prairie_grass
27 July 2008 @ 08:22 pm
I am so not good at this time-management thing  
But then, y'all already knew that.

Trying to get my head into this reading for class. It's semi-working... I'm up to page 6! The book is pretty boring so far... *sighs*

Meanwhile, last week I ordered a bed-base! I am very excited. It's supposed to be arriving sometime this coming week. *bounces impatiently* I has just had a mattress on the floor for over a year now, so it's a big deal for Peeji.

What else is going on? Well, the drafts of chapters 8 and 9 for DMTs are done, I wrote one sentence of chapter 10 tonight. Really not going to be a lot going on with that till after this assignment is in on the 1st. Then I have this NUTZO weekend of work, but I'm hoping around Monday/tuesday after I'll give this writing thing another whirl. If I don't hit my 20,000 goal (which isn't terribly likely at this point) by August 9th then I plan to put my idea on temporary hold, get chapter 7 all typed and edited (so the readers don't die of impatience... again.) and up, and then either keep going for another few weeks or shift to BtS. I've been really encouraged by how much work I've done for this over the last few weeks, so I'd like to try again when there isn't Unexpected Assignment Insanity.

Anyway, for people's reference:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
5,997 / 20,000
(30.0%)
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
prairie_grass
16 July 2008 @ 12:58 am
At this point, the novelty has totally worn off...  
Edited to add: AHAHAHA! THE NOVELTY. Ahahahahaaaa that was totally unintentional! (Yes, yes, I am one of those people who cracks up over stupid puns. Please blame my parents.)

But, I'm still keeping up okay! By week end I needed 4,522 minimum:

Day Six – July 14th, 2008 [Words: 0 today / 3,672 total] )


Day Seven – July 15th, 2008 [Words: 1,230 today / 4,905 total] )

Also caught up with my brothers today, which was nice, and the presents I got for my parents FINALLY got to them and Mum called to squee about going to the ballet with me. And she loved the card. Dad said, 'thanks for the bit of wood with a hole in it' which was okay, since that's what I gave him. (it was a stupid gift. A wine-bottle balancing holder thing. :/) So I'm feeling all family-ified and that is nice.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,905 / 20,000
(24.5%)
 
 
Current Mood: pleased
 
 
prairie_grass
14 July 2008 @ 01:08 am
Wow I have some weird ideas sometimes...  
Doing okay so-far though!

Day Three – July 11th, 2008 [Words: 593 today / 2,771 total] )


Day Four – July 12th, 2008 [Words: 0 today / 2,771 total] )


Day Five – July 13th, 2008 [Words: 901 today / 3,672 total] )


Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,672 / 20,000
(18.4%)
 
 
Current Mood: content
 
 
prairie_grass
11 July 2008 @ 02:51 am
gaaaah  
Insanity check:
Day Two - [Words: 1,294 today / 2,157 total]

Earlier this afternoon:
I am officially having one of those days where your fingers refuse to type anything but nonsense. I have so far spelt ‘Voldemort’ as ‘Voldemrot’ every. single. time. -___-;;

BAHAAH! *jumps up and down in frustration*

Random blather about the day's efforts )

ANYWAY! One thing I was wondering, is, are people going to get annoyed if I'm updating every day with my progress on this Peeji BigBang thing? I don't normally care about cluttering flists but every day is quite a lot since I don't do that normally. I could make a comm just for me me me just for the course of the adventure... or record the weeks-worth of entries and then just post them all in weekly doses? *iz unsure*
 
 
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prairie_grass
09 July 2008 @ 07:47 pm
BEGIN THE INSANITY!  
Hi!

I've decided, in my considerable frustration with all the different things I'm writing at the moment, and inspired by the [livejournal.com 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*
 
 
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