Thursday, February 27, 2014

[Update]

Holy balls! My last post was in November. Crazy long time ago. I dunno why, but I felt the need to post something. It makes me sad knowing my blog is being unused, although I'm still getting surprisingly quite a few pageviews, mostly from the US and Ukraine. привіт! (Hoping I didn't curse anyone out.) Too bad the US media doesn't cover the protests going on over there. At all. Instead I get news about celebs losing weight or cutting all their hair off. But that's a rant for another day.

Speaking of chopping all of one's hair off, I got a pixie cut a couple weeks ago. More out of necessity than desire, though I was curious what I'd look like with one. As cute as I've been told it is, I want my foot and a half of hair back!

Eff that noise.

School:

I officially graduated from the U of M with a Bachelor's in Japanese Literature, Media, and Culture. I might perhaps maybe have a job soon, if my interview from yesterday went well. It's a freelance bilingual data entry job for an internet company. Best part is I don't have to leave my house! Winter can go suck it.

Writing: 

I'm almost done with my . . . seventh, eighth? . . . draft of The Kingdom's Champion. I've lost count. I know I keep saying each draft how much I like the changes I'm making. But I actually mean it this time! I'm super excited with what I've been doing to my story. Each scene has gone under the knife. It's not even recognizable. I'm going to be querying soon. Very soon. I need to move on with my writing.

Reading: 

My goal this year is to read around 100 books. Yeah, it's pretty ambitious and most likely I won't even get to 60, but I can pretend, can't I?  Unfortunately, I got stuck on Terry Goodkind's Stone of Tears, which took me a couple weeks to read. Now I'm nine books behind schedule. I mean, is it truly necessary to write a 1000 page book? Is it? It took about 400 pages for me to actually get into the story. That's a novel in itself.

This year, I'm doing things a little differently. Normally I just read whatever I want whenever I want. Instead, I'm going to try to finish about 23 series I've started. My biggest problem is that I read the first book of a series then wait a year or two to read the next. I have the memory span of a gnat, so I always end up having to reread novels just so I understand what's going on. Do other people have this issue? I know someone who can stop reading a book halfway through and go back to it years later and remember exactly where he left off. *Envy*

So. How's everyone doing? Having fun surviving this godawful winter? And I don't want to hear about you jerkfaces down south who don't have -20 degree temps. Don't talk to me. Just don't. I keel you.


2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on graduating.

    Good Luck on your queries coming soon. I haven't had much success. Though I got a very nice hand-written letter in the e-mail from an agent telling me she really like the story and my Query.
    That made my day.

    Hmmm...

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  2. Thanks! I'm debating whether or not I want to participate in the commencement ceremony. I'm not keen on walking in front of a stadium full of people, but if I don't, my mom isn't going to be too happy.
    I've submitted eight queries so far and have received three rejections. I'm starting to print them out and make a pile. At the very least, I'm hoping for a nibble and that they'll ask for a synopsis and partial manuscript. I kind of have little hope of actually snagging an agent though. Might just end up self-publishing, which actually sounds like a lot of fun.
    That's cool about getting a handwritten letter. Mine so far have all been form rejections. I check my email religiously. The wait is killing me.
    Hope your writing is going well! Sorry I haven't been active on CC. One day I'll get back to it.

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