Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I finished!

Well, not exactly. I reached 50,000 words on my NaNoWriMo Novel, which means that I am a winner! However, the book seems to be only about 2/3 finished. Annoying. Let's see if I can muster up the motivation to continue working on it, now that I don't have a deadline.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Things that have happened

It has been a while, but I return again with a dispatch on some of the not-so-interesting happenings in my not-so-interesting life.
1. I passed the bar exam! For anyone who has taken the bar exam, you understand how this feels. For anyone fortunate enough to have escaped the experience, imagine you're standing on a public stage in front of thousands of people. There is a guy with a tattoo gun and he is about to tattoo "SUCKER" on your forehead, unless you managed to achieve a certain score on a test you took three months ago. You have no idea how you did on that test. The screen is about to flash whether or not you got that score. And then...you passed, the guy with the tattoo gun goes away, the adoring crowds cheer, and you can finally stop verging on the edge of constant nausea and be about your business. Yeah. Like that.

2. We just got a Wii and it is awesome. We use it every day...mostly to watch movies through Netflix. Because of it I have now watched The Young Victoria, The Princess and the Frog, and a bunch of cheesy kung fu movies. And Tom gets to watch his "cerebral military documentaries." Win win WIN.

3. I am steadily reading my way through the library's entire paperback collection. Until work starts, this is my job.

4. I am way behind on NaNoWriMo. Like, 10,000 words behind. I need to get my rear in gear if I'm going to finish this year. So why, you ask, am I writing this blog post when I could be writing another 500 words? I don't know. Why am I? See you later.

Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNoWriMo begins again and other sundry news

Today marks the first day of another National Novel Writing Month, and I am super excited to get started. I feel so much more experienced now with one novel under my belt and totally ready for this blistering 1700 words/day pace. Well, for now at least. About ten days from now I'll start to slow down, so I better start building a word count cushion if I'm going to finish. Stay posted for updates on my progress!

Moving on, T. and I are trying to tackle the confusing morass of the first holiday season as newlyweds. Where do we go? Who do we see? Why does it cost so much money to fly to California for Thanksgiving? These mysteries may seem like nothing...but figuring them out is more than a bit of a headache. You don't want to leave anyone out, and you don't want to change your own beloved traditions, and you don't want to miss anything. Some people might say compromise; I say why the heckles can't I just have it all the way I want?

In other news, bar exam results are posted this Friday. Excuse me while I go vomit.