Monday, May 30, 2011


It's 12:34 AM on Monday, May 30th and I am OFFICIALLY DONE with my ms, BM.

Tomorrow (well, technically today) it goes off to my crit partners.

This book has spent the last seven months eating my soul. It is SO NICE to be DONE.

Ohmygosh, SO NICE.

Because my thoughts are a little kablooey right now, and I'm a little tired from dancing to Lady Gaga for the last ten minutes straight, I'll keep this brief.

I started BM on Nov 1 2010 for NaNoWriMo. I didn't win NaNoWriMo. I finished the first draft at about 26K-- 12K in the first act, 12K in the second act, and 2K of synopsis/notes for the third act.

I then spent Dec-May revising the crap out of said novel. (Seriously-- I tried to take out all the crappy parts.)

I'm not positive that it is any good, but right now I think it is the best thing I've written. I may just be delirious from mind melding with my computer, though.

Seven months. Thirty-eight chapters. 58,488 words.

I'm done.

And holy crap, I LOVE THIS STORY. So much.

Okay. I have to do... something now. I don't know what, but it might involve food or back flips or more dancing or oh jeeze, I don't even know. It won't be sleep though. Definitely not sleep.



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Write Your Effing Book

So there's this book on amazon called Go The F*** To Sleep. It's for adults but it's in the style of a children's book, and it's already an amazon bestseller even though it's not out for another month. I browsed through a couple pages, and it looks hilarious.

It inspired me to write a little poem for myself. It's called "Write Your Effing Book."

*clears throat*

The coffee is brewing, the apartment is quiet
It's time to stop debating between Kindle and Nook
You never leave the house, you don't need an e-reader
Get off the internet and write your effing book

Stop browsing amazon and shut down your tweetdeck
Why are you refreshing youtube when you know there's nothing new?
For the tenth time, you don't need to check your email
That's bullshit. No one wrote you.

You probably won't listen,
But here's some advice you should take:
Get your butt in the chair, put your fingers on keys.
You haven't done shit. You don't deserve a break.

Your bookshelf doesn't need to be re-organized, trust me, it's fine.
Stop procrastinating by writing poetry on your blog.
You're not as clever as you think you are
And you're pretty crap at rhymes

You've got plenty of free time, water, coffee, snacks, and notes
Screw, it's never just a "quick look"
The only thing stopping you now is yourself
So suck it up, be an adult, and write your effing book.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Eyelashes and Macbooks

Have you guys ever heard of making wishes with eyelashes? When one of your eyelashes falls off, you put it on your fingertip, make a wish, then blow it away. Like a dandelion. Or birthday candles.

Last night, I made a wish on an eyelash. I wished for a new laptop.

About 12 hours later I had one.

But only because about 1 hour after making the wish my desktop computer exploded with death and viruses and mayhem. I lost everything-- pictures, music, videos, bookmarks. I didn't lose any writing, though (THANK GOD-- Back up your work, do it right now, do it again later).

I was computer-less. And I needed a computer. So I had to replace it.

I've been wanting a Mac for a while. I was going to get one last year for NaNoWriMo but I wanted to wait until I could just outright buy it instead of charge it. I planned to get it for myself for Christmas, but I didn't have the money then. I planned to get it for myself in Feb, for my birthday, but I didn't have the money then, either. Finally I planned to get one as celebration when I got an agent or a book deal or something fun like that.

So while I am happy that I have a new laptop, I'm not totally thrilled that I got it because my $3000 desktop exploded and I had to replace it.

And the morals of the story are:
Be careful what you wish for. Ha.
Eyelashes are powerful magic. Apparently.
PCs are stupid. Or at least that's what the guy at the Mac store told me.

Now I'm off to play with Photo Booth and Scrivener some more.