I didn't have any type of epiphany this week (like the great "Geek vs. Nerd" debate, or how awesome our brains are) so I thought I'd tell you a bit more about myself. I hope I don't bore you. I have some fun stuff at the bottom. Promise!
Quick stats: I'm 26, female, married to hubs for 2 1/2 years, work in public relations and marketing, about 5'7" (no, I'm not telling you my weight), have a cat, live in San Diego county, I LOVE Disneyland, my favorite color is blue, and I've been writing since late January 2011. Nice to meet you!
Progress on my WiP
I've written 30 pages so far and created an outline. So far I've revealed a little backstory, introduced a few characters and set up some mystery. I'm wondering if I have enough conflict planned for my MC though. I don't really have a "bad guy," but just a mystery and conflicts. Do you think I should definitely have some type of villain? The genre is contemporary fantasy.
Writing has been very slow so far. My day job keeps me away until after 6pm, and then there's maybe exercising, dinner making and showering. By then it's after 8pm and I have to choose whether to write a tiny bit, read, or snuggle with hubs and watch a TV show. But it takes me a while to get back into writing mode so usually I don't get much done. I rely on weekends, Sunday afternoons in particular.
The other night I managed to fine-tune my first 10 pages and send it off to Leah Clifford, author of YA novel A Touch Mortal, because I won a critique from her on QueryTracker. Woo! I'm really excited to hear what she thinks. I'm sure she'll rip me a new one and I kind of hope she does because I need it. In just the short amount of time I've been writing, I already feel like my more recent passages are much better than the beginning. Hey, that means I'm learning already! Well, whaddya know?
My family (mom, dad and sister in particular) are big into running. I try to join them about once a week and we usually run down by the beach. Most of the time we're jogging *slash* looking for sea glass. Everyone stops when we think we find a piece. It's not the most efficient, but it's fun!
My family and I just signed up for a half marathon in June. That's 13.1 miles! Or 21.1 kilometers, which sounds a lot more impressive. This will be my second half marathon (I did one in November), my mom's first, and my dad and sister have done several. So now I'm trying to get back into shape. I managed to exercise a little every day since last Saturday (besides Sunday and yesterday, so four days total). I'm trying to stay motivated. I like yoga but cardio is more effective, and running on the treadmill at our condo's gym is BORING. Who wants to run for an hour just staring at themselves in the mirror looking all sweaty? I didn't find it very entertaining. I couldn't even entertain myself with Twitter because it made me dizzy. Do you have any exercise recommendations? I do like the free workouts on Cox On Demand in the Freezone.
I saw this on Linda Grimes' blog and thought it was funny. You know those fake words you have to type in to "verify" that you are a real person? I've been writing them down for the past week when I visit other people's blogs and came up with some definitions. See if you can think of a better one!
Myounh - Meaning "this is mine, you keep away from it"
Pormyst - A mystical adult film. Possibly with actual mist. Or vampires.
Undsongn - A song you sing to your underwear, or vice versa. *wonders what song underwear would sing* *probably Lowrider*
Eatis - The gangsta way to say "eat this, not that". Though I probably wouldn't eat something a gangsta gave me.
Rempo - A rockin' tempo.
Mibion - A cool way to say you are a minion of the amphibian king.
So what's going on in your life? Do you have any questions for me? What are your favorite things that you've seen on my blog or others so I can do more of that?