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Okay! Well it's January 2009.
Nanowrimo was in November (2 months ago) and I did not participate.
I tried it in 2007 and FAILED big time. lol
I got around 6k words in 6 days...I was so far behind I dropped out. School did not help. I am not good at doing three or four high stress things at once so for my own sanity I uh...*clears throat

Jump forward to 2008!
It kind of snuck up on me and I was just like: I have nothing. So I am not going to participate this year.

And then November passes and I kinda wished I had participated. However!!! I maintain that November is a sucky month for taking on such a large Project. You have School with mid-terms and papers and stress and Martha Stewart and starting art projects and getting shopping lists together for December and getting your food...and I am gonna quit now because I a working myself up again.

Anyways!! I came up with a YA series idea around Halloween. I began watching scary movies ON Halloween (yeah I know) and came up with this idea.
And you know how ideas are they kinda just...bubble and squeek and gestate and kick you in ribs every once in a while and when they're ready they pop out.
Maybe not fully formed but yeah...
So that's what happened with this idea. It wasn't ready for 2008 Nano. Honestly after I put it into the incubator I kinda forgot about it.

Uhm..New Years Eve my best friend says Happy new year and lets get started on that story idea!!

And I was like...what? What story?

And then I remembered that I had told her about it when she came down from WA To visit. I didn't really realize that she was really listening to me blabber on and on about this weird idea I had. And after I had you know, put it out there into the ionosphere I as like: "YAY! I feel purged!" and totally forgot.
Some author I am.

I really haven't written anything in a while. I can come up with ideas but actually getting my butt sitting down in a chair and working is quite a different ...yeah.

SO! Arra tells me! Let's write this thing!
And I began to get excited and if you haven't figured it out now, I am OCD. So I began researching wildly not so much my subject matter, because it is a collaboration and I want this book (or series of books) to be as much mine as they are Arras. So I am having to adjust my wild compulsiveness to just WRITE and wait for Arra to get back to me with her ideas of where she wants this to go.
I love seeing other peoples ideas; I feel like all the responsibility isn't on my shoulders and I am really bouncy right now.

I think it's driving Arra nuts. Lol

She has her own life, and I am going to have to adjust to that but I think I have things set up in a way that we can collaborate well. Where we can get our drafts uploaded and pass them to each other and be in sync.

So that's what I've decided to go forward with this year. A new project which will be BASICALLY A Nanowrimo but not in November >.>
Agent Query says that a YA novel is around 142 pages and 40-60k words...
Looks like we're doing a Jan/Feb Nano. As long as Arra gets back to me with the characters we're working with! I left that up to her.
Since we are going to be working with Teens and tweens and I want her to feel that this is her project too, I am letting her do a lot of character development. Mostly of our main group of 5 characters.

I'll try and keep you posted on our progress or lack thereof.

I am so excited and a little scared. Seeing at Nano in two months is - - it makes me giggly. But then again lots of things make me giggly!
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Nancy's out doing a walk about in North beach. So I am left at the apartment watching Gypsy; not that I mind. I love the dog.

I am on this medication though that makes me nauseous and dizzy and just..I want to lay down but it says on the bottle not to lay down for up to 30 minutes after taking it.

So as you can probably guess, I am not in the best of moods.

I keep 2 pillows on my bed because I sleep on my side and I like to have my pillows a little higher so my shoulders won't hurt…well guess what? The bottom pillow I use has been lost. I have no clue what happened to it. So now my shoulder is KILLING me! It hurts, it hurts! So I am going to have to get another pillow tomorrow (Sunday) but then again I've been saying I am going to go get a new pillow now for a week or so and I still haven't done it.

My newest obsession right now is working on my myspace page, setting up a Facebook page, and tinkering with Linkedin.
All of this in hopes of finding a job..and starting networking so as to start this "Career" (imagine little cherubs and cherry petals) I am also want to rework my resume. I have come to the conclusion that I know more and have more experience than I first think that I do. But my problem is…in a resume you're suppose to list your abilities in rank of what job you performed them at. And it's been a while since I was working. So I can always remember what situations, abilities, and experiences go with which job.
I just happened to look at CNET website to see if they had any jobs and they do have a postion for an Administrative Assistant and looking at it I know I could probably do it but I don't feel that my resume says that "YES! This is the person you want to hire!"

I've also missed the "Make the interview count" seminar twice now >.<
The second time it was because it took too long to get back up here to SF. I left Gilroy at 10 am and got up here at like 2:30 pm…so I was tired. I even cat napped on the train that's how drained I was.

I WAS able to finish up Exit Counseling for the Finaid. So I feel good about that. Now I am waiting for the ATT&T bill. *sighs*
I need to get a job…I am going to go and sign up with a temp agency. Now it's even more important since I signed up for famine 2008! I got onto the forums and found out that they had the hotels up online, so I decided to see if I could make a reservation even though it's like 70 days away…and both the Marriott and the Hilton are BOOKED SOLID. So I got a reservation at the Fairmont. Although I could have gotten a room at the Clarion which is just across the street. The Fairmont is down the street and around the corner, but that may be good. I won't have to battle the elevators although I will have to get up earlier and get back later because of the walk.

It don't matter! I'AM EXCITED!!! I am going to famine! It now makes it imperative that I Get a job so I can pay for the room which is going to run around $500.
Yeah...that's a lot of money but it's cheaper than what I would pay if I wasn't going through the famine housing thing. So I need another $100 to $200 more on top of that for food and the Dealer's room which I have yet to really go into and BUY something. Maybe I can even hit artist's alley which I haven't done yet either. I am so excited about this!


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