Thursday, January 29, 2009


So, I am trying to write a book. I am not one hundred percent motivated to write it but I think that it would be cool and I guess you could say it is on my "before I die" list (isn't that called a bucket list?) and since you never know when your time card is due, I might as well start now.
It will be a fantasy style book because that genre comprises the majority of my reading and I think it will be the easiest genre for me to write in because I am not limited by the known and I don't have to do a tremendous amount of research either!
I am trying to be extremely organized so that I do not get things mixed up so I haven't actually started writing the dialogue yet. I am trying to figure out where I want the story to go and get all of my ideas in order before start to flesh it out.
It appears to be a fairly daunting and time-consuming task. I am not the type of person to sit down and start coming up with idea after idea. I find that thoughts will randomly pop into my head so I write them down and fit them in and, once I have started, it becomes much easier to write. I guess you could say that I have bursts of inspiration. It will probably take me many years to finish this book and I am not sure if I want it to be a single book or in a series but the thought of the future is rather exciting.
Kind of a random and pointless post, but I always forget who I have told things to, so I decided to post this it so that people could read it in case I forgot to tell them.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's been a long, long time...

Okay, so it has been a long time. The last time I was here, it was before finals and Christmas break and snow and floods and a long drive and a new semester...there, just told all that happened in the past month or so.
Finals were good, got all A's, we drove home (so stinking long) and it was great to see my family after three months. Literally, the day after we arrived home however, it began to snow, and snow, and snow, we got a record foot and half in my town and I was snowed in for two weeks. After getting cabin fever and driving my family crazy...the snow let up and Christmas and New Years happened. After the holidays, I hooked up with my friends a couple of times, but didn't really get to see as much of them as I had hoped. A couple of days before we were set to leave, it stated raining, and raining, and raining (I think you get where I am going with this subtle cue...). Yes, with all of that record snow fall and the temperature slowly rising, the risk of flooding was imminent. Our estimated time of departure needed to be pulled earlier than expected. The day before our revised ETD, I was taking my sweet time folding clothes and packing them away when my mom called and told me that the flood waters were going to breach the river banks that night and we had to two hours. After a flurry of packing and rushed goodbyes, we departed from our beloved home. We were lucky to have left when we did because the freeways on our route that were in the food zone were closed two hours after we left!

So...that was my winter break. Since arriving back at school, things have been good. It feels like I never left. APU and Azusa have definitely become like home to me and I enjoy living here. Life has begun to speed up a little bit and I am trying not to stress. I have been fairly successful and have only lost my mind twice and only for a brief period of time!

I know it's lame. All I do is tell you about my life in this blog, but I am not very good at writing about philosophical things or anything like that so, you get what you get.

I do have bursts of inspiration at times and have missed the chance to write them down while I was in the burst and I quickly forget my train of thought so, for the time being, writing about my life, however boring at times, is the only thing I can do.