totally internetless tomorrow through late Monday - SAD! I will miss you all tons while I am off on my adventures in frigid Chicago. Send me warm thoughts, hmkay? <3
2,700 and I finished Chapter 17. One chapter and an epilogue between me and my novel’s competion :o I have an absolutely wretched headache.
… I did not write at all today! *hides* But I have something with which to distract you from such a disappointment! Learn to write your initials - in cuneiform? http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi Mine!! Such a pretty repeated pattern…
“Dammit I’m Mad” by Demetri Martin Dammit I’m mad. Evil is a deed as I live. God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt. To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss. Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help? Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell. I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”. Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp, In my halo of a mired rum tin. I...
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(via alliefab) … My bad, lol!
seppling =/= spelling
ARE YOU SEPPLING RANDOM THINGS
Easily over 2,000 words… of editing though. Which doesn’t really count because I need to move this novel forward, not hash out the middle. Also, now I think I need to splice Chapter 10 because it’s too long and I hate, hate, hate doing that D: /rant edit: a whopping 300 words closer to the end -.- And I have to write an inspirational speech via one of the characters tomorrow,...
679 Really need to pull this daily average up if I am going to finish by the 28th o.O *twitch*
100 Cents: A Story by Moi →
The first one is Spike and Buffy from BtVS. Kudos for getting all the others correct! <3
My favorite couples...
Since love has been on the brain, figured I would link up to images of my favorite couples (or at least the ones I could think of in the last 20 minutes). Can you name them all? <3
633 Finished a section and next up is a really exciting one :o Hoping I can wait til tomorrow to start because I have a feeling it will be beastly and I won’t want to stop in the middle…
535 May add more later, didn’t even finish a section xD
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.– John Churton Collins Easily one of my favorite quotes of all time, because it is so universally true. I love you girls and I have loved knowing you for the last year and some. <3
There is no remedy for love but to love more.– Henry David Thoreau, Journal, July 25, 1839
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.– David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person (1974)
The Ultimate Linkbaiting →
Quoted from my family who forwarded this link to me: Linkbait is a term to describe articles specifically written and placed online with the intention of being so funny, controversial, or interesting that people link to them. The site housing the article then receives a boost in readership and, often, search engine rankings. Above is an array of linkbait examples.
Last week, one of my fellow MFAers told me I was the best student he knew. Today, a fellow workshopper told me that she loved my novel. Loved. +++ ego boost +++ /end
I am forcing myself to take a day off. There were some days in the last few weeks there I did not meet my word count, and many when I went over. Some days I wasn’t sure if I would write at all, but then I guilt-tripped myself into doing so. Today I am going to be 100% lazy and pretend it’s a saturday. Which gives me exactly 15 days to write ~50 pages to finish this beast. edit: just...
1,152 And done with chapter sixteen :D
Eric would've liked that one
Zia: i thought today was thursday
i still have to deal with thursday tomorrow?!
Zia: my whole week just got set back a day
Danielle: i thought it was thurs too earlier, and then nearly cried when i figured out i was wrong D:
Zia: i think i might cry too
Danielle: D: virtual hugzzzzzzz make it better
Zia: brb disk defragmenting my heart :(
eric would've liked that one
$10 threadless.com gc + McPhee tiara GIVEAWAY
Yes yes, no joke! Win a $10 gift certificate to threadless.com while they’re having the sweet tees promotion! Most girly tees are marked down to $9 through sunday. Entering is very simple, just read the instructions at the end of my review here: http://fabyuhluhs.com/?p=817 You can also win a sparkly McPhee tiara! Details for that giveaway here: http://fabyuhluhs.com/?p=805 Good luck...
1,899 And one short section from finishing chapter 16 :o
Vocab Word of the Day
Modus Operandi Sometimes abbreviated to “M.O.” “The term is also commonly used in english in a non-criminal sense to describe someone’s habits or manner of working, the method of operating or functioning.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modus_operandi I tend to use M.O. in a negative sense. Such as: Wow, Marc is really being a butthead today. Yep, that’s...
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1,589 Back on track ftw!
434 Am exhausted, for no good reason. I finished a section though of the next chapter so I guess good on me. Need to write more tomorrow, and yesterday, and today.
Phantom of the Opera (on stage)
I can’t say enough good things about this show. This is my sixth time seeing a live performance of Phantom of the Opera and I love it more and more every time. Of course I’m also increasingly critical of the set design, actors and singing abilities, but it doesn’t make me love it any less. The story appeals to me deeply; this whole unrequited love business is pretty fascinating....
Writers and their strange Obsessions →
Attempt No. 1 to make a Threadless tee
Help me out by voting? It’s a text-based t-shirt http://www.typetees.com/score/1121961/Orly_Yarly edit: I also wish I had any sort of artistic ability because I have an idea for a tee that I think would be cute. Boo.
250 Durp, yep, failure. I will try to do more later but now that I have for realz homework once again, I find myself less motivated to write D: Must finish by February 28th… why couldn’t this be a leap year?!
Things that have made me go 'Really?' in the last...
Discovering my grocery shopping cart was missing a side (the one beneath the push bar) Seeing a couch on the side of the road for sale… covered in plastic Getting warned on a forum for spamming Watching it rain, and occassionally pour, for the last two days straight