State of Me, Sunday, 10 March, 2013

It’s Spring Break time.

I’d like to take a brief moment here to rant at the government for stealing an hour of out my spring break. Yes, today is the beginning of DST. I’ve got a post about that here.

Okay, rant over. What’s been happening? I’ve been busy. I know, that’s nothing new. I said I would try to get out another post last week, and I failed, so you will be getting an extra one this week, I promise. It is, after all, spring break. Ha.

So, I took a government test on Tuesday morning, and I feel really good about it. I also took a Calculus IV test yesterday, and Differential Equations today. Both of them took me just under three hours each, so I’m mentally exhausted. Because finishing the work/studying for the tests before spring break really wasn’t enough, I’m going to work some more Calculus HW tonight. (He assigned homework on Wednesday on material that wasn’t on the test, I don’t do that kind of homework until after the test is done.) I felt good about both of those tests, too.

Coming up, it’s time for me to take a break – not. The real reason that I’m diving straight into more work tonight is so that I can actually get stuff done. I have a large to-do list over the break, not in the least including a few computer labs for math classes, reading 3 history books and writing an essay, reading a 4th history book and writing a book report, reading the last 4 chapters in the history textbook and studying for taking the 4th history exam the day that classes start again, doing a physics homework, preparing for a physics test the week classes start back, and practicing my guitar every day.

So yeah, a nice little spring break. I hope you enjoy yours, too. (I’m not being sarcastic there. I enjoy being busy. I thrive on having so much stuff done.)

Anywho. Life lately has been about priorities. I’ve had to decide what’s important, and when I can do it. I’ll write an entire post on this at some point, but I’ll say one thing here. If I don’t have something done that’s due tomorrow, and I’m staying up late doing it, that’s not because I was a procrastinator. I just prioritized other things above it. I was still working, darn it.

Okay, end rant. Time for happy stuff. I finished my writing project. It’s at 52,985 words, majorly shorter than I want it to be… (Darn, another topic that I have to write about. I just went and started keeping a list of these, so I’ll actually remember.) But it’s done, dang it. Except, it’s not. Nothing’s ever done for me, is it? I’ve had a few people who offered to read the thing, and give me some feedback on it, and I’m planning, after I’ve had some time to let it set, get back to working on it, make it better, etc. I don’t expect it to ever be publishable-good, but it’ll get better. Mostly because I’ll learn something in the process. Oh, if you want to read my story, shoot me a message. (I’m being delusional here. Nobody reads this blog right now.)

You’ll notice that my wordcount on writing dropped dramatically. That’s because I reset it for the next project. That’s right, I started on something else new, immediately. I’ve taken a few story seeds that were floating around (I have an entire file of them, most just a sentence or two. I’m never going to run out of ideas.) and I’ve mashed them together. I threw together a rough rough rough outline yesterday, and I think I’m going to throw in another idea and work a slightly more complicated outline today. You can expect to see the number of words written go up and down over the next few weeks, as I put them into more and more files, all over the place. I’m planning on fleshing out the outline for another few days, then writing up character sheets for all of my main and semi-major characters (I don’t know who all of them will be, yet.), and do some detailed world-building. Heck, I’ll even welcome a bit of world-builder’s disease at this point, because I feel that the world for the project that I just finished was underdeveloped and rather boring.

So, I’ve rambled here long enough. I’ll write one more post later tonight, and post it, and a second one will be coming sometime in the next few days. Here’s the numbers, and I hope all of you have a good spring break (whenever it is for you).

Writing:

Mar 3, 2013
49,271
519
300
49,052
498.1
Yes
53
1,432
Mar 4, 2013
49,812
541
300
49,571
498.9
Yes
54
1,486
Mar 5, 2013
50,409
597
300
50,112
500.6
Yes
55
1,541
Mar 6, 2013
51,109
700
300
50,709
503.9
Yes
56
1,597
Mar 7, 2013
51,916
807
300
51,409
509.0
Yes
57
1,654
Mar 8, 2013
52,985
1,069
300
52,216
518.2
Yes
58
1,712
Mar 9, 2013
647
647
300
53,285
-334.3
Yes
59
1,771
Mar 10, 2013
647
0
300
947
-329.0
No
0
1,771

Rice:

Mar 3, 2013
347,240
1814
151
1,450
2
725.0
1064.7
Yes.
72
4,147
Mar 4, 2013
348,390
1812
150
1,150
2
575.0
1065.1
Yes.
73
4,220
Mar 5, 2013
349,540
1804
150
1,150
8
143.8
1065.5
Yes.
74
4,294
Mar 6, 2013
350,950
1799
149
1,410
5
282.0
1067.2
Yes.
75
4,369
Mar 7, 2013
352,340
1795
149
1,390
4
347.5
1068.7
Yes.
76
4,445
Mar 8, 2013
353,800
1794
149
1,460
1
1460.0
1070.6
Yes.
77
4,522
Mar 9, 2013
355,310
1790
149
1,510
4
377.5
1072.7
Yes.
78
4,600
Mar 10, 2013
357,160
1782
148
1,850
8
231.3
1076.3
Yes.
79
4,679

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