This is the weekend report . . .

I don’t think it’s legal to be this bored on a Saturday night on a weekend when you’re not working.  Seriously, I should be out partying it up or at least hanging out with people right now.  The one lame thing about this town in the summer is that most of the people I talk to during the school year aren’t here!  And by the time next year rolls around, I’m going to be way too busy for any kind of fun.  😦

(Well, hopefully not ANY, but you get the drift.)

Went to the Farmer’s Market today to buy some things for a recipe I wanted to try.  For the second time in, like, two and a half weeks I was hit on by a much older guy.  It’s flattering and all–and hey, he liked my dress–but I really wish that the men who take the time to chat me up are at least passably close to my age.  On the plus side, my new recipe is definitely a keeper.  So good.  I’m still full.

Writing is coming slowly.  At this rate I’m not going to freaking have Back to Roots done by the end of the summer, if only because I went back over the old version of the chapter I’m currently rewriting and realized that there’s a giant gaping plot hole in there that I don’t even have the foggiest idea of how to fix.  I may have to sit down and have a chat with my dad about this, since it basically involves the kind of legal procedure I’m not horribly familiar with.  Thank God for resources though!  I am in the final quarter of the book–finally!–and I’m still hoping to finish a first draft by the time school starts.  There will be an update when I accomplish that or if I realize it isn’t possible.  

The Recruited hasn’t been touched in a few days because I’m waiting for my parents to get back to me on the chapter I sent them a day or two ago.  Dad keeps pointing out that I could go ahead and do more, but I’m a little reluctant because they’ve already found enormous things that affect the rest of the book and would simply result in me re-editing the chapters I’ve already done.  I’m trying to minimize the number of drafts if at all possible, hard considering how many I’ve already done.

The 25 Songs Challenge is on temporary hiatus while I get my short story writing mojo back.  On the flip side, I finished prompt 48 on the 100 Prompts Challenge and prompt 49 of the same thing.  Now if I could get 50 done I’d be over the halfway hump.  We’ll see.

It’s finally starting to hit me just how much work I’m going to need to do for my thesis, so I’m starting to dig into that.  God knows I’d really like to meet with my adviser, and I’m going to have to email the director about this eventually, but she’s been so completely unhelpful that I’m not looking forward to waiting a week for another non-answer.  That being said, I’ve been slowly but surely working my way through the most comprehensive book for my topic on the planet–no joke–and taking notes on what I find.  Only three more to read before they have to go back to the library at the end of the month!  

I know I’m doing a terrible job with regular updates considering how little other than writing and reading I have to do, but I’m trying to keep this journal fairly regular since it’s become less and less interesting for me to update my personal one.  I can’t help but wonder when I’m finally going to give up on that.  Probably when I have children or a real job.  :p

Anyway, what are you all up to tonight?  Hope you’re out doing exciting and interesting things!   

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