17 April 2008 @ 11:58 pm
editing dooooone  
Oh fuck, I'm so tired right now and my brain is barely functioning, but I just wanted to have a big hooray because I've done the editing of DMT_06. FINALLY. (I want to KEILL this chapter SO MUCH.)

So yeah, betaing, final edit and formatting to go and it'll be up. It's not super-long, but the next 5,000 words are already done in draft form so DON'T PANIC! It shouldn't be long till the next instalment appears in all its sexy sexy glory. (oh yes, the part after this part has teh sex, and I am PROUD of that scene, damn it!)

also, *points* I have an attempt at a happie icon. yus yus. I loves my Willow and Tara. So muchly.

*goes off to melt into sleepy-goo somewhere*
Current Mood: cheerful
01 April 2008 @ 02:49 pm
No, seriously, as creepy as that sounds, I just found myself lying around, watching my cat while she sleeps, (which, for those cat lovers out there, is actually quite hard to do coz normally they have super-stare-detection skillz and will wake up and glare at you for doing that. And for waking them up.) Also, when I am out, I worry about her all the time, when I need someone to talk to, I go find her and we chase each other around the back yard, and she snuggles me at night, and I like to feed her (I like to feed people, it's a thing) and when I don't want to go out I'm like, 'Oh, I better go home, I gotta feed my cat' and she's ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE ME WHICH IS THE NICEST THING IN THE WORLD.

Also, I have Medusa hair today. >_>

I am pretty fail about life in general at the moment, struggling off-and on with the whole black ooze thing, uni is really hard and I'm just barely keeping my head above water, I discovered I have hypoglycaemia even worse than I thought I did, (going to see a doctor tomorrow) which is being a major pain in the ass because I used to save money by skipping meals quite a bit, and now I have to buy so much FOOD all the damn time and I am REALLY FUCKING POOR. I'm sick just at the moment, but I'm hoping it's not going to develop worse than a mild coldy-thing. I have a test tomorrow which I think I'm prepared for? But not really sure? Also LOTS AND LOTS of other things I'm behind on.

I realise the next chapter of Dry My Tears is well overdue and since there's like, two pages of editing to do before it's done I really have no excuse but, *flaps* if I suck this much at life in general, what makes you people think I would suck less at writing? *sighs* No seriously, getting the editing done as soon as class finishes (I have holidays for 3 weeks starting Friday). And like, might be nice and follow with another chapter fairly soon after since the drafts are already done. I have begun work on BTS_whateverthehellchapterI'mupto as well, but it's going to take some thought because well, has anyone noticed they haven't left that stupid room for like, a year and a half or something? Maybe two? Well I HAVE. @_@ I need to get them OUT or I'm going to KILL SOMETHING. But that also means more brain-work for meeee.

Anyway, I wasn't here to winge, but that's what it developed into so... poos.

Catch you on the flip side, dudes and dudettes! (Do any actual dudes read this journal? I have no idea...)

Edit: Oh, and sorry, no April-fools jokes from me. I mean, I could have been really cruel and been all, 'LOOK, I UPDATED EVERYTHING' but that would just be haaarsh, man.
Current Mood: pleh
13 March 2008 @ 04:31 pm
I need some happy-related icons...  
This entry has no real purpose, I have nothing in particular to say, except it's been a while since I've updated, and I've learnt through experience that the less you update, the less you have to say, because trying to sum-up the last say, two months or whatever of your life is just too fucking hard. Which is why this journal annoys me when I'm trying to find out the dates of things and shit by looking back on it, because most of the major events are skipped over because there's just too much to say. (And yes, you did hear right, I have such a bad memory that I have to use my livejournal to recall when/how things in my life occurred)

So, Life, luck, and new obsessions: )

Lastly, just wanted to let people know, the draft of the next chapter of Dry My Tears is done. In all it's 34 hand-written pages of PAIN. At this point I'm still undecided about cutting it in half, so I'm just continuing to try and type it all up, then it will need editing, BUT, it's close. (really trying to get it done before the one-year mark for that one, too! -_-;;)Also started work on BTS_09 the other day, so despite CRAZY levels of busy, things are being processed. Where possible. }:/

Love love!
Current Mood: cheerful
15 February 2008 @ 12:18 pm
Blaaah. Writing is my best friend and also EVILLLLL  
I'm sitting in one of the computer labs at uni, typing out the start of Chapter six of Dry My Tears because it's impossible to do on my own computer at the moment and my new computer isn't a possibility for a few more weeks yet. Le sigh. I just had my last class for the summer, I have one week free of class with a 2,500 word monologue due on wednesday, then proper class starts again on Monday. YAY. Although :( for how much less time I will have for writing. Again.

The Monologue I am COMPLETELY stuck on at the moment at 800ish words. I'm just so unused to writing without dialogue and... short stories really aren't my forte. :(

Anyway, the question of the moment really is, should I break DMT_06 into two parts or not? (As in, chapter 6 and 7, not chapter 6 a and b, because that just pisses me off). I like to keep chapters aroooound 2,500 words as a general guide, and at the moment it's well over 4,000 words :/ AND there are three major scenes to go that I would anticipate will take around another 2,000 words. >:[ I had wanted to end this chapter at a specific event, but that's the third scene out of those three, two in between, so I'm wondering if I should just wiggle a chapter-break into the middle somewhere, even though it's a bit frustrating because not a lot happens in that time? It would end with chapter 6 being around 2,000 words.

*flaps* I don't knooooooow!

*goes back to typing in the mean time*

EDIT: Totally random best line of the day: "“You’ve got him in counseling?” he bit out harshly in disbelief. “Are you sure you’re qualified to diagnose a space octopus?” [in Once Upon a Furry Octopus by Skoosiepants]
Current Mood: cold and damp
Current Location: Uni computer labs
07 February 2008 @ 08:09 pm
Wheee! Writing Bananza!  
I love it when my brain does this. I only wish it would be like this 70% of the time, instead of like, 1%.

Anyway, tho I have no fic to share right now, I must crow! Because not only did I get my homework done on time (I'm doing a summer paper on creative writing and I had to submit seven pages of typed poetry and song lyrics,) over the last week or so, I've done SOOOO much writing. I've in total now done 20 hand-written pages for DMT_06, my handwriting means that's around 4,000 words at a minimum or 200 per-page, PLUS I did seven pages of chapter 1 of one of my original fics! Wheeee!

The only downside is that those 4,000 words for DMT were supposed to take like, half that and I've still got three scenes to go, so it's going to be another long chapter ;_; *flaps*

Wat else? Well, the main thing that is ocupying my thoughts at the moment is that at some point soon, I MAY be buying a new computer. I feel bad because I know how hard my minako-chan has tried to keep up, but it's like she's got cancer or something, her insides are dying and she can't make _anything_ work properly any more. Because she is faithful (and firefox it a Nice program) Firefox is one of the few things that actually still work. Especially if I'm kind and make sure to give her plenty f time to think about it when I open and close. But, I mean, the wireless keeps dying, Word barely functions at ALL quite apart from the fact that it literally takes 10 minutes to open, I can't run two programs at the same time, (which means that I can't listen to music if I'm doing ANYTHING on the computer). And yeah, general angst. But man, if you are a discerning buyer, getting a new computer is expeeeensive, sheesh. And Vista is EVERYWHERE! I want to KILL IT! *hisses and spits at it*

Right, yes, that's all from my hood for a bit. Hope all are well.

P.S. I also love that I have a tag just for writing frenzies. That's fucking sweet and yet again proves to my why I should always love technology.
Current Mood: giddy
12 January 2008 @ 12:01 pm
*pulls a turtle-retract*  

This is me feeling uhg. Kind of like scrambled eggs when they're at that poorly-made part over-cooked, part jelly-undercooked at the same time.

So what's going on then?
-Uni has begun again. Creative writing paper is LAME. Seriously, we have spent hours on what a simile and a metaphor is and how they are used effectively. I did this stuff in PRIMARY SCHOOL. Literally. !!! Some of the stuff about poetry is interesting though, but only because I know absolutely nothing about poetry. I'm sure if _anyone_ who had ever even _read_ some proper poems before (I say proper to distinguish published and well recognised poetry as opposed to online whining (like mine)) would find it as inane as I find the rest of the stuff. Still, I hold on to hope that the next week will be a little more ... adult?
-Looking for flats again. My lease runs out on Feb 7th and right now I am operating on about $10 left to me IN THE WORLD. Which isn't particularly pleasant.
-Looking for jobs again. -__________-
-Only vague upside right now? About 1000 words into the coming chapter of DMT. Phew. Had worried that I was completely stuck on it, but it started flowing again on Thursday night, so I am relieved.
-Oh, and I have my cat! She has come to live with me now. Hooray. She is very upset at having had to move, but very happy to see me, so that's nice.

Anyway, I don't really have much to say save that I miss people, even though I'm in retracted-turtle mode, but hey, what's new, eh? Hope everyone is good.

Current Mood: bad scrambled eggs