Thursday, November 19, 2009


So, it's been a LONG time since I last posted, the longest yet, but I've been very busy with NaNoWriMo, of course. School has kept me busy this year too.

I have virtually no free time anymore, because it is all spent writing. It really is crazy how much I've been writing.

Seriously, I'm already so attached to my characters, especially Melissa and Hayden that I know I won't want to leave them once the novel is complete. I might just have to write a sequel...or possibly even a prequel. That would be interesting...hmm, gives me ideas of what it would be, I can't think about that, I have to think about my current novel, or else it won't turn out right, although I could add a flashback...

Driving has certainly been an experience for me, it seems like I've been driving for a while now, but when I last posted, I hadn't even driven once. Now I have to try and learn how to drive in snow, since it snowed today, and I'm thinking that this time, it might actually stick.

In the last couple months, Sis. Wood (who was replaced Sis. Romero as YW President) has me playing the piano every second Sunday of each month, while other girls play on the other weeks. I've been learning the hymns, and it has gotten me actually practicing the piano every day again. I've started working on Fur Elise, by Beethoven, and it's coming along great, even though I've only been playing it for three days.

That reminded me though, that I have a talk in Sacrament Meeting next Sunday. I should probably work on that sometime so I don't end up writing it Saturday evening, but, of course, that would break tradition for me.

Funny how these days my mind always comes back to NaNoWriMo...What will possibly occupy all my time when it ends in a week and a half? Oh yes, getting back to my other stories that I was in the middle of and neglected when November started, that's what...and editing Involuntary Notions, I suppose. That could take awhile, since it is not my best writing since I've been striving for quantity rather than quality.

If only I could take my laptop everywhere I go. It is the times when I'm not able to type that I really get the urge to write, and then when I'm sitting at the computer, my mind usually goes blank. That's why I like using a notebook and pencil, but that gets tiring fast, and I would never get to 50,000 words in a month using that method.

I was really hoping to write 100,000 words in my novel, but since the end is quickly approaching, and I have yet to even pass the 50,000 word mark, I don't think it will happen. I'm thinking that after NaNoWriMo ends, I'm going to work on making it much longer though, try and double it in size as I edit it. It can't be too hard, after all, I was writing it so quickly, and there is a lot of things that I could definitely add. Perhaps some foreshadowing, since I hadn't planned the plot out at all when I began. I have some ideas right now, but when I very first started, I had no ideas of what was going to happen.

In Seminary, I've won both of the candy jars that Sis. Smiley has given us to guess on. It was great the first time, since the day before, Sis. Smiley was saying that never had two people guessed the exact amount of candy in it, then both Eric and I guessed the same amount and won. The second time, I guessed a very numbers off, but I was still closest. It would be funny if I won the third candy jar as well. If there is anything I've learned in my seminary experiences so far, it is that I'm a fairly lucky person, of course, now that I said that, my luck will probably change...

Anyway, I've written more than enough. Hopefully the wait won't be so long for the next post.