02 July 2009 @ 04:59 pm
random sauce  
You know that Wordle craze that flashed through the interwebs a few months ago? Well, actually a really great writing tool, because mine was like, 'DEAN, SAM, LOOKED, tinywordstinywords' Apparently I use 'looked' WAY more than any human being ever needs to look at anything.

I bring this up because I'm working on the post-beta final edit of DMT_07 at the moment (yeah, you heard me!) and every time I see the word 'looked' I'm like 'AAAAHHHRR!! *gets out the stabby knives*'

In all seriousness, it's really great to see how much I've improved as a writer since I wrote this, but in the mean time it's kind of painful that I have to put it online. But, I'm also really, REALLY glad that I AM still improving, that my 'art' isn't stagnating and this time writing fanfic (instead of original fic) isn't wasted after all.

*scampers back to editing hell*

EDIT: Wow... the bank just decided to charge me $40 for various fees because I didn't get around to renewing my student (fee-free) account and because my overdraft is so huge. That was my food money. Now I have to cut into my piddly $50 of savings so that I can EAT which was SUPPOSED to be one day for paying back the bank. Good job, guys, good job! *tries really, really hard not to get really, really upset*
Current Mood: really fucking unhappy
12 March 2009 @ 07:16 pm
*flails from the void*  

I fail at life! I have SO MUCH homework to do. It's actually ABSURD. I think our lecturers actually take pleasure in the look of fear on our faces when they assign these tasks to us.

Anyway, despite all that. (Well, not despite, I have done lots of work every day this week.) I have managed to carve out some time for fanfic today and got the editing done for DMT_07. I gotta find someone to beta now, and then (barring OMG THIS IS SHIT news from the beta,) we'll be up and running again. -_-;;

Upon re-reading and a bit of cleaning up, I quite like this chapter. It does seem very short, but it is 3,000 words. *shrugs* Maybe it's just because this is another saga in the never-ending chapter of doom that is now 3 chapters (instead of one) and counting. zom.

Oh oh, (as if my life wasn't busy enough,) I had my first official Kung Fu lesson last night! My back muscles are reeeeally sore. (but not my legs, strangely) I had a HEAP of fun.

There's lots more I could say but I have no time! Love love to everyone!
Current Mood: busy
01 March 2009 @ 05:58 pm
weekends are love!  
I have had such a nice weekend. I've been getting through a lot of homework, I spent like, 4 hours yesterday playing WoW with my brothers (I hit level 60! Huzzah!) It's lovely weather today and it rained yesterday, my parents have made contact from the U.K. My tattoo isn't hurting much today, I just baked a tray of cookies and I also just finished typing up the draft of DMT_07! Yaaaaay!

Still lots more to do before the sun goes down and work resumes next week. :/ But getting things done is SUCH a nice feeling. Especially when you have the time to watch cute animes about vampires in between being efficient.
Current Mood: accomplished
19 February 2009 @ 12:08 am
More Fic. Original: Ella In The Rain  
Okay so, after consultation it was been agreed that DMT_07 will be chopped for the second time and turn into 7 and 8. However, before we get ahead of ourselves, another of my week-of-short-stories. This one IS original fic. Yay me.

(Previous Short-Story Challenge Entries: #01: Spn - Beds.)

Title: Ella In The Rain
Short-Story Challenge Entry: #02
Author: Page Russet ([ profile] page_r)
Rating: G
Summary: On both sides of the window it's raining.
Word Count: 444 (symmetry ftw!)
Warnings: unbeta'd. written at midnight.
Disclaimer: I CLAIM! IT IS MINE! ALL MINE! *clutches at copyright*

Original Fic - Ella In The Rain )

A/N: Randomly, (not that anyone cares) Ella was named after my brother's girlfriend's cat, who is totally gorgeous. (both the girlfriend and the cat.) Also, gotta say, this challenge is totally fun and others should try it if they feel the urge.
Current Mood: accomplished
18 February 2009 @ 03:32 pm
Tell me what you want?  
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Current Mood: busy
18 September 2008 @ 07:40 pm
Attempting to be efficient  
I am on a mission to type out chapter 7 of Dry My Tears. I thought I might have a good chance at getting it done tonight.


I've been going for about an hour. Done 600 words, about 2 and a half pages? I was like, 'Hokay! Awesome! How many do I have left? Two or three pages, right?'

Guess how many pages I have to go? 5? 7?

oh no...



This is going to take me weeks! HOW THE HELL DID I WRITE A CHAPTER THIS LONG!?!? How did I forget I'd written a chapter this long????? It's going to be like, 7,000 words all up. *cries* I'm just going to have to allocate an hour a day to typing it up otherwise it's never going to get done. SIGH, I say, SIGH!

I'm going to have to post a drabble in the mean time. Even I can't deal with not posting for this long. Guh.

In other news, uni rambles... )

Oh, and I got given a whole cake of chocolate today, and I've already eaten like, half of it. HAHAHA! erk. *puts away so she can pretend it doesn't exist* Right! Onward and upward!
Current Mood: chipper
09 July 2008 @ 07:47 pm

I've decided, in my considerable frustration with all the different things I'm writing at the moment, and inspired by the [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang, that I am going to do my own personal bigbang/nanowrimo here in my own back yard.

Why. Because I promised myself I'd have a original fic draft ready by age 24, I'm running out of time, and I need to get these major fanfics out of the way so I can focus on that.

What. Dry My Tears is flowing for me at the moment, so I think it would be best for me to focus on that. Once it is out of the way I can focus on Burn to Shine and then we'll be nearing the finish line. I just feel lately that splitting chapter for chapter between the two stories is slowing me down.

When. 9th of July till the 9th of August.

How. I have no fucking idea, through being focussed, and knowing that there is an end to the pressure?

Finish line/goal: The finish line is to hit 20,000 words by the end of the month. The optimum goal, however, is to completely finish the draft of Dry My Tears. (yeah, yeah, I said it out loud, please no one laugh in my face.) Before anyone asks, no, these goals are not synonymous. I would, at a conservative guess, estimate DMTs has another 40,000ish words to go. Yup. That's what I said. *cries*

If anyone could point me at where I would find one of those word-count monitor things everyone used for bigbang, I would be really grateful, I would benefit from being able to share my progress. :/

Alright! I'm going to re-read chapter 7 then get started! Blow the whistle!

Edit: Mwahahaha! Did a lot of re-reading and thinking, and still managed to slam out 863 words for DMT_08 (DON'T talk to me about chapter 7, I need to post it soon but FUCK it's a MESS of SHIT *cries*). I've got to do a minimum of 645 words per-day to hit the 20,000 mark, but 1,290 to get close to the vague line of finishing the story. I have pity on myself today because of all that reading I had to do and because I have no brain left at ALL to keep going now. (I've been staring at the same two lines for like, 20 minutes.) So! Day one! 863 words! Yay! *does a little dance*
Current Mood: enthused