I Don’t Think I’m a COMPLETELY Horrible Person

Hey, all! It’s Siren once again (or Willow, if you prefer).

So this week I actually managed to keep my room clean! (Cue thunderous applause.) Aside from one or two random articles of clothing on my floor, I can actually see the entire floor and don’t have to step on — or over — any garments in order to reach my bed. I have, however, failed in my goal to put out 20 resumes. That being said, I’m pretty sure I came just short of 20, online applications included.

This week’s plan is to continue to keep my room clean, hang out with friends at least once, and to not go on the computer until after lunch (unless absolutely necessary) and stay on no later than 11pm. I will also make it a goal not to stay up past midnight and to wake up by 8:30. This is going to be a tough week, so your support is much appreciated.


Update time!

I’ve started reading a novel, and it’s pretty thick, by some people’s standards (not my standards). It’s called Shadow of Night and it’s written by Deborah Harkness as a sequel to her book A Discovery of Witches. Great books that you should really check out if you love reading and modern-day fantasy elements. It’s written in First-Person narrative, which is a personal favourite of mine to write in. I always like how this narrative really lets you get into the mind and emotions of the main character, although I do have a tendency to want to jump to other characters’ consciousnesses for the sake of filling in missing spaces (i.e. when my main is unconscious or generally not around to experience important things that happen) or letting the reader/myself know the reasoning and thought processes of another character.

NaNoWriMo isn’t working out for me, it seems. I think I’ve just got too many distractions to focus on it; between my editing course (which I just finished the final assignment for, yay!) and this church thing I have to do homework for every week, not to mention my ridiculous amount of time spent goofing off on the computer, I just have neither the time nor the necessary inspiration to finish the novel by the end of the month. I guess Druid Life was right in saying that writing a proper novel is truly impossible to do in one month. I had even cheated a little by using a novel I was already working on and I’m still not even at the halfway point for the word count alone, let alone the story itself! Not sure If I’ll sign up again next year or not, but I’d need a whole new story to write for that, so I’ll just have to wait and see.

I know none of you know this yet (or maybe I told you guys before and forgot, I don’t really know) but I play Magic The Gathering. I’m not necessarily a Magic PLAYER, but I do play from time to time (I might be a player if I knew anybody who lived close enough to me to play with on a regular basis).  Now for those of you who actually know what Magic is, good for you, you just might be awesome (unless you’re one of those people who thinks it’s a nerdy game for geeks and nerds and anyone who plays is a nerd/geek in which case you are very wrong and probably need to go soak your head for a few hours) Anyway, I’ve been thinking lately that I need to get some booster packs for my decks because I’ve still only got the cards from my starter kit, which are nowhere near as good as the ones in my friends’ decks (and before you ask, no, I don’t play with them on a regular basis because they are still in school and live half an hour away from me and I’m the only one with a valid license). I tried going to get some booster packs for my black/red vampire deck, only to find out the vampires were only from the Innistrad series and that series was never reprinted so buying a whole booster pack would be freakishly expensive and a total pain. Instead, I had to poke through a random assortment of cheap single cards, a good number of which were printed in some Asian language (I want to say Japanese, but I really can’t tell the difference between any of the scripts). I did manage to find two vampiric gems to add to my deck for 99 cents each, as well as a “gold” enchantment card to slip into my green/white deck. I would have liked to stay longer and keep looking for more cards, but I was supposed to be handing out resumes and my mom needed the car later, so I had to go. I also felt just the slightest bit awkward in being the only female non-employee and being all alone. I did manage to pick up two deck boxes before I left, however; items I did really need since picking out individual decks from amongst my other cards from the big box my entire starter kit came in was getting old.

Wow, that last paragraph was long! Well, it’s just past 11 now, so I gotta go. Talk later, and with any luck I might have a bit of original literature to share with you soon. TTFN, SA out!


2 thoughts on “I Don’t Think I’m a COMPLETELY Horrible Person

  1. Nimue Brown says:

    This is one of the things that bugs me about NaNo, there you are with a novel idea you didn’t manage in the month and to do it next year, you’d have to start over… a month just isn’t long enough to find out if it was a good idea for a book or not, and you clearly have a lot going on. Why not wait and see if this book goes anywhere outside of Nano? It might.


    • Siren Alunai says:

      I’m pretty sure it will go somewhere, I just liked the idea that the finished books get to be published. Saves me the trouble of finding a publisher and getting it approved and all that. I suppose I’ll just have to do it the hard way . . . once it’s done that is.


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