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NaNoWrimo: Week One Down…

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Well, we are at the end of week one of NaNoWriMo and I’ve reached the halfway word count. I still have tons and loads and buckets of ideas for upcoming chapters.

My editor is going to hate me. She knows I completely suck at grammar and tenses (passive voice and such).

I hosted my first Write In today as well. It was GREAT!! Not many people, but a fun few. We chatted, listened to plots and snippets, laughed and wrote.

And then there was the moment I was eyeing up the emergency door. Yanno…just to hear the alarm if I opened it. I thought of it as a zombie apocalypse drill!!! NEEDED!!! EDUCATIONAL!!!

Next week is another write in, followed by our Midway party/event. I’m totally looking forward to it.

My book is coming along well, seeing as I’ve avoided it for most of a year…lol. Hopefully I’ll get it out sometime in the beginning of next year. If my editor doesnt hunt me down and kill me with a red marker. >_> ~sends love to her~

Alright my darlings, Zoe deserves a fresh coffee!

~squishes~

OH!! P.S.:  I won first place with one of my characters in the Roleplay of the Month!! Yayness!! If I get permission from the other player, I will try to post the story here.


The NaNoWriMo Tag Questionaire

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This tag was created by Kristina Horner on youtube then found on Tamaraniac’s Blog and then I found it on AnetteReads and I then yoinked it for myself. HAR!

1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?

This is only my second year doing NaNoWriMo officially.

2. How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?

About 4 years ago a role-play gaming friend of mine told me about it. He wanted to do a joint venture for a story. So we wrote a story together in role-play style, keeping track of daily word counts between us.

3. What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?

The Road of Darkness.

4. Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.

Addison undergoes changes in her life and is faced with dealing with the newfound emotions of it all and more importantly, the feeling of ‘regret’.

5. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t give up. Write every day. Even if it’s just a short summary of the day’s events in a journal or notebook. Inspiration can be found when looking back through things.

6. Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?

Not so far.

7. What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?

Definitely music. Motion Picture Scores and orchestra pieces. Emotional music that I can arrange into a playlist. One very few occasions an image can spark an idea.

8. Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.

From a yet to be published work.
‘Gabrielle round the corner, coming to the intersection the accident had just taken place.’

9. Why do you love writing?

Writing allows me to do many things that calm me. My journals and blogs let me express personal things; annoyances, attractions, feelings.
My role play writing lets me work with others to build stories, and since I am only writing my own character bits, it’s exciting to see how the other writers in the thread will twist the story, allowing me to delve even more into the creative freedoms.
My novel writing allows me to take my own little creation of a character or characters on a journey, whether it’s a physical or emotion one, or both.

Doing NaNoWriMo this year? In the past? Play along and answer the questions to give others some insight!


NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 1

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Well, NaNo kicked off pretty well for me this morning. I got up at 7am (which, anyone who knows me knows that that is sort of like my bedtime) and I wrote for a few hours. I only posted a word count of 2525 words, however, despite the fact that I had actually written more.

I also wrote a lot of little RPs for one of my games. My characters were at a Halloween Ball and now its winding down, the final posts are to be made tomorrow.

I met an amazeballz woman at the NaNo kick-off event last week and we’ve been trading texts. She sent me some music to look up and listen to today… I ended up sending her like the names of four others I had found.

I havent quite figured out who is going to be  the bad influence in the relationship. I vote her.

In other news, I rearranged my office some and bought two new, very much needed, bookcases. The short ones, so I could have eye level pictures on them.

I put those bitches together myself. Colorful metaphors abound! I managed to do it all without hurting myself, too! Not even a bruise! Go me!

I have to take pics of my lovely office and post them. Its so homey and charming.

I napped a lot today. A lot more than I should have. I have this darn head cold thing. Though, its more like allergies. I’m always sneezing and snotting. Lovely visual, huh?

Well, I am bound and determined to be at Dakotas here in town tomorrow. Its so much easier to focus on writing and not pilaging around on Pirate Bay and YouTube and Facebook. Why? Because my laptop is getting old and dying slowly. I cant open webpages without waiting like, 15 minutes, for them to open. I dont have the patience for it.

But my Word program works just fine!

So…tomorrow…write, write, write!

~squishes~


SHE LIVES!!!….sorta….

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YES! I LIVE!!!!

I tell you, these past few months have been ass-kickers. The loss of my beloved Fat Cat, my big sister getting married. Whew.

The weddings was WONDERFUL!!

Even the part where I fell off a bridge into a sand dune and lay there yelling ‘HO DOWN!’…and that was BEFORE I started drinking. ~face palms~

It was a really great time. Beautiful service. My sister was radiant.

So, I was super busy, and didnt mean to be gone from the blogging world as long as I was. My buddy Patricia told me I needed to dust the thing off a bit. I love getting email from you all, I really do! Always puts a smile on my face!

I am totally immersed in the coming NaNoWriMo Event this year. I was made a Municipal Liaison and working with the NaNo staff, we restructed the previous years Regions into something a little different. So, instead of just two areas that were without Liaisons in previous years, we combined the two, and added two more counties to the mix.

I have found the libraries in most towns are more than happy to help in the event, as well as some local businesses. I have been busy coordinating meetups and write ins, as well as preparing fun little things for the events and parties.

I feel accomplished and proud. I really hope we get a larger participant community build in comparison to previous years.

The role play world has been treating me decently. I have a character with a mad crush on another, and it looks like he just may be returning those feelings. Exciting. My other character, well, she is as weird as always. No one likes dealing with her, so I dont get much writing time with her anymore. My alternate character seems to be garnering more attention, so the shift from main and alt just may change.

The other game? The strictly vampire one? Well, I log into the grid to move, feed, steal …and thats pretty much it. I havent even visited the role play forums for that game in ages, as no one writes with me anymore, and I’ve played that character for 13 years now, I am having a hard time focusing on new material to write solo for her.

Home life is good. Little Jeffrey is turning into Big Jeffrey and its almost time for his lovely ‘family jewels’ to be removed. The daughter is doing good, other than hating the fact that she is currently out of work. She’s doing great on obtaining her secondary degree, and is looking at two different schools to obtain her Bachelors in Paralegal Sciences. She is adamant that it be an ABA school, of course, and thats the smart thing to do.

I miss my Fat Cat every day. And I’m sure my friend Patricia is missing getting random emails and text from the old cat. No, Patricia, I will not give Jeffrey my passwords. 😛

So, my darlings, I have missed you all!

November will be busy, but I will Ninja on you every so often!

~smooches~


A few days away

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Hello my darlings!

Well, much excitement is ahead for the wonderful world of Zoe.

And, well, that is why I must tell you that I will be absent from the web for a bit.

You see, my older sister is getting married and is arriving here tomorrow for the remainder of the week and weekend. We have less than a month to get her wedding organized, and she and I are the only family we have living here state-side. Sadly, my folks and little sister and her family, and my little brother and his huge family, wont be able to come to the States for the wedding, so I want to make sure my big sis has my full attention.

Now, along with making plans and whatnot, there will be shenanagans to be had. We are terrible when together. Mass quantities of coffee are consumed throughout the day, then some damn fool says “Hey, we need alcohol.” ~looks guilty~

I will morn her passing as a single woman, and drink many libations in this sorrow.

Did I mention she is having an outdoor wedding, on the beach? Can we say nightmare waiting to be had? She and her fiance have a boat, but a friend is ferrying the rest of the guests to the island on his pontoone boat. We have to go find suibable decorations for that thing without making it look gaudy.

And my sister is a teeny wisp of a thing. We have to get her dress altered.

She wants me to put subtle highlights in her hair. Thats a snap. I’ve been doing that for her since we were teens.

There are so many things. Oh, and after the wedding, she is flying down to Guatemala to see the folks and little sister, so we have to purchase items for my momma that they cant get down there.

My family living in a progressing country is strange. They cant get hold of items we take for granted every day at the local supermarket. I had to purchase like six small cans of simple pumpkin pie spice for making homemade pumpkin pie, and packets of instant white gravy mix. Certain kinds of soap. Spices that arent available there. Toiletries that cant be found there at all.

So, after the wedding my sister will take all my moms needed things to her and they will get a post wedding visit.

My moms is planning a trip here in 2017, with luck.

But, back on topic…I will be disappearing for a bit, to help my sister in her joyous ~mourns~ day. >_>

Thank the stars I’m so awesome. I dont think anyone else could tolerate me but me.

See you soon darlings!


Aggrivation of day

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How I feel in my truck

So today was very aggrivating. If there is one thing that irks me, its making an appointment and either not being seen on that specific time, or being pushed back and pushed back for one reason or another.

I took my truck to have a lift kit put on it, because, you know, all redneck girl and stuff.

My appointment was at 11AM. In another town nearly 45 minutes away.

What time did I finally get home, you ask?

5:45PM.

Is that not a little ridiculous?

I watched, FOR HOURS, as my truck was put on hold so other little piddly repairs and services could be performed on other peoples vehicles. Now, all that says to me is “Oh, we dont care about customer service, we are greedy.” They would rather rack in all this chump change and inconvience me all for a few extra bucks at the end of the day.

Do you think I’m going to give this place a nasty review?

You betcha.

I will say they did quality work. I am pleased with what they did. But they really dropped the ball in all other areas.

And as always, I was watchful. Once they started on my truck, from start to finish it only took maybe an hour at the most.

This makes me livid.

I was down there, bored out of my head for 6 hours on a job that only really took an hour. Did I mention that, thankfully this place had a clean bathroom, but they had NO vending machines or even a water fountain?

Blah.

Yanno, I get new tires put on on Wednesday. This is more local, right here in Enterprise. Mr. Sir had better not do the same thing or word will spread around this town like wild fire.

In other news, with the lift kit in place, and bigger all terrain tires being out on, there is a very high probability that I will eventually fall out of my truck and break my neck.

vroom vroom.


Adulting

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Yes, today was a success. I adulted perfectly, even after having a few beers to loosen me up.

The dinner was great. A restaurant I have never been to, but then, from what I hear its only been open a month or so. I was surprised it wasnt more crowded, but then again, here in the South the big Sunday dinner cooked by Momma’s and NaNa’s still reigns supreme.

The restaurant was like any other steak house these days. Peanuts that you just shell and chuck on the floor, big flat screen TVs set up everywhere playing all the sports.

The food was beyond my expectations however. I had beef tips, medium rare, with mushrooms and onion in gravy with seasoned rice and buttered corn. I also tossed in a few gator jalapeno bites with that. Sassy.

The Corona Extra was nice and cold, my limes fat and my salt…well…salty.

My dinner company was great and we all had a good time.

I since I looked like a girl today, I snapped some pictures of myself…I need to update my pages on here, since Zoe is no longer the lovely Purple Tressed Zombie Goddess that I once was.

My niece, by the way, told me I now look like Cruella Deville.

~sighs~

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I LOOK HORRIBLE WITH SHORT HAIR!!! ~wails and snots everywhere.~

Well, tonight is a shorty, because I have to actually go to bed with the help of some Ambien. I get my lift kit put opn my truck tomorrow. ~grins with glee~

See you later, my darlings!

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PS: Which pic should I use on my static pages??


Being social

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So I’ve had an old friend get in touch and want to meet up for dinner.

~blank stares~

Okay, its fine, really. I’ve known this person for like, 20 years. Every year, just once, if at all, we get together, have dinner, and that’s the end of it for another year or so.

It doesn’t make it any less awkward.

I must make sure I never wear white, for I will drop a big greasy brightly colored piece of food on myself. I must watch how much I drink if alcohol is involved.

I must act like a people.

I must adult.

I must shove the true weirdo deep within it cage and feed it quirky puns all evening.

Its one thing to go to the coffee shop and speak with other regulars…our conversations last maybe 15 minutes, tops.

Oh, and I have to be ‘pretty’ tonight. Since I got all my hair cut off, that is going to be a challenge. I am going to dress nice, as opposed to one of my weird meme type t shirts and shorts and shoes with neon colored laces. I am currently debated on a dress or pants with boots. I hate both options, but personing is hard, and tough decisions must be made.

Oh, and this person is a male. A guy. A dude. Known him forever, doesn’t make me any less Super Awkward Girl.

I am still weighing those option on what to wear…if I wear a dress or skirt, there is that constant reminder to ‘sit like  a lady’. Grah.

And while I may look like a smexy bitch with make-up on, I feel like a painted whore. I hate the stuff.

Then there is the whole social etiquette things. ~nearly screams~

Hopefully things go smooth and my next post isn’t a story telling you all what a ginormous arse I’ve made of myself.

See you later, darlings.


Not a clue…

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I honestly havent a clue as to what to entertain you all with tonight. From my stats, none too many have been reading and enjoying the blog. I AM FAILING!!!

And I am drawing a blank tonight.

The movie reviews didnt seem to garner much care by readers. I’ll still do them on occasion.

In truth, I have found myself immersed in a John Cusack movie marathon because the man makes me happy in my pants.

I could talk about NaNoWriMo, but I think you all are sick of me begging for donations.

I did accomplish something today. I left the house. I mean, physically got in my truck and went out. I took my daughter on a few errands. I only had one thing to do, and that was cure my hankering for a Hammerhead at Dakotas Coffee Works. So, I just said I’d tote my daughters butt wherever she needed to go.

We had fun. We talked and stuff. Mostly about nerdy geeky things, because we are both nerdy geeky girls. My daughter is a hardcore gamer. Not just computer and console games, I’m talking Magic The Gathering and stuff. That is something funny…taking her to the gaming shop. Man, do the nerd boys drool over her. They forget how to speak. Some test her knowledge, just to see if she is one of those superficial poser girls…she blows the away. Then they get all drooly and slobbery and sweaty.

I talked to my mommy today on Skype. I miss her. It will be another year and a half before I see her again.

My older sister is coming to stay next weekend to go over finalizing wedding details. We have to take her dress in to be altered because no one makes dresses for people as small as her…lol.

I told my good friend Patricia that I was going to make a blog post about the weather. So, to not be a fibber, I will just say we are having some very un-Lower Alabama weather this weekend. Its really cool, and surprisingly not humid. Its supposed to last all weekend. Then it will be back to our regularly scheduled hell until November.

I may not be posting next weekend. I hate that, I was going for a streak, even if its just me rambling like this. But then again, when me and my older sister get together, hilarity seems to ensue rather quickly. Doubly so if we decide to include alcohol in on the deal. Or harrassing her fiance.

Well, ramble ramble. I am totally boring this month.

I need a life.

Can I borrow yours?


In the clutches of Netflix…

Yes, I am STILL within the clutches of the Netflix Vortex of Doom. I really dont mind, however, as it keeps my mind occupied a bit.

I have watched some really great, and some really bad stuff. And some funny. Though, I dont think the funny stuff was supposed to be funny…I think its that sense of dark humor in me, or maybe my inner serial killer. >_>

Tonight I will go over three movies I’ve watched. The good, the bad and the ugly, in their own respects.

So, on with the show, shall we?

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Twixt

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.

Alrighty well, it was a bad movie, yet really good. Confusing, yes, I know.

The storyline was lame. Val Kilmer, while a wonderful actor, is looking very much his age in this lead role. I swear, if they put anymore spackle and make-up on him, I might try to hang some pictures.

Anyway. I wasnt expecting so much humor in this movie. Unintentional maybe? But, if you are a writer, you will find this movie a hoot, as it seems to target writers, their plights…and those stupid things some people say and ask them. It also pokes a little fun at the stereotypical ‘writers process’.

I had no idea Edgar Allan Poe was going to be tossed into the story as well. Loved that.

The cinematography was both cheezy and pretty. Low budget for sure. But, perhaps it was meant to have that look.

I found the movie to be pretty good, since I found so much humor in it. I recommend it.

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Banshee Chapter

Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend’s sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin.

Alright, this movie sucked a little, but again, I found immense humor in it. The storyline was lame. The FX were lame. What got me though, was Ted Levines performance (come on, you know, the ‘its puts the lotion on its skin…’ guy from Silence of the Lambs, and other great performances). In this film, he is pretty much Hunter S Thompson without being called Hunter S Thompson. Even the artwork on the walls of his ranch resemble the artwork of Hunters great artist friends.

But again. The movie…bleh. I only watched it because I was so amused by the Hunter S Thompson salute. If you want some humor, and dont care if the story sucks a little, well, give this a watch.

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Area 51

Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government’s secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

This movie sucked. No way to say it but that. I watched it because I love those ‘found footage’ sort of movies. I do, its a guilty pleasure, even when they suck. I was totally disappointed when I saw who directed and produced it, since I really liked the Paranormal Activity movies and the Purge. See, thats how they get you to watch this drivel of a film…you get sucked right in by those other movies, directors, producers, etc.. Dont waste you time on this movie…there is nothing redeeming in it at all.

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So there you go, my darlings. Tomorrow night we will have both a film thingy and a bit of a rambling thing…the rambling thing may even turn into a discussion. Its a deep subject matter. Or weird…depending on how you look at it.

See you tomorrow, darlings.


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