I GOT MY PROOF COPY!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 12:55 am
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Noticed a couple little formatting errors, but that's what I get for only giving myself a month to completely edit (and change the whole thing from present tense to past) and write 5 new chapters! *bounces*

Here are some pictures of the book (click to make bigger) :D
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 06:11 am
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*writing smut lalala*
*looks at clock*
6:03am
.....crap

Um...yay for NaNo breakthrough?
I have about 2 more chapters to write, then finished :D

In other news, we had another character party for one of my writing groups. We all met at one of the member's houses and had pretty good attendance for it being at a spot we normally don't meet at. We came (for the most part) dressed in character and acting in character. I dressed as Ben, my NaNo main character. Which basically required me to just put on a tighter shirt, pull my hair back, put on a ball cap, and my glasses.

After we tired of that, we all gathered in a circle to talk about our characters some which was video recorded. In reviewing back the tape...Do I always talk like that? I had a bit of an accent o.O *confused*

On the way home, I had a bit of a tickle in the back of my throat. Took some medicine before bed. Woke up with a massive sore throat. Uugh. Made it through work (Saturday) and we were a bit short staffed, as always, so it was a good thing I didn't call in sick. On Sunday I slept in until 3pm. My sore throat is the kind that tries to trigger the gag reflex. Sooo annoying. Sore throat almost gone, soon to be replaced by much nose blowing. I get this same cold every two years or so :-/

6:10am

And time for bed.

Editing NaNo

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 08:58 pm
evila_elf: (SPN - Sam Book research)
Have until the end of June to submit my NaNo to get a free proof copy.

Probably mentioned before, but I need to change everything from present to past tense and get rid of the double spacing for paragraphs and put it in actual paragraph format. I'm afraid to get deeper into it because I have a lot of spots where, when things didn't work out, I wrote why they didn't work, in paragraph form, and moved on. And placeholders for chapters that still need writing *sobs*

And I just reached my first note to myself. I have a paragraph highlighted in yellow and, following it, the words 'fix starting from here'. Fix what? I have no idea. I think it was maybe to fix a personality inconsistency. And does it mean that everything from there on has been fixed? Or needs to be fixed? Bad self, bad!

Note: For NaNo2010, Be More Specific!

NaNo 2009

Monday, April 26th, 2010 02:09 am
evila_elf: (Ben from Nano)
Still playing around with the rough draft. I keep rereading earlier bits I have already looked over and still find a lot of tense changed I hadn't spied the first time *sigh*

Anyway, my characters are amusing me. I hadn't planned to write it like this, but one of my characters is totally flirting with my main character. And he is totally oblivious. Yes, they hook up later, but LOL. Guess he was just subtle enough for me to be oblivious as well!

NaNo

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 12:57 pm
evila_elf: (Alan-facepalm)
I am finally starting to work on my NaNo novel, after not looking at it since December. Since I managed 50k words, I get a free proof copy of it at the end of June. But it is a mess. Filled with babbling and still needing at least 6 more chapters (though I did get an ending written up for it after Nano).

But what is going to be a pain in the ass? I am changing it from present tense to past tense. And changing the format so that the paragraphs aren't double spaced and actually indented. But that is a good way for me to tell where I am at with the switchover.

Guess I will need to start hauling Pea into work with me so I can do some editing there.

NaNo

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 08:55 pm
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I made it! With an hour last night to spare :D

I can read books again, woot!

I also haven't been on LJ in the past 4 days to check flist...This is going to take awhile to dig through everything...

*dances off*

Stuff

Monday, November 30th, 2009 12:28 am
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I haven't checked LJ in three days. Oops! Been putting my free time into NaNo and college classes.

With one day left on NaNo, I think I might make it. I have about 5k left to do and my novel took a huge turn on me that means I will eventually have to rewrite a good portion of it. I think I have to kill off one of my favorite characters. *clings to said character*

My cell phone rang and woke me up after I'd only had about 3 hours sleep - Forgot to put it back on silent. Stumbled/fell out of bed when I had a message. It was some message by this lady with an annoying voice that said: "There seems to be something strange about your message. I don't know what's going on with it, but you might want to check it out." Then proceeded to gossip about some shootings (I think the ones that happened to some cops here in Washington.)
My voice message says something like "Hey, you've reached AMY'S phone. If you want, leave me a message." Actually, my message is a lot ruder than that (I had been annoyed by getting a series of wrong calls and messages when I first got my phone). I wonder if the person had even given it any thought that the reason why the message sounded weird was because she had gotten. the. wrong. number? Oi.

An update of sorts

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 04:30 am
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Uugh, I haven't really felt like updating here too much for whatever reason. Went to Seattle a few weekends ago, saw an awesome play, spent part of the next day at a coffee house drinking yummy hot chocolate and working on NaNo fic and then bought tickets to Leverage Convention.
And I couldn't get up the energy to type about it, so now that the excitement is passed, I think 'what is the point' and don't post about it.

The play was called Measure for Pleasure, but the way, and is loads better than any summary makes it sound!

I guess I am making a post right now because I have to be in bed in 30 minutes, I have 40 typed pages to read and critique for a writer's meeting tomorrow night, and I need to work on my NaNo Novel.

Speaking of NaNo:


25013 / 50000 words. 50% done!
I am really supposed to be at 30k by now, but it is still catchable and I still have plenty of plot to get typed out.

Oh...I also have college to do....crap.

Why the hell am I making this post??? Ack *runs*

NaNo Update

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 11:08 pm
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Yeah, I am falling behind. Started reading over some of the beginning and fleshing it out and added another 500 words and am way happier with it. If there is any interest in the first chapter, I can post it up:

Title: The Fault List
Summary: Last year you met Ben. Now, go back in time to meet the shy high school student who has way too much on his plate. His friends seem to have moved on without him and he just wants to be normal. But being diagnosed with epilepsy over the summer seems to be the least of his problems.

Will he be able to find love? Can he manage to not hit on his new best friend? Will his parents except him for who he is? Can he manage to not have a seizure in the middle of class and embarrass himself (again)?




13170 / 50000 words. 26% done!

NaNo Kickoff

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 05:49 am
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So, I got home at about 6:30am Sunday morning. I was thinking about going to sleep for a bit at the kickoff party, but I...never got around to it lol. I just wonder how much like an idiot I sounded! I could have written twice as much there if I wasn't so damned chatty!

Fun to make the announcement "It's 1am again!"

It was shocking to look outside at the party and realize it was getting light!

Had a decent turn out. I think 14 people showed up. Almost half stayed until morning.

Everything is funny at 6 in the morning.

The whole city was foggy as I was driving home. I love the fog :D

I slept until 3pm

Was wondering if I was going to have a hard time going to bed tonight after the late sleep in....nope. Eyes are drooping and ready to crash here!

Good night!

Stats

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 07:20 pm
evila_elf: (Default)
When I view this on my LJ page, it looks like my icon has ate a some of the meter lol. So skipping down some to make it look better.






1819 / 50000 words. 4% done!

Friday stuff

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 01:57 am
evila_elf: (Idol - Adam Lambert)
Right now, I am supposed to be writing on my NaNo novel. I am at a write-in at the Matrix. At almost 1200 words, so I figure I could break for a few and write this post I have been meaning to to.

I took Friday off from work to go see This is It.

Dad has been feeding this black and white rabbit (it looks like it used to be a house bunny), and the rabbit likes to hide under our cars. Well, it didn't want to get out from under my car so I could leave. I got some bread and tossed it off to the side, but the rabbit just came toward me, then detoured to grab some bread and take it back under the car. Oi. I didn't want to chase it because we are trying to tame it, but damn it, I wanted to get out of there! Finally I was able to get betwen the bunny and my car and shooed it off into the woods.

First Friday showing, and there weren't all that many there. Which was too bad.
mini rambling review here )
evila_elf: (Ben from Nano)
Happy New Year everyone! :D

I've been trying to think of some resolutions. So far, I have got:

1: Read more. I've read 32 books this last year. This is the first year that I have started keeping track, so it is my 'record' for now.

2: Become fluent enough in ASL to hold a conversation. I've taken some lessons from a few friends but I want to be able to talk, not just know random words. I picked up a beginner's DVD at the library the other day...Everything in it was stuff I already knew--cool!

3: Complete NaNo 2009. I was thinking about this while I was in the shower and was trying to think of what I could possibly write about. I am already in love with my NaNo 2008 characters---then the idea hit me: Backstory prologue!! As soon as I was back in front of Pea, I started making notes....I have 10 months before I get to start writing *facepalm*

So....that's all I could come up with. Maybe something petty like lose 10 pounds or *gasp* clean off my desk, but whatever lol.

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