clayangel: (STA icon)
( Nov. 22nd, 2011 01:50 pm)
After 13 months and 133,500 words, the first draft of Second Time Around is finally finished! :D *dies* Oh thank god, I was so done with this story. ^_^

Now I need to do a big old edit, throw it at my beta reader and hopefully it'll be ready to post come the new year.

But first! I still have to write over 20,000 words for NaNo. :P Onto the sequel!

*rides off on a giant quill pen*
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Sure, I'm still (weirdly enough) exactly 2 days behind where I'm supposed to be, but I feel oddly accomplished, sticking my document in and getting this in return:



Plus I wrote, like, 3,800 words so far today, and I've got another half hour before I stop for the night, so I'm feeling pretty good right now. ^_^
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I love my characters so much. ♥ I'm sitting here, writing this scene, and it's going more and more off topic, but it's flowing well, so I want to keep going, but it's nothing but red herrings and extraneous information, and I turn to character 1, and I tell him that I'm happy that he's having fun, but this has nothing to do with the plot and it's going to be cut. We argue (I don't care how crazy that sounds) and eventually he wins, and I continue the scene...only to find that he's managed to fix a gaping hole in my plot. And now he's smirking at me. Don't you hate it when the story knows better than you? ^_^
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clayangel: (squishy)
( Nov. 17th, 2010 09:34 pm)
I haven't really talked about NaNo yet, but I LOVE my story. I'm only halfway through it...but I kind of want to leave it open for a sequel. I really, really love the premise and the characterizations of the guys, and there's just so much I want to do with it. A prequel might be interesting, but I think you get enough info of their pasts to not need one. But a sequel would be so much fun. I'm considering completely refiguring my original ending because I so want to do so much more than my original concept. But who knows if I'd ever get around to writing a sequel, so now I'm wondering if I should come up with a satisfying yet open ended ending...hrm...
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So I come into work today, and since it's just me and one other person, they leave a list of what needs to be done. I'm skimming the list as per usual, and then, at the bottom I see "I'll try to call you. Lisa's last day is Wednesday..."

O_o Qua?

Let me explain how my job works. I'm one of the two night people. I work half the night hours during the week and she works the other half, and we have alternating Saturdays (though due to switching and time off and whatnot, I've been working every Saturday for the past month). That "she" who shares the night horus with me would be Lisa. Who's apparently leaving. In 4 days. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who's just finding this out now, since they didn't mention it to me when I worked Thursday.

So what this means is that I'll be taking over most, if not all, of her hours for the rest of the semester, which is actually quite fine with me. I had been planning on buying myself a Netbook, but then car problems and other things meant I no longer had the money, but it looks like that won't be a problem now. :P But it kind of pisses me off being that, as I've mentioned, I've worked the past month of Saturdays straight in anticipation of two particular Saturdays off in the coming weeks....and now Lisa's screwing me over. Don't get me wrong, it should be okay. I mean, there's no way in Hell I'm missing out on DC or even going in next week (I want a Saturday off, damn it! ^_^) and I think they'll be fine with that, but my weekends will likely be shot for the rest of the year. Luckily I didn't have anything else planned.

But so yeah. Whoo money...? I guess.

In other news, finished watching Princess Tutu. Dorky name but great show. Quite intense, and though the sheer amount of dancing is amusing, it's quite lovely to watch. And the story is really intricate and twisty in the good way at times. :) The ending is also quite unexpected, but good.

It's about a duck who falls in love with a prince whose heart has been shattered so that he may seal away an evil raven. The duck gains the power to turn into a girl, and that girl can then turn into a princess, whose mission it is to return the shards of heart to the prince so that he may be whole again. The only problem? Other than the prince's over protective knight and the sultry crow, if the princess ever tells the prince of her feelings, she will turn into a speck of light and disappear. So it's all tormenty and fun. Also, what with the ballet theme, you not only get some intense dance numbers, but a running soundtrack of songs from various ballets that really lend an air of beauty to the show as a whole. I'd definitely reccomend it.

Youth in Revolt is coming out next weekend!! :D You have no idea how I've been looking forward to this. If I haven't mentioned it yet, I read the book back in the mid nineties, and it's remained a favorite of mine ever since, so to see it as a movie should be fun. I'm sure they'll butcher it all to hell, but the book is so good and so strange and so funny that there's no way it can't be at least a little good.

NaNoWriMo next week, too. I don't think I'm going to be able to get my netbook in time for the start of it, but maybe halfway into the month I should be able to. Which would really help me because of my odd insistance about writing outside, and what with IO and the prospect of working more hours at the library, if I can skip the transcribing step, it'll save me a lot of time.

Ahhh! Halloween. Yeah. I am nowhere near being done my TorT stuff. D: Maybe I should have taken on less than 5 pieces. No, I think I'll be able to get them done. I mean, I know I will, but I think I'll be able to get them all done and not have any of them look too sketchy. I just need to get my butt in gear. At least I have them all planned out now. *crosses fingers*

In suck news, I have no phone or internet at home at the moment. It went out some time yesterday morning, and there's apparently a guy coming to look at it today, but it'd damn well better be fixed by the time I get home. You have no idea how much shit we've had to deal with over phone and internet in the past few months. It's really pissing me off at this point. We pay for the service, we shouldn't have to have someone come out once a month every month to make it work. *grumbles*

Oh, and I got a new mp3 player! I don't talk about the little real life things a lot, but my old mp3 player died last week, so I got a new one, and I actually figued out how to do a playlist on this one! :D I bought Greg's latest CD a couple weeks back, and it's residing on my player teasing me as I shuffle through songs because I won't let myself listen to it until I'm on the road with Kat. The player died last time I tried this, so I'm trying for the drive to DC instead. But now that I've found the playlist function and successfully maneuvered it, I shan't have to listen to his teasing anymore.
clayangel: (Cody)
( Nov. 9th, 2008 04:16 pm)
Haven't been to a con in years, and my first one back in the game was pretty enjoyable. Had wonderful company and a very relaxed schedule and I leave with the knowledge that I never, ever need to go to a panel again. Thank you.

Also spent far more in the dealer's room than I ever have before, but it's probably due to the fact that I actually have money for not staying in a hotel. Anyways, I gots lots of DVDS. Mostly Utena, which I'd seen all of but not in ages and have a sudden craving to own. Got Here is Greenwood because I'd wanted that DVD since highschool. A couple of shounen ai pieces and something with pretty boys and sword. Got some manga and mochi and...OH, and I got Galaxy High School! Lame ass show from when I was a kid. ^____^ I've been talking about it for years, so actually finding it was amazing. Kat was actually the one who found it and bought it for me in thanks for making her costume. All in all, though, I spent waaaay too much money, but I'm pleased with my buys.

NaNo, of course, is suffering for being away, but I've gotten more writing done than expected, and I'm still going strong and incredibly pleased with the story. It just feels really good to finally be writing an original piece, especially one I'm so passionate about.

Tis all, I think. Merit, Kat and I are going to chill, watch a shitload of anime and then chill some more. ^___^

Peace out.
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clayangel: (Cody)
( Nov. 9th, 2008 04:16 pm)
Haven't been to a con in years, and my first one back in the game was pretty enjoyable. Had wonderful company and a very relaxed schedule and I leave with the knowledge that I never, ever need to go to a panel again. Thank you.

Also spent far more in the dealer's room than I ever have before, but it's probably due to the fact that I actually have money for not staying in a hotel. Anyways, I gots lots of DVDS. Mostly Utena, which I'd seen all of but not in ages and have a sudden craving to own. Got Here is Greenwood because I'd wanted that DVD since highschool. A couple of shounen ai pieces and something with pretty boys and sword. Got some manga and mochi and...OH, and I got Galaxy High School! Lame ass show from when I was a kid. ^____^ I've been talking about it for years, so actually finding it was amazing. Kat was actually the one who found it and bought it for me in thanks for making her costume. All in all, though, I spent waaaay too much money, but I'm pleased with my buys.

NaNo, of course, is suffering for being away, but I've gotten more writing done than expected, and I'm still going strong and incredibly pleased with the story. It just feels really good to finally be writing an original piece, especially one I'm so passionate about.

Tis all, I think. Merit, Kat and I are going to chill, watch a shitload of anime and then chill some more. ^___^

Peace out.
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clayangel: (face palm)
( Nov. 1st, 2008 12:24 pm)
Damn you, Gaia, for coming out with your MMO JUST AS NANO STARTS. ;_; How I'm supposed to get any writing done when this game is so fucking addictive is beyond me.

Seriously, though, I think I'm doing okay for my first day of Nano. I wrote for about a half hour this morning, and I'm all into the scene and fully plan on diving back in after work...which I really should be doing instead of playing games and making journal entries...that is, as long as I can stay away from ZOMG...............
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clayangel: (face palm)
( Nov. 1st, 2008 12:24 pm)
Damn you, Gaia, for coming out with your MMO JUST AS NANO STARTS. ;_; How I'm supposed to get any writing done when this game is so fucking addictive is beyond me.

Seriously, though, I think I'm doing okay for my first day of Nano. I wrote for about a half hour this morning, and I'm all into the scene and fully plan on diving back in after work...which I really should be doing instead of playing games and making journal entries...that is, as long as I can stay away from ZOMG...............
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