Sunday, March 17, 2013

Goal 1: Incomplete

My first goal of the year was to edit "California Mermaid" and submit it to a contest on March 15, 2013.

I did not complete this goal :(

I did make some headway on the novel, though. Summer project, perhaps? I would love to actually edit a novel, ha! That would be nice.

How are your 2013 goals coming along?

Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Goals

I can't believe it's February 1st and I am just now posting my 2013 goals! Oh, well. It's never too late to get started (:

1) Edit "California Mermaid" by March 15 and submit to WWC for their Starbright Novel Writing Contest. This is a huge goal and would be a big accomplishment. I am mostly trying to submit a novel not so much to win, but to receive 3 judges comments back. How awesome would that be?

2) Spend March 16-March 31 in preparation for Script Frenzy. You know that NaNoWriMo thing I do every year? Well, this is the script version. The goal is to write a 100 page script or screenplay in April. I tried it (for about a day) back in 2009. This will be my first year to really be committed and give it a go.

3) Participate in and win Script Frenzy 2013. This is going to be fun!

4) Submit 6 works (or more) to publications and/or contests this year. This is a few less than my goal last year (which I think was 12) but it's reasonable and still productive. You can't win if you don't play! 

5) Participate in and win NaNoWriMo 2013. This will be year number 5. *So excited!*

These are huge goals and accomplishing them all would be incredible! 

Thank you, family and friends, for all the support and love y'all  continue to give me. I hope all of you reach your 2013 goals as well! 

Friday, December 21, 2012


Finally published something other than a poem! PegLeg published me in their e-magazine called GlassFire Magazine. Check it out! :D

Click on "A Chance" under the Fiction section. It's pretty short (under 500 words). Let me know what you think (:


Friday, November 30, 2012

NaNoWriMo - the Final Days (& Stats & Post Card #3)

2012 Winner!


That's right, people! I won NaNoWriMo for the fourth year in a row! And guess what my final wordcount is??

53,191 words!!!!!!!!

Yes, you read that correctly. I am almost two days of quotas ahead in this year's NaNoWriMo challenge. (Disclaimer: Some of these words were re-typed from my blog posts, journals, and a few old papers I wrote. I still wrote thousands of original words this month though and I'm proud of all that I have accomplished.)

My last postcard -- homemade
and absolutely adorable!
Thanks, Tessa :)
Sad part? I still have 1.5 years of my life to document. My goal is to be completely done with the first draft of this project by Christmas day.

Stats for this year's NaNoWriMo:
Most words written in one day: around 5,000 words
Least amount of words written in one day: 0 (this happened twice... one of those days being today)
Cups of coffee consumed this month: I would say at least 60 (2/day). Some days I had zero, most days I had 2-5 cups. Yeah, I'm addicted.
Hours of music played while noveling: 0 (yup, did this NaNo fairly quietly)
Number of different places I wrote: 2 (my room and the school room...)
Post cards exchanged: 3 (this was super cool!)
Level of fun had writing this month on a 1 to 10 scale: 5,342,918

Thanks for a great year, everyone! Mom, Dad, sisters, family, friends... y'all are all awesome!
I have several friends participating this year. Some won, others didn't quite make it. I'm proud of them all and it's just cool to be participating together and supporting each other. Writers of the world, unite! :)

Last, but not least...

30 days. 53,191 words. NaNoWriMo 2012 winner.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NaNoWriMo Day 28

Just a quick update to say...

2,000 words. Two days. Two chapters.

That's all I have left. The only thing holding me back from winning is the Rapture. No joke.

Okay, that is all. And if you haven't captioned the photo in my post below, do it!!!