Friday, November 19, 2010

“It All Started With Popcorn and Shamu…”

Wow! I have 7 followers now! Hello, new friends!

So...I attend another write-in for NaNoWriMo…

Oddly enough, despite getting lost in North Austin, having to reply on some friendly nerds to give me directions to an obscure coffeehouse, and telling some somewhat embarrassing stories about myself to random strangers…I had a good time!


Monday, November 15, 2010

My NaNoWriMo Excerpt

“Mysticism of Fear” is the current working title of my NaNo WIP. I’m growing more fond of the title was I go, but it still sounds a bit corny to me. But then again, parts of my novel still sound a bit corny to me. *shrugs* Anywho, here’s the excerpt:

Prologue: June 1860

The ticking of the seconds hand drummed in beat with Raleigh’s heart. 3 o’clock sharp.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

“There’s a Snake In My Boot”

Actually…there’s a snake in my house. O.o

Apparently, this little snake has made the exterior siding of my house his home. My mom went out to feed the dog when she saw his head sticking out of a hole in the siding near the back door. She freaked out because she didn’t know what kind of snake it was. She immediately texted me and I came out to see it. By this point, it had slithered out farther along the side on the back porch. It was a thin tanish-colored snake with some yellow and black designs along its sides. Mom immediately ran inside to go research it while I watched it slither back into its hole. Of course, my dog was totally oblivious to the snake and was confused as to why he weren’t feeding him. Later on that evening, when my dad let the dog out for one last time before going to bed, he saw the snake chilling along the side of the house. He told us it was a garter snake, perfectly harmless.

I’m glad because it was kinda a cute little snake and I would hate for it to have been poisonous. I’m trying to think of a good name for him since he’s still there. It looks like my household has a new “pet” for the time being. *shrugs*


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chalking This One Up In “Life Experiences”

Hey, I just noticed I have 2 more followers...I'm up to 5. Hello, new comers! Welcome to the listen to my rantings...

I attended my first ever NaNo write-in the other night at a tiny coffee shop in South Austin. It was a nice coffee shop, but then again the most experience I’ve had with coffee shops is Starbucks…and a local joint across the street from the Texas State theatre building in San Marcos. (I’m not a big coffee house person, I guess. Though I do love a good Iced Chai Soy Latte!) Anywho, the write-in was…well…interesting. I got some writing done (906 words in fact, which was more than I thought I would), but I was also highly distracted by the “entertaining” people I meet there.

Monday, November 1, 2010

"The Rumors of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

At least I think that's how the quote goes? I know someone famous said this (or something like it) once ago, but I do not know who...*shrugs* I'm too lazy to look it up on Wikipedia right now.

Anywho...I'm back! Lots have happened since my last post...almost 2 months ago! OMG! I'm so behind on this blogging thing. First things first, a quick on life: "The Hobbit" came and went...and we did great despite several hiccups thrown in there at the last moments. I completed both my substitute teaching orientations and have now been working at various schools nearly everyday. My schedule is very sporadic and I usually don't know if I'm working on not until the last minute in the mornings, but I'm actually enjoying it. It will definitely help me gained experience in an actual classroom and learn how to deal with students behaving at their worst. (Because who wants to behave when there's a sub in the room?!) The costume shop where I was periodically working has now closed the actual store, finishing out the month of Halloween sales. And while I did not complete (or really even start on) my Halloween costume, I did make a "Dr. Horrible" lab coat for my friend. I was very proud of myself despite the issues I kept having with the patterning. (I took a different pattern and work it to create my own for the coat. Yay for using the skills I learned in college!) I will post pics of the coat later on...including the ones where my friend posed in his entire costume.