Thursday, September 1, 2011

A New Month!

Hello!  First, I would like to say hello to all of my new followers!  This is the most followers I've ever had and I love that you guys leave comments! :)  When I'm done with my paper later tonight, I will definitely add you, so I can return the favor!  This campaign thing is really nice. :)

And since it is a new month, it's time for an update in goals!

* Purchase tickets for Wicked starting on August 20th
  (DONE!  I will be going on November 23rd, I am more than excited!!!  We might even have dinner at the Olive Garden before!  I love my friends!)

* Read first few chapters of “Living Abroad in New Zealand” by Michelle Waitzman  (Done, it's really good!  I just need to keep reading!  I am about 1/4 of the way through the book.)

* Think of title for fantasy novel  ("Nameless" and I love it!)

* Write at least 20,000 words on my current WIP (Nameless)

* Finish the country map of Menrio (for my novel Nameless, this might take some extra work since I really don't understand that program that I'm using)

* Contact about the possibility of having "Down in the Creek" or "To Love without Hope" professionally edited (I've never done this and it can be a little pricey, but if I just end up self-publishing either one of them, I want them to be edited and seem very professional.  I'd love your thoughts on this!!)

My classes are going well, though my creative writing class is really boring me.  All we do is read boring short stories and discuss them.  I'm missing the "writing" part.  Oh well, I know it's important to read other stories to grow, but two weeks of it is really boring.  That is six hours of me day-dreaming instead.  My business English class seems a little more interesting.  We have to do a culture report and I've chosen New Zealand. :)  Very excited about that!  We also have to do a proposal and I might see if I can convince my professor to let me do a book proposal, since it still is a formal proposal. 

Hope you are all having a good week!


  1. Hey girlie! I'm not sure how much LuLu is charging, but here's a list of freelance editors who've been vouched for by other writers:,50419.msg868939.html#msg868945

    I found my current editor on that board (different thread) and can't imagine what I'd do without her. Good luck!

  2. Ah Wicked! I love that musical! Too bad about your creative writing class, though. I myself had to drop a creative writing course because it wasn't going to be what I expected.

  3. Wahoo! Good for you! Creative writing should be about writing not reading, I don’t get that. I'm sorry you have to endure that!

  4. Looks like you're doing great on your goals. Way to go setting some more. And I know there is benefit to reading but I would think Creative Writing would be more about actively writing...hmmmm...

  5. @The East Coaster - Thanks for that suggestion! I will definitely check out some of those resources and hopefully find the best one. :)

    @Jenna - I love Wicked! I am so excited to go! And I've considered dropping, but I really need this class to finish my English minor. Oh well, I will grin and bear it.

    @Jen - Thanks! Creative writing really SHOULD be about writing, hopefully it will get to that soon.

    @Angela - Thanks! I find that if I don't make goals, I'll never get anything done right-wise. I need that deadline in mind. :)

  6. I'd love to go see Wicked! You're so lucky! I'm sure you'll have a great time :o)

    If you're still looking for an editor, check out She has an impressive background and her rates are posted on her blog. Good luck!

  7. Thanks Angela! I will definitely send her an email! She seems to be a good choice if she would be interested and has a reasonable rate compared to others. :)

  8. Hi Krista,
    I'm more than a little that you get to see Wicked. I think I'm the only person in all of L.A. that didn't see it when it was here.