Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Break!

I skipped my last class and Spring Break came a day early!!!

Sadly, I'm not going anywhere over the break this year. Not even a weird trip to Maryland, like last year. I'm not really sad about it--I have too much to do over the break to think about going anywhere.

There's the requisite studying and catching up and getting ahead, but then I also have Plans.

I told my CP's this and tweeted it, but I'll blog it too:

Staring Thursday, March 08, I pledge to make my fullest attempt to do first-pass revisions on my entire novel, being 86k+, in 11 days.

It's crazy times, I know, but the good thing is there are only 3 really major plot events that have to change, and the ripple effects from them. Unfortunately, one of them is in the beginning of the book, so that's a lot of ripples.

Anyway, this is my first time revising and editing a novel, so I have no idea what to expect. I've gotten Scrivener all pimped out with my draft and scene cards and all kinds of stuff. So far I like working in it. Makes deleting shizz a lot easier, as well as appealing to my visual and liner nature.

Other Stuff:

As I was sitting down to type this, the old TV in the office made a really loud cracking sound. I don't know what the eff it was. It still works just fine. (GREMLINS.)

Thanks to Amazon Prime and a media streamer/Blue Ray player we got for Christmas, hubby and I are watching all of the Star Trek series from the beginning. Starting, of course, with The Next Generation. It's pure geeky bliss. Every time I hear that opening, I'm transported back to being a little kid. Seriously, some of my earliest memories are of watching Star Trek.

I have 3 interviews next week for a nurse extern summer job. I'm nervous as hell.

I think "complexes" should be a verb, as in "That complexes me." Nice ring, huh?

I forgot how hungry I am when I'm at home and not thinking about school constantly. In related news, I have no snacks.

Hmmm....That's it, I think. I hope you are well, that Spring is springing, and that you find a $20 bill in a bush.


Stina said...

Have fun on your spring break. And good luck with both the interviews and the revisions.

It's weird, but I love the ripple effect. I'm doing revisions based on agent feedback, and my major change in the first chapter is going to cause some massive ripples. The kind that would knock a boat over. I hadn't meant for it to happen, but I change one thing about a character and BAM!

Shain Brown said...

Good Luck during all of your interviews next week. I'm sure you will WOW them with you amazing knowledge and abilities.

I'm also trying to make it through my first pass of revisions in record time so I can empathize with you.

Don't forget to shoe horn a little fun into your crazy week.

Linda G. said...

What? No Star Trek: The Original Series?! You're going to miss out on the TRIBBLES!!!

Happy Spring Break! Don't forget to schedule a little "lazy time" -- it's good for your mental health. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope you get a lot done during your break. And nothing wrong with a geek marathon of Star Trek.

Jessica Ann Hill said...

Enjoy your spring break!! And good luck with revisions - that's a lot of work in so few days, but I'm sure you can do it!

Old Kitty said...

Oh I hope you find some snacks! You need to eat!! :-)

Who needs Maryland when you have Star Trek on the go?!?! LOL!

Enjoy your break and FINGERS CROSSED for your interviews! Yay for you!

Love your new profile pic!

Take care

Sage Ravenwood said...

Outside of Star Trek, it sounds like you're taking the Break out of Spring and working yourself hard. Enjoy the at home time sweet friend.

Wishing you words a plenty for editing and revisions. (Hugs)Indigo

MyTricksterGod said...

I didn't know you considered hard labor as a spring vacation.
As for 10-day revisions, well... just warn your family members beforehand if you're gonna do this marathon at home.

Sarah Ahiers said...

11 days?! Man that's cray cray! But also awesome. Especially if you pull it off. Pwn those revisions!!
We don't have snacks in our house either. But that's on purpose. Because once i start snacking, i can't stop. Hence why i am fat.
God i could go for some cheezits

DEZMOND said...

I suspect of Gremlins too!