It's time for a "taking stock" post on today, our Halloween of 2015! Here's what's going on with my life, as described through various -ing verbs.
Making: an effort to rebalance my life so as not to make myself fibrosick so often.
Eating: a hamburger and fries from The Burg, just now.
Drinking: a milkshake from The Burg! Whoo!
Reading: Under the Painted Sky by Stacey Lee.
Writing: a screenplay adaptation of my novel Perished for my screenwriting class. It's quite an adventure,
actually! I'm learning more about how to "show-not-tell," and also am being forced to cut down quite a
bit. It'll be really good for editing that book later.
Editing: theoretically, still COCA. For NaNoWriMo, which starts tomorrow (!), I'm attempting my first
November NaNoRebel where I put in a concerted effort to edit this book, rather than writing a new
one. Check out my page for more info on how I intend that to go. I may or may not also put a widget
up in the sidebar of the blog this year. Mostly I'm just trying to figure out how to do it when I've already
been struggling a lot this semester with being overbooked and it making me fibrosick. As mentioned
Wanting: not to have fibro, mostly. Also more time to work on my book and read and stuff.
Looking: at some posts from the most recent YA controversy, in which Meg Rossoff is being a jerk to
Debbie Reese for her continued efforts to discuss and examine diversity in YA lit.
Playing: more Candy Crush Soda.
Deciding: upon my possible NaNo widget inclusion on the blog. Also next year's Halloween costume,
which is the poll here.
Wishing: ...how about some bookish wishes?
Enjoying: delicious candy. Too much of it.
Waiting: for Thanksgiving Break, really. I need a break desperately.
Liking: my Halloween costume.
Wondering: about methods for doing an editing NaNoWriMo.
Loving: my kitty Spartacus. :)
Pondering: the complex nature of morality.
Considering: which scary movie to watch tonight.
Watching: scary movies! Also, Supernatural and Doctor Who are currently airing, so that.
Hoping: I can get my health back in line.
Marveling: at my luck at having the roommates I do (even if some of them are way too loud at night.)
Needing: sleep, a lot, all the time. See the health thing again.
Smelling: Becca's perfume.
Wearing: my Halloween costume! Minus the wings, since they can get cumbersome.
Following: I just followed @WeNeedFeminIsm on Twitter.
Noticing: that I probably need to clean my computer screen.
Knowing: that I need to do laundry.
Thinking: about how much I hope COCA can help people understand mental illness.
Admiring: Becca's makeup skills. Again.
Sorting: my jewelry. It's gotten all tangled up again.
Buying: not much right now, because I need to learn to budget better.
Getting: some money through my TA job.
Bookmarking: NaNoWriMo! In prep for the month.
Disliking: how my fibro-stomach protests a lot of food.
Opening: the covers of books.
Giggling: about Spartacus's antics. He's a nut.
Feeling: pretty decent, all things considered.
Helping: myself to food. As usual.
So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the update. I will see you again on Tuesday.
Images via [mine], candycrushsoda.wikia.com, and [mine].
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