NaNoWriMo

Nov. 13th, 2012 10:30 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 251
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10030

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 12th, 2012 10:25 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 300
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 9779

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 11th, 2012 10:16 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 521
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 9479

Each day, I make a little more progress. Thanks for the words of encouragement! They mean the world to me, even if I'm a little late in responding.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 10th, 2012 10:07 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 369
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 8958

Okay this was not my fault today. Today's word count was all this morning as I have been away from my computer for the past nine hours, attending a baby shower, running errands. shoveling a driveway (again), and grocery shopping. So, tomorrow should be better as I have nothing planned (for now).

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 9th, 2012 10:09 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 436
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 8589

All written this evening, so that bodes well for tomorrow if I can keep up this groove I've got going.

Also, I love snow. I really do. I do not, however, like three inches of snow when I need to drive to and from work and it starts getting dark at 5:00.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 8th, 2012 09:14 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 378
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 8153

No. Bad muse. Very, very bad muse. You do not, do not, give me 2000 words on another project when I am still so very far behind on this one. You just don't.

Any suggestions on forcing a rebellious muse into submission would be greatly appreciated.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 7th, 2012 11:06 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 125
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 7775

Welp, now I've thoroughly upset myself. I watched The Hunger Games with Mneme. The book distressed me, so I should have known the movie would do the same. Also, bad news on the word count front. However, I am not going to let two bad days get me down. I shall press forward even if I remain constantly behind where my total should be.

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 7650

Well, shit.

No writing earlier today because I learned yesterday right before work that I had to create 18 lesson plans for 9 weeks, 9 cooking classes (2 hours each) and 9 days of academic games (1 hour each). So there's that.

Now, I'm sitting here, watching as Romney's electoral votes climb, and I feel physically sick, and I want to cry. I agree with almost nothing that he has said, parts of the new Republican party platform disgust me, and I think Ryan is an incompetent moron.

My ultimate life goal has just turned into something that needs to happen in the next few years. I am moving to Amsterdam.

I can't watch this. Mythbusters marathon here I come.


NaNoWriMo

Nov. 5th, 2012 10:06 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 1102
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 7650

I thoroughly disapprove of people changing what I need to do for my job at the last minute, let me know after the last minute, and therefore increasing my workload when I NEED TO BE WRITING, DAMMIT!

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 4th, 2012 09:12 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 2202
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 6548

Almost caught up! *passes out*

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 3rd, 2012 09:24 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 2074
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 4346

Slowly but surely inching my way towards where I am supposed to be. I've found that I work best with sound in the background, so today I pulled up Pandora Radio on the internet and listened to the Glenn Miller station all day. I adore all of his bluesy - jazzy stuff.

Also, nerd alert. My phone now makes the TARDIS vworp vworp sound effect when I get a text message. And I grin like a loon every time it does it. XD
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)

TODAY'S WORD COUNT:  1937
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 2272

So I didn't completely make up my epic fail of yesterday, but I will be inching closer to back on track.

The biggest thing was keeping myself motivated since I was so disheartened by yesterday's fail, so I used leftover Halloween candy. Every two hundred words, I ate a piece. And since I hit 1500 by early afternoon, I allowed myself a brief break, drove to the library, and got a new movie I've never seen before.

Incidentally, if anyone has seen The Young Victoria and wanted to let me know how it was, I would love to hear.
 

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 335
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 335

Because the stupid prologue will not come out in anything other than passive voice. Six times I've tried, and it's all still passive. *repeated head desk*

Obviously, Prologue, you are the weakest link. And will not be tomorrow's project.

Anime Club

Oct. 22nd, 2012 07:24 pm
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So, part of my responsibilities include walking some of the kids two blocks down to the local library so they can have fun with the Anime Club that meets up every other Monday. Today was their Halloween party, and it was actually more fun than I thought it would be.

First, the kids had a pumpkin decorating contest. The finished pumpkins were named Taco, Sally, and Eduardo. (Eduardo won).

Then, they all had a mummy wrapping competition where each team wrapped up one of their members in rolls and rolls of toilet paper. Two of the mummies were kinda straggly looking, but the last was, by far, the neatest and tidiest little mummy I've ever seen. XD

After that, was the costume contest. The winner was the person who made the rest of the kids scream the loudest. Not fantastic news for my headache. But the finalists were Batman, Rose Tyler (complete with an itty bitty sonic screwdriver XD), and Susan Death from Discworld. I had a really, really, REALLY difficult time deciding which costume to vote for. (Rose Tyler won).

Last, the kids watched an episode of something called "Soul Eater". Don't ask me. I have no idea.

And then I spent twenty minutes teaching all the kids different card games. All in all, fun times were had.
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In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month:



You're welcome.
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So, I've been mildly incommunicado for the past couple of days, ad I thought I'd explain why a little bit.

This weekend has been crazy as shit. And in the best possible way.

On Friday, my coworkers and I all attended a conference for after school program in our state. The workshops were all about things we can do to help the kids we're working with, identifying abuse, helping kids deal with unhealthy relationships, trying to encourage the kids into something more than crime or drugs or that kind of thing. And I was fascinated. There was so much for me to learn, and the workshop on encouraging kids of all ages to read more only solidified my desire to eventually become a librarian. I love books, and seeing how books can be used to help kids made me very happy.

Saturday, I drove with my family to Cedar City which hosts a Shakespearean Festival twice a year. Mostly, the festival is plays and a lot of the ones performed are Shakespeare's. However, their fall season usually has other things in addition to a play by the Bard. So I saw 'Les Miserables' in the afternoon, then had dinner at the Pastry Pub (which is a-MA-zing), and then saw 'Stones in His Pockets' in the evening. And I thoroughly loved all of it. I try to go every year because it's always so fantastic.

Today was pretty much spent driving home, and now I'm curled up in my chair getting ready to catch up on all the lovely fics that have been updated!
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Welp. I haven't posted in a while, and I really don't have a good reason beyond I wasn't really feeling like putting my job woes out there on the internet for the world to see. Apparently, a degree in Creative Writing means employers take one look at my resume and think "oh, she just wants to be a writer, we should go with this other less-qualified applicant."

*frustrated screaming*

Finally, finally I got a job, (another temp) as an after school youth leader at one of the local middle schools. I started today. Of course, I was actually half-way hired over two weeks ago, but it took the supervisor two weeks to actually hire me and then get me in to do all my paperwork and take the picture for my ID. And I didn't really get a job description until today. Actually, I still don't have a complete job description, but was just thrown into the deep end.

Grrrr! Anyway, apparently on Mondays I help supervise the pottery class for these kids that stay after school. I made myself a tiny pencil, because it was really boring for two and a half hours. Tomorrow we're going bowling. o_O
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This is random and silly and kind of adorable, and it makes me very happy. So, enjoy.

Insomnia

Aug. 1st, 2012 10:00 pm
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Just noticed that I actually haven't updated this in a while. Heh heh. Oops. And I cannot get to sleep so, time to update.

No real changes, I suppose. I've been applying for jobs right and left, trying to gain some form of employment since my last one was a temp position that finished in April. I have managed a little bit of content writing for a couple computer programs coming out, but other than that, there's nothing on the job horizon yet.

Melete has moved in with her boyfriend of nine months. I'm happy for her. I really am. I just, *sighs* I wish that she knew what she wants out of life besides a boyfriend. She has never been without a boyfriend. And it frustrates me a little that she seems to be incapable of finding her own identity outside of a guy. But oh well. She's happy, and at the moment that's all that really matters.

Mneme and I spent the day watching movies and making Nutella cookies and me listening to her complaining about her job. She's pretty much working as a grunt in a clothing store, and while I feel bad for her, I'm a little relieved that my money straits are not yet so dire that I am desperate enough for a job to go into retail.

Oh well. Life could be worse I suppose.
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NCIS has pulled my heart from my chest while it is still beating, put it through a meat grinder, spiced it up, grilled it on a barbecue, and handed it back to me saying "eat up!"

*sobs*

How the hell am I supposed to survive the complete lack of NCIS and Castle until September?!?

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