New Year’s Eve

     Well, it’s already New Year’s Eve and tomorrow is the first day of 2012. I’m not as excited as most people are going to be and at this point, I want to tell some people to go to hell but I hope 2012 treats the rest of you better than it will me. Forgive me if I’m not exactly thrilled. Most of you have at least one decent friend to celebrate with. I’m more than likely going to a party but will probably end up leaving after a half hour. I’ll fill you in on what happens later tonight tomorrow. Have fun, however you all are celebrating.

The Third Deadline Finished

     The third deadline is completed (typing up Chapters 1-12) and The Dragonscale has 123,762 words as of this moment. By the time I’m done editing it, my book won’t have that many words but I am not going to purposely compress it. So, what happens next is the goal towards the final draft. I have until January 16th and since I finished the third deadline four days early, that’s four extra days I have towards the next deadline. Here goes nothing.

Merry Christmas

     Well, it’s just after midnight here and it’s officially Christmas. So, Merry Christmas. Hopefully at least one day of this coming year will be better than today will be. I’m watching a couple of movies right now and might actually get some sleep at some point in time. I already know a couple of the gifts my father is giving me so it should be “interesting” what other things he’s going to pull out of the bag. Ha ha. Yeah, over and out.

Christmas Eve

     It’s Christmas Eve of 2011 already. Crazy huh? I guess it isn’t for most of you. 56% of people are extremely pissy and rude around this time of year. Well, they’re always like that, lol, but we really notice the most around holidays. So, not much is happening lately. Tomorrow won’t be fun for me but I’ll deal with it. Merry Christmas. Over and out.

First Draft of Book One Finished

     Yesterday I finished the first draft of The Dragonscale ten days before my deadline and three months before I turn eighteen, lol. I still feel pretty weird about having finished the largest novel I’ve written so far. I’ve been editing like crazy already and have started working on what I already have written for Book Two, Race Against Time. I’m having a lot of fun with it so far and am getting a lot of support from my friends and my mom. My paternal family could care less, until(if) my fame grows. Then they’ll all want to say that I belong to their family and I’ll say, “no thanks. Go the hell away.” ;p So, onward bound.

Nothing Planned

     I’ve got nothing planned for today except to annoy the neighbors with country music/pop, possibly read a few books, attempt to write again, possibly draw another picture, and spend time with my dog. All in all, sounds like a pretty good day. Kelly was supposed to come over yesterday but thankfully he didn’t. That would have really ruined my day. So! I’m off to do whatever. Also, I’m going to try to start blogging early in the mornings like I was previously because otherwise, I find I don’t blog at all. Have to keep y’all updated better. ;p

Reasons

     Usually when I blog, I actually have something in mind for the post. For this post, not so much, lol. Sure, I could talk about my day yesterday but instead, I’m keeping those details in my journal. As for writing, I officially have writer’s block again and it doesn’t help that my father won’t leave me alone. So I’m trying to keep distracted from his little acts but by doing that, I’m blocking myself from inspiration. Gotta love it. Even my music isn’t helping much and I have a lot of other things on my mind now, but that’s life. Just have to get used to it. It is finally nice to be able to hang out with someone and it doesn’t feel like they’re invading my space, as well as having a lot in common with.

Lack of Inspiration

     Well, I’m having a serious lack of inspiration to finish Book One at this point in time. I don’t know why it’s happening but it feels the same as when I stopped writing for nine months. I don’t have that kind of luxury this time though, lol. So, one way or another, Book One will be completed by the end of this month. I’ve been procrastinating long enough on it and it’s not going to write itself.

From Nobody to Somebody

     I’m sure that you’ve noticed how popularity works by now. When you can meet someone who’s a nobody and then that person ends up being like J.K. Rowling, John Cena, Taylor Swift, etc. But don’t you find it odd that once that person is a somebody, they don’t have much time to actually meet people like us? Ones that are inspired by them? No, they go to large cities that they know will promote them financially instead of going to small towns where their biggest fans are. Most can’t afford to go and see them in Tallahassee, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York; etc. I understand that most ‘somebodys’ are extremely busy. Well guess what. Your fans are what is keeping you afloat and you should meet as many as you possibly can. Being in the entertaining business is hard but when you have fans that are extremely enthusiastic about your work, it can be both easier and a bit more stressful. Also, when your fans send you letters, actually answer them all, even if you get thousands, instead of discarding most of them.

My Game Plan

     First of all, addressing the situation with my father. I have decided that I will not meet his girlfriend or her kids. When he picks me up from the airport on the 7th, I am going to tell him just that. I’ll also tell him that I don’t care if he’s happy or not and to have a nice life. I’m getting tired of him trying to uphold an act of kindness towards me for his girlfriend. I’m tired of playing their games and I’m not going to do that.

     Next, my book. My plan is to have Book One, The Dragonscale, completed by the end of this month. Then, I will have the final draft completed by mid-January. If all goes well, I will also have a publisher by at least April and Book One will be published by the end of 2012. Completed, Book One will be about 100,000 words which is considered a novel. I still don’t know how long Book Two or Book Three are going to be but I’m guessing around the same length. I’ve already been told by several people that my plan isn’t going to be possible. If it can be thought of, it can be achieved. They also forget that I’ve already graduated school so I don’t have that as a distraction. My paternal family on the other hand are causing a big distraction. As long as I manage to stay focused, I can get all of this done. I might push myself a little more than usual but when I do finally complete my goal, I’ll just prove to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to, regardless of what other experienced people tell me. Those are the people who don’t know me personally.