Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Report 82 Discoveries~

I've been living for 3 years in Miramichi now, and I still descover new stuff. Like a few days ago, I finally learn that we do have a bookstore! (named Books-inn) I tried to check it out yesterday after my visit with the library, but what google map showed me was just the location of a berger joint, then it started to rain and I didn't want to ruin the book ( plus the NaNoWriMo flyers) so I just leave it for now.

I know where it is now, I ask on facebook and the people that lived here longer told me where it really is located. I probably will go again today ( have to print more flyers of NaNo) since last night I got another call from the library saying I got a book that I ordered. Couldn't they check in the morning? I was just there, it is a 15 min drive. 9 I saw a black bear cross the road on my way there yesterday morning also.)

And yes, NaNoWriMo will start soon, I post flyers at the library and all around the college, I am ready! I have a new coffee mug for my tea, laptop clean up with motivation/ inspiration background, three usb on me at all time in case XD

Also I notice I'm starting to be a magazine freak, I always check the magazine before I pay things at shops, in case I can find the Glamour British version ( really hard to get here, but the best fashion magazine.EVER) But then I want to buy EVERYTHING! There was a magazine about Archeology! and and a bunch of studies about the human brain and all that. ( got one about how the mind works with motivation, very interesting... But I mostly took it for the Ancient temples articles.)

I must have made the cashier think or something because here I was buying a fashion magazine, a ideas & Discoveries talking about motivation, Ancient temples and galaxies...and a coffee mug. I looked like a smart girl that would travel a lot ( hence the coffee mug) that looks good. I sound like a self centered bitch, but I'm not. I had really bad low self estime in my teens ( the bulling didn't help), I always like fashion but when ever I would pick up a fashion magazine or a piece of cloathing I could hear the snickers in my ear or actually see some of my classmate laugh at me.So I really never bothered. But after a bad Axiaty attack, I change my mind track, I change on how I think of myself, and I never second guess what I like anymore. If I want to buy that dress because it would make me look good, and feel good about myself, then dammit I will buy it!

It actually help, I didn't have any panic attacks for 2 months now, I have a kind and handsome boyfriend that I though would never have me because he look like out of my league.(Thank you Nintendo!) I wrote three (horrible) novels, but hey I did it, because I stop thinking about what they would say and start listening to myself.

There is things to discover everyday, that it is about a friend, the place you live, or even about yourself you didn't know you would like, and that's how I see everyday of my life, a new things to learn, something new to discover. My co worker find it amazing on how I'm surprise or amaze by just small little things, I like it that way, because now it doesn't take much to make my day.

Take care


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Report 81 the life of a dreamer

I heard often that writers are big dreamers, must be a gift because without dreams you can really create books. I find its a damn curse! For hours on end I cant stop my mind from running stupid cannon stories from fandoms. I was off for four days this week, I had plan to work on my novel and I didn't write a single word on it because I cant consentrate on my characters, Sherlock Holmes keep poping out and tell me a story in my head. Mostly retold short stories I read of him, but its frustrating.

I also was planning to participate on a writing contest, I was just waiting for my sister with her reply with edits. But then I reread the entries on how to apply. I have to pay 25$ to enter the contest. 25 buck! for 1500 word? hell no. 10k for 25$ yes, that's reasonable but barely 1000 word no. I am not paying to get my story read and tell me I suck. Not that amount and anyway 1500word does not Justice to my story. I should, I did, but it doesn't show the romance, action and the world I build.

I didn't tell my sister I still want her input on my short, and if she like it I will tell her good, thats the beginning of the novel I'm rewriting. I have decided for NaNO I will write the first novel again, I am still fuzzy about on how to take on the institute and relation ship with the boys with out making it dull. But then I had an idea, fuck the classes only make it as practices and the character visiting and trying to understand the new life he is about to start. ONly that every fiber of his mind and body scream to  get the hell out of there.I did have a scene (or two) in a small notebook I bring at work, I write in it when the time is long, witch is often.

If I'm not writing I'm reading, and I am reading a lot lately. Mostly Sherlock Holmes fanfiction ( really well writen thank you!), but I finally was able to get other books at the library I finish 3 in ...well 2 days. I got Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I've been after this book for 2 to 3 years now and its finally in my hands!

I read the back summery and it made me think of a french book I read in high school, seven days in heaven or something under that line, where an angle and demon fell in love with each other and their friends want them dead because they cant live, blah blah blah. I barely remember the book, but I liked the character! God and Satan was arguing to whom the grand kid like better.

I only have one book of Terry Pratchett, that I never read ( I get bored after two page I just cant, but I love the movie version of his diskworld series.) and I read one book of Neil Gaiman...maybe two I don't remember, his style is not really books I would read, too dark. Yet here I am in pursuit for 3 years of a book by two authors ( great authors) that I don't really read their books off because they ether bored me or scared me.

I just heared so much about Good Omens I couldnt leave it and the fact that I could place my hand on it ( Chapters was selling it for a 100$! ) would only place me more determine to get it.Its the same thing about Stephen King, great author, only have one books of him in my shelves and its his biography.I could never be able to read any of his novels.Unless I want nightmares for weeks.

So I'm off now, done my ranting a bit, I have a short story ( pff fanfic) stuck in my head so I took out another of my black notebook and start writing it down, might as well consider it in my wordwatchers count. I know that until I write it out of my head I wont be able to think about my novel so might as well do it. When the muse wants something, it will wine until it gets it really XD

take care!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Report 80 Colour changed

I did the modification I needed for my submission for the writing contest, then I ask my sister, if she wanted to critique it. She was interest in my writing for a while, and curious and since she doesn't have work yet I ask. I'm a bit nervous to know what her opinion on it would be, she was always strict and not afraid to tell me to work on it, that's what I like about her. It hurt but it makes me work harder to get her approval. I was thinking that when the contest is done and show the winners, I will post the submission here. I know that the winner will have his story print out in a magazine ( plus cash money but detail) but I figures I could show it here also, like a preview of my story and what the hell I've been writing for the past months XD

last week I was able to reach my weeks word quota being 5000 word. This week I have a lot of hours at work so I only challenge myself to write 3000 word, I'm already excited to know what my muse have for me. I finally finish the scene with the owl and now its the fallow up with the eagle then treasure! I also got a third novel idea about a witch and the ghost dimension, with fights about who's in power. typical but I just love the witch she's funny.

Today I was walking in the kitchen to make myself breakfast when I finally look outside and notice that hey, the leaves on the three is yellow! All of it! Usually there is some leaves that are red or orange but nop not that one it was all the same hue, yellow. That's only when it click me that all the three leaves color change. Its getting cold out winter is coming! I really didn't notice at all that the colors where changing. I did notice when I went down at my parents place but its only today that I realize that the color changed also.

Yes I want down to Bathurst for Thanks giving, I had a great time, it was the first thanks giving my sister and her husband does and it was awesome. We were 10, only close friends all around our age group ( no parents! :D) we played games and drink till midnight. My bestfriend came down from Frederiction and I hang out with her too. Well friday night I hang out with Elise and Chrissi. It been a long time I didn't see Chrissi, she grab me in her arms and lift me for like...5 minute. then we meet a cat she is babysitting until it gets a new home.

It so cuuute. Its a female, color gray with white spot. Very playful and hilarious.Her name was Priscilla, which I laugh because its the same name as my sister female cat ( that I call kitten of Minouch) I wanted to take her home but in the end they made me think through it. I didn't have enough money ( and dont make enough money) to take care of another female cat. It cost a lot to fix a female cat, so I decided to take a male one next time. Which probably when I be living at PEI.

Also, NaNoWriMo will start in a month! I'm debating to ether do the remake of my ghost story number one, or the romantic witch story I had a few weeks ago.I probably know when the time comes, close to the end of October.

I'm still obsess with Sherlock Holmes. I was able to go to the library yesterday and got books I ordered and all the missing short stories of Sherlock Holmes, and one of its novel. I heard the author wrote two novels of Sherlock Holmes but only found one so I need to look through  more to see if there is some I'm missing. I also got the Hunger Game by Suzanne Colins. I still didn't start to read it yet, I'm going by the thicker book first then lower, I think its the third on the list. I'm reading one of Meg Cabot books first, just happen its the thickest because its Large print, haha.

Anyway that was all I had to report today, I hope you all have a pleasent Thanks Giving!

take care,


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Report 79, New ways

I have a lot of news today, so I wrote down every thing I want to say and go down the list. The first good news is that I found this website called Write-brained network. Which is basically a blog forum site to encourage writers around the world. But what got me in that site in the first place is an activities that help you write every day or so.

Its called wordWatchers. Its like the weightWatchers, I'm pretty sure you hear it where the person who wants to loose wait, have a number of points they can have during the week and every food have a certain amount of points. The goal is to stay in that goal of points every week. So the wordWatchers is the same principle. I have a set of words or page that I need to acheive in the end of the week. I can be anything really but still something challengable. So I deceided to start small numbers I said 5000 by the end of the week. I wasn't sure if I would have been able to reach it when I started. HA yeah right. just yesterday, second day in the week I had 3600 on 5000 word. More then half way there. I wanted to write a bit more to bring my numbers up but I decided agains;t is since I'm doing this blog report today. ( The word of wordWatchers doesn't cound on blog, twitter and status updates. Thats just plan sad and lazy.)

The other good one is that I'm participating in a writing contest, it was silly really. Its a contest for all Canadian writers and I can win 6000$ on first prize or 1000 on the next 4 winners. So its a win-win. Its a short story contest, when I read that I though " Ho okay could be around 10 -15k word" I though it would be to hard since the submission is on the first of Novembers. HA silly me, the maximum is 1500word. 1500! I type that in half an hour! So yes I have my story, I print it out like that I can see and change the text, because there is a lot of loop whole in there. Verbs doesn't make sense and the odd present to past tense mix up here and there, so I have to do a few make overs. Then I will ask a few people to critique it and do more modification then maybe submit it.

The second news, I got a new hair cut! and color. I have much shorter hair now, and I don't know if you heard that saying or story, but I see it often. When someone ( often a girl) have really long hair, but had a lot of bad memories that she wants to forget or move on, she cuts her hair and feel much better. Well it kinda happen to me. I had long hair, down my shoulders, and I cut it to up my chin and I feel so much better.

Also my muse love the TV show BBC Sherlock. He absolutely love it, because I can't stop listening to it. I don't have to watch it I just use it as background music and I get so motivated, that's how I was able to write 3000 word in one day, I usually get bored after 1700word.Ever since I watch them, I got inspired, my muse, in middle of work, got me a hint on how I could continue, and finish the second novel of my series. That and how to properly start the first one. That's what I wrote for the writing contest, I wrote the first 1500 word of the story, I end it in a cliff hanger of some sort to make the reader want more. I describe whats happening and my characters but the how he will react on the news is a mystery of somesort. I don't want to talk to much about my story here.

Anyway that is it I think. I though it would be much more but really it only feel big, when it really isn't...well I could say I got a 4 dictionary in one! :D Staples was selling does electronic device that hold the dictionary and you can just type the word you want and it gives the definition, where you can use it, the jazz. But the one I got is a English, French and bilingual Thesaurus. It have a calculator, money converter, history and geography. And It only cast me 44$ :D I am Happy I waited before I bough it.

I will go now there is more I need to do before going to bed, I work early tomorrow morning,

Take care!