Thursday, July 26, 2012

Attacked by a Mountain Lion

Since installing Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro last night my computer has frozen twice. Seriously?! I thought that was just a Windows problem! I'm having to do. Force restart now since I don't know what the Apple equivalent of control-alt-delete is. Hopefully the outline of my final paper is save and secure in Google Docs!*fingers crossed*

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Writing on Hold (for now)

Just as I was nearing completion on one of the final three chapters, I have hit a wall. I found myself sitting at the screen staring at Pages (word processor for the Mac in case you didn't know) and often getting distracted on Pinterest and Tumblr. Not to mention how I was also neglecting school work. Now, a few weeks ago I said I was hoping to have the first draft of the book done by now but that didn't happen and I found the block was also preventing me from adequately focusing on my school work. I have, therefore, decided to take a small break from writing so that I can focus on these final tasks in school and I don't have to worry about forcing out pages in the manuscript. Hopefully a nice break will refresh my mind so. Can finish up these last few chapters and finally get on with editing, revising, and rewriting.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

21 of 24

Last night while sitting in my boyfriend's father's SUV in the pitch dark in the of a field off Avenue 24 in Tulare county, I finished chapter 21 of my novel and surpassed 70,000 words. In fact, I'm on my way to 72,000. I was originally hoping to be much closer to finished at this point in time with finals upon me but that just didn't happen. For a while I was averaging two or more chapters a week and now I'm lucky to get one in one week. It looks like I will have to do finals and finish the novel at the same time.

Ideally I'd like to complete chapter 22 this weekend. It's a chapter I've been thinking about for a long time and really provides a backbone to the overall theme of the story. It should also be one of the longest chapters because of all the backstory involved. Chapter 21 was also a very long chapter, more than 1,000 words over what I initially was going to write. And the title is really something, too. The Death of Zoe Thanatos. I can't wait for my wonderful reader, Jeffrey, to read the latest offering and tell me what he thinks. Right now he's still in bed sleeping after a long night of catching spiders.

Oh! If you'd like to check out more about my novel, Zoe Thanatos, you can click on over the Facebook where I've set up a page dedicated to the book: I hope you LIKE it!

Friday, July 6, 2012

More spider hunting!

It is another beautiful evening. Going to accompany Jeff as he looks for more spiders. I plan on writing.