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Book two.....

I just printed a copy of book two of my ice skating trilogy. I'm seriously thinking about writing the final book for CampNaNoWriMo in April. I haven't completed decided, but I think it's what I'm going to do. That means November and NaNoWriMo will be book five of my Zombie series or a brand new book.  I'll worry about that later!  I am still working on the story I started before NaNo that I'm writing for myself. I have written on it almost every single day. I will want to continue through Camp, but I might not write as much on it each day. I also have a bit of research to do for one part of book three so I need to get that done. April is going to be here before you know it!


Tuesday seems to be a thrift day......

So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted.  I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing.  We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first.  I found a few things in there.  I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle,  a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it.  My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me.  We left there and went to Pete's to eat.  After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill.  At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags.  It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean.  We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville.  We went to the two Goodwill stores here.  We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern.  We went to the other one.  Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight.  Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too!  I got TWO Fossil bags!  I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too.  Very cute  It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't.  I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :)  It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it.  I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!

I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day.  I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today.  I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon.  I know Ill get those!  The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.


Thrifting again....

So, we went thrifting again today.  We went to Pete's to eat and to the Salvation Army store and two Goodwill stores.  I found a few goodies.  In the Goodwill in Reidsville, my friend bought me a sewing machine!   I have wanted one forever. This was a Singer and it was only $15!  It works, too!  I found a manual online and downloaded the PDF of it to learn how to use it.  I'm quite happy with it as now I can mend things a lot easier. I may even be able to make some things to sell on Etsy! :) 

I found a Starbucks tumbler in the Goodwill in Mayodan NC, I also found a Wii Animal Crossing game! I don't have a Wii, but I couldn't pass up an AN game!  I also found a cute Sak bag in there and a shirt (Zombie Hunter), some candles, and a few other little goodies. It was a good haul.  I can't wait to try out my sewing machine. It seems to be all there. I just need to learn to thread it and what setting to use for what stitch. This will come in handy as I buy sleep pants and cut them off to make sleep shorts, now they will actually have a hem! :p At the Goodwill in Reidsville, I found a Simpsons Christmas DVD with four episodes on it.  It was a whole .99ยข! It was a fun trip.  I took a few pictures of the sunset at different spots. Here are two of those:

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I am going to post this and write a bit and then I'm going to crash.  I'm tired and I want to relax a bit.  I am not in the mood to write, but I'm going to write at least a paragraph. I'm trying to write every day. Its good practice for NaNoWriMo and CampNaNo is next month! I still don't know what I'm doing for that yet.


Is this Thursday?

It sure doesn't feel like a Thursday!  I had to check my computer to make sure it was Thursday! LOL!  I didn't sleep well last night and even with a nap this afternoon I'm still sleepy.  I didn't leave the house today but I did get some writing done. :)  I've been writing pretty much every day on my story.  I re-read the book I wrote for Camp NaNoWriMo over the last two nights.  It is the first book in a trilogy.  I wrote book two for this past NaNoWriMo.  I had forgotten some things I had written and I see some more things I need to fix.  I'll get around to that eventually.  I am not sure if I'll do book three for Camp this year or save it until November. I'm having a blast writing this other story, so I'll see how it goes. 

 


Evernote NaNoWriMo Word Tracker Template

Here it is again for any of your NaNoWriMo participants.  Hope you enjoy! I'll have it pinned throughout the month of November for easy access.

 

EVERNOTE NANOWRIMO WORD TRACKER

 

Also, if you have never used Evernote and would like to give it a go, please sign up through my link, it will give you premium for a month! :) 

MY EVERNOTE LINK  

 

Enjoy the tracker and happy NaNoWriMo!


Hoo Boy

I have put a lot on my own plate. As I told you yesterday, I'm currently re-watching Fushigi Yuugi.  I'm halfway through the episodes at this point.  I probably could have gotten in a lot more, but I stopped to get some other things done.  I wrote over 2000 words today (27850 total) on my current story and it's about to get good.  It is now only two days from the start of NaNo and I have to get my mind back in the mindset of my book.  I also want to continue on with what I'm working on.  I also want to finish Fushigi Yuugi and then explore more on Prime. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to do all that. I'll manage it. :p Need I mention that tomorrow is also my favorite holiday of the entire year? It's Halloween! (^_^)


Should be interesting...

I just saw where the local schools are closed tomorrow because of a tropical storm warning.  The hurricane that hit in Louisiana is heading our way and the weather is supposed to be bad tomorrow so they canceled school. We'll probably get a little rain, one bout of wind, and it will all go back to normal! I'm not too worried about it.  I have no plans to go out, so that won't be an issue.

I did go out today to vote.  I have never voted early before this election, so that was new.  It was easy and pretty quick too.  I was thinking that the polls would be swamped on Election day, so I went ahead and voted early.  I didn't get my sticker (D'oh) but I got to keep the pen I voted with. I guess it works out in the end.  Plus, I printed myself a sticker to put in my bujo. lol It looks like this:

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With my doubts last night about this year's NaNo story, I wrote myself some notes today for it.  I have plenty of stuff to make it work.  I am definitely going to go with it.  I don't have time to start over from scratch on anything else!  

 


Last minute doubts... AH

A friend asked tonight what I was writing for NaNo an now I am doubting myself.  AHHHH!  It's too late to go in another direction.  I could do another book in the zombie odyssey, but I am not ready for that right now.  I had another idea for a story a few years ago.  Now I don't know if I want to go with book two with my skaters or do something completely different. It is way too late to research something else NOW. AH!


Wowee

So, I didn't get to write yesterday because of being gone for so long.  I made up for it today.  I pounded out 3485 words!  If I can do that on my NaNo work during NaNo, it's going to be a breeze! LOL!  I was on a roll! I'm sitting at my MacBook Pro in my window where I usually work on NaNo. It was sunny earlier, but it is starting to cloud up a bit. The sky is starting to look dark and we may get some rain.  I'm glad I got my groceries earlier!

I wasn't going to the store today.  The grocery store is usually a madhouse on Saturdays, but it wasn't bad at all today.  I was able to get in and get what I needed with no problems and got lots of goodies.  I got plenty of good food and I got a few snacks too.  My brand of creamer was STILL out, so I found another one that is similar to mine.  Can't run out of coffee or creamer.  Even though I just opened a new bag of whole bean coffee, I bought another bag.  It's good to have extra on hand just in case.

As for food, I got the stuff to make my favorite meal, a hash brown casserole. I actually got enough to make two.  I found a brand of barbeque that I hadn't seen before and it was marked down because the date on it was in three days.  I thought I'd give it a try. My last attempt at store-bought barbeque was a disaster! It was just gross.  Runny and mushy and just ...bleah!  Hopefully, this will be better. It certainly looks better!


What the heck?

It's almost 10:30 and I have no idea what I did all day.  It's just been one of those days. I haven't even written anything yet.  I'm going to post here and at least get a few lines written.  I'm trying to get some writing in everyday to prepare for NaNo.  I did some more research today.  My idea for the injury for my male skater is not going to work.  Well, it would, but if I kept it realistic, he'd probably not be able to skate safely again.  I'm still pondering things.  I really want to do that story, but I love him and I don't want to hurt him. (Don't get attached to your characters!) 

 


And so it goes...

I am suffering from cool notebook syndrome.  My little Moleskine Cahiers are so nice I don't know how to go about using them! LOL! I have this issue with a lot of my notebooks.  I really want to make my TN a TN for learning French.  I just have to decide how to go about it.  I was thinking of one notebook for notes while taking lessons.  (Words I have trouble with, things I didn't understand, etc.) and the other two for certain things.  I just haven't decided on those things yet!  I DID put an address label in one of the cahiers.  Progress, I guess? 

In other news, I have been writing on my fic every day.  I figure it's good practice for NaNo.  I do need to do some more prep for NaNo but not too much.  I have the idea of the book in my head.  I just need to decide on what the main thing will be.  If my male skater is hurt, I have to research that.  If I do the stalking story, that will be easy peasy.  I read and watch enough true crime to have that one in the bag. LOL!  I will probably do the stalking and the injury in another book.  Who knows with me?

I have been playing Munzee every day for the past couple of weeks.  They have a Zeeops event going on and I've been able to do everything so far.  Tomorrow is the last day of this week's tasks.  I hope I'm able to do it and get the bonus. If you complete every day you get an extra perk at the end.  It's been fun and I've had a lot of fun deploying Munzees.  


Decision made!

Well, at least I'm almost positive!  I am going to do book two of my skating story for NaNoWriMo. (I created the first book in April for CampNaNo) I have announced it at NaNo and I created a cover for the book.  It's going to follow my skating pair as they spend a summer at their exclusive boarding school.  They'll train all summer and maybe have a short vacation.  They are training for the Olympics in the coming winter games.  I have some ideas for their summer and as of now, they are not going to have a very relaxing summer!

I have two scenarios in mind and I have to pick between the two. There is either going to be a serious injury or a stalking case.  The main female character had a bit of a stalker in the first book but he was sent away to get help. He may just get released without her knowledge.  The other scenario is the male skater (her partner on and off the ice) is going to have a serious injury that is going to put their Olympic goals in jeopardy.  I still have a little over two weeks to go so I'll be trying to work out what is going to happen.  I do want them to have some fun over the summer break since they will be staying at the school for the majority and training, training, training!

As of now, the book will be called, "Summer At Meadows Academy."  That is the name of their school.  It may change depending on how the story goes.  I am ready to start now and I am also not even remotely ready to start now! I may do some side writing of other stuff just to get myself in the mood and going.  I have been re-reading a lot of my old fiction stories and they are making me want to write about that duo again, too! I might do that just for fun and to warm up my writing for NaNo! 


A little Prep

I am still not sure if I'm doing my zombie fic or the skating fic, but I am working on full character profiles for my skating characters.  I'm probably going with that to do for NaNo. If not that, a whole new one.  I do want to write more on my zombie fic, but I'm not sure I want to do that for this year's NaNo.  I might re-read the first four and see.  I have a lot of ideas for the skating story, so ...  Yes, I still have no clue which to do. :P

I had all the stuff in one notebook stack in Evernote.  I fixed that by making two stacks in Evernote.  One for the zombie books and one for the skating books.  It makes it easier to keep up with everything.  I love Evernote so much!  It's so dang handy!  I still use an Evernote template for my characters.  I write up the info in the template in Evernote. I keep a copy of it in there and I copy the templates into Scrivener.  That way I can reference it either way.  It helps to have those in Evernote for on the go since I always have my phone with me.


Sunday not so funday!

Hoo boy am I tired. I'm sorry for not posting the last two days.  I didn't get a chance to do any pictures of my TN's either as it's been overcast and rainy.  Hopefully, we'll get a dry, sunny day soon!  I got so much done today.  I put away a load of laundry I washed yesterday, I put away a sink full of dishes I washed two days ago, I wash my hair and I washed my bed linen.  I just need to put it back on the bed. I was going to do that and then post, but I knew I'd end up forgetting or running out of time, so I'm posting first!

Yesterday, when I went out, I noticed a light on my dash. I was showing my back right tire was low.  I went and got air in it. It was the same one that did that right before the beach trip in September.  I filled it and went ab0ut my business. I needed to run an errand for a friend later and it was on again.  I put some more air in.  I guess it must have a leak or a hole.  I had to run out today and noticed it was as low as it was yesterday when I started so I put air in it. I'm hoping to get it patched or replaced asap.  It is so frustrating. Having to worry and do maintenance every time I used my car was something I was glad to give up when I got this car. My friend did say that it would need a set of tires before too long when he got it for me, so I guess it is going to be time!

I am going to put my linens back on my bed. I can't wait.  I haven't sleep well this past week and I'm hoping that fresh, clean, bedlinen will help!  I have been trying to figure out what I'm doing for NaNo this year.  I can either do another book in the zombie series, book two of my ice skaters series, or something new and completely different.  I can't make up my mind and I need to hurry up so I can prep! Ahhhh!


Welcome to April

I did get out today for just a brief bit. I ran to the post office and picked up my mail.  I got five pen pal letters so it was a good trip.  I didn't stay out or ride around any.  I just came right on home.   I had a few things I needed to do when I got back so I did those, and then I sat down to write for today's Camp NaNoWriMo.  I wrote 1667 words!  I could have gone on, too, but I made chapter one an entire day in the life of my main character. I'll go into more detail about the characters tomorrow.  I already have them sketched out in my head.  I think it's going to be good.  I planned to only do 20,000 words, but I may end up doing an entire book! We'll see how it goes.

I did not start a puzzle today. I was going to, but after going to the post office and then getting things done around here, I felt it was too late to start.  Plus, I wanted to get some words down for Camp NaNo.  I am going to do a bit more research tonight and have some notes for tomorrow's writing.  It should be fun.