Thursday, June 10, 2010

Time Traveling to the Present is Purposeless

Today's Prompt: If you could go back in time and meet your 16-year-old self, what three things would you tell yourself?

This is kind of a problem, you know, because I'm sixteen right now..........

I'll just move on to other stuff.

My novel word count is behind. I'm supposed to be at 16667 words today but I'm only at 15366. It's because I didn't have the time to catch up from the day when I only wrote 91 words. I'll catch up eventually, I'm sure. Maybe tomorrow, since I don't have exams or anything.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Words and Wishes

Today's Prompt: Japanese lore suggests that if you fold 1,000 cranes your wish will come true. What would your wish be, and what would you be willing to do 1,000 times to get it?

How about, my wish is to get a book published and I would write 50 words, 1,000 times to get it. Oh wait, I've already done that, and I'm working on it again........And, for that matter, I've helped fold 1,000 cranes as well, for Ginanne's wedding.

I included the Spanish speaking zombie cat in my writing today. It appeared in a dream sequence. I think writing dream sequences are a lot of fun to write, because you get to lead the readers on, making them think it is really happening then all of a sudden, some weird twist happens and everyone is like 'what?' and then they find out it's just a dream that the characters wakes up screaming from it. Yes, dreams are fun to write.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Expensive Things That I Want But Probably Won't Ever Get

Today's Prompt: You've just been given a million dollars. You are not allowed to keep it or give it to anyone you know personally. What do you do with it and why? 

If I had a million dollars to spend, I would buy:

<--This island, in Canada, featured here for the price of $220,000. Plus have a cabin built on it for around $1,300 as found here. Why? Because I've always wanted a private island, and I need somewhere to sleep when I'm there.

And this sailboat to take me there for $3,925, found here. I'd need this to get to the island. -->

This grand piano, for the price of $24,000, from here. I want this so I can play music on a nice piano, of course. -->

At least $200 worth of books....probably more. I'm sure you can figure this out....

$100,000 would be given to the church for tithing, of course...

<--This laptop, found here, for $2,089, because I've heard that it is the perfect laptop for writers.

A trip to visit the 7 wonders of the world, outlined here, for the approximate price of $25,695 (for my parents, Lydia, and I), because I've always wanted to travel the world.

The remaining $720,791 would be spent on small things such as movie tickets, fine dining at fancy restaurants,  clothes shopping sprees, getting through driver's ed, birthday and holiday gifts for friends, family, and even extended family, etc. etc........because I don't know any other big things I would spend lots of money on.

Anyway, today was a bad day for me and I only got 91 words written, so I'll definitely have to make up for it tomorrow, but it's okay. I'm super tired right now, because of a headache I have, so I'll be going to bed now. Goodnight!

Monday, June 7, 2010

One Week Done

Today's prompt: Do you owe an apology to anyone? Why?

My answer: No, I don't think I owe anyone an apology.

It has officially been a week since I started writing both my novel and these daily blog posts and things are still going strong for both of them. However, this is where the trouble always starts. The second week is the hardest of them all.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Evidently, the writing prompts fro NaBloPoMo have stopped, because there isn't one again today. However, I found a site that provides writing prompts. Here is today's: Assuming that complete recovery were instantaneous, would you be willing to accept a year of total paralysis below the neck to prevent the otherwise certain extinction of a species of animal?

Complete paralysis for an animal? It sounds kind of crazy, really, but I think I'd do it. As long as it wasn't permanent. I don't I could handle permanent paralysis. What I want to know is how someone being paralyzed from the neck down would stop a species from going extinct.

Anyway, I reached 10,000 words on my novel today. Yay! It's cause for celebration! Actually, I'm not doing much. I still have a long way to go. This post is going to be short, like the last bunch, because I actually have stuff to do and so can't ramble on. Plus, you run out of ideas when you blog every day.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spanish Speaking Zombie Cat

Uh oh, there wasn't a prompt put out today, now I'm lost as to what to write about! Actually, I found a list of prompts on the JulNoWriMo site that you're supposed to write to everyday so you're nice and warmed up for the novel writing. I don't I really need them, seeing as I'm going to be plenty warmed up for it, but it works for today. One of of the prompts is this: A little girl named Helen is wandering through the woods alone when she comes across a large wooden box. She opens the box. What does she find inside?

My answer to that is simple. She found air.

Yeah, I'm not in a creative mood right now. I wrote four pages of a short story earlier, plus the daily word count for my novel, so I'm creative-ited (Yes, I know. It's not a word, but as a writer, I claim some allowances about making up words.) out and can't come up with anything better.

What? You're not happy with that answer? Fine, fine, I'll come up with a better answer. Let's the large wooden box, she found the souls of a bunch of other girls who were randomly wandering through the woods and found the box. And then what happened? Well, her soul was sucked into the box as well and poor Helen was never seen again. Yep.

Oh, and about the title......well, today at Damien's birthday party, one of the people was talking with me and telling me how I should make a story about a Spanish speaking zombie cat, so I'm now writing it into my novel. That should be interesting to fit in.

My weirdness is probably overwhelming you at the I think I'm going to go to bed now...........

Friday, June 4, 2010

Slow Day

Today's Prompt: What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of your father?

The first thing I thought of when I heard the question was laughter. Dad is always making us laugh.

Today it took forever to write the recommended word count for the story. I hit a hard spot and I don't think it's written very well at all. It's mostly all filler that'll have to be rewritten after the month is over.

Today's post is going to be small, I guess. There's not much to say.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 3

Today's prompt: Define 'freedom'.

Freedom is being able to act, think, write, or say things without restriction. Freedom allows people to make choices. Too much freedom sometimes leads to a lack of freedom. Not enough freedom leads to rebellion. You sometimes have to work or fight for freedom. Freedom can, in some cases, be a pain to deal with. The opposite of freedom is school.....just kidding.....kind of.

And now to exercise my freedoms......

I just barely got my writing done today because mom insisted I go into town with her and then Lydia had to go to mutual an hour early for a presidency meeting. I wrote the last 500 words sitting at The Ram drinking a cookies and cream milkshake. Funny how I almost wrote more there than I did at home....I think it was the ice cream. I'll have to remember that when/if I get writer's block later on.

I made a cool cover type thing for my last novel, Involuntary Notions yesterday evening. I think it fits well.
I'm going to make another one for this novel, but it probably won't fit as well because I don't even know the whole conflict/idea yet. I'm only 5000 words in after all.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 2

Today's prompt is: What's your favorite poem? (And if you don't have one, why?)

I don't really have a favorite poem, mostly because I'm really into poetry. I do like 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost, though. And also 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud' by William Wordsworth.

I stayed up late last night finishing Inkheart. Of course, I've read it many times, but I do enjoy reading books over and over again, especially ones that I can relate to, like Inkheart. Imagine if this world was just a book and people could be read in and out of it.

The last ASB meeting of the year was this morning, and I probably won't be in it next year, because I'll probably be going to the Omak district rather than the Monroe district of WAVA. There's so much fun stuff planned for next year though. They're planning a writing club, and having published authors come in and share experiences and such. But it's only for people in the Monroe district. Oh, and they're going to try and put on prom next year. That should be interesting to see them pull off.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And So The Frantic Writing Begins

Along with writing a novel, I've decided to attempt NaBloPoMo again, since I only got halfway through in the month in May. This month's theme is easier for me. It is NOW, and it gives you a daily prompt as well.

Today's prompt is: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

The answer to that is easy. I've always wanted to be a writer.

The novel I'm going to attempt in June is a Sci-Fi, a genre I have never tried before, so it should be exciting. I've added a new page to this blog that tracks my progress. You can access it at the toolbar at the top of the page. Make sure to yell at me if I get too far behind, okay?

A fun part of writing during these month long novel writing things is all the challenges you receive of random things to put in your novel. I haven't been given very many yet, so suggestions of random things to put in my novel are very welcome.

My mascot during the month of June is this little creature I call Mr. Mouws. I picked him up from a geocache in Oregon last time we went, and I had no idea what animal he was. The closest I could guess was a cow/mouse, hence the name: cow + mouse = mouws. Later, Lydia suggested he might be a monkey, and it also fits somewhat, I suppose, but it was too late to change the name.

Mr. Mouws will be included in my novel, in some way or another.