No luck on performing back alley computer surgery
13 Tuesday May 2014
13 Tuesday May 2014
12 Monday May 2014
After a long struggle, my computer finally died. It had been “sick” for awhile. It had slowed down, using 100% of its capacity even when there was nothing running. Charging it up had become an issue. I often had to tape the cord in place or set it just so. In the past few months, the battery had grown weaker, lasting as little as half an hour and times and passing out without warning. At the end, it kept popping and shutting off. When I could get it started, windows couldn’t start up correctly. The cord began smelling like burning electrical, alerting me to the fact that I should probably stop trying. I will attempt one final recitation tomorrow, if I can get what I need from the store. (Mostly a tiny screwdriver. I already bought the krazy glue). Work is going well this moth. Exhausting, and the place is managed terribly, but just maybe I’ll be able to get a new computer soonish. Til then, I’ve got my phone.
07 Monday Apr 2014
12 Wednesday Mar 2014
21 Tuesday Jan 2014
Sorry to yell, I’m just excited. It’s been a long time. I started the first draft of the book, mid Nov. 2012. I finished the first draft in Jan 2013. I put it to bed for a while. Then, I did a second draft. That took a couple months. Second draft done May or June last year. I thought that was it. But, I got some feedback from agents, and after much debate, decided on a third draft. I had no idea it would be such major surgery. Started on the third draft in, I think August. But took long breaks during the process. And now the third draft is Done!!! Finally! It’s ready to be sent to my Beta readers. After that, perhaps a quick polish. Hopefully, there’s no egregious errors, but if so, they shall be tweeked. Then, it’s query time. First draft, first step. But now, I’m ready to move on to the next part of the process. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Continue reading
01 Wednesday Jan 2014
2013, 2014, future, look back, new year, new year's eve, new years, picture, reflection, review
2013 is coming to an end, so it’s time to look back and forward. I think, all in all, it’s been a pretty great year. I’ve had a lot of struggles with getting a good job this year. I’m still working on finding one. Finances have been troublesome, too. I’m working hard to find a job that can sustain me until I publish. But with the few bad things, there has also been a lot of good stuff. I started this blog. I think it’s going well so far. With any luck, next year it will continue to grow. I’d love to have more followers, more content, and a great relationship with all my readers. I also hope that next year I can get my book published. The revisions are coming to an end, everything is tight and flows well, I think. It’s just about ready. And of course, I’ll write more books next year. Hopefully a couple. I have so many ideas. Can’t wait to get them all down. Next year, my twenties will be over. I guess I’ll really be an adult by any standard. In some ways, I feel completely grown and ready for the next stages of my life. In other ways, I feel so young, a little lost at times, and not ready. People often think I’m about ten years younger than I am, and I think it throws off my own perception at times. In the coming year, I hope that my relationship with my boyfriend continues to be amazing, and advances. I also want my weight loss to continue. This last year, I’ve lost an amount that I’m proud of. In total, I’m down 40 lbs from my heaviest. I feel like I still have 20-25 more to go. My goal is to look like a Victoria Secret model. Ambitious, but that’s just what I am in all areas of my life. Have a great year everyone! Please enjoy the things below. One is my year in photos. The other is my year in facebook statuses.