Writer’s Block: Cute Meet

I don’t know if mine’s cute, but it amuses me.  My friend pointed out that my current boyfriend and I wouldn’t have met if it hadn’t been for her webcomic.  Basically, my friend saw this guy who looked like a character from her comic, and proceeded to befriend him.  Later, I met him through her, and the rest is history. 

I also like the story about how one of my friends only went out with this guy after he’d asked her three separate times over a period of months.  It took her that long to fall for him and they’ve been together for two and a half years or something. 

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Long Writing Meme

I stole this from a community I recently joined, although in my defense, they did give us permission to re-post to our personal journals. So it’s not really stealing, is it?

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I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

For the first time in ages, I am in no mood to write anything of any kind.  Even this journal is taking it out of me.  My guess would be that this is because I am in the final quarter of my novel and I don’t theoretically have this character’s section fleshed out, so I’m kind of just making it up as I go.  Also, I’m so horribly distracted that I can’t get into his head and write his words or his voice without feeling like I’m going to say what I’d be saying in the situation I’m putting him in–instead of what he’d be saying. 

There is something seriously messed up with my head right now, since the only thing I can focus on is nothing at all productive or healthy.  Goddamn my lack of personal mind control. 

Salutations from Streeterville

Hey everyone! I’m currently smack dab in the middle of a rather large city. Those of you who know me/or are familiar with the area themselves will know which one. 🙂 I’m here with my parents for a conference that my mother is attending, and I’ll be here until the middle of the afternoon tomorrow. My mother will actually be at the conference until Monday, and my sibling will be coming down tomorrow to stay for a night. I’m uber excited because, for all the times I’ve stayed overnight at Christmas time, I’ve never done so in the summer. Should be a delight!

It was pouring down rain when we left home, but by the time we arrived it was brilliantly sunny. A beautiful day in the neighborhood, as my dad quoting Mr. Rogers would say. I’m looking out the window of a restaurant at the brick buildings and tree lined streets, all the while feeling incredibly lucky to be here. This is just one of those good days, where everything seems to fall neatly into place and happen exactly as you hope.

We’re going to go check in at our hotel in about half an hour, and probably grab dinner sometime after that. Lunch was delicious and I’m still full, so I can’t help but wonder where we’ll end up when/if we ever do get hungry.

Anyway, I may be dragging some of my friends down here again in a few weeks when they come to visit. You guys know who you are, and I hope you’re looking forward to our visit as much as I am.

Hope everyone’s having a great day. I know I am, although I do wish I had brought my laptop with me, because I am feeling inspired like you wouldn’t believe.

Writer’s Block: Listen to This

I am more the type to recommend songs instead of whole bands.  Currently I’m obsessed with "Boats and Birds" by Gregory and the Hawk, "Let Go" by Frou Frou, and Rufus Wainwright’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah."  All three are fantastic songs.   

Updates (Long Overdue)

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this journal, which is stupid, because I haven’t been that busy.  (Okay, so that last part was a lie.)  Between summer school and other things, I haven’t exactly had all the free time I’ve wanted.  Oh well.

So anyway.  Math sucks.  What else is new?  Sorry to anyone out there who likes math or gets a kick out of it, but it’s quite hard for me, especially after a year and a half away.  I loved that break from my least favorite subject, but I’m kind of regretting it now.  Makes it a lot harder to remember things.  The homework load has also increased, which sucks big time.  Guess that comes with the territory though. 

I’ve been writing a fair amount, though not as much as I did before visiting my family.  Still, it’s nice to keep churning out the material.  I really want to move on and work on my next great idea–kidding, I promise–but I swore to myself I would finish this one first.  With any luck I’ll be mostly done by the time the summer ends.  That would make me quite happy. 

I have also recently acquired an acoustic guitar, which I am very excited to re-learn.  (I knew the fundamentals and a few songs in junior high, and am extremely grateful to my grandparents for their gift.)  I’ve been playing a little every day, mostly just learning major and minor chords.  Progress is happening slowly, but it is happening.  

All in all, it looks like July will be a more eventful month than June, at least in terms of seeing people and doing things.  Expect some form of updates when those things actually happen.