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04 November 2011 @ 03:20 am
Back to The Tired. Slept too much again last night because I am a Lazy Arse. Setting an alarm clock now that I will soon forget about, so it'll surprise me into waking up tomorrow.

Lazy Arse day. Spoke with Mum about feeling guilty for not having read the book and did we really have to go to the class? She decided we would call Carol-the-minister and see if she would be 'heartbroken' if we didn't go. Carol said it was up to us. I took over the phone and asked if it was alright to go without having read the book, just to listen, because it was the guilt-gut about not reading that was keeping me from the class. She told me to come right along.

Mum met up with my Earthmother (like a Godmother, but for those who don't believe in God and become uncomfortable around the word) who was in from Seattle (she moved there within the year to start a bed and breakfast). Da went off to his Mens' Team. I went to 'class'.

Carol kept Mr. Motor Mouth from completely taking over and she managed to keep things on track, although I'm still not sure I actually learned anything. I did make everyone laugh a few times and wrote the first sentence of my novel (...just the first, 22 words). My Buddy spoke about Interweave (the LGBTQQIA group) and inactivity, and joked about my being the chairperson. I don't fully understand what a chairperson even is; the image of a person stacking chairs still comes to mind. Regardless, I certainly don't have the responsible nature, maturity or life experience to be chairperson at the moment. However, I think I could fully handle being the Chairperson's Bitch (CB - it's like VP, but more honest) if someone more suitable is found to actually lead. I'm more of a deputy myself.

Returned home. Angsted and angsted and angsted about how I couldn't write more than the first sentence, which seemed ridiculous given the number of novel-like-things I've written. Opened up a document, fiddled with the title, typed the first sentence, toyed around with drop caps...and finally wrote close to 500 words. By the time I was done powering through those words, I had met one of my main characters and a big supporting character and I found myself loving both of them. It's a start. Got up to 1,000 words after that and it includes all of the first scene plus an introduction to the other setting, even if I haven't met the second main character yet. s'fine.

1k on the 4h of November? ...definitely not a record-breaker for me. Rather pathetic for my usual NaNo ability, really. But the characters and settings are fleshing out in my mind, so catching up by the end of the weekend - 10k by Sunday evening - should be completely possible.

Also, my future-housemate Casey and I will be introducing one of my best friends and also future-housemate Cassia to Tamora Pierce. Casey and I are thrilled. We have the order of the books (27 of them) down. I get to read (and re-read) through all of one of my favourite author's works with one of my best friends as she discovers them. I'm super excited. Plus, it means she'll be able to help me in both my fandoms: HP and Emelan (soon to be renamed 'Tammy', as I'll probably be able to tackle some Tortall as I re-read).

Now I'm going to go head to bed and finish Terrier. It's terribly difficult to work on starting a novel when half of one's brain is dedicated to thoughts of finishing the reading of another novel. I'll just go and fix that, you know, in the name of writing...

Oh, here, have a meme:

Ganked from defyingnormalcy and minervas_eule and tetleythesecond.

  • Kiwi
  • Cranky Crocus
  • Nalocia (and Nalcy, Nal, Naloo...)
  • Ol’ King Cole
  • Ki ( or Wee-Ki or Ki-Ki or Ki-Ki-Wee-Ki or, on unfortunate occasions, Ki-Ki-Wee-Wee)
  • Miranda

  • Purple fleece jammie bottoms covered in moons from when I was, like, 11.
  • A Gizmo the Gremlin t-shirt
  • A University of Reading military-green hoodie.

  • To sit down and finish Terrier without guilt.
  • To not feel all writer-blocked.
  • To feel a touch less confused about this Life thing. (“Life! Don’t talk to me about life…”)

I don’t do the whole ‘tagging’ thing. You, you and…you there, if you all want.

  • Watched The Little Mermaid to plan out my ridiculous novel.
  • Went out to get my mother microwave popcorn and also pick up cheddar popcorn and Arizona sweet tea for me.
  • Chatted and wrote a 3,500 word outline for my ridiculous novel.

  • My mother from my neighbour’s house.
  • My mother from the car.
  • My mother pocket-dialing me. (My mother calls me a lot, accidental or no.)

  • Hopefully write at least 1,700 words (or more if I don’t catch up today).
  • Go to a party to see one of my Earthmothers (like a Godmother, but my family doesn’t do the God thing) whom I haven’t seen in a year as she moved to Seattle to start up a bed and breakfast.
  • Finish Terrier and start Bloodhound.

  • Hot chocolate
  • Sweet tea (or anything Arizona, really, and the real stuff too)
  • Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff Vodka (No, seriously, it’s a thing and even my father liked it—it’s crazy)
  • Usually anything that Isn’t Water (I will drink things I don’t like over drinking water, unless I’m doing one of my must-drink-water sessions a day in which I force myself to chug it down for my health. Usually I go for milk instead)

  • Tetley’s comment that I should come to East Germany, where skinny-dipping is apparently normal – that sounds like someplace I’d enjoy being! (I have learned over these last few days that I am quite the advocate of swimming in your birthday suit.)
  • Lark’s comment about physical fighting and Not Getting Caught.
  • Sneaking in a bit of Terrier reading as I went through my inbox. I woke up not long ago, so I haven’t hit a huge number of reasons to smile, yet, save just being alive and having been able to wake up. (I also wrote this a while back and have kept it in a Word document for whenever I got around to posting it. I have smiled more today, but it is sleep time, so nighty night.)
President Airlock: Sue approvesqueen_of_snapes on November 4th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
Cheddar popcorn sounds awesome! And fluffed marshmallow Smirnoff vodka sounds like something everyone should try before dying.
therealsnape: zzz Snape StPatricktherealsnape on November 5th, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
I'm with you on this one. We must ad the Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff Vodka to our life experiences at some point.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Mug.cranky__crocus on November 16th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
You'll have to remind me the next time a good number of us are present somewhere together and I'll be sure to bring the fluffed marshmallow vodka! Actually, I may choose that as my Hoggywarty drink of choice.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Drinks.cranky__crocus on November 16th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
I liked the cheddar popcorn, but I think I prefer it when I buy little shake-cans of powdered cheese and put it on the freshly-popped popcorn myself.

Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff Vodka is absolutely something everyone should try before dying.
zeezofbadfaith on November 4th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Kiwi, you should do more memes.

(And I'm not saying this because they're are so interesting and help me procrastinate my job when I do them.)

AND YOU HAVE A GIZMO THE GREMLIN TSHIRT *flails* I love Gizmo, he's SO fluffy.
zeezofbadfaith on November 4th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
P.S.: What is and where would I be able to get Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff Vodka? 'Cause it sounds so interesting.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 16th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
I will try to do more memes when I see them going around. (Have you seen the draw-a-unicorn meme going around?)

♥ Gizmo. I love random awesome finds at thrift stores/charity shops.

I got the Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff Vodka from my local liquor store. Smirnoff tends to sell all sorts of vodka flavours.

Here's a little more information. :D
CaroRulescarorules on November 4th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
See, you were able to write! yay!
?elsceetaria on November 4th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
That re/reading sounds awesome.

What was the Bible study book?

I need to do this meme and the last one.
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯: wit beyond measurerosaxx50 on November 5th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
I'll just go and fix that, you know, in the name of writing...

Obviously. Is this leading up to the Mastiff read?

Ugh. I actually can't imagine writing 50,000 words in a single month, especially if it has to have a plot. And new characters you're not even sure if you are going to like yet.

Speaking of characters, do you plan out their personalities beforehand, or just give them roles and see how they turn out when you finally write them?
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 16th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
I will eventually get a Mastiff read in, when my friend picks up Terrier and reads through it so I can get through Bloodhound (we're going to try reading through all of Tammy's works together).

I don't really 'plan out' character personalities, but often times they develop as I'm thinking over a possible outline, and by the time I get to jotting down an outline they tend to be almost fully-formed. I tend to just get a 'feel' for a character, rather than plan them out; I guess something in my subconscious does that and then sends them to me. I have a feeling I recycle character personalities, too, based on the type of people I like in life. *Embarrassed.*
albalark: Happy Mermaidalbalark on November 6th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
I'm sure the writing will come, Hon - you are already much more productive than I've been. I haven't been much in the mood for writing this whole week. :-P

Marshamallow vodka is now on my list of things to try and I was glad I could make you smile. ::hugs::