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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.  


D'oh!

I meant to post yesterday. I had pictures and everything!  I got busy right near midnight and it was after midnight when I realized I hadn't posted.  So, I'll do it now!  Yesterday, I went to Angler's park while i was out.  I thought I had taken more pictures, but I only had two when I checked later.  Here are those two:

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Being out there made me want to start walking again! It was a nice day, not hot and not cold. Perfect for walking. Hopefully, I can get back to walking soon. Today I've been writing.  Not my stuff for NaNo, but some other stuff I have worked on in the past. I'm getting ready for NaNo! I'm having fun with this story.  It was one I had started a long time ago and I pulled it out.  I opened Scrivener and posted the original bit in there and then I went through and pasted sections and re-wrote parts and added parts. It's shaping up to be pretty fun! I am taking a bit of a break at the moment, but I hope to add more to it tonight.


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! 


Hmm

So when I wrote my latest book for Camp Nano back in April, I saved each day as a separate file in Evernote. I saved it all in a notebook for that book. I was re-reading through it recently and realized that there is a part missing.  I also found a continuity error and a place where I need to rename a character.  What worries me is the missing portion. I'm hoping it's actually in Scrivener and for some reason I didn't copy and paste that part into Evernote. I think for Novembers NaNo I'm going to write the second book to this one.  I really love the characters and they have a good future.

I'll use Preptober to do some character profiles and plan out the details for the next book.  I'm opening Scrivener now to see if that part is there or if I have to add it back.  I introduced a character when I was writing, but his intro is missing in the copied parts. D'oh!


Saturday afternoon post

I got in a nice walk today.  I went down Ocean Boulevard to the little 'park' that is right next to the Ocean Park hotel.  I deployed a couple of Munzees there.  I also walked down the little ramp and took a few beach pictures from beach level.  I'll share those and later there is a pic of a little pond? That I have taken a picture of before but always on the other side.  This time I happened to go down the other street and took a picture.  I went to two stores.  Whales (a beachwear store) and Sugar Life.  I got a shirt, a decal and a mask at Whales.  I got a shirt and some bulk candy at Sugar Life.  That was fun.  I didn't make it up to I Love Sugar this trip so I got some bulk at Sugar Life.  The shirt is cute! It wanted the same shirt in white, but the material was really thin and my bra would show. AH! lol

I walked back to Ocean Boulevard and walked back to the hotel.  I got to meet and pet and cute Pitbull on my way back.  Such a cutie!  I deployed a munzee and Sugar Life too, I forgot about that.  Here are the pictures.

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Letters and lattes...

Well, letters, no lattes. Phooey!  I got all of my pen pal letters written today and mailed!  Whoo hoo! I'm so glad to have them done.  I got only one at the post office, so I'm now all caught up and have a new one.  It was a good thing to get them all done.  I went to the car wash while out and washed my car.  It needed a fresh wash.  I was going to do it here, but since I was already out, I went ahead and got it done.  I was tempted to go to Starbucks, but I was good and didn't go.  

When I was in the car wash, I took a picture of the pretty rainbow foam.  I always call it unicorn pee. :p. It's pretty, but this time it didn't go on very thick.  

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Exciting, isn't it? :p


Letters but no lattes!

I sat down today and got my letters written and then went to mail them off. It's quite hot outside today.  I should have known when I was trying to sleep last night and it was so warm that I had to turn the air conditioning on!  It's been on all day today, too!  I was walking out the door to mail my letters and realized that one of them didn't have a stamp.  I ran back into the house and got a stamp and then went back to my car.  I drove down to the post office and ran in. I dropped my letters off and then checked my box.  I had five more letters waiting.  Well, four that I'll actually answer.  The fifth was from an inmate. ~_~;  I used to write a few of them, but they always get the idea that we are in a relationship and that is not going to happen. I don't want to date anyone on the outside either. LOL!

I had thought about going by Starbucks while I was out because I have a bunch of stars and I could have gotten a free drink, but I figured with it being Saturday, they would be really busy so I skipped it!  Plus it was hot and I have no air. I prefer hot coffee and today was not the day. If I had air, yes, but I don't.  Oh well! My stars don't run out anytime soon, so I'm good!

 


Pretty and useful

I received my new cover/case for my MacBook Pro today.  I was looking for a new case to snap on it to protect it.  I have taken great care of my MBP since I got it, but whoever had it before me didn't.  They let it get banged up a bit.  I have been using a blue case on it but I wanted a change.  I went looking and found a black one with flowers on it.  I thought it was just black with off white flowers.  It's black and the flowers are a more silver color and it's got a bit of shine to it.  I wasn't sure I liked it when I opened it as it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but after putting it on and looking at it a bit, I actually love it!  It gives is a nice new look.

I took a few pictures to share before I went out and mowed the front lawn. I really should have mowed yesterday before all the rain last night, but oh well. I did get the front done and it looks so much better.  I didn't do it yesterday because I really didn't feel well.  I'm glad to have done it today.

I did a little going back over my CampNaNo project.  There was one part where I thought I had made two buildings into one, but I looked and I did it right. Yay! I didn't have to change it.  I have a lot o editing to do but it's pretty well done.  I am not sure if I'm going to do a sequel.  It's very possible!

As for the cover for my MacBook Pro, here are a few pictures I took. It's a lot prettier in person!

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