Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Potentially Insane: Insert Writing Competition Here

Well, as most, if not all, of you know, I participate regularly in writing competitions of some sort. As I was browsing the JulNoWriMo forums today, I found this new WriMo, called Camp NaNoWriMo. And Camp NaNo takes place twice during the summer. Once in June and once in August. They've got the same principle as any other WriMo. Write 50k in a month. Do a happy dance. Move on with life.

So, after considering the fact that I don't even get out of school until the 12th and that I already have way too much planned to possibly write 50k in June. Then another 50k in July. Then possibly another 50k in August. I realized that there is no possible way for me to do Camp NaNo.

So I signed up to do it.

So that's a thing. I also have a number of essays I need to write for school during that time. I'm planning on doing a lot of character and setting development during June so that I'm all prepared for trying to write an actual novel in July. And maybe finish that novel by the end of August.

I also am coming to the fact that I will almost definitely have to kill my favorite character I've possibly ever come up with in either the second or third in this trilogy that has yet to be named. I don't know if I can do it. And if I do, there will be many tears as I write it and if I ever edit it.

So, the post count is most likely going to increase over the summer in my procrastination.

Let the games begin!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Writing and School and Stuff

I'm just really bad at this. I'd say I should make no goal at all, but then I'd never post. Mostly, I'll just be doing some updates today. A lot of stuff is coming up, so maybe I'll be doing pictures and other stuff soon.

First of all, JulNoWriMo 2012 is less than 2 months away now and I've seriously got to start getting some writing and planning done. I got a notebook and I'm going to write one page a day. Only one, no more, no less. I figure I'll have a decent amount of planning done if I do that. I've got some serious character building to do though. The setting is pretty well all worked out because it's the same one from last years' story. Just a different plot.

Second. School. I don't think I thought entirely about how intense of classes I signed up for. There's a lot of writing involved this term. Which is a lot harder than taking a bunch of tests every couple weeks. Government is really fun, he's a great teacher. All my teachers are pretty good really. My "required high school class" isn't that great. It's been going okay though. I think I'll have straight As this term. I don't think I've had 100% A's since elementary school. Which doesn't count. But my GPA is rising slowly but surely. Another thing I have to do is start looking into scholarships. So that's a thing.

Next up, there is a LOT of stuff going on in the next couple months. First of all, my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. I'm pretty excited about that. I'm not sure what's going to happen though. All I know is Byron is planning it all and I get to be surprised on my birthday. Then, I have graduation a couple weeks after that. Though I feel like it's going to be more like a high school reunion than a graduation. It'll be interesting to see who talks to me at all.

Then, a couple weeks after that, I go to VidCon! I'm freaking out so much about this. It's going to be expensive, but I don't care too much about that. We've gotten the majority of things paid for already like hotels. Mostly it's just gas and food that we have to pay for during the trip. We're going to see a lot of people on the way down and back so it'll be a really crazy trip.

Then of course there's JulNoWriMo and 4th of July and all the awesome car shows to go to this year. I predict an amazing summer. If the weather ever clears up.

Also, there's a lot of things I'll be doing on my car too. A lot of it is maintenance stuff to stop oil leakages and fix little problems because my car is old and needs new knees or whatever.

So, I'll definitely try and keep you updated on things. I also have a potential secret project in the works. I'll let you know if anything awesome comes into the picture.