Friday, 27 April 2012

Ahead Is Another Weekend Of Accomplishing Nothing

Date Written: April 27th, 2012
Date Posted: April 27th, 2012
Currently Listening To: Breathe CarolinaChemicals, Breathe CarolinaBlackout, Breathe CarolinaThe Dressing Room
So, promise not to tell my friend Nova something?
This week, I cheated on my deadline work. Instead of working on it, I worked on another one of my books. I didn’t even get like, a page done, because there’s a major plot point introduced at the beginning of it that I kept going back and forth between, but I figured it out.
In addition, I’ve recently gotten back into my love of Castle. It’s definitely one of my favourite shows, even if season four has a lot more emphasis on Castle and Beckett’s relationship. But seriously – a writer who solves murders? My TV dream come true. I’m currently on “Pandora” (4x15)… This is a reminder as to why I love this show so much. And I might be finishing Psych off this weekend, too. (I don’t how, but I might.)
Lastly, I was hoping to work on my checklist this weekend. Seeing as I have a presentation Monday, a test Tuesday, another presentation that could be Monday or Tuesday, and an entire book to read by Tuesday, checklist work is not happening. Maybe it’s like Psych, where I’ll magically get it done. Or maybe I’ll get something done on Wednesday? We’ll see.
-          May :) 

I Feel Like Banging My Head Against A Wall

Date Written: April 26th, 2012
Date Posted: April 27th, 2012
Currently Listening To: Pierce The VeilKissing In Cars


I feel like pounding my skull against an area that is made of brick.
I’d do it against my keyboard, but I doubt my laptop, Alchemy, would appreciate that. Mommy and daddy wouldn’t be too pleased with that, either. And I’m at school, so I’d get a tad too many weird looks and a lot of people would ask me questions as to what’s wrong and a lot of them wouldn’t understand the reason if I told them unless all of them write stories. Which would be beyond awesome, but really – what are the chances of that happening?

So, why do I feel the need to bash my brain against some sort of hard surface?
Because for the last little while, I’ve been contemplating joining some sort of writing competition. So, on Tuesday, I was talking to one of my friends and she asked me about looking into a short story contest for a local newspaper. So I did, and while I didn’t find one for a newspaper, I found a link to a website that does a free one.

It’s a story that has to be between 100 – 1499 words and it’s flash fiction. And after researching flash fiction, I’ve realized something that makes me want to beat my cranium against a rigid plane.
I don’t like flash fiction very much.

Well, the closing date is July 12th, so I guess I’ll pull it together by then. After all, it’s like… two and a half months. Or I’ll, you know, find another contest to do.
-          May :)

Friday, 20 April 2012

So, Goodnight Moon, And Goodnight You

Date Written: April 20th, 2012
Date Posted: April 20th, 2012
Currently Listening To: Go RadioGoodnight Moon


So, first thing; I wrote and posted this late just because today I heard the song I’m currently listening to and I’m in love with it and I wanted to use a lyric from it that was accurate to the post. This is what I came up with.
Next thing; I actually got somewhere in my writing. Not far, because I’m such a procrastinator, but I was in a slump that I couldn’t get out of, but I finally did, which leads me to…

Third thing; I couldn’t write description for a while. Not that I wouldn’t, I literally could not do it. I’ve always been better at writing dialogue, but suddenly I had pages and pages filled with conversations between my characters with the random two lines of random description because I felt I had to add it in. So today, I spent my lunch hour today outside of my school and describing what I saw, heard, and felt. I got one page (double-sided) filled, and the descriptions got progressively longer as I went along, so I’m really happy.
Fourth thing; I’ve started on summaries for my books. They probably won’t be up for a while – I’ve got like… eleven to do, and I’ve only done three – but I’m not (totally) slacking!

Fifth thing; I don’t know what to post for the writing excerpt. I’ll be consulting my writing buddies (AKA bugging them into oblivion) as to what I should post, but it’ll be up soon enough… or, you know, “eventually” would be the more accurate term.
Last thing; I found out today that a girl who goes to my school has a book published. I’m even more determined now.

So, these were my closing thoughts for the week. Goodnight to all of you!

-          May :)

I GOT A REPLY

Date Written: April 18th, 2012
Date Posted: April 20th, 2012
Currently Listening To: All Time LowThe Beach, All Time LowPoppin’ (Champagne)


I GOT A REPLY.

So, for those of you who are thinking, “What exactly is she talking about” (which I’m sure is all of you), this is the basic run-down:
In the second blog post I ever posted, I wrote about how I sent an e-mail to the person who inspired me to be a writer, and I was upset because I never got a reply.

Well, guess what.
I GOT A REPLY.

I saw it and read it and did a happy dance around my kitchen and called my friends and OHMYGOSH I GOT A REPLY SHE’S NOT DEAD SHE REMEMBERS ME SHE DOESN’T HATE ME OMG I GOT A REEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLYYY.
*Dies of happiness.*

-          May :)

Friday, 13 April 2012

Listen To "Painting Flowers" For A Title

Date Written: April 13th, 2012
Date Posted: April 13th, 2012
Currently Listening To: The VeronicasRevenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were), The VeronicasCry, All Time LowPainting Flowers


So… this week, in terms of writing;
I feel like I've done nothing and feel like I've felt everything.

For one; I’ve recently become obsessed with Nathan Bransford’s blog. I mean, I’ve been reading it for a while, but all of a sudden I feel the need to devour it whole. I feel so different after reading something he writes. I truly feel like his posts have helped me.
Secondly; if anyone says anything about creativity, I’m immediately on alert. I listen as though they’re saying it about writing specifically and how to be a better writer and I think to myself, “this person’s totally right.”

Example: yesterday, I went on a trip for Drama class to see a play (The Prisoner of Tehran, which was so good, by the way. I had goose-bumps all throughout and nearly cried a couple of times) and the person holding the workshop before it started was talking about interpretations and I just thought wow, because it was really wow, even though I’m sure she didn’t mean it to be wow.
Third; we read the poem Words by Venus Khoury-Ghata in English class, and it talks about the destructive power of words and I just want to tack bits and pieces of the poem to my bedroom wall because it’s all so wonderful and beautiful and terrifying and I love it.

Fourth; as you can see, I’m currently listening to Painting Flowers by All Time Low and
oh
my
gosh.


I don’t know why, because I’ve heard this song a million times before but suddenly it’s completely different, like I’m hearing it in a different… sound wave? I don’t know, but it’s suddenly so amazing.
I’m in a really weird mood where it feels as though everything’s spiritual and reflective and golden and I don’t even know. But yeah – just expect me to have something to report next Friday on the progress of my novel, which I’m sure will have actually progressed (especially in comparison to the last little while).

Also – should I put up some of my writing? I’m working on summaries for my stories to post on here if anyone wants to read, but does anyone want to actually read an excerpt of something I’ve written? Let me know.
-          May :)

Friday, 6 April 2012

I've Got Real Big Plans

Date Written: April 6th, 2012
Date Posted: April 6th, 2012
Currently Listening To: You Me At SixThe Consequence


So, I have accomplished really nothing over the week and I have an essay due on Tuesday that I will spend the entire weekend writing and I will also be watching a lot of Psych and try to fit in some reading and writing if I can.
Have a great Easter Weekend, everyone!

-          May :)