Saturday, June 30, 2007

On the nose

Exactly 20,000 words. I've reached my goal for the month, and the week, and now that I'm too tired to think, I'm going to shut down my computer and goof off. I might continue writing later today, but probably not. Anyhow, I'll try to get Act II finished by the end of next week. Then it will be emailed to people of interest, and I shall forge forth into Act III.

I'm definitely going to need to add some stuff to meet my minimum final count, so I'll be revising very seriously.

Update: Finished part II. I'm not too happy with it, but as I said, I'll be revising. It's been emailed out to my readers. Oh, and the word count is roughly 20,150. Okay, I'm off to relax for the day.

Friday, June 29, 2007


I'll definitely reach my goal, maybe even by the end of the day. I'm working on back story within the story right now, fun stuff, I just have to figure out how to describe everything in the way I want it to be said.

I'm having some friends over tonight for poker, and then I get tomorrow off. I had a half day today, too. I'm enjoying having extra time. It means I can relax a little. I don't really want to work on my book any more right now, so I'm going to sit back and relax for a bit.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Praise God

Emily got a job!!! She's a sixth grade teacher at a charter school in town, but not the first one she interviewed with. YEAH!!!!

On a sad note, Gabe's car rolled down a hill into a telephone pole. He's missing work because of it. Pray for him.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Been a while since....

I'm sitting in and listening to the podcast as they record. It's fun. I'll listen to it when it uploads in the morning, partly because I might still go to Game Night at Jeremy's tonight, but I don't know for sure yet because he hasn't decided whether or not he's gonna host it. He normally has mondays off, but he closed to night, and he has to open in the morning.

So I've had a Guinness already, and smoked a pipe, and I might smoke another soon, and if Jeremy cancels, I'll drink some mead or another beer.

So, listen to Pipes and Pints as soon as it's up.

Friday, June 22, 2007


I finally got to see the third pirates movie. Rocks! Only thing I didn't like.....the last five minutes. Too much of a bummer. Other than that....AWESOME.

That's all I really have to say. I'm going to go to bed early tonight.

Push it, pull it, twist it 'round

Alrighty then, I'm going to go watch the newest Pirates movie with my little brother tonight, and then we're going to hang out at home for a while.

I haven't written much this week, which means that I need to work hard tomorrow, and maybe a bit on sunday on the way down to Colorado Springs for the engagement party.

Arthur created a podcast with a couple of friends. You need to check it out, even though most of my readers know a lot of the peeps who recorded it.

Gotta go back to work now.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I hate to complain.....

But I'm going to. I just finished a nine hour day, and it was supposed to be shorter. Ugh, this is going to be a long week. I need food, and then need to try and write something. Good luck, right? On top of that, I locked my keys in my dad's office, so I had to drive his truck home.

To explain, I made a delivery down south, and I had to use the truck, so that's why I have the keys to his truck. Again I say....ugh. :P

I would give my life for these people, but...

I have a lot that I want to talk about, but if I do, I might offend some people. I know they don't read my blog right now, but they might at some point in the future. For now, let's just say that I'm really sick of people complaining about what other people don't do for them. To clarify, relationships are supposed to be a give and take arrangement, with emphasis on the give. However, if only one person is giving, then both people start to get irritated. I know a couple who is going through something like this (no, not me...I love you Emily :) ). The one person is giving, cleaning up, loaning money that hasn't been paid back, cooks, buys food, and so on, while the other person takes all of this generosity.

The hardest part for me is that I really like both of these people, but the first person is clearly in the right. This person is not perfect, by any means, but at the very least, they don't make a big deal about doing something for the other person.

When the other person does anything, like go out of their way to buy food for the first, or cook, or clean, or buy even the minutest present, they never let the first forget, as if to say, "see, I do actually help out."

I want to help out because I don't want this couple to break up, but I don't know what I could say that would make any difference. If they read this, they may even take offense, thinking I'm a jerk for even saying this much. I love both of these people, and would even die for them, but would that do any good? I don't know. It sucks, wanting to help someone but being incapable.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

That's right, I did it.

I got to bed at a decent hour last night, and I got to sleep in. I had plenty of energy until about 5:30 when I had to close my computer and nearly took a nap. I dozed for a few minutes, but then I woke up, finished my laundry, grabbed a snack, and then I sat down and wrote some more. All of this to say, I've reached my 15,000 word goal. That's 5,000 words in fourteen days. If I write every day, I know I'll be able to make the end of the month goal of 20k. Alright, time to crash.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Less than a thousand to go.

I'm now over 14,000 words, so my goal will be really easy to reach. I may have to work in the morning, but even if I do, I'll have plenty of time to work. 20,000 by the end of the month may be difficult, but I think I can do it if I knuckle down. As of right now, I need to do something else. My brain hurts.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I'm already up to 13,000 words. My goal is 15,000 by the end of the week. That could mean 25,000 by the end of the month.....I think. Anyway, time for a brief break....or I'm done for the day.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


The photographer is a really good. We're pretty sure that we're going to use her. She's down to earth and very reasonable. That's exciting.

Importing The Fratellis, listening to The Real McKenzies. Awesome music. It's rock with a bagpipe. Cool as Alaska.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


That's two thousand words in one week. Oh yeah, baby. I'm getting into the swing of things, now. At this rate, I'll be at five thousand a week soon. Anyway, that's all the news for today.

Oh yeah, Ocean's 13 was really good. And we had fun at the Yard House, too. Gabe is a lot of fun to hang out with, and I'm glad we finally got a chance to hang out.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Adapted to Edison

I'm going to go to a movie tonight. Then beer at the Yard House.

Writing isn't going too well at the moment. Part of the problem is that I don't have time to sit down and work out some of the problems I'm having with the process. I'm getting a bit better, though.

Emily and I are going to meet with a photographer on Sunday, we met her at the wedding expo in January (or was it February?) Anyway, we really liked her, and we're hoping we don't have to look around too hard, especially because this woman is friendly, and she's not overpriced.

Her dad and stepmom are going to be in town in July, so I have that weekend off so that I can meet them. I'm looking forward to it.

I need new music, but I haven't heard anything that I really like, at least not enough to buy. I want to get the new Green Day single, though. Check them out, it's awesome.

Ok, I need to get back to work now.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

So here's the deal

I'm actually getting work done, that makes me happy. I still haven't set a goal for the end of the month, partly because all of this wedding stuff is taking up a little bit of time. It's more that Emily's family haven't all met me yet, and I'm trying to make time to meet as many of them as possible before the wedding.

Arthur is starting a podcast soon, it might be really funny, or it could be kinda lame. I'm excited to find out, so I can either congratulate him, or make fun of him until he beats me.

Ok, time for pizza and more writing. Hoping for a beer tonight. Maybe.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Fun at work

I got to run around town today. That was fun. We're watching South Park right now before we start playing D&D. We have to level up our characters for the first time in the game. I know, I'm a geek.

Mario Party 8 is a lot of fun, and it gives me something to play with Emily. Awesome, huh? Now she doesn't get bored when I play video games.

I made my 10,000 word goal. Now I need to figure out another goal for the end of the month. I'm trying to figure out something else to tell you, but I can't think of anything.

Life's good.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Blogging at Jeremy's

I'm getting a free wifi signal at the apartment. Just thought I'd say that since it's so cool.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Godfather: Black Hand Edition

Screw it, I don't feel like writing a review of a game. All I have to say is, it's a game, it's violent, and if you don't like violent games, don't play it. If you have a problem with violent games, remember that they're just games.

Ok, so I'm at 9,400+ words, so I should be able to make 10,000 by the end of the day. I'm having trouble thinking again. I don't know what it is, I just can't focus. I'll get over to my old store later today, and then I should be able to focus, even though Emily will be working. I'll sit down and spew out six hundred words.

I'm going to be at the Children's Hospital again tomorrow. I enjoy that.

I just wish I could think so I could get more work done. On the other hand, if I hurry, I won't write as well. I don't want to butcher my work because I'm taking it too seriously. Don't get me wrong, I do take this seriously, but I need to keep it from becoming a chore. I just need to make sure I keep doing stuff to enjoy my writing.

Alright, my laptop is too hot, now, so I'm going to play my new game for a bit.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Failure? Not exactly

Ok, so I didn't make 10,000 words, but I did finish part 1. On Tuesday, I started feeling a little sick, but I wrote anyway. About an hour in, I became way too exhausted to think, and I couldn't get up enough energy until today. Unfortunately, my lunch break won't provide enough time to write today, but I will have time when I get home.

I should get you a review of the Godfather, as promised, by the end of the week. And I'm playing Mario Party 8, now.

Have a fantastic weekend.

P.S. Emily's hours at work have dropped below thirty, and that makes it incredibly difficult to pay the bills, so please pray that God will provide. We still haven't heard back from the school, but we're hoping to today.