kiaxet: (! (David Cook))
( Mar. 13th, 2012 06:10 pm)
Oh man my life what even |D

I had that followup interview on Tuesday and...haven't heard a thing. Okay! Waiting is something I can do.

I managed to read Game of Thrones in about three and a half days, and I'm still not entirely sure what on Earth I was reading that entire time. I haven't got it in me for an extensively spoilery discussion at the moment, but I am borrowing the next few books from [livejournal.com profile] orelleperedhil, so that should be all sorts of interesting.

...seriously what did I just read I don't even. Martin means business, man.

I went to Vegas for the first time on Wednesday! I went to go see the Air Force play in the Mountain West conference and to hang out with my parents. The game was one of the most infuriating games I've ever been to - seriously, I'd be willing to bet somebody had money on the game that they really shouldn't have (i.e. coaches, refs, somebody), the opposing team's fans booed our team as they came onto the court, and the refs were flat blind - so that was not good, but the rest of the visit was great. I managed to win ~$100 at craps and found a receipt for $140 in a change machine, so that was an unexpected but awesome windfall. Also, the food at the Paris is amazing. Cannot wait to go back in May.

On the job front, I got a call yesterday, an interview today, and I start working tomorrow in a receptionist position 30 minutes away (hnnnngh, but that's life) at a place that requires business professional dress. I need more than one suit jacket, I think. It's a temp gig and it holds down the fort while I look for more permanent things, so that is good!

And Wondercon is this weekend! I still need to figure out what I'm cosplaying as - I know I'll do Applejack and Linkara, but I haven't figured out a third yet.

So yeah. Life suddenly got busy. Who knew?
kiaxet: (AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH)
( Nov. 14th, 2011 12:39 am)
NaNo, day 13: 30,122 words total, 3,835 of which were written today.

I have realized several things over the course of writing this fic:

- 3/5 of the way through and I'm not even a quarter of the way through my outline. This thing is going to be long, because it requires a lot of setup for a solid payout and that setup is complicated and taking forever.

- I've managed to go this entire time without referring to the princess by name. I'm waiting for people to start making all sorts of nonsensical guesses once I start posting this. (This has happened because the fic is in 3rd person limited from Terra's POV and he thinks of her as "the princess" or "Your Majesty." Every once in a while, I do something that actually makes sense in context.)

- My fellow WriMos are a special kind of crazy and I absolutely love them all. Also, evidently it only takes six people to eat the entire eight-scoop sundae at the soda fountain.

- Throwaway lines lead to outline jumping. 8D;;; Turns out that the consequences of one character who is terrible at lying trying to lie to a character who has been lied to for a long time, hates being lied to, and can tell when the first character is lying can really mess up your story. I wrote a whole lot of unplanned anger and angst tonight, and I have no idea how I'm going to get back on outline. I will need to rearrange.

Eventually, writeups on other stuff going on in my life - like the Muppets premiere, or general social stuff - will happen. For now, I'm going to bed.
NaNo, Day 6. 15,176 words total, 3,840 written today.

I went to my first write-in this morning, which is probably why I managed to get so much done - dual writing sessions today. Also, everyone at the write-in was awesome and I had a fantastic time. Very much looking forward to the next one. :D

...also, I am completely insane for writing this much holy flying hell. This is a personal daily record, and a personal word war record too - I broke 800 words in 15 minutes. Next stop: 900 in 15.

Yeah, it's been a long day. 8D Bed now.

Favorite lines of the night:

“Because I am frustrated all the time,” she finally replied, staring into the fire as though it could answer the question for her if only Terra knew how to read it like she did. “Because even though I’m supposed to be the princess, I’m nothing.”

(Screw context, I have drama. Also, I feel like I've been a bit heavy on the OMG CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT side, but again, I think that may be one for the editing table once I hit it. For now, onwards and upwards!)
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