Monday, September 20, 2010

The Start of School

If you needed a pseudonym, what would it be?  I've always kind of liked the sound of my name backwards - Alleira, but that might be somewhat obvious, so I'd probably go with Alena (which was the name of my imaginary friend when I was younger) as a first name, and Faison as the last name (because it's the 4,24 2 most common surname in the US.) As a middle name, I'd pick Marie, simply because I like that name.

So, if you ever come across someone with the name Alena Marie Faison, it just might be me in disguise.


A week and a half ago, school started up again. I have some fun classes this semester, but American Literature and U.S. History are two of the most boring classes ever. French is also being difficult, although I think with a little effort I could get the hang of it.

I haven't really even started Journalism (JrnlYrbk), Digital Video Production (DVP), or Music Appreciation. I'm only a few lessons in on all of them, but the JrnlYrbk ClassConnects I've been going to are pretty fun. It helps that I like the teacher, Ms. May, although I also her her in DVP, so it gets kind of annoying having her twice as often as the rest of my teachers.

I spent the weekend down the hill at the neighbor's house, helping with their garage sale. I came home Saturday evening with about twenty books, most of which were mysteries. None of them were authors I am familiar with, but I can always try something new, right? Maybe with all these mystery books I'll actually be able to writing a semi-good mystery story. The garage sale itself was rather boring, just sitting around most of the time.

I finished The Brotherhood, and posted the last chapter up this morning. That leaves room for me to work on my other fanfic that I've been working on ages, Everlasting Heartache. However, since NaNoWriMo is coming up in a month and a half (wow, that's quicker than I realized!), I probably won't start posting chapters of that online until after November.

I've got an idea of what I want my NaNoWriMo novel to be about his year, but I'm not sure if the plot line will carry me past 50,000 words. It will be a stretch, but I might make it.

If all else fails, it's not like I haven't won it before or anything. Nobody will be impressed if I win it a second time, it's only the first time that really counts to impress people, unless you can say, 'Oh, I've won it ten times in a row!' then someone might be impressed.

Another thing that I have to start thinking about is the sequel to The Brotherhood. I ended the fanfic in such a place that I had to promise a sequel or else people would be super mad at me. I only really have scattered ideas of what it might be about though. All the main things that needed to happen have already happened, and if I write anything it'll just be fluff and nonsensical crap. There won't really be a plot unless I add a whole other major twist into it, which is a possibility, but would mean that I have to come up with a good one that hasn't already been used a bajillion times, and I don't have that long, since it really should be put up within a month's time, or people will forget that I will be writing a sequel.