Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Years!!

Okay I know I said I would do a post before today, and I didn't. To be fair not only did it slip my mind but I've been a little busy and New Years day isn't going to be a relaxing for me either. Why you ask, well that's simple I promised I would help my oldest sister move on the first, not that I really want to, but I'm going to all the same. That doesn't mean that I'm not going to not celebrate tonight, oh no I'm going to celebrate all the same and yes by celebrate I do mean by drinking. In fact I just finished a bottle of schnopps a few minutes ago, and next up is a bottle of Bacardi. No I'm not an alcholic, in fact I only drink 3 times out of the year.

First being my birthday, second Canada day and third New Years.

Okay as for my New Years resolutions, I've only come up with a couple which I figure is a good start.

  1. Start saving for University (again)
  2. Finish Rise of the Auric Astral (that means the 1st draft and editing the first round; if i can start the second draft that would be good to)
  3. Get completely caught up on all my tv series (that's a challenge in a half as I'm always adding new tv shows to the list)
  4. Write at least 5 short stories (I'd be happy if they were fan fiction, since it would at least be something)
  5. Spending more time with family (probably do this one in the warmer months as it'll be easier for me to get around)
Well that's the short list, normally its around 10. If I add any more to it I'm sure I'll post them with the others.

And on a side note, as for my work on Rise of the Auric Astral (its still sitting where I last left it, hoping to do some plotting in January.) Wish me luck.

Happy New Years everyone!!!

What did you do to celebrate? Have you made your resolutions yet?

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Belated Happy Holidays!

I know I haven't posted anything since the 11th and for that I apologize, I've been working like crazy these past few weeks. I don't think my schedule will be returning to normal at any time soon.

I was planning on posting something before Christmas but, it came and went before I knew it. I'm going to try and post something before the New Year, I don't know what the topic is going to be.

This Xmas was a busy one, normally I find it a bit more laid back, but this year everything and everyone seemed to be more rushed. I hope next year it's a bit more laid back and I'm not just talking about at work, but also with the family.

This year was hard on my family as this was the first Christmas without my Grandpa who passed this day last year. We all agreed to do what we thought was best and that was to celebrate like we always did when he was with us, and from what I could tell that was the right decision.

How did your Christmas go?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Couple weeks of relaxing

Since the end of November I decided to take a couple of days to sit back and relax. I didn't really do anything except watch a couple of movies otherwise my days off from work were the days I ended up being lazy. I even came up with a new story idea, but I still have to plot it all out. I want to finish the first draft of my main novel from last month, but in doing that I have to get myself  back into the writing mood.

I seemed to finally get over my writers block that seems to have plagued me since the end of November. I realized that I had this block due to the fact that I found myself not being able to write, as such I managed to get my reading caught up, since I stopped reading last month. I got over this block as my novel Rise of Auric Astral popped up in my mind this evening and since I didn't finish it I thought I would humor myself and try to work on it.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Challenges Have Started

So a couple of the days ago, a friend of mine in Australia dared me to write 2 Christmas stories before the 25th. Not a couple hours later did another friend of mine dare me to write one for a specific fandom. Since its me and I don't know how to say no to a challenge, of course I agreed to do all 3 of them. Not only do I have to have them written by the due date but I also need them edit'd beta'd and posted on that day as well, I have my work cut out for me I think.

I'm having a really big problem of getting started on them, since I don't normally write stories for this season, it proves to be an even bigger challenge. I'm sure I'll figure something out, worse comes to worse I'll be writing song fics which I really don't want to do.

Have you ever been challenged to write something? Was it something that you normally write or was it something that you normally would never touch?