Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to Normal

It's September. I think we're all already over the whole "Back To School" thing. Or at least you are. I didn't end up going back to school this year. I'm taking a yar off in which to rewrite my novel and to work.

I finished Divided a few months ago, and I'm only getting around to the rewrites now, because I'm lame like that. I was going through and editing, and then I realized how awful my first draft was. It was messy and disconnected, so I've thrown out most of the story and I'm starting over. Hopefully the new version will be better.

Other than that, my life has been a pretty dull blur of working all the time. I need the money I guess, so it makes sense to be working, but I would much rather be writing.

That's about it for my life.

So how've you been, one or two people that actually read my blog? What sort of things would you like to see from me? More writing things? More real-life posts? More made-up stuff about my real life?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Well, Hello

It's been about a million years since my last post, so I'll give you a quick update.

I finished Divided. It's about 70,000 words. Perhaps a little longer. I'm editing it at the moment (sort of) and I've also begun the sequel. I think we're gonna end up with a trilogy here, folks. Oh yeah.

I made a poster thing for the series. I'm very proud of it. It has dates for each book, which are my hopeful finish dates. (:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nine Days To Go

Until I finish my novel.

This is going to be crazy. x.x

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sometimes I Wonder About Myself

I love change.

It also terrifies me.

I'm scared shitless about going to college this fall. I don't want to do it, because I'm cared of failure. I've been at the same school for four years, and I've changed so much since I walked into the building. I was scared of meeting new people, so I latched onto my sisters friends.

I left that group, became sad and then found new friends. Well, new friends found me.

I wish I was a kid again.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Canadian Politics

Last night, the results came in for the federal election. The Conservative Party has won a majority. And, strangely enough, the NDP have upset the Liberals and are now the official Opposition. What does this mean for Canada? Stay tuned to find out. Just not tuned here, because I lose interest in thing quickly.

I have always been a Conservative girl. My father is Conservative and loudly opinionated about it. I like to parrot the opinions of those close to me, so don't take too much of what I say for truth. I personally think that the NDP are not a good choice for government. That being said, as the official opposition, they might do some good. Just please, please for the love of god, do not elect them to run anything. We cannot, as a country, afford NDP policies. We can, however, afford their ideals so long as they're budgeted properly.

The Liberals being upset was probably the most shocking to me. It's always been, in Canada, a two party system. Conservative Minority with a Liberal opposition, and vice versa. Occasionally one of them will get a majority, but it doesn't happen that much. We're a cautious buch, Canadians.

A lot of people (a stupid amount, really) are worried about Canada becoming a police state now that Harper has a majority government. Hmm, it's not like he hasn't been Prime Minister for a while already. He's going to go mad with power, no matter how much political experience he has.

Yeah right, kids. Last time I checked, the only time Canada was put into a state of martial law was during the FLQ terrorist acts. And wait, wasn't it a Liberal who was in power? Call me crazy, but I really don't think Harper is going to do the same thing. He's done this before. Calm down everyone. Let your beloved NDP slow him down, if you like. There's a lot of them. Not too many, however, with political experience.

But whatever, you know. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Mine is that not a lot is going to change. Get over it.

I hope that the Libs smarten up and put someone actually likeable in charge of their party though. They have a perfectly gorgeous mini-Trudeau just sitting around. Seriously, if they wait till he's old and gross before they let him run, I will be so mad. He's already like 40, guys. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Because I'm a Nerd Face

Questions for my characters. (:

1. How old is he/she?
Gabe is 18, Gen is 17 and Dan is 17
2. What does he/she do with his/her spare time?
Gen plays the piano, reads and watches stupid movies with Dan. Dan mows the lawn a lot and goes to parties. Gabe mopes.
3. Does he/she see the big picture or live in the moment?
Dan is mainly a live in the moment kind of guy. Things generally don't bother him for long, if they even do. Gen is a big picture sort of gal. Gabe mopes.
4. Is he/she a perfectionist?
Dan is not. He's a little sloppy and doesn't sweat the small stuff. Gabe is definitely a perfectionist. He actually has nothing better to do. Gen is somewhere in between.
5. What does her handwriting look like? (round, slanted, curly, skinny, sloppy, neat, decorative, etc.)
Gabe has a spidery sort of scrawl. He's one of the few people who can read it, and that suits him just fine. Dan's writing is actually very neat, although large. Gen has tiny, perfect cursive because she's unbearably girly that way.
6. Favorite animal?
Gen loves dogs, especially Sargent Pepper, her German Shepard. He's probably bigger than she is. Dan has never missed a shark week ever. Animals don't like Gabe. He mopes about it.
7. Does he/she have any pets?
Gen has Sargent Pepper, Dan has a goldfish named Jaws, and Gabe has a cat named Leo. Leo hates Gabe with a passion.
8. Does he/she have any siblings? How many? Where does he/she fit in?
Dan is an only child, but his parents had always wanted more than one kid. Gabe has a younger sister named Lucy, but he rarely sees her because she lives with their father. Gen has a step-brother named Jake, and a half-brother named Graeme.
9. Does he/she have a 'life verse' and if so what is it?
No idea what that is...
10. Favorite writing utensil? 
Gabe prefers computers. They're much neater than handwriting. Gen likes colourful pens. Dan likes pencils.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hey everyone

Sorry I haven't been posting lately (not that you care, likely). I've been busy writing my novel. I'm at 20,000 words now, and I'm pretty stoked about it. I like writing. Unfortunately I've let it take over my life. I've fallen behind in all of my classes thanks to my incessant writing nonsense, and I can't be bothered to care. This may not be a good thing.

Oh well! It's not that much of a loss. I never really did work in classes before, so I'm sure I'll get by. Kind of. I should get started on a Food and Nutrition project. Midterms come out soon. Augh.

Anyway, not sure what's going on with this post. Deal with it.