Posts Tagged ‘2013’

To say this blog post is overdue would be the understatement of the century. I arrived in California to go to the convention on July 17. It’s now September 11.

Time flies, and all that.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my experiences with you guys as this was my first major convention. The only other one I’d been to before was Book Expo America, and I’m not even sure that counts. Well, I’m counting it. But still. It did not compare to SDCC in the slightest.

Going to SDCC is like going to nerd heaven. You can wear the craziest, most detailed, most outrageous costume and no one looks at you funny. In fact, you’ll get stopped about 300 times a day so people can take your picture. Isn’t that amazing? The celebration of nerdom is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

The costumes there were amazing. There were some strange ones that I didn’t recognize, and other ones that I didn’t know why anyone would dress up like them (a giant version of the orange ghost from Pac-Man, for example). Here’s a really neat Doctor Who costume!

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This seems like the female version of the Eleventh Doctor in Victorian clothing.

I didn’t spend a lot of time taking pictures of people in costumes, but I sure did spend plenty of time marveling at them. There were some really amazing, really intricate ones. I love how much time and energy people put into things like that!

I got to see a lot of celebrities I really respect and look up to. Not all of them were up close, but one of the perks of working for Hypable is that it allowed me in as press. I got to do round tables with the cast of Teen Wolf, which was pretty much a dream come true. I also got to meet the cast of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. How I got through those days without having a heart attack, I’ll never know.

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Meghan Ory from Once Upon a Time! She plays one of my favorite characters, Little Red Riding Hood/Ruby.

I’m going to have tons of memories from my time in SDCC, from all the palm trees, to meeting so many of my Hypable co-workers, to being able to talk to the creator of Teen Wolf. Then there are the not-so-happy memories, like falling down in the parking lot (OUCH) or having several flights cancelled on my way home, that I wouldn’t trade in for the world, because they were still part of the experience.

I would suggest that anyone who thinks they may be into something like Comic-Con to try to get there at least once in their lifetime. It’s an experience that can’t be matched. But watch out! You might just catch the con bug. I know I definitely did, because I’m already looking forward to going next year!

Have you gone to SDCC? What were your experiences? What about any other cons, major or minor? If you haven’t been to any, which ones would you like to attend?

I feel the need to preface this with the fact that this is not a sarcastic article. There were a few things I really loved during the VMAs, and I’m not going to mention that other stuff that happened because it’s been done to death over the past few days. Just go to Tumblr if you want to laugh at pictures like this.

1. Lady Gaga’s performance. I’ve liked Lady Gaga for a long time. I’ve liked most of her performances even though they’re over the top and sometimes actually quite frightening. Despite some crazy eyes in the beginning, I really enjoyed her performance at the 2013 VMAs. It was well done, with some seamless outfit changes. Plus it was just really nice to see her back in her “Poker Face” wig.


 

2. Macklemore performing “Same Love.” This song is just incredible. I love the message it carries, and I love everything that Macklemore did when he was on stage. He deserved to win that award for Best Video with a Social Message.

You can click here to watch the performance.

3. Lady Gaga gives a pep talk to One Direction. I don’t know a whole lot about 1D, but I’m getting to the point where a few of my friends just won’t let me ignore them anymore. Still, I feel horrible they were booed at when they accepted their award for Best Song of the Summer. But Gaga gave them an amazing pep talk afterwards. Love her.


 

4. NSync reunited on stage. I’m sad that it was about 10 minutes of Justin Timberlake and 30 seconds of NSync, but it was still nice to see the boys back together again. I hope the response they got for the reunion at the VMAs gets their attentions and makes them realize that tons of people would be invested if they did a reunion tour. Because I would be there in a heartbeat.

You can click here to watch the performance.

5. Eminem announces his new album. I AM ACTUALLY INCAPABLE OF TALKING ABOUT THIS WITHOUT USING CAPSLOCK, SO I’M JUST GOING TO SHOW YOU THE VIDEO NOW.


 

What were the highlights of the VMAs for you? (If you watched, that is. I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t.)

Wolverine Movie 2013 PosterBottom Line:

Rent it, buy it, or don’t bother? — Rent it.

Details:

[No spoilers.]

As one of the only people on the planet that liked X-Men Origins: Wolverine (or so it feels), I have to say that I also enjoyed Wolverine.

It wasn’t perfect, of course. And I did get a little sleepy half way through. (But can you blame me? My theatre has these leather seats that recline all the way out. I’d probably sleep better in them than my own bed.)

The best part of the movie was the action. I love sword fights and a good hand-to-hand combat sequence. The women in this movie were kickass, and Hugh Jackman lent his usual sense of physicality to the role. It did not disappoint.

This movie was also interesting in that it follows up after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, the third movie in the original trilogy. Jean makes an appearance, and we get to see where Logan’s head is and how he’s dealing with the fact that he killed her. Some of Jackman’s best emotional scenes were when he was interacting with her (in his head, of course).

I felt like the romance was contrived. I would have much rather seen a protector-friendship relationship between two of the characters than a romantic one. But that might just be me. I’m kind of over the whole falling-in-love-because-you’re-so-handsome-and-you-saved-my-life thing.

The beginning of the movie was a little slow, and the “surprise” at the end was not a surprise at all. I pretty much figured it out as soon as Logan went to Japan and talked to the man from his past (which probably happened within the first 20 minutes).

All in all, it was a good action film. It didn’t allow Jackman to deliver as many funny lines, which is a shame because Wolverine’s sarcasm is one of his biggest draws. The plot was okay, but nothing to write home about.

My favorite thing, actually, may have been the after-credits scene. I was literally bouncing up and down in my seat as it was unfolding in front of me. My nerdiness was definitely showing. And let’s just say that I can’t wait until Days of Future Past.

ROW80 – R2C11 – Last Hurrah

Posted: June 17, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyThis is the last check-in I’ll be doing for round 2, and it was a pretty good one in terms of what I’ve gotten done, not to mention the fact that I also got a little bit of R&R on top of all that.

I’ll be doing an overall round 2 post next Sunday probably, then I’ll be gearing up for round 3!!

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 1/7 I didn’t get as much time as I wanted when I was in RI this past weekend, but I did get a good chunk of time to write on the way home on Sunday. I ended up finishing the short story I’ve been working on for quite some time!
  2. Read every day. 1/7 I only read one day, but I read A LOT. I’m about 100 pages further in Gameboard of the Gods and that happened all in a single day while I was lying on the beach getting a tan (okay, getting slightly less white and a bit more pink than I had intended…)
  3. Exercise three times a week. 3/3 Seeing as we walked all over Rhode Island – towns, cities, beaches, cliffs – I definitely got my exercise in!

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. This is finished! I even read it to two of my friends on our ride back home, and they both enjoyed it. It still needs a little bit of an edit, but it made the final cut and all of my short stories are now finished! Look out for some more information coming up here in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to self-publish it soon.
  2. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. I made it back from Rhode Island in one piece and we had a GREAT time. Pictures and stories to follow. :)
  2. We released another Not Another Teen Wolf podcast and another ReWatchable podcast.
  3. I got to sleep in, not do any work, and hang out with my friends for three whole days. That definitely deserves its own spot on my List of Awesome!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points
  • Week 9 – 40 points
  • Week 10 – 25 points
  • Week 11 – 35 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words
  • Week 9 – 50 words
  • Week 10 – 25 words
  • Week 11 – 407 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,816 words

Total words for the year: 66,330 words written since January 1, 2013

Did you fizz out at the end of this round, or did you have a last good hurrah too? How many of you are going to be here for round 3?

ROW80 – R2C10 – Too Much

Posted: June 9, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyRemember how the other week I had a crazy week before my crazy week? That’s what this week ended up being too.

So much time, so little to do.

Strike that. Reverse it.

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 1/7 A measly 246 words this week, but I’ve lost my momentum on this last short story. I need to figure out what the message is with this one. Once I do that, I know I’ll be able to whip the rest off.
  2. Read every day. 4/7 I’ve finished Paradise Lost, Beowulf, The Time Machine, The Raven (had to reread it because I love it and haven’t read it since high school), and Uprising. Working on Frankenstein right now, which I’m in love with, and still reading Gameboard of the Gods.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 0/3 *shifty eyes*

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. I got about another page done on this, but it’s coming along slowly at the moment. Must ponder more.
  2. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. Did you SEE all those books I read this week??
  2. I reviewed Uprising by Jessica Therrien.
  3. Teen Wolf season 3 premiered on Monday. *hyperventilates* You have no idea how much I’ve been waiting for this season to start. We released our first season 3 podcast about the episode as well!
  4. Our latest episode of ReWatchable was released this past week. We’re almost done watching Firefly!
  5. I realized I’m leaving for Rhode Island for a couple of days NEXT week and not in TWO weeks. Oops. *rushes around to get ALL the things done*

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points
  • Week 9 – 40 points
  • Week 10 – 25 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words
  • Week 9 – 50 words
  • Week 10 – 25 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,409 words

Total words for the year: 65,923 words written since January 1, 2013

What’s your favorite state and why? For you non-Americans that don’t have a favorite state, what your favorite city (anywhere in the world) and why?

I was at Book Expo America (BEA) from May 30 – June 1, and I had a BLAST. Here are 10 exciting things I got to do while I was there.

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My haul: 22 books!!

  1. I got free books. Yes, it’s like heaven. Everywhere you turn there are books, and they’re all FREE. Better yet? Most of them aren’t even released yet, so you get to read them before the rest of the world does. In a lot of cases I wasn’t familiar with the books or authors, but there were definitely some I got meet and talk to that I really admire, and that was awesome!
  2. I got to represent Hypable. I was there as a member of the press, which is all new and exciting and shiny for me. I got to talk up the website, hand out business cards, and explain what we were all about. The authors I got to talk to were interested in learning more and working with us, which is always great to hear! Better yet, some of them already knew of us, which is kind of mind blowing!
  3. I got to attend the Children’s Book Breakfast. It featured Octavia Spencer as the host, with Mary Pope Osbourne, Rick Riordan, and Veronica Roth as the guest speakers. I was there mostly for Riordan, but the other three were absolutely phenomenal. And Mary Pope Osbourne may have made me cry.
  4. I got to see Rick Riordan in the flesh. Yes, this completely deserves its own point on top of #3. I have such a great admiration for Riordan, and I love his books so much. Even though I haven’t belonged to the middle grade category for about a decade, it’s a testament to his abilities that I’m so in love with his series. He was a seriously hilarious speaker, and even though I didn’t get a chance to meet him or get a book signed, I’m grateful I at least got to hear his speech.
  5. I got to meet and talk to a bunch of authors. Some of them I knew, some of them I didn’t. Everyone was incredibly polite and kind and excited to be there. Not a single person gave off the vibe that they weren’t grateful that people lined up to get their books signed. Many of them asked how I was, where I was from, what I did, etc., and it was great to carry on a conversation with someone who didn’t have to give you the time of day but genuinely wanted to speak to you anyway.
  6. Me and Juliana 2 B

    Me and Juliana!

  7. I got to meet some of my internet friends. I got to see one Hypable staff member for the second time, and I got to hang out with two others for the first time — including the person I’m going to Comic Con with. I also got to say hi to Chuck Wendig, whose blog I follow regularly, and I got to meet the awesomely awesome Juilana Haygert, who has been one of my blogging buddies for quite some time.
  8. I got to experience a convention for the very first time. This was my test-run for San Diego Comic Con, which promises to be a hundred times more terrifying and a hundred times more awesome. As far as conventions go, I definitely learned a few good things while I was there, and I’ll be keeping those notes in the back of my mind for future adventures.
  9. I got to talk to new people. It’s funny how you can bond with the people around you when you’re standing in line for a half an hour waiting for the same book. I met and talked with so many people with similar interests to me. Unfortunately, I don’t know any of their names, but they were all extremely kind and interesting, and it was a nice way to pass the time when everything was moving agonizingly slow.
  10. I got to give my best friend an amazing birthday present. I was going to give her Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead, because she loves the Vampire Academy series by the same author. (Yes, that’s the book I’ve been reading for the last week or so. I wanted to squeeze it in before I gave it to her. I’m a terrible person.) I was walking along the floor at BEA when I happened to stumble upon a line for that very same book — which was being signed by the author! I immediately jumped in and got her a SIGNED copy instead. She was ecstatic, to say the least. I also got to pick up a couple of books for other friends that I knew they wanted, which was an awesome feeling. Everyone was really excited. :)
  11. I got to be inspired. There is nothing like going to a book convention where authors are treated like rock stars to inspire you to keep writing. Maybe one day I’ll be on the other side of the table at BEA, with people lining up for my book. Can you even imagine that?? Right now it seems pretty fanciful, but BEA showed me that people love books and that there’s always room for one more author in world.

Have you ever been to BEA? Or any sort of book convention? What sort of experiences have you had?

ROW80 – R2C9 – Travels

Posted: June 2, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyI didn’t get a whole lot done this week, but I’m excusing myself because I was out of town. Still, I managed to read quite a bit and pick up A LOT of new books. And there’s never any reason to complain about that!

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 1/7 I wrote just one day this week, and it was just a paragraph’s worth. But it’s a new idea I was toying around with, and I decided to start in on the opening scene.
  2. Read every day. 4/7 I’ve made my way through Paradise Lost a little bit more, but I still can’t say I’m enjoying it. Gameboard of the Gods is being set aside right now, as I’m making my way through Jessica Therrien’s new book Uprising.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 3/3 Three days doing nothing but walking around New York City. Yeah, that’s counting as my exercise this week.

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. Didn’t have time to work on this at all this week, but I’ve been trying to think of the direction I want to go in.
  2. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. I went to NYC and survived! Also, Book Expo America was FREAKING AMAZING. Can’t wait to tell you guys all about it.
  2. I’m afraid I don’t have more news because I was AFK for the past few days and everything awesome that happened can pretty much be summed up in the first point!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points
  • Week 9 – 40 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words
  • Week 9 – 50 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,163 words

Total words for the year: 65,677 words written since January 1, 2013

Have you guys ever been to NYC? What’s your favorite thing there?

ROW80 – R2C8 – Craziness

Posted: May 26, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyNo, I’m not talking about my craziness. I never said it wasn’t there, we’re just not discussing it right now.

Right now, we’re discussing the fact that this was supposed to be the week before my crazy week. It turned out being my crazy week before my even crazier week.

Fun.

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 2/7 Two days this week, but I started on my next (AND LAST) story for my horror collection, so I’m in the homestretch and it feels so good.
  2. Read every day. 3/7 I’m listening to Paradise Lost right now. I remembered liking it in high school when we read an excerpt of it, but it’s kind of a snooze fest at the moment. I’ve got about half of it left. I’m also reading Gameboard of the Gods, which is…different.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 0/3 This actually kind of slipped by me this week. Oops.

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. Working on it!
  2. Update my contests doc. *looks away guiltily*

List of Awesome

  1. The third book in the Noble Intentions series has been released! You can check it out here.
  2. Over on Hypable, the other book writers and I wrote up some summer reading lists. I had New Adult and Dystopian.
  3. We also put out another Book Hype podcast. I’m VERY proud of this one. We talk about adaptations, and we had so much to say that we actually had to split the episode in two. The second one will be coming soon!
  4. We also released another Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast episode. This one actually talks about werewolf mythology as a whole, and we include some very popular shows in our discussion! You can listen to this even if you don’t watch Teen Wolf, and I think you’d enjoy it!
  5. Oh, and let’s not forget about the latest episode of ReWatchable. We talked about Firefly‘s “Trash.”
  6. By the next check-in, I’ll have already been to Book Expo America, and I’m sure I’ll have lots of cool stories to tell you guys!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,113 words

Total words for the year: 65,627 words written since January 1, 2013

(You’ll notice my total went down from last week. That’s because I’m a dummy and I was adding wrong. *headdesk* I’m not going to go back and fix my other weeks. Just…ignore them. :P This number is right.)

Have you guys ever been to BEA? Or any sort of book convention? Any good stories or tips?

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The first mushroom foray of 2013 has concluded, and I found diddly-squat. Well, that’s not true. I found some stuff, but what I found was pretty worthless.

It was a lot of…”Hey, I think I found something! Oh, no, never mind. Just a leaf.” *sigh*

But still. I had fun. And that’s sort of the point, you know? It’s like a treasure hunt. You’re not always going to find the treasure, but sometimes the act of looking is just as entertaining. I disconnected myself from the internet for the majority of a day (gasp!) and I got to walk in the woods (what is this thing called sunshine? it buuuurrrrnnnsss!).

So, what were we looking for? *points to the right side of the page*

These are called morels. They’re edible and pretty rare. They grow from about mid-May to about the beginning of June. It’s a pretty short window, so you need to be out there quickly to look for them.

I know what many of you are asking right about now…how do they taste? Pretty good, actually. I don’t find that mushrooms have a very strong taste to begin with, so a lot of times they’re fairly bland to me. But with some added ingredients, they can taste pretty fabulous. And these did.

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We cut them in half (—>) to clean them out and to double check that they were the real morels. There are false morels that are NOT hollow on the inside. You don’t want to eat that kind.

After we did that, we cut them up and added some onions and wild leeks (basically, more onions), and then cooked them up in a pan and added some white wine and a couple other things. Then we just ate them like that! Wow, they were really flavorful. And they would’ve tasted sooo good on a steak.

It’s too bad we didn’t find more of them, but they are pretty rare. We’re lucky we found these! Some years you can find a lot, and some years they’re just not there. It depends on the weather, especially how much rain we’ve gotten up to this point.

But we all got a taste of the morels, and it was fun looking for them anyway!

Next up we had some Dryad’s Saddle. This is another edible mushroom, but only when you catch them young and small enough. If they’re too old and large, they get really hard and inedible.

That’s what you see below, in the pan. The wild leeks are on top (the green stuff).

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I didn’t like these nearly as much. They were kind of bland, but that’s really nobody’s fault. Sometimes mushrooms just taste that way, and you can only fix it by taking the time to cook them up in a sauce or by adding them to something else, and we had limited time.

But still! Mushrooms are mushrooms, and I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity. These are mush less rare, but getting them young enough can be a bit of a challenge. We found more of these than any type of mushroom, but the majority of them were HUGE and inedible. You’ll see them in the picture of our findings down below.

We found some other things as well, but those were the two main ones. This was a good hunt, but my favorite one is still the third foray of the year. Last year I found dozens of different types of mushrooms. Not all of them were edible, but it was a lot of fun finding types I had never seen before. Some of them came in awesome colors like bright yellow or purple.

Our next foray will focus on finding black trumpets. You’ll get another post them, sometime near the end of July.

Till then, check out some of the other pics I snapped:

Our loot. Look at all those mushrooms!

Our loot. Look at all those mushrooms!

Everyone brings a dish to pass, and the food is GOOD. I made broccoli salad.

Everyone brings a dish to pass, and the food is GOOD. I made broccoli salad.

Probably the most exciting thing I found. Because, you know, the deer is so elusive in this part of New York.

Probably the most exciting thing I found. Because, you know, deer are so elusive in this part of New York.

Fiddle head ferns! These are edible as well, but only if you grab them earlier enough. These are too old.

Fiddle head ferns! These are edible as well, but only if you grab them earlier enough. These are too old because they’ve already started to unfurl.

My haul. Pathetic. A couple dried up puffballs, a few common mushrooms (no idea what they are), and a couple of fiddle head ferns.

My haul. Pathetic. A couple dried up puffballs, a few common mushrooms (no idea what they are), and a couple of fiddle head ferns.

Have you ever found any mushrooms in the forest? Did you know what any of them were? Would you ever eat a morel if someone offered it to you?

ROW80 – R2C7 – Better Late?

Posted: May 21, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80Logocopy*Pushes open the TARDIS door and beckons you inside*

Yes, yes, bigger on the inside. You’re not the first person to say that, you know. Hang on to something. No, not that! She doesn’t like it when strangers touch her levers, and she’s already in a bad mood. Yes, that’s fine. Hold tight.

*Pushes buttons, whirls knobs, throws a switch, straightens bow tie*

*Ahem* Welcome to Sunday morning! Yes, this past Sunday morning. No, we’re not in Victorian times, or on a starship, or in another country. And no, I will not take you to the planet Midnight, even if it’s the only place with a saffire waterfall. You don’t even want to know what happened the last time I was there.

Why are we here? Yes, well. I may have potentially gotten kind of super far behind on stuff and, well, yeah.

We’re going to make up for lost time, even if I can’t actually hop into a TARDIS and fix it all.

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 2/7 Only two days, but I got a lot done. More on that later!
  2. Read every day. 5/7 I finally, finally, FINALLY finished Moby Dick. Post on that coming soon.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 4/3 Did all my usual, and counted my mushroom foray as exercise because we walked around in the woods, up and down hills, and across creeks for a couple of hours. It totally counts.

Bonus Goals

  1. Rewrite one of my short stories. BAM. I finished TWO short stories. *dances*
  2. Think up a concept for another short story. I actually think I did that today. I have to figure out what’s going on still, but I have a character, and that’s a start. AND THIS WILL HOPEFULLY BE MY LAST ONE IN THIS COLLECTION AND THEN I CAN PUBLISH IT. OH MY GOD.
  3. Update my contests doc. *looks away guiltily*

List of Awesome

  1. I sent off “Rush” and “Ghost” to two beta readers. They both liked “Rush,” though it needs a little work. Only one got back to me on “Ghost,” but she liked that as well.
  2. I had a ton of podcasts out this week, including ReWatchable (talked about “War Stories” from Firefly), Onceable (the season finale of Once Upon a Time has aired!), and Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast (we talk about shipping, slash, and fan-fic, and you don’t have to know Teen Wolf to appreciate some of the stuff we say, especially about the popularity of slash shipping!).
  3. I also wrote this fun column about which characters we’d like to see on season 3 of Once Upon a Time. Check it out – I put some weird ones in there!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words

Total words written in round 2: 7,332 words

Total words for the year: 75,243 words written since January 1, 2013

Okay, confession time. If you had a TARDIS, what would you go back and catch up on?