Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Brain Scramble 2.0

Whew!  I have a whole bunch of different stuff today, not just one cohesive topic, so bear with me.

First, I made a 76 on doom test!!  I know that's a C, but I'm proud of it.  When I expressed to my prof that it was a really hard test, he said that the grades weren't really good across the board, so I don't feel bad about it at all.  Okay, first he said, "Was it really?" like he didn't realize it was the hardest test we've had.   Then he told me grades weren't great.  When he gave me mine, he looked at the grade and said, "not too bad, you didn't lose anything by it."  Damn skippy!

Next up, NaNoWriMo.  I failed.  I gave it a shot, got half-way there, but had too much to do.  I'm trying to take everyone's advice and not feel terrible about it.  However, now that it's over and the goal's not 50k in a month, I've changed my sidebar widget to say 75k as the word goal.  That's an approximation, but I'm to 25k and she has only finished two of the 10 goals she'll do in part one of the book.  I'm hoping to have another 10 goals planned for the second part of the book.  It just might go over 75k, but hopefully not over 100k.  If so, then I'll have to pare it down in edits.  Maybe I can consolidate down to 5 goals per half, don't know.   I'm really planning to dig in to that project over Christmas break.

Speaking of which, I'll be completely done after my final on December 10th.   The unfortunate test is at 8am, which is just not cool.  I don't take 8am classes, I sure the hell don't want to take 8am finals.  Stupid final schedule, I will never understand why they do this.  Why can't finals be at the same time, in the same place, as the damn class is?  If someone knows, please tell me... please.  Or is my awesome school the only one who does this?  I know when I was in community college this wasn't a problem.  Finals were just on the last class day.  Then I went to the university and there's this!  Gah!

I cannot wait to graduate!!!  I am so freaking excited.  When I get my degree, expect to see a lot of pictures!  Seriously, that's not a joke or an exaggeration.  Of course, there won't be pictures of the graduation ceremony because I'm not walking.  Gone to one grad, gone to them all.  My plan was to buy announcements and send them to every single person I've ever known... and I do mean every single one!  Especially the ones that doubted my ability to get this done.  I know it's taken me forever, but I'm finally done, thank the maker!  No, there will be no announcements because it's too costly, and no ceremony pictures, just pics of my degree and lots of cheering!

On the topic of graduation, I'm reminded about grad school.  I can't wait to start full time as a grad student with a bachelor's degree, rather than an undergrad tagging along.  I got a really nice follow up letter, or two, from the English graduate coordinator encouraging me not to worry about the grade requirement and to go to my prof's for help.  I'm feeling much better.

Finally, now that I've rambled on about everything else, there's one last thing.  According to weather.com, it's supposed to SNOW here in the morning!!  I can't wait and while I'm sure I'll be disappointed if it doesn't snow, I would love to see it!  Of course, I hope they don't cancel classes.  They cancel class here for in-climate weather like sleet, ice, and snow.  I need to go to history and geology tomorrow.  History because he's going to impart to us the potential essays for the final, and Geology because there's 12 pages of notes left and one day, which he can't possibly get done with, so I need to find out about what'll be on the final.

TLDR; Yay 76 on doom test!!  75k+ word goal for novel.  Done with school by Dec 10.  Yay graduation!!  Nice letter from Grad coordinator, yay!! Finally,  Yes snow, No classes canceled.

Have a good one, I'm off to finish studying for my geology make-up essay test!


  1. There you go!!! Didn't I tell you that it would all come out in the wash haha!! Love you honey and glad you are feeling less stressed.

    Love, Mom

  2. You did! Maybe I should listen to you more. Then again, not listening to you has been a tradition since childhood! haha! I love you, I'll talk to you soon!

  3. So, I noticed you'd been vanished from my reader for like ever, so I decided I should locate you. Lol.

    I'm really happy you're graduating. It's awesome. It also gives me hope that my own 6 year pursuit of a college degree may someday end well.

  4. Yeah, I relocated!! LOL. About school, if I can do it, anyone can! Are you planning to go back to school?

  5. Ohhhh, I hope you get snow! Good luck on all the studying. I have two weeks of hell before Christmas break, so I feel your pain. About NanoWriMo--at least you TRIED. My pathetic sister posted the NanoWriMo participant badge thingy on her blog, and never wrote a damn word, LOL

  6. I hope so too, but I really hope classes aren't canceled. I need to go tomorrow and Thursday to find out about my finals. I'd really like to only study what I absolutely have to. It would be more convenient if it snowed on Thursday or Friday. :D

    In Jodi's defense, I think she wrote like 300 words!

  7. As I told you in email, you didn't FAIL, you just didn't meet the deadline/goal. You still have a good start on a book! As a writer you should be more particular about the words you choose!! "Fail" does not apply in this situation!

  8. I'm just trying to look at it like this... I got it HALF done, that's 25,000 words more than I had before I started November and I LOVE my story!