OctoWTFber

September went by in a whirlwind and now it’s already the 7TH OF OCTOBER. Seriously WHAT.

I’m sorry I’ve been so silent lately. I’ve been so busy with school that I hardly ever stop to take a breath. I drive over 100 miles every day to get to school, do assignments for condensed 5 week terms and NOW I’m having to actually teach which is horrific for me in itself. Let me tell you- teaching does nooooot come naturally! Kids have judging faces these days!

Buuuuut anyway. It’s bad enough I’m stuck with schoolwork, but my worst nightmare has come before Halloween in the form of-

*sigh*.

WRITERS. BLOCK.

It’s not so much I don’t know what’s coming. I do, I’ve been planning my stories and know what’s ahead. My problem is actually writing. I feel like I’m just writing the action to get it over with, and none of the emotion is attached. I keep looking back at old writing and taking breaks with other writing, but I still feel myself stumble.

It sucks! Especially when writing is something I want to put effort in, but I’m so mentally exhausted by assignments and teaching everyday that it’s like my brain is running on empty.

Again…sucky.

So, this is a note to say I’m pushing through I’m more than halfway through the next chapter of Wild Eyes while so many of these plot bunnies for my original stuff are still jumping around in my head. This next chapter will be a small one, so I’m hoping it’ll be out before the end of the month- when my big assignments are due.

All I can say at this point is… wish me luck!

Wild Eyes Word Count: 16,587 

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NaNoWriMo!

I am officially committing to National Novel Writing Month! Yes, it is the same month I will finally stand in front of a class and talk and teach *eep!*…

But at the moment I don’t care. I am DOING IT!

…Now to just pick from one of my many plot bunnies…

If anyone else is partaking in National Novel Writing Month- add me as a friend! I’m still getting used to the site, be patient with me!

(Name is DinosaursRDead, of course ;P)

https://nanowrimo.org

At the moment I have a plot bunny surrounding Cass and Rome that I’m keen to start on. One of the few plots I’ve actually finished! I’m more of a pantser than a plotter, I’m realising.

Wild Eyes Word Count: 8,322 words.

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August. August? AUGUST?!

STILL AUGUST STILL COUNTS!

*Kaff*

I mean- HELLO MY LOVELY READERS! I hope I find you well!

Okay. Yeah. I know. I suck. Majorly. I left you hanging- again. But I promised an update a month and I am working hard on that August update! I am currently at 32,138 words and have editing and review replies to do- and then I am done!

I’m sorry it’s taken this long. See, I was all prepared for another update in July, but then I started my Master’s Degree and… ugh. I was so naive. I’m not joking when I say it’s about three hours of study a night. And now, I’m off campus and in a school placement- so basically I’m back in high school at an unpaid internship… which is always fun -_-.

I’m in an accelerated Masters Program where it takes *only* ten months to get teaching credentials but that means all of my units are packed together, which means I get about six assignments a week with readings on top of that.

But don’t despair! (She says as she drowns in coffee) Writing is the only thing that pretty much gets me back on track these days. I miss my writing, and now that I have my full plan for Wild Eyes, it’s just a matter of staying on track- timeline-wise. Plus, I have some amazing mentor teachers (I have two, because I am dual endorsed like the fool I choose to be 8|) who let me do some assignments in class when it’s quiet. By assignments, I mean… writing Fanfiction… because I am a mature adult, and all ;).

I’ll leave you now with a promise for an update- either tomorrow or the day after (still counts!)  and my three moods for the month of August-

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*Drink Responsibly!*

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Another Friday Update!

Updates always seem to come to me on Fridays! Funny how that is. I guess it’s been a slow week what with the public holiday right smack-bang in the middle of the week, but a lot has happened! I finally, finally got all my documents in to be assessed for my foreign degree and I’m FINALLY IN! I was officially accepted into my Masters degree just yesterday! WOOP!

But this means when I start classes in August I’ll be bogged down with class work. It’s a hard year-long course with a lot of commitment towards the classroom, including Saturdays! *Gulp*. Not looking forward to that, but I am psyched that I am FINALLY a Masters student! *Happy dance*.

Anyway- back to writing news! My chapter is done! By ‘done’, I mean… in need of some editing. But it’s done! I’m hoping today I can do a final proofread and have it up by tonight. It’s been a hard couple of days finishing my big final scene! Luckily, I’ve had my own cheer squad-

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So *cracks knuckles* wish me luck today! I’m at work and one of my coworkers brought her cute kid in… I’m being suckered in with cute My Little Pony colouring pages. Eep!

Current Wild Eyes Word Count: 43,987

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Friday Update!

Ello my favourite readers! I hope everyone’s enjoying their Summer! 😀

(Not enough to give up indoor activities like reading and browsing Fanfiction online, because there goes my main audience!)

So much has happened since my last update- and by that, I mean one thing. But a big thing!

I finally adopted a doggo!

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Well, that’s what he looked like when we picked him up from the shelter. Now he looks like this-

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This is Dwight (former street name, Bahama) and he is a stray and a (they guess) Chihuahua mix. They think he’s about two years old. I’ve always wanted to adopt a shelter dog, but wasn’t ready after losing my Golden Lion, Sammy. I finally felt ready around my birthday, so my guy and I journeyed 2 hours to the nearest city and fell in love with Dwight here!

Dwight has a little separation anxiety, so he comes to work with me. The above picture is his dog pen, outside of my window at work. I spend my lunch breaks with him now, which sadly has left me with not much time for writing. He occupies my lap in the mornings/afternoons too, which makes it hard to type. He also needs help on the lead, which means I can’t listen to my music while walking to come up with story ideas. GAH.

Dwight- I love you. But you disrupt my creative loner lifestyle.

Jokes, jokes. I love Dwight already. It’s just been hectic having a new dog and I feel my writing is being neglected as a result. I don’t think I’ll have the next chapter of Wild Eyes ready in June, I’m aiming more first week of July. More for the editing process, really! Without my music my writing is lacking in emotion.

Thankfully, Dwight is a quick learner. He’s getting better at being left alone and is going great on the lead, so I can listen with one earbud in now. Soon he’ll be able to sleep on the bed- once potty trained!

(Don’t ask).

I’ve been writing a lot more lately (one scene is stressing me out, I keep avoiding it) but I only have about 8 scenes left. But… big ones!

Current Wild Eyes Word Count: 22,645 words

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How to Completely Weird out your Relatives/Friends with your Reading/Writing habits

Greetings all! Happy June! I don’t mind June. It’s midway through the year, it’s finally Summer here… and… ugh. It’s my birthday month. Eep.

I’ve been distracting myself from my increasing awareness of my age by READING. Believe it or not, I need to prepare to write my next chapter of Wild Eyes.

How, you ask? (Or more, ‘wtf are you on about Dino, you bloody weirdo’)…

Well- this!

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And that my friends is the answer to the question I always wondered- ‘What would be the most awkward response to “Whatchya readin’ there?”‘

It’s a good book, though. I’m learning so much!

And it may come in handy for next chapter 😉

Which will be released this month. To reach my deadline, it’s a chapter a month!

Current Wild Eyes Word Count: 7,388 words

So… how’s everyone else’s Summer going? 😀

 

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Wild Eyes Update

Hello Strangers!

I know, I’m so sorry! I’ve been so busy travelling and trying to get back into work, scheduling a minor surgery and preparing for my Masters that I’ve been neglecting my writing! Trust me… it’s sending me off the crazy end!

The good news is that I’ve finally finished Chapter 24! I’m currently at 40,630 words and doing some proofreading on my lunch break. Bad news is that I haven’t yet started on review replies, which can usually take a day or so.

But bear with me! I’ll have the chapter done by the end of the week, at the very latest!

…Perfect timing for all your studying, right? Heh. Heh. I’m terrible.

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