Monday, 22 November 2010

It died.

So, about a day or so after my last post, my tablet died. It has a hard drive issue and I'm waiting on a replacement coming so we can fix it.
I started using my old old laptop after that but it lasted about 2 days then died as well. It'll start up but it's slooow going to get it to do anything after that.
I'm now on J's old laptop which is being a bit tempramental its self. I'm not very happy with the state of technolgoy at the moment. My mother is currently using my desktop pc because her's is broken and she's waiting on getting my dad's old laptop up from my brother.

If you followed all that, give yourself a cookie. It basically boils down too: My tablet is broken, I have no desktop jsut now, J's laptop sucks. So theres been no blog post and very little writing going on around here.

Normal schedule of blogging should resume within the next few weeks as will videos once I get my desktop back.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Having a writing day.

Thank you to the three of you who left lovely messages on my last post. The honeymoon was awesome if rather wet and cold. We're now back home in our nice new flat and I've been left at home today to work on NaNo while J goes trainspotting.

First thing I want to say that I promised a teaser from The List and I failed to put one up yesterday, this is partly due to me not having a clue what day of the week it is and partly because I knew today was coming. Today I have an exciting plan. This post is going to be a continuous blog post. Which means that after I post this I'll be updating it at intervals throughout the day to give you a bit of insight into how my day is going.

Right now it's just gone 10.30am, I woke up at 6.30 because we ha delivery coming this morning and were told it would be between 7 and 9. At 8am our new double bed arrived and J set it up before leaving so at some point today I get to take all the bedding and towels out the hall cupboard and store them in the bed drawers. Since then I've been catching up on 3 weeks of missed youtube videos and waiting on the mailman. Now I'm going to watch some more Dan3.0 until about 11 when I'll head through to the study to get sorted for writing.

Finished watching Dan3.0 videos, made a cup of tea and sorted the study out. Now loading up NaNo and opening my word files to see where I want to start today. Also decided I'm not very fond of oriental crackers, eating dried coconut instead. So not feeling motivated for writing just now.

Ordered lunch from Domino's to keep me going. So have stopped writing to eat a mini pizza. I have been writing (eventually) I've only done about 500 words but it's a start. When I start off again I'll be writing a big argument scene so that should take up a fair few words. I was hoping to write 10,000 words today but since my previous daily record is only 4,000 we'll see how that goes. For those wondering; no, I didn't get all the NaNo planning done that I wanted done but I got enough done that I'm happy with it and I'm not having to stop and work out things like place names and building layouts which is something that I struggle with from time to time on other projects. Anyway, 2 slices of pizza down and I'm going to try and write another couple of hundred words before I have any more. Or that's the plan at least.

After posting that last part I decided jut to eat the pizza (and the pizza sub) and watch youtube for a bit. a whole 15 minutes later my tablet died. I hadn't even saved today's work. Thankfully Open Office has a recover feature and I got it all back but still, must remember to always save often. My poor tablet had overheated so I spent a while tidying away bedding and counting towels (5 face cloths, 16 hand towels and 24 bath towels) and have only just got back on. Lets see if I can get some more writing done now.

Had a few more computer issues so only managed another 600 words so far. I'm also freezing though so that's not helping. I've pulled on an extra pair of woolly socks and am about to go hunting for a large fleece. Hopefully if I stop shivering I'll be able to type some more. Never going to hit 10,000 though. Maybe if I really try I'll get another 1,000 done but that would be all. I apologise for the boring rambly-ness of this post. Just be glad I don't use twitter to much.

Last addition of the day. Sicne my last post I've restarted my tablet 3 times, cried at the unfairness of it crashing a 4th time and gave up. J made dinner and we watched the first 40 minutes of Iron Man 2. Now he's finishing of the building of some shelves and I'm typing this and debating taking painkillers and heading to bed. I think all the shivering today has made me a bit ill as I seem to be running a fever. Oh well, nice new bed to sleep in tonight.

This was an odd little experiment, I kinda just wanted to see if it would come out at all interesting. I don't think it worked thought. If I ever do it again I need to have done a bit more than nothing and possibly include little snippets of writing. Leave your opinion in the comments below for me please. Regular programming will commence at some point soon, next Monday I think.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

No longer F.I.C

I got married!!!!

I'll try and get a photo or two up at some point but for now you'll have to take my word for it. It was a brilliant day and I think everyone who was there really enjoyed themselves. Obviously being married brings about a lot of changes, I now have to share my bed, I have to cook food for 2, I can't spend all day on the internet instead of doing housework and cooking and socialising with other human beings. It also means my name has changed.

FICWrites comes from my initials; Fiona I Campbell. But now my name has changed so tecnically I'm FIMWrites which just doesn't have the same ring to it I don't think. So I have the whole dilemma of whether or not to change my blog title, my username, my twitter, my vlog etc. Or is it okay to just keep it the same?
Someone did suggest that I keep FIC for YA chick lit and use my new name for YA fantasy since I write both in completely different styles. I have no idea so as yet it stays as FICWrites but opinions are welcome.

On another note, NaNoWriMo has begun!! I've only writing about half of what I should but I'm fine with that, after all I am still on honeymoon for another week. I've taken my list of events and have been picking one a day to write or add bits to which is going well so far. I've written some hysterical lines, some dramatic events and some real eye-rolling moments (Ah Derek how I love thee). From Tuesday on I'll post little teasers once a week for you all to enjoy (and laugh at because they'll be unedited). I'm hoping to have finished the first draft of the List by the end of the year and then start on edits in January.

Anyway, my husband is up and about and looking for breakfast so I best go and feed him before he starts cooking pizza for breakfast.