lady_sarai: (I am Supergirl)
It's NaNo time! Yay! ...I am way tired and have Halloween treats to do still, but I will perhaps do them tomorrow. For now, I will sleep. Day 1!

1070 / 50000
(2.14%)


I like NaNo. I enjoy this. VOTING DAY TOMORROW!! I SHALL VOTE AND THEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE COMMERCIALS FOR CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR. (Oh god, please don't let this one person win...)

Wow, NaNo

Nov. 22nd, 2009 02:09 am
lady_sarai: (NaNo 08)
51100 / 50000
(102.2%)


...I have no idea how I did that. I have NEVER not had to scramble on the last day to finish. And my story is not quite done yet.

NaNo

Nov. 20th, 2009 01:10 pm
lady_sarai: (NaNo 08)
My word count as of this morning amuses me:

47474 / 50000
(94.95%)

lady_sarai: (NaNo 08)
I haven't updated lately! I should.

45033 / 50000
(90.07%)


Carry on mywaywardson.
lady_sarai: (Bart can kill you with his *brain.*)
So, I hit a landmark last night:

30000 / 50000
(60%)


Also, I've had a plot breakthrough, which is making it a lot easier. I stalled out for a little while around 25k, but then I had a EUREKA! moment, and I'm happy again, and we shall just see how this goes.

But once I hit 30k, I took a much needed break and wrote some comment fic. I may write some more today, but there needs to be kitchen floor mopping happening first. Bleh. Oh, and class.

OH, AND--got my second paper back from my Monday class last night. A-! Again! So 45% of my grade is an A-. I am way okay with this. (And 10% is participation, and I am not sweating that one. I talk in class. Shocking, but true.) So, you know. I'm pleased!

Anyway, the comment fic:

Tim/Cissie, waking up late
Tim/Kon/Cissie, "You don't need to sleep on the couch. There's plenty of room in the bed."
Tim/Cissie, "Can I come in?"

So, yeah. Mopping time now. Maybe more comment fic later. I only have 20-zillion bookmarked.
lady_sarai: (NaNo 08)
So, before I crashed into bed last night...

25074 / 50000
(50.15%)


Now let's watch week 2 kick my ass. ;)
lady_sarai: (Paper clippies!)

FUNNIEST THING EVER UNDER THE CUT )

Oh, and:

20136 / 50000
(40.27%)


And I don't know why I'm posting a meme, but I am!

Take any fic I have ever written, link me to it (or title/universe...), and ask "What if you had changed this moment?". I'll either explain, or maybe even write the What If.

Or you can make me pick the what-if. But that might take me longer. ;) Fics here, or in a comment somewhere.


That is all.

Um, whoops?

Nov. 5th, 2009 12:54 pm
lady_sarai: ([balloons]Hope is floating on the breeze)
Okay, so apparently I dealt with my depression/rage/loss of faith in humanity yesterday by being a hermit and secluding myself and writing like a crazy person. (To be fair, my mother was also an irritable, cranky mess and we ignored each other most of the night for our health.) That being said, between midnight on the 3rd and midnight on the 4th, I wrote 6544 words. O_o No wonder my wrists ache today.

Word count stands at:

15151 / 50000
(30.3%)


Uh yeah.

My justification for going completely insane in week 1 and maybe 2 is that the end of the month has a looooot of school projects. Three professional books and presentations on them, a ten page paper and a portfolio, to name the big things. The more I get done now, the less guilty I will feel later. And the less likely it will be that I fail NaNo because, you know. School kind of comes first. :P

However, I doubt today will be as productive. I have actual Things To Do.

Like put dinner in the crock pot. I should go do that.

Ahem!

Nov. 4th, 2009 08:53 pm
lady_sarai: (NaNo 08)
12500 / 50000
(25%)


THAT'S RIGHT. 25%. THAT IS ALL FOR NOW.

NaNo

Nov. 4th, 2009 02:46 pm
lady_sarai: (Music is a rainbow for my ears)
Mainly because my current word count amuses me:

11111 / 50000
(22.22%)

lady_sarai: (Are you sure this water's sanitary?)
Okay, I am rocking that NaNo thing (and made my 10k goal!):

10517 / 50000
(21.03%)


Stolen from absolutely everyone on my flist:

Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

Fics are here.

NaNo, uh

Dec. 1st, 2008 12:11 am
lady_sarai: (NaNo 08)
Um.

Oh my god.

I did it.



Clocking in at 50,033 at 11:59 EST.

This morning I had 37520 words. Friday I had 19000. I... cannot do all that math right now, but I have not left my bedroom or my desk in two whole days and am on eight hours of sleep in the last 48 hours and and and

Holy crap I did it.
lady_sarai: (Hufflepuffs for Obama)
I offer these Obama Picspam of Win and Flaily Awesome and this World Reactions Picspam of Win in lieu of having anything substantial to say. All I know is that I've been kind of speechless since 11pm EST last night, and I have lost count of how many times I've teared up over this. (Oh, wait, another two picspams that made me teary--> Obamas and Bidens last night and the crowd at Grant Park. That second one is especially moving.)

John McCain was wonderful and classy and I have nothing but goodwill and nice things to say about him after that concession speech and the way he handled that crowd.

And Barack Obama... I can't quite get enough of him. He's going to be our president. I just--no words.

And to no one's surprise, I have been failing at NaNo since Monday.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
8,338 / 50,000
(16.7%)


Tomorrow should be better, and then--this weekend is my Writing Weekend with my girls, yay!

lady_sarai: (Plot bunnies! Oh no!)
Aaaaaaaaand at 3:48 am, I have:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,800 / 50,000
(3.6%)


(Also, if you want on the NaNo filter, I may post snippets eventually. ;) Is a fanfic novel, because that is the way the cookie crumbled.)

::collapses into bed::

NANO!

Oct. 31st, 2008 06:06 pm
lady_sarai: (Bart--FWUH?!)
ZOMG NANO STARTS IN LESS THAN SIX HOURS PARDON ME WHILE I FLAIL TO PIECES I AM SO EXCITED AND TERRIFIED!

::coughs::

Happy Halloween?

I want a NaNo icon. AND I NEED TO MAKE MY PLAYLIST!!

I WON!

Nov. 30th, 2007 03:14 pm
lady_sarai: (Bart: PARTY!! [YJ])
::collapses in a heap::

Okay, so it took staying up all night for most of the week, but I DID IT. I WON NANO.

Although I find it interesting that my Word document gives me a word count of 51,445, while this website says I wrote 52,363 and the NaNoWriMo website says I wrote 50,605.

I've been going by my Word program's counter so I will continue to do so for the final meter:

Zokutou word meter
51,445 / 50,000
(102.9%)


I don't actually care, because I WON NANO. ::flails:: And after such a horrific beginning of the month, I am very, very pleased with myself. I even managed to write "The End."

Even if I still have half the damn thing to write in more than broad scene sketches and notes, but that's okay.

YAY!

Now I'm not looking at the thing for a few months. =P (Or until Katt bugs me enough.)

Now my to-do list:

-Job Applications
-Christmas baking
-Read book for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide so I can write my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fic
-[livejournal.com profile] jbbs fic with [livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan
-Other assorted projects with [livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan for our insane crack AU

Oh yeah and all that Christmas stuff. ;) (Except we can't decorate yet because apparently my aunt is replacing our front windows and tiling our bathroom floors for Christmas and this is happening... starting Monday. Also giving us her old microwave to install over the stove, and it came by UPS from California yesterday and the UPS man almost had a hernia carrying it up our driveway. OH, BO.)

Also I want to reread The Golden Compass before I see the movie. But maybe I should wait... opinions?

But FIRST--some quality time AWAY from my computer. Maybe with a hot pack for my neck.
lady_sarai: (Writing)
I hit some kind of STRIDE during sprints tonight--I averaged almost 500 words each 20 minute writing spring, yay! One was 668! VERY impressive for me. Maybe my productivity is thanks to Tchaikovsky.

That said, today's word count was 1,802.

Total count thus far:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
26,440 / 50,000
(52.9%)


I am very happy. (Still not even a THIRD through the plot, though.)
lady_sarai: (Obliviate)
ETA: OMG, this comic amuses me no end.

Halloween in Maine )

To amuse you, a conversation that totally did not happen precisely this way last night:

Me, trying (and failing) to unlock the car door: I couldn't get it in the hole!
[livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba: [dissolves into giggles]
Me: I mean the key. I couldn't get the key in the hole. If I were a man, I'd suck at sex.
[livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba: You suck at sex?!
Me: Yes. If I were a man, I would.
[livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba: Oh, I thought you said you DID suck at sex.
Me: No, no, I'm the hole, not the key. If I were the key, I'd suck at sex. I'm the hole, so I don't suck at sex. If I were the key, I wouldn't want to have sex with myse--let's not touch that.
[livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba: I think that's best.

And that totally did NOT lead to the phrase "suck at sex" being repeated ad nauseam until it sounded like "socket-sex," at which point the conversation did not completely die.


Dancing with the Stars is on, and has a Halloween theme! Hmm, interesting.

...Mario Lopez is TOTALLY wearing eyeliner. O_O Well. I didn't expect that to be this sexy. (HA! Anything Mario does/wears is sexy!)


....O_O

Joey is doing the TANGO to "The Addams Family" theme song??

Wow.

The eyeliner is REALLY working for me. Hooooooey.




We had precisely 6 doorbell rings, and less than 20 trick-or-treaters. ::sighs:: Here I am mourning my childhood. Although, one of my students said today "Ms. _________, where do you live? I'll come trick or treating at your house!" I said, "I live 40 minutes away from here." He said, "Oh. Well, maybe not, but I would if I could."


Halloween left me ABSOLUTELY BEYOND EXHAUSTED. OMG those kids were out of control today. We put together paper skeletons in science for our unit on the skeletal system, and it took two hours of the afternoon... so I'm glad I decided to switch that to BEFORE the mindless fun Halloween packet. ;) [livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba helped me make and decorate cupcakes that I brought in. I hid them under my desk and somehow managed to get them out, around the desk and on the front table before any of the kids noticed. I was surprised!






Huh, so NaNoWriMo's FAQ says fanfic counts. That is, if I were to write 50,000 words on the Founders, that could count as completing Nano.

Intriguing.

And a bit tempting, as all my original ideas seem to be hiding or physically avoiding me as best they can.

And Salazar and Helga won't shut up.

...

And yet, I feel like it's... cheating. In some vague, undefined sort of way.

Does that make sense?

::sigh::

I'm tired. Bed after the show. =P

NaNo decisions tomorrow, possibly when I'm writing. (HA!!)

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