February 1 – balancing act – I woke up with a cold. I’m doing hourly comic day today. I took a break from daily photo projects because the balancing act was stressing me out, but I thought I might do #cy365 every other month, depending on how I handle it this month. ❤️
I started another 52 weeks set with Shaun a bit over a month ago. I’ve actually missed a week or two, but I’m not fussed. Here are the first 5 shots:
1. Ohoho! Love the lighting! – Prompto,
This was just a moment where the light was really interesting, coming in through the front door and I thought, aha, it’s time to start this new set I’ve been wanting to do. 2. I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.– by J.R.R. Tolkien
On the airplane flying to visit our bestest friends in Seattle.
3. Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper. – Bob Ross
When we got back, we both had terrible colds. Consequently I missed taking a photo the next week.
4. well, I’ve been afraid of changing cos I’ve built my life around you. – , Fleetwood Mac
We went for a walk. It was almost a little too cold, but actually perfect. We saw a bunch of cats, and cast long shadows as we turned towards home. I missed another week after this because I spent the whole week finally getting back on top of things around the house after having been on vacation and then ill.
5. got my bad baby by me heavenly side – , Lana del Rey
We went to the Persian Cultural Festival at the University of Tulsa. Lovely art and history, music and company.
Period brain chewed me up on Friday and spit me back out on Saturday (good to get that over with early in the month, though) so I didn’t write at all on Friday. Instead we went to Target and looked at Christmas stuff (I’m 100% there already this year) and had an India Palace date night. Indian food is the best of everything.
Saturday I was feeling a little bit better, still felt like my head was full of cotton, but pretty functional in all ways but the creative. I did a lot of thinking, brainstorming and plotting but I only got 323 words added to my novel. Better that than nothing, though. Always good to at least keep the novel in mind when you’re having an off day during NaNoWriMo. I felt good about the fact that I wasn’t beating myself up about it. I also donated on Saturday, which always gives me a kick in the pants. Plus I discovered YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR USERNAME now! Check it out. I literally hugged my laptop.. We ended the day with a quality Luke Cage binge watch. SO GOOD.
Sunday was much better. I started the day with some quality procrastination. I made a book cover and changed my avatar on the NaNoWriMo site. Eventually I jumped into some sprints and wrote 2,816 words total. I also talked some plans out with Shaun and got lots of new ideas. I’m still about a day behind in terms of word count, but I’m going to try to catch that up today, get on track, get back ahead, finish early per usual. Fingers crossed. Here’s a favorite line from yesterday to end things on:
“I told you. I can make any kind of canned soup, too. Haven’t met a canned soup that I wasn’t equal to.”
Yesterday I kept “Just one more thing, and then I’ll write!”ing. I’m caught up on all the internet things I haven’t looked at in months, let me tell you.
Anyway, my main character needs to figure out what she wants to do with her life. I made her cousin a graphic designer and one of her potential love interests is a writer. On that note, I’m not married to there actually being a love interest, but I also thought it would be fun if I went all out soap opera here in a minute. So indecisive! The other potential love interest seems like a hooligan. My book is drifting into Gilmore Girls and Murder She Wrote and away from Twin Peaks. I want it all. Probably Gilmore Girls least of all, though.
Oooh, doesn’t Murder She Wrote/Twin Peaks sound like the most perfect mashup ever? Imagine Jessica Fletcher and Agent Cooper teaming up to solve Laura Palmer’s murder. Of course, JB would have had it sorted in a single episode. /fanfic
I digress, what should my main character do? She’s job hunting. It’s her current crux
Eventually I ran out of other things to look at and I did a few sprints, not enough to get 1667 words, but enough that I still had a teensy lead on the official daily goal. I wrote 1,571 words yesterday.
5347 / 50000 words. 11% done!
After I finished writing, I did this new Yoga with Adriene video and let me tell you it was the Perfect followup to several hours of procrastination and 45 minutes of writing.
Obviously I haven’t kept up with this blog over the summer, and this summer has been extra long. It was 86 degrees yesterday, on Halloween! Ridiculous.
So instead of working hours and hours on 4 separate blog posts for every month I’ve failed to share my #cy365 here, I’m going to give you my favorite shots from each month. And then I can get into NaNoWriMo and posting here on the regular without that pesky guilt I was feeling about being behind on everything.
But I’m still kind of behind on everything.
You can see all of my #cy365 photos from the past few months on my flickr in this set.
Thanks for being patient with me. I’ve been all over the place lately! :D
In May of of 2010 I got a new dSLR and I was feeling super inspired. Really, in a lot of ways, with my newly short hair and camera, I was feeling reborn. It was the first time things felt really normal, or even a little exciting, after my dad died.
In December we went back to Disney World, we drove all the way to Florida. It was probably my favorite of our 3 trips there.
In February 2011 we had an amazing blizzard. Super rare in Oklahoma, so we were snowed in for over a week, and it was really fun. I also taught myself how to crochet that week, and it became one of my favorite things to do for the next several years.