Monday, October 31, 2011

NaNoWriMo?

Okay, I feel really bad about this, but I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year.

My course load at school is really heavy right now (which is the main reason I haven't been blogging/vlogging like I've promised) and I have multiple other writing assignments.

But do I want to do NaNoWriMo? Of course! I love it, despite the stress it tends to induce. I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes December 1st and the new story I have as a result. In fact, I do have a new idea for this year, which makes it that much harder not to do it.

I know that if I do it this year I will end up hating myself and writing, and I don't want that to happen.

So, instead, I will hold my own little NaNoRevisMo. The Quiet Calling is needing yet another aggravating round of revisions and I might be able to revise at least half the book. And since it's the book I started during NaNoWriMo 2009, it feels appropriate.

Are any of you participating this year? What genre? How long have you had the idea?

Good luck to all the WriMos this year... I'll be thinking of you as I slog through my homework!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Little Longer...

I promised I would have a vlog up yesterday, but things happened and I couldn't get it done. I also won't be doing it today :(

Hopefully it will be up this weekend, but I can't make any promises less vague than that. If you have any questions for me, this means there's still time to ask them! The more random, the better!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thanks, Universe

First, if you haven't asked me a question to answer in video form yet, go do it now! I promise I'll make it fun by wearing crazy hats or something.

Now, for the main event...

This semester, I've become a regular member of the ballroom dance club on my campus and tonight I'm auditioning to be on the competitive team. I'd get to travel and have an official-like partner.

I'm so, so nervous about this audition. Seriously, trying not to make it a full-blown panic.

But last night, I got a pretty awesome fortune cookie that put things into perspective for me (thanks, cosmic-fully helpful cookie!):

"Find release from your concern and have a good time."

This cookie put me in my place. It forced me to remember that even if I don't make the team, I'll still have fun dancing and I'll be happy for my friends that make the team. Take that, panic!

I hope you can go use this little nugget of wisdom in your own life, too!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hey There!

Today was a great day for me to come back to The Internets, because...

...SHANNON MESSENGER SOLD THREE BOOKS!

You should go congratulate her! She's seriously one of the best bloggers around and she really deserves this!



*Ahem* Hello. *shuffles feet*

So, I've been gone for a while. No excuses for me... I missed you guys!

To restart blogging, I've decided to do a video. If you ask me questions, I'll answer them in a video! It can be anything, what I've been up to, writing questions, you can ask me to fangirl over something, whatever floats your boat!

Leave your questions as comments in this post by Friday and I'll hopefully have the video up this time next week.

Huzzah Internets!