annayork: (Oll Star)

So Book #3 is being set aside for anywhere between 6 weeks (for April's Camp NaNoWriMo), to July (second Camp NaNoWriMo) or until November (NaNoWriMo- the most likely time I will pick it up again). I think it will be good to step away from the story and revisit it at a later date. Debating on whether to show parts of it to its um... inspiration... in a few weeks. I know he's curious!

I did accomplish just over 35K words for [community profile] orgasm_circlet  and will work on weaving the rest together in one of the NaNo months. I left my comfort zone and am now more comfortable writing out the "details" :-) I plan to continue to add them as the story requires when I write the full draft out.

My parents are currently on a road trip and my mom brought Why are YOU Still Single?! along. She says she can't get over how I handled everything in How to Suck at Dating Without Even Trying since 90% of that book was creative non-fiction with names, places, and dates changed to protect the guilty. She says she reads some parts aloud to my dad because they're so funny with how I describe them. My sister really loves Why are YOU Still Single?! and hopes that life will imitate art (don't we all in this book's case?!).

I may start sifting through the binders of notes for my teen novel idea for either Camp NaNoWriMo or NaNoWriMo. These are the binders of stories I wrote as a teen and will be using them to start a more updated and better-written story. I mean come on, internet wasn't even in most homes when I wrote these and I don't think any of my characters would even know what a text message was, and they certainly never emailed anyone! I need to get them out of the 1990s and into this century!! I still need a better title than the original which was simply the name of the town where everyone lived and, thanks to Nicolas Sparks, is also used in another book and movie. The town will stay the same mainly because, unlike Nicolas Sparks, I can actually get the geography right! Well, his whole ferry bit would have been accurate for the post-Sandy state of the island but it was NOT accurate in his book OR the movie from it. It also does not have a "downtown".

Hoping I can be a Municipal Liason for NaNoWriMo because we really don't have a proper one for where I live. The closest one mainly has people from universities anywhere from 45-60 minutes north of me and the next-closest one is an hour away in Indiana. I have several small colleges in my area and I think we'd be better served with our own NaNoWriMo chapter (and not have the ML from 45 minutes away worry about accomodating us). I LOVE going to events and write-ins and I loved that I could attend some that were close to me when I was in Phoenix and Las Vegas (ironically, the events closest to me were when I was on the other side of the country- go figure!). My city needs more of a positive social scene like NaNoWriMo and its respective events. I REALLY enjoyed it out in Phoenix and Vegas and you know what? It was fun to meet up with people that I knew I shared interests with!

I didn't apply to be an ML last year because of my crazy work schedule and being out of town so I didn't plan to do NaNoWriMo at all, much less try and lead it. In fact, I decided to do it in October and threw myself in full-force in about the middle of November thanks to my inspiration. Looking forward to more inspiration in the coming weeks and months :-)
annayork: (strange writers)

I did it! I made it to 20 K in my [community profile] orgasm_circlet  project! Just debating on which NaNo/Camp NaNo to use to weave it all together. I plan to keep writing until the end date of February 14 because... why not? My NaNo word counts are usually well over 75K, so I am not worried about coming up with 50K words more for this story. A lot is going on in her life, and she has some new antagonists this time around.

I really enjoyed this chance to try something different, get out of my comfort zone, and write stuff that I kind of left to the imagination before. If I point out the irony in the writing, it'll give away what happened in book #2, so I will leave it at that!

I've been up too dang long and I have company staying the night tonight before our weekend's debaucheries. Gonna do some cocktails, mani-pedis, and our usual silliness. Art supplies may be involved.

I am rather proud of myself... I got my to-do list finished by 1 PM. My ring arrived yesterday and that improved my mood immeasurably. I'm just sooo ready for a change of scenery and a chance to actually do my hair and make-up and go someplace!

Sunday night I'll be sporting my panda jacket with the full-face hood because I think it'd be a riot to mess with people while wearing what basically amounts to a panda costume. Yea, the chances of me actually acting my age at all times are basically slim to none. I guess it's because I have such heavy responsibilities at work with the well-being of so many kids dependent on what I do, I have to be serious with my PhD... so when I do not have to do either of those things, I let loose and get silly. That includes making panda coats, wearing said panda coats, and terrorizing people while wearing said panda coat. I also make crazy artwork. Or, as I claim, I write fiction so people will do what I want and I can kill them if they don't.
annayork: (strange writers)
Going to write as much as I can today... I am about 17.5K words in my [community profile] orgasm_circlet  draft so far. No complaints there! It's really not even a proper draft but a series of drafts that need to be woven into the larger story.

I need to write a paper for class today, too. I'm going away this weekend (two nights of Stone Sour shows in two different states...woot woot!)

Right now, I'm waiting on my ring to show up. FedEx wasn't arsed to knock on my door yesterday for a package that required a signature, so I was not too pleased to find out after all my waiting that I had "missed" them when they didn't even bother to knock on my @#$% door. Now I have to do it all over again today, too. Like I have nothing better to do, like SLEEP :-/ Still need to pack for the weekend, too.I am not particularly looking forward to that. I have NO idea what I am wearing to the Fort Wayne show, but I do wanna glam up since it's been SO long since I've properly done my hair and make-up to go anywhere. Ugh... I think it's been since like early December! TOO LONG!!! I'll be so glad to get away and do something that is not work-related for a change!

Well, back to writing... must stay awake to answer my effing door. BLAH!
annayork: (angry veggie)
I haven't left my house since I came home from work on Wednesday afternoon. Having a head injury kind of does that to a person, I guess. I feel about 90% back to normal functioning. Still a little blah but not about to lose my mind like I was. Definitely feel well enough to go back to work and stick it out. Still kind of intolerant of people, but not like I was.... yikes!

I'd say that staying home has saved me money but who am I kidding?!

There was this diamond ring I had my eye on for a while. "Stunning" doesn't describe it. It has dozens of white diamonds, 9 blue diamonds, 4 green diamonds, 2 yellow diamonds, and two red diamonds. All natural. I would have normally just said "Wow, pretty!" but... red diamonds. I had to own it. I was going to wait two more weeks to get it but I received a promo code for $500 off any purchase over $1000 or more. Why wait 2 weeks and pay full price when I could really use that extra $500? So... after working holidays and tons of overtime, I ordered my dream of a ring. It'll go nicely with my chocolate diamond ring and my black diamond ring and earrings. I admit to becoming somewhat of a diamond whore over the past year but it happens, especially when I find good prices. It's a matter of debate whether or not the latest one qualifies as a "good price" but hello, red diamonds. Must own them, can't wait for a man to get them for me! I am hoping it ships out Tuesday so I can stalk it along the Fed Ex truck.
 
Is it bad I already have a snarky bit I want to do to show them off? Chocolate diamonds on right index finger, black diamond on right ring finger, and *flips the bird with left hand* colored diamonds!

What else have I done while staying close to my bed? Well...

I have logged many hours on PandaCam, watching the baby panda do cute baby panda things.

I also learned nothing blows up your Twitter more than being followed by the Backstreet Boys. My jaw DROPPED when I saw that followback from them... I felt like I was 17 again, only this was just awesomer LOL!



Still trying to break 15K words on my [community profile] orgasm_circlet  project. My goal is 20K words. Writing parts of the story kind of makes me feel like I am limiting myself but my main goal has been accomplished: I left my comfort zone. Right now my draft is basically smut, smut, smut, smut... but once I get the full story down it will be interspersed throughout and a relatively "normal" part in the grand scheme of her life.

OK, gonna TRY and get these 537 words squeezed out so I can lay down before work!! The first day back always sees me with the weirdest sleep schedule!!
annayork: (write all the things)
I found the notes and drafts! It was (of course!) in the last place I looked. I damn near brained myself when a LARGE heavy reclaimed wood picture frame fell on my noggin. That shit hurt but I was reassured by the Ask a Nurse line that I didn't need to get checked out and I'll just feel sore for a few days. Blah. I haven't lost any consciousness or balance so I'm not worried. Still.... motherfucker that shit HURT!

I haven't even looked at all the notes and drafts yet. Kind of afraid to. They're in 2 3" binders, a 2" binder, and a 1" binder. It's going to be one hell of an intimidating project once I tackle it!

I need to get to work on my homework but the amount of sources I am using is a tad intimidating. I'll get through it, it'll just take time to motivate myself.

The orgasm_circlet project is...so-so. I think 20K is a reasonable goal.
annayork: (strange writers)

Brief update on my

[community profile] orgasm_circlet

  project ....

I sat myself down, got myself into a headspace... and wrote.

3639!

Getting out of my comfort zone is a bit tricky, but I'm working on it! I work for the next 4 days and my class break is over on Tuesday, so I am sure my progress will be S-L-O-W. I usually start with a bang and then kind of trail off and have a few "rally days" here and there. Progress should almost mimick that of NaNoWriMo with really really good days and then days of NOTHING. Considering that this is soooo a NSFW type project, I'll work on it at home.

Just odd writing chunks of a story at a time, especially chunks that don't move the story one way or the other. Still, the venture out of the comfort zone is coming along easier. Writing the type of *ahem* scenes that I wouldn't mind reading if I were to have a book with them.

Still haven't gone into the basement yet to look for my old notes and story drafts. It sure will be interesting once I find them since I am sure there's literally hundreds of pages of them that are hand-written, printed, and even typed!

I may have to post some pictures of the cover art I did for them. I did a lot of watercolor and pencil work for it!

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~*About Anna*~

I'm a grad student, wannabe writer, budding rock-and-roll baker, and an artist. I'd like to think that my life serves as proof that you can have an advanced education, normal job, look normal, and yet still be a total bad-ass and make creepy, freaky stuff and write saucy books.

I love to write even if it's just for my own amusement. I have enjoyed participating in NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy and intend to keep participating in them as well as any other writing challenges I am able to join. I like the idea of trying new things, setting goals, and accomplishing something for the sheer reward of saying I did it.

Most of my updates on my writing projects are public unless it's kind of spoilery stuff I'm not ready to show.

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