[RL]…

My MacBook is doing something… special. I’ve no idea what it is and have zero idea of how to fix it.

*sigh* I’ve gotta wait now until someone I know I’d awake because Google was no help.

(This is what happens when you write at night– everyone else is sleeping.)

God willing it can be fixed because I’m not gonna be happy if I’m hit with “You need a new computer.” I’m not EVEN gonna touch on if my manuscript is now lost…

Yall pray for me.

 

 

#writerWednesday– One small step!

I’m really not sure if this is a small step, or a mid-size one, but I’ve finally outlined the story for my children’s picture book!

I’ve had an idea for a kid’s story involving my dog, and while I was working on that, this other story came to mind about a little boy and that idea just took off! So I followed and made it a goal for this month to sit and outline the story and its characters. After using most of my writing day to handle #reallife challenges, I finally had some time tonight and I’m so happy it’s done!

(I need to stop doing that. Writing day is for writing only– real life can wait an extra day. Except if it’s a crisis, then it’s ok.)

I don’t care how dorky it may seem, I’m celebrating every step– no matter how small or large– of this endeavor. And my work’s not done yet– gotta tighten up the script, storyboard, and then I’ll check to see what’s next.

Speaking of monthly goals, I still have 4 more chapters of my novel to write in 5 days… ugh! But we’ll see, maybe it can be done. If not, I’ll just have to write 6 chapters next month.

It never ends, and I love it!

[Journal Challenge] Today

What are 3 thoughts that made you smile today?

Mine are:

  1. I’ve already completed my reading goal for this month. I may read more– more than likely I will– when I’m done with my writing assignments this month.
  2. A new idea for a spec script came to mind yesterday and I’m excited to flesh it out. I don’t anticipate that the script will go anywhere– it’ll be a spec. But I’m just excited to craft something that I wish I could’ve seen on tv.
  3. Just got word that I’m expecting a visitor next week and I’m über excited!

What made you smile today? Share below!

 

 

[Writing] NaNo is over, hello December!

 

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Yes, I survived another NaNoWriMo! I think my official word count was just over 52,000, which is the most I’ve done since joining the competition. The good news is that it definitely got me back in the swing of things. The bad news is that most of this will probably be scrapped because it’s just words– which is what NaNo is suppose to be.

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#writerWednesday ~ Copyediting quiz

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I’m taking a short writing break to do some copy editing for my publisher today– although the plot bunnies have been very tenacious.

::feeds carrots::

I had to look something up and came across a copyediting quiz from The Subversive Copy Editor Blog. Take it for a spin and see how you do. Happy editing!

 

*image from KallieLeonard

#writerWednesday ~ Prompt 2

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If you had been able to choose, would you rather have been an only child or part of a very large family?

(I like that this is coming and #NationalSiblingDay has already passed, lol!)

I love being part of a large family. My [maternal] grandmother was 1 of 13, so I’ve got a large extended family. Not to mention friends whom I’ve dubbed family. But honestly, I love my brother and sister with everything in me. They’ve seen me at my best, and at my worst. They’ve cheered me on, and given very much unsolicited advice. We might bicker and pick on each other like kids, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love you guys!

Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m now on Snapchat. My handle is the same as instagram and twitter: murjanian. I don’t snap everyday, but when I do, it tends to come in bunches. Now that I’ve finally learnt how to use the face filter, I’m having loads of fun with it.

 

 

So…

Confusion

I had a podcast episode that I had planned to release today, but after careful consideration I’ve decided not to. It was nothing controversial– I couldn’t fix the audio. I’d recorded in a new environment and you can hear incessant background noise that I’d hoped my mic hadn’t picked up on.

But it did. And try as I did to isolate and tone the sounds down, it just muddled the audio that I did want you guys to hear. So I’ll re-record it with the interviewee at a time when she can fit me in again.

In the meantime, how is your week going so far? I’d actually gotten some writing down yesterday in the form of an outline for a kid’s picture I want to write. While that wasn’t my project this week, I wasn’t about to shut off the muse faucet after I’d been stuck for a while. Now let’s hope this transfers over when I go back to writing my novel this week!

#writerWednesday ~ Stuff

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Brr!! It’s awfully cold outside to be spring. Earlier today, I did a podcast interview that I’m hoping will be posted by the end of this weekend for you guys to enjoy. Also been dreaming up some logos for my blog… not too sure what to go with though.

I’ve so much to start and continue writing, but I do owe my publisher a couple of chapters, so I know what I’ll be working on this week. This story is for a murder mystery novel, which are my favorite stories to read.

I love researching stuff and I love cold cases. I shoulda just been a detective.

Whilst I get back to my writing, enjoy this blog entry from Chuck Wendig on tiny houses. Hilarious! Open Letter to Tiny Houses