Today, I wanted to really honestly ramble about life. I figure it's time for a general life update, and anyway, I'm feeling like being totally disjointed and not at all logical. Possibly because I've written quite a few blog posts the last couple of weeks, but whatever.
So, first off, the Ch1Con 2015 Blog Tour kicked off this week! I organized it as part of my admin duties (*preens*) and it's been a fun challenge to work through. Last year, I was totally overwhelmed by the challenge, although it was a good kind of overwhelmed. This year, I'm a lot more confident in myself, so even though parts were intimidating, I got it together pretty well. We've got a whole bunch of blogs on board with lots of original content and giveaways. Besides following the tour at the link above, you can also subscribe to my email newsletter to see which posts include content by me and which have giveaways to enter. Today, an interview post that includes myself went up at my friend Ariel Kalati's website, so you can check that out!
We'll also have a couple more speaker announcements soon, I believe, so stay tuned for that.
On TCWT, we've been having slight issues with trying to get posts polished and completed, primarily because of school being close to ending for oh, I don't know, maybe everyone except me. I'll have a post up there later today and there will be one for the Ch1Con tour too, so don't worry. :)
But yes, speaking of school and such, I'm going back to school!?!?!?!?!!!!! Spring semester at BYU-Idaho, what with our weird trimester system, kicks off Monday and I'm leaving tomorrow to head to Rexburg. I'll be in school almost until August, because that is the awesomeness of our system. I'm nervous, because it's a bunch of new stuff again: new roommates, new classes, new church ward, new friends. Always with the new. I'm thinking that might be partly due to the trimester thing, but whatever.
At least I'll have Spartacus for a bit of consistency while I'm there. But I'm a bit nervous about that, too, because working out the ESA stuff has been harder this semester thanks to some kids who misused it last semester. Seriously, guys, DO NOT ABUSE DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS. Like, we actually need them, and you make it so much harder on us when you do that.
Anyway, we'll see how it goes. I know I'm going to be okay because I'm in a better place emotionally and mentally than I've been in a long time, but that doesn't mean stressful/bad stuff couldn't still happen.
I'm taking all English classes, except for one foundations course for my humanities credit, which is also about books. It's "Great Books of the World," except after just barely right now getting the book list (um, not convenient), I'd say it's better named "All of the White Men." All of the books are by white men about white men going on epic manly adventures. I don't think that's very "world" of you, but okay. I mean, foundations courses are basically designed for people to sleep through anyway.
Once I've gotten through the initial adjustment to school, I'll hopefully be back onto editing SAMMI. I've edited over 70 pages so far, and it's not great, but it's not awful either, so that's good. I just need to bring in more of the subplots and side characters, which is typical for me. I tend to write skeletons for first drafts because of my pantsy methods and how excited I get about seeing what the ending is. In this case, it was more because of how fascinated I was by exploring OCD's psyche, haha. Everything else fell to the side! But I can fix that. I've done it before.
Of course, I'll also continue with Ch1Con, voraciously reading books, and totally ignoring the outside world. Hopefully maybe I won't have as much homework as last semester? Because it was just a lot of busy work and I'd rather spend my time on editing, and reading, and possibly ignoring the outside world. Also, it's harder to get my nice healthy exercise in if I'm doing homework all evening. Oh, and I'm hoping to get a job, too! Because monies. I'll let you know more about that when I can.
So that's about all I have to say for right now. If you've been keeping up with Ch1Con events (which I hope you have), you'll know there's a Twitter chat tonight on the absolutely scintillating topic of villains, using #Ch1Con as always! To keep up with the events in the future, subscribe to the Ch1Con website and/or look at the upcoming events section of my email newsletter and home page. Thanks for reading, guys! I'll see you next time for a post about new experiences I've been able to have at college.
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