Hail the Conquering Author!

I finished!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just had half a chapter to go through this morning, which I did. I’m a little disappointed that I can’t print it out yet, though—I’m having problems with the compile feature on my Scrivener (I LOVE this program and normally don’t have any issues) and so can’t get it into my word processor. Kind of frustrating, but I’ve contacted technical support and hopefully the issue will be resolved soon. I have a shiny ream of paper and a shiny new binder all ready to receive my new draft when it is!!

Final word count for Draft #3 is 90,607. Le sigh…

I might possibly be noodling on a short story idea… we’ll see if anything happens with it!

Sheesh, three posts in three days! This is getting serious.

I think I need more tea.

Cheers!

1/11/11

So happy 1/11/11 to all and sundry!

I am very sorry to announce that I have been doing absolutely nothing in the realm of noveling lately. Haven’t worked on anything since November and am developing a serious need-a-creative-project twitch, so I’ve decided to attempt that revision of Whale and the Tree I’ve been meaning to get around to since, you know, July. Got as far as officially upgrading to Scrivener 2.0 this evening before getting distracted, but that’s a start, right?

Just started reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Lantern Bearers, which is the third of her loosely-connected series of books set in Roman Britain (the first of which, The Eagle of the Ninth, is hitting the big screen next month!!). Finally finished Pegasus, which I had mixed feelings about, and am also partway through Beowulf, which, embarrassingly enough, I’ve never actually read before. Awaiting an Amazon package that has gotten lost somewhere between Phoenix and Mesa but will hopefully show up soon—it contains my very own copy of StarCrossed, and the fourth Bartimaeus book, which I’m soooooooooo excited to read! I keep meaning to do a “Best of 2010” book list, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet…

Here’s to a challenging and rewarding 2011!

Linkage!

Still boogie-ing through my revisions. I actually think I’m gonna make it by my self-imposed deadline of Sunday night, which rocks like nobody’s business. I’m feelin’ GOOOOOD about this thing!!

And in other news, I’ve run across a spattering of Awesome Things on ye olde internet this week that I just have to share. So here goes.

First up, the most awesome NaNoWriMo song ever set to the tune of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance:

Next up, the good ol’ BBC gets some love:

Next up, a special NaNoWriMo preview version of Scrivener 2.0 is being offered for FREE through December 7 (for Mac AND Windows) here. I’ve fallen in love all over again! Trust me, it’s AMAZING. GET IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!

Next up, a review of the fantastic Sufjan Stevens concert I had the privilege to go to last Friday. Me and the roommate got to sit ten feet from the stage which was AWESOME, and I tried to take some video but it didn’t work out because I accidentally pointed the camera at the ceiling, which was NOT awesome. But you’ll have that. This gives you a small and rather inadequate taste (we had much better seats than this person!!) of the awesome.