Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And The Room Is Filled With The Sounds Of A WAY Too Enthusiastic Person

I finished! I won NaNoWriMo!!!!


My novel still has close to 50K more words to it, but at least I get to sport this badge everywhere I go-- and make mysterious quotes from my novel when I'm talking to other people.

I seriously didn't think I could do it, what with moving back to our town house, and me losing Drucil (the stupid flash drive), AND me having lack of motivation for like, half of November.

Man, it feels great winning.

And now, I have some sleep I need to catch up on.

December and beyond!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I Hate Drucil

Drucil-- that's the name of my flash drive. I like to name all of my inanimate office supply tools-- for example, my big pink eraser is named my big pink eraser (okay, I haven't named it, and I'm not going to), my two Bic lead pencils are named Sigmin and Ike, and the ruined lead pencils that I got for my birthday all have names, too. Donna, Neil, Patrick, Harris, and Jimbo. And Trelawney destroyed them all.

But this post isn't about what the names of my office supplies are.

This blog post is about my flash drive, Drucil.

A few days ago he decided to lose himself in some place that I CANNOT figure out. He's lost, and I can't find him.

And lucky me, because he held my NaNoWriMo novel on it.

Yay. Lucky me.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I Slam The Pioneer Woman

For some reason, I just really love looking at pictures of office supplies.

Seriously. I can't get enough pictures of them.

It's better when there's a picture of pens on top of about three or four different notebooks. Bonus points if it's written in.

I really like this photo. Don't know why.

 Hope's username on the YWP site. I know that, technically, this doesn't count. But I still like it.

Yep, here I am, reusing my own photos. (Yes! Finally! Another slam on the PW!)

Monday, November 14, 2011

All Caught Up

I'm (finally) all caught up with my word count for NaNoWriMo. It took all day to do it, but...

I accomplished it!

And now I have to work on tomorrow's word count, of 1,667.

In case you haven't guessed, I'm on my school laptop, which has no photos besides the default pictures on it. So enjoy these penguins, while I go do some of my animal chores.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Still a Little Behind...

Okay, still about as behind as I was. Maybe a little more, since I posted that post yesterday, and a day has passed.

(And now, because I just HAVE to call the kettle black): Hope is a laptop hog.

Meh, pig, koala. No one knows the difference.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


For the first time since NaNo started, I am about 700 words behind. For the first time in ever, I have to compete with Hope, my sister, for the little silver Mac, because it has my writing software on it (and I refuse to switch back to Word. Scriveners runs laps around it).

And I don't mean to call the kettle black or anything, because I am the exact same way, but she is a total laptop hog. I know she's gone from 7:30am to 6:00pm, but I always write best in the dark.

I'm a night owl.

But Hope likes to occupy the laptop at night, when I have inspiration (okay, don't start rolling your eyes at me) to write.

And so I'm 700 words behind. I've resorted to writing in a notebook, I'm that desperate.

So Hope, if you're reading this, if I lose it will be on your conscience.

But no pressure or anything.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Now Would be A Good Time to Mention...

... That whoever finishes NaNoWriMo this year will win not one, but five free copies of their novel, courtesy of CreateSpace. So that means that four more people will get to read your novel than before.

And I probably should have told you this earlier, when you could have caught up much faster. Not when you're like, 15,000 words behind schedule.

So, sorry.

And to those of you out there, who are participating in NaNo, and are going steady, keep up the good, and equally hard work! Because we all know that sleep is for people who... er, write in the day...

Katie, a cat who spend two thirds of her life sleeping. 

This joke didn't really go where I wanted it to...

But anyway, you guys earn a huzzah and stuff!

NaNoWriMo and Delirium (in other words, why I haven't posted)

I have been (almost) busy writing, and doing schoolwork, and watching other people talk about their novels on YouTube. 

Oh, and the word sprints. 

And also, this book:

I LOVED this book (SPOILER: It had a really crummy ending. I'm not kidding). It was so well written, and I fell in love with the characters-- especially Hana (pronounced, like, Hannah. So I like her).

I stayed up for three nights straight reading it. And when it was over, I wanted to stay up more nights, reading more of it.

That's what makes a good book. It's something that makes you want more. Makes you want to read, and stay up late every night for it.

4.5 stars. Well done, Lauren Oliver.