Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A post in which I go list crazy, profess my undying crush on John Green, and set a new goal

In honor of my beginning as a responsible blogger I am going to introduce myself through a series of lists. I have been a bit list crazy lately. When I turned 28 this past December I freaked out a little because 30 was so close. So, I made a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30. I have been working on them and to post them on here is going to be a little embarrassing since some are quite personal but I suppose I can take the risk. I may not post them all today, maybe do 10 at a time because this blog is not a novel.

List 1:
3 things that I am and I wish I were better at
1) Vegetarian- I have been a vegetarian for 3 years now and haven’t eaten any meat since I became one but I also don’t know how to cook any vegetarian meals.
2) Car owner- My car is less an automobile and more a collection bin of water and soda bottles, which never gets an oil change.
3) Writer- I am not a writer in publication but more a writer by practice. I just finished my creative writing degree and I have been sick twice since school has been out so my writing has definitely been suffering.

List 2:
My guilt free top 3
1) John Green- Writer and Nerdfighter. I got so frustrated at the end of his book “Katherines” because I just wanted him to describe the first kiss between Colin and Lindsey. You can tell so much about a person in the way they describe kisses. However, I don’t know if one can tell what kind of kisser a person is by the way they describe a kiss since I have never kissed another writer. Maybe that should be on my 30 before 30 list, for purely scientific reasons of course, to see if there is any correlation.

2) Hayden Christensen- A picture really is all that is needed. I saw him first on Higher Ground, a TV show that was on some children’s network really late at night. He is quite lovely looking.

3) Zachary Levi- A hot nerd. I mean does it get any better?

List 3:
The first part of my 30 before 30
1) Finish 2 novels
2) Send one finished novel out to agents
3) Submit to at least 15 agents
4) Send short story out for journal publication
5) Finish school
6) Vacation in snow for at least a week
7) Make some new friends
8) Find a writing group or a few steady critique partners
9) Take 100 photos that I love
10) Keep my apartment tidy for 3 months straight.

Out of these first 10 I have already completed 2. Awesome! Hopefully, by posting these in public that I will actively pursue them.

A Goal!
I have one big goal I am working on right now that in order to complete quite a few things on my list I must do. I need to be a consistent writer. Sit down everyday for a few hours and write. I have a plan, wake up at 7 and do a little working out to wake the brain up. Shower and be sitting down to write by 8:30. I have to leave for work by noon and I am there until 9:30. Home by 10 or 10:30 depending on traffic, shower again, read a little in bed and then sleep time! I am hoping again that by making my goal public that I will be able to hold myself a little accountable. Wish me luck!

Do make lists like I do? Have any goals you are reaching for right now?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A new start

I am going to start being a responsible blog writer. School is over, new things have begun in my life-both good and bad- and I feel like my outlook on many things have changed. For now, only a short blog to state my intentions and to jump start myself. If you don't know who Stephanie Perkins is then you should learn her name now. Her first novel is out in December I believe, but a wonderful blogger, Night Writer is having a contest to give away not only Stephanie Perkins first book but also so many other yummy gifts. Go visit her blog and enter the contest, no doubt that if you win you will love what you get. Here is the link Have a wonderful Wednesday and I will see you soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am a terrible blogger. Really it is the truth. I love reading blogs. I love blogs that are witty and introspective and really show the bloggers personality. I am more of a e-mail girl. Give me an actual reader and I shine. So e-mail me! That will be my new pick up line as I had you my card and a wink and turn to walk away. A fail safe way to never get that e-mail. So e-mail me! No business card and I wont walk away but a wink is a must, mostly because it looks like you are having mini convulsions or a weird twitch. E-mail me wink coming your way!

Monday, November 9, 2009

A little bit of Jared Leto for you. You're welcome! I was searching for an image that showed nervousness and this is what came up. I had to post a picture of Jordan Catalano. He was one big reason I watched My So Called Life. Super pretty! I wanted to post this just because. And it makes me feel like I am fifteen again. Not that I ever want to go back there.

So, I know that I am an awful blog writer. It has been nearly a month since my last post. I feel a smidge like I am in confession right now, well how I would imagine it to be since I am not actually Catholic. I am going to try to post every few days. Try!

Anyways, yesterday I went to my first write-in for Nano. I loved meeting other writers and getting to talk to them about something I am passionate about that they were too. Some of their novels sounded so great I can't wait to read them.

Since I am getting ready to graduate I am getting a little nervous. Right now I have built in workshop, we have to do it, as nerve wracking as it is, it really helps make you better. I have been thinking about trying to put together a writing group to get together to workshop each others stories or novels. I have kind of been at a loss of how to find people who are like to me to put this thing together since in the real world I don't know writers. Nano I think might be a great way to put this together. I am however a little nervous. It is important that whoever is critiquing your work is someone you trust because things can turn real ugly real quick if it isn't. Also what is the point in having someone workshop your piece if you don't really trust their judgement. It also feels a little like you are asking someone on a date. That is how nervous this makes me, oh the possibility of rejection. I laughed even as I typed that at how silly that is. That's alright.

One of the girls that was at the write-in yesterday mentioned a website called one word which is a writing prompt website. So I might start posting some things I write from that also try to be a little better about posting for Sunday Scribblings. My prompt today was headband and written in sixty seconds:

My hair fell around the curves of my face and into my eyes. "I can't even see with this stupid headband on,"I thought. I try to shove the tangled mess back into place when the car in front of me suddenly stops. "Oh God," was the last thing that ran through my head.

Well, I will post it even if it bad, like today's.