valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-30 11:26 pm
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Not Quite Epic Fail NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 3111
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 20115

While I managed quite the comeback in the past three days, I'm still nowhere finished. Hopefully, this renewed interest will continue, and I can get more of it done now that I'm not stressing about a deadline.
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-29 11:06 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 1937
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 17004


valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-28 10:44 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 2677
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 15067

I'M BACK BABY! *WHEEEEEEEEEEEE*
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-27 10:31 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 442
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 12390

In other news, the performance went well tonight with "The Twelve Days After Christmas." I'm a first soprano that hasn't practiced in a very long while so I felt my voice wavering a lot as I reached the notes up in the stratosphere, but not overly noticeably to the audience apparently.

And it felt like someone had taken my stomach and put it on one of those taffy pulling machines, but I managed to power through that case of severe stage fright. YAY!
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-26 11:15 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 113
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11948
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-25 10:57 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 200
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11835
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-24 10:53 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

Remember when I said I was going to write some more today? I was lying. The family finally left, so there was cleaning to do. And then, don't you just love it when your family drops a family reunion on you two hours before it starts while saying, "Don't forget to bring something for the potluck!" *headdesk*

After that, I had to practice for a party next week. I'm singing a song called "The Twelve Days After Christmas." It's a really fun, silly song, and I suggest you try and listen to it on youtube.

And, I am ashamed to say, I went to see Breaking Dawn, Part II. Don't judge me!


valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-23 10:30 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

Eh heh, oops again? To be fair, the repairman guy came today to let me know that either I could shell out $800 to repair a washer that was probably going to break again in the next six months, or I could buy a new one.

I just bought a new washer last month! &%@*!

And I still have family from Santa Barbara, California staying with me so I've been spending time with them. They leave tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get back to writing. Maybe?

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-22 10:36 pm
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NaNoWriMo and Death by Turkey

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0 (uh, duh!)
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

I really wanted to type more about today, but I've nodded off twice while trying to post this, so first thing tomorrow I'll write about how today went. Which was much better than I had anticipated, actually.

Hope everyone had a calmer Thanksgiving than I did!

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-21 10:42 pm
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NaNoWriMo and Much Cleaning

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

But you know what? My house is fucking spotless, waiting for 35 people for Thanksgiving tomorrow, almost half of which are allergic to the dog, or the cat, or both. I have everything I need to cook dinner tomorrow, and I have not had a mental breakdown yet. So, I don't even care that I didn't get any writing done today. At all.
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-20 10:42 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 76
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-19 10:37 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 306
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11559

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-18 10:07 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 258
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11253

There is a 25 pound turkey defrosting in my fridge. A frozen turkey needs 24 hours per 5 pounds of meat to defrost safely. There are going to be 30 people at Thanksgiving this week.

Excuse me while I panic.

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-17 10:32 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 159
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10995

Today I did something that I haven't done in over six years. I pulled out my violin, tuned it, and played it. I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed playing this instrument.

I think I'm going to try and play more often in the future.

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-16 09:44 pm
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NaNoWriMo and SQUEE!

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 569
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10836

I don't care how small this word count is when I could have written more. I don't care that my supervisor made me drive the big van full of screaming middle school students when I seriously have a phobia of driving. I don't even care that I still haven't been able to buy a free range turkey big enough for almost 30 people yet. And you want to know why?

I HAVE TICKETS TO GO SEE THE HOBBIT! I HAVE TICKETS TO GO SEE THE HOBBIT!!!!! Midnight showing. Reserved seating. Middle row.

The English language does not have the words to completely encapsulate my fangirly, geeky, nearly-hysterical, squeaky, happy-dancing joy. Have I mentioned that I HAVE TICKETS TO GO SEE THE HOBBIT?!
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-15 10:00 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 237
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10267

I'll admit. I'm seriously losing interest in this storyline that I have going. And I'm not sure what to do about it.

I think what I may end up doing is write the ending and then work backwards from there. I have always been an extremely linear person when it comes to writing. Beginning, middle, end. But that doesn't seem to be working right now. So, we'll see what happens.

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-14 09:51 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10030

Today was Literacy Night at the school I work at so there was much, much stuff to be done. I had to help set up over 450 trays of sandwiches, cookies, chips, mayo packets, and mustard packets, when the people in charge had only ordered 300 sandwiches (we ended up cutting a lot of the sandwiches in half). As I was making the plates I ran out of plates, plates again, chips, packets of mayo, cookies, plates again, chips again, and then plates again.

Not my favorite day at work. I'm a little bit pissed with whoever was in charge of getting food for this thing.

It ended on a high note, though. Five minutes before the end of Literacy Night, my supervisor lets me out of the cafeteria where I had been cleaning up after the meals I had set up (450 people are freaking messy as hell!). Since it was almost over, and I had finished cleaning up, I went along.

There was a table labeled BOOK SWAP which caught my attention right away. The ladies in charge of that table were trying to get rid of their last books so yelled "Grab as many as you want!" 

Eh heh heh, I am now thirteen books richer. Oops? XD

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-13 10:30 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 251
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10030

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-12 10:25 pm
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NaNoWriMo

TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 300
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 9779

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
2012-11-11 10:16 pm
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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.