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|Friday, March 30th, 2007|
I've not updated this journal in ages, and the name is pretty outdated, so I've made a new journal: goosesnake
Go forth and add that one if you fancy.
|Sunday, November 5th, 2006|
The good thing about writing a fantasy-ish novel is that you get to be pretty creative - I can just make up my own world. It's not like I have to thoroughly research, say, the gouvernment of the country (city-state) I'm writing about when I include politics...I can pretty much invent it to be however I like it. The problem with this, though, is that I have to be pretty creative. Yup, the advantage is also the dissadvantage. I've had to imagine a world from scratch, which can take a lot of effort. Its hard not to make the rules and moral codes just like our own, when they might not be so.
Also, I'm not looking forward to writing th sex scenes. This is not because I'm like "Hur hur hur...boobies and willies LOL" or anything. It is for two reasons. I dread these bits turning out badly written, and also, my parents will want to read my novel. My boyfriend's parents will want to read my novel. I'll cringe if they have to read about sex that I have written. Srsly. I guess I could imply the sex or something, rather than actually go into much detail. Trouble is, that bit is pretty vital. I can't just miss it out, really. Blargh! Current Mood: contemplative
|Friday, November 3rd, 2006|
The writing seems to be going quite well so far. I'm a little behind with the word count, but that doesn't concern me too much. My only problem is that I can't resist olishing the writing as I go along, insead of just writing in bulk. Hopefully I'll get faster as I get more into the swing of writing. I've been quite pleased with what I've been turning out.It was odd getting back into the writing style and format of storytelling, but I'm getting there :). Instead of starting right at the beginning, I've been working on the bits I can write with the most ease first. As I start work on a section, I'll include highlighted notes to remind me of what I still need to add to that section. So far, work has commenced on sections 1,6 and 7. There are approximately 22 main 'sections' to the story so far, but I don't know how many chapters it will work out to be.
If I carry on feeling this confident, and if anyone is interested, I might post some short extracts as I go along. Current Mood: creative
|Monday, October 30th, 2006|
|Fuck it, lets write some novels
I've signed up to go ahead with NaNoWriMo...I figure that though I'm busy with essays, I still spend a lot of free time aimlessly bumming around on the internet - and this time could be better spent writing. I've been feeling really enthusiastic about it, and it's not as though you are penalised if you fail O.o
So bring it on :O Current Mood: excited
|Thursday, October 26th, 2006|
Sooo...should I? It'll give me a good opportunity to try and smash out a first short-ish draft of the novel idea I've had for a while, and it'l be nice to know thousands will be going through the same experience as me. However, I have two 3000 word essays due in on 24th of November, which take priority. Dammit, why couldn't this be happening in December when I have no deadlines? Still, I have some days left to decide if I want to take part or not. Current Mood: optimistic
|Friday, June 9th, 2006|
This morning was fairly lazy, and in the afternoon I went bowling with some friends. It was so bloody hot today, and so nice to be able to do a fun indoor activity. I actually won too, by a fair margin. Huh? I never win these things, I come a poor third or something usually. So go me! :D
Later, when I got back, I was at a loose end - Ben has gone home for the weekend, and everyone else in the house was at work or on holiday. I decided not to just spend an evening in front of the computer, so I had a wander to the park with a book with the intent to read for a few hours in the evening, while it was still warm, but not so bloody hot like at midday. I haven't read a book for quite a while (re-reads of Harry Potter books don't count :P), due to being busy with my course and worry that I'll accidentaly lift ideas from books (esp. fantasy genre) into my own story. However, now that exams are done, and I've essentially completed the storyline in my head, I can bring myself to read again. It was actually a lovely, relaxing evening. I picked a nice grassy spot under some trees on a hill, and just read for hours. I got company from a few weird huge beetles that kept climbing up my jeans...at first I was all like Ewwwww Beetle O_o , but then when they seemed to be harmless I just brushed them off my leg periodically. I got the idea for reading out there from my revision tactics, which were surprisingly enough to go and revise in the park under a tree to get rid of distractions. There are deer wandering around in the park too, and it's lovely to see them in their natural habitat. The only annoying thing is the golf course - lots of lovely land all wasted on golf (not a fan :P), plus I worry a deer will be hit by a golf ball!
Not sure what to do now though...maybe I'll rig up the Sega Megadrive (Genesis) and play some Sonic...I got me a hankering for retro gaming ;D Current Mood: peaceful
|Sunday, June 4th, 2006|
My last exam was on Friday, and it was so great to walk out of it knowing I'm done for the summer. Now I can just look forward to excavations and fooling around :D As far as I can tell, my exams all went well so I shouldn't have to worry about retakes or anything. Right after the exam, it was straight to the Ark for a pint...this was at about 11.00 am mind, but after your last exam you just have to get a drink, no matter what time it is! Later that evening, my brother came over to visit, an we along with my boyfriend and a whole bunch of friends went on Campus 14, Nottingham Uni's legendary bar crawl. It was so busy, like 8-deep at each bar, so we only got around about 8 bars in the end. We had to employ emergency tactics, like elbowing people and sending us girls to the bar for a better chance of getting served (cheap, but a good tactic). It was a good night out, as no-one got sick or anything and everyone had fun.
The next day, Saturday, was the Summer Party. This was a big area fenced off on the Downs, with live music and suchlike. We got there early, and it hadn't really kicked off yet. Ended up watching the England v Jamaica match in a marquee, which was fun as England won 6-0, and Crouch did the Robot again. I'm not normally into football at all, but when you are in a tent full of drunken students watching your team win on a huge plasma screen TV, you can't help but enjoy it! I was a bit annoyed that you had to buy bulk tokens to excange for drinks, and that you couldn't take and food or drinks in or out of the party area. It smacked of blatant money-grabbing on the part of the organisers. Althoug we did like the crepe van, they did really nice pancakes. Next year, we probably won't get tickets, and just sit on the downs and have a BBQ instead - the tickets are too expensive.
I also discovered that the SU sho has started selling Pocky! I hadn't tried it before, but had heard good things about it from people, so I went ahead and bought some strawberry Pocky. I thought it was delish, though the others thought it was gross. I'll be getting more XD
I've recently found out how to use the WiFi on my Nintendo DS, so I've been having great fun visiting other people's villages and trading items, fruit, or just chatting and hanging out. Thanks go to those who have let me visit so far! Its so neat to just be able to connect like that, and when my saplings have all grown I'll let people visit my town too (I'm all protective of them at the moment). I worry a little, since you hear horror stories of people visiting a town, stealing their hybrid flowers, killing their turnips, chopping down trees, teaching villagers to swear and so on, but everyone on my friends list seems lovely and trustworthy. Its just a case of being careful I guess, and not taking it too seriously. Current Mood: content