Yes, I’m still here. I moved (yes, again) so it’s been a little hard to write a post, and writing one on my phone is kind of annoying. But I now have a computer hooked up, with internet, so I can keep up again. But good news! I was able to recover most of the files that were lost on my flash drive, including my preface and chapters one through six. I lost seven, eight, nine, and what I had of ten, but I can rewrite those. And actually yesterday I found the first half of nine in my notebook (I had apparently printed it out so I could work on it at work, which I never did). So I do have that.
The bad part is, I have to retype almost all of that. I hate retyping from paper. It’s annoying and time consuming. Pretty mad about losing chapter seven though. I was perfect. Well, as perfect as I could have wanted for a first draft. Well, I guess for now I’m just trying to retype it all and look for the box I accidentally packed my outline in and try to do as much as possible by the end of this month. I promise I’ll keep up on my posts now that I have this part of my move completed.
I have lost everything. All of my files on my flash drive are forever gone. The only consolation I have is that I had printed out the first seven chapters and the preface. Someone has them, but he’s going to give them back to me so I can recopy it. And I had previously printed out my outline, I had felt at that time that a hard copy would be useful. But the book has actually become the least of all my worries. Continue reading
Usually I write my book on my boyfriend’s desktop. It’s much easier to type on and it has a comfy chair in front of it. The other day, he was using his computer and I had to use my laptop. My laptop was running very slow and after I had plugged my flashdrive in, I ran a scan for malware and things like that on my computer. I didn’t open up the flashdrive folder or anything because the slowness was just making me mad. Now I can’t open it at all! Continue reading
Okay, so technically I really want her to learn loads from me, but as I was changing her diaper tonight, I really got to thinking about it. And the most heartbreaking lesson I have learned. Don’t have kids until you are married. And I’m not talking about getting married when you’re already five months pregnant (unless of course you were already engaged for at least six months.)
Holy smokes! My stats for today are sky high! Yipee!!!
Now on to more exciting news for all of you. I have dusted off my old website, redesigned it, made it look all purtty and you can find it here. I’ve even made the mobile site for it all purtty. Also apparently people have shared a few of my posts on many other social websites like Pinterest. Not sure how you really share a pictureless blog post on Pinterest, but okay. Didn’t even know you could see your share stats today, I’m learning a lot in a short amount of time this evening. It also occurred to me earlier that I never posted a link to my NaNoWriMo author page thingy. And if I have, bear with me, I don’t have the greatest of memories and I’m too lazy to look through all my posts to see if I actually have.
Now on to writing!!
I stepped on the bus number 174, handed the bus driver my permission slip and followed my best friend Cara to the back of the bus. I slid in the seat after her as we attempted to push our bags to the floor, The bus got louder as more kids, some as young as twelve, climbed the three steps and sat down.
“What do you want to do when we get to my house?” Cara shouted over the noise.
“I don’t know. What do you want to do?” I replied. She shrugged her shoulders instead of trying to make herself heard.
The seats near us filled up first, The one person seat behind us was the first to go, the others followed that. I looked around at the people who rode her bus and noticed that half of them only lived five minutes from the school in a park. Thank god, I thought to myself, at least it won’t be this loud the entire ride. A couple of boys, one short with blonde hair and one tall with brown hair, sat down in the seat next to us. I smiled at the tall one as he sat down next to his friend. Continue reading
I have written shit today. Did I reach all my daily word counts? Yes. Was it painful? Very. And it’s crap. Utter crap. At least I think so right now. Hopefully it’s not actually crap and someone somewhere likes it. But I now have 31,542 words in total, 2,074 of which were from today. Which in itself is pretty awesome. Today’s word count was amazing. And a miracle. I was not in the mindset to write horror today. Today would have been a good day to write romance, if only I had something that I could have built on and not have to go back and either fix or delete later. Continue reading
Does anyone else dream of being interviewed for their thirteen week bestseller by any one of the many, many, many talk show hosts on TV? Does anyone prepare what they would say when asked the random questions all the viewers are dying to know? As ridiculous as I feel about admitting it, I definitely do. Usually when I’m falling asleep or when I’m trying not to get my hopes up for when I publish my book. It will not be a bestseller. Even if it’s amazing. Continue reading
I had been debating since the beginning of September if I wanted to do NaNoWriMo this year or not. I had hoped that I would have Bugs and The Intruder completely done before it started so I didn’t think I really needed it yet. But as I got closer to November, I started to consider it more and more. I did it last year, but didn’t finish my book (the book I did last year was Love, Mommy). And so this year, I really hope I can reach my goal and finish Bugs. Continue reading
Last night, while I was at work, attempting to prevent myself from blowing out my own brains from boredom, I decided to suddenly be extremely ambitious. I was thinking about what I had accomplished so far this year (which is very, very little) and thought about what I wanted to accomplish this coming year. This year, I did publish a short story…. that I had originally written in my creative class in high school and last year I polished up some, not enough, but it did look better when I was finished and published it on Amazon for $.99. I’m almost halfway done with Bugs and I’m still only a quarter of the way through The Intruder, but even if I have to pull all nighters for a month straight, I am going to get them both completely done and ready for press by the end of December. Continue reading