Friday, April 29, 2016

Final Update of April

Hello everyone! I hope your April hasn't been as busy as mine. Between trying to apply for jobs, homework, and attempting to get sleep I wasn't able to finish NaNoWriMo. I knew there was a pretty good chance of this happening so I'm hoping next year I can finally be successful in an April Camp. But, I do have some exciting news to share.

So, on a whim, I decided to apply to a marketing position with just my resume. Surprisingly they called me and had me interview the next day. The 20 minute interview only took about 10 minutes, due to my interviewer asking only 4 questions, while I asked multiple questions on the business and what I would be doing. This, to say the least, was frustrating.

Since I haven't gotten a call back (which he would have done that day or the next) I'm assuming I didn't make it to the next round. Which, sounds like I should be sad, but what he hadn't mentioned was the fact that I would be doing in store promotions of products. Yeah, no thanks. But, he said my resume looked great, so that's a plus.

I'm going to keep applying for jobs. I have less than a month left of college (which so far has been flying by wayyyy too fast) so I'm being hopeful about being accepted for a job before then. I know I shouldn't put off writing but it's been my main motivator for looking and applying for jobs. Once I can get a steady income I'll be thrilled to write as much as I can.

Anyways, I also have made it extra stressful on myself because I decided to ditch an entire project I worked on and I'm redoing it. Thankfully, it's branching off of a project I did last term, so I've been able to make some great progress with it. I believe that just about covers the major points of whats been going on. Hopefully I'll get a chance to post again before May 22nd (when I graduate)! Until next time!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Busy Days

Hello everyone! I have been extremely busy. Last weekend I volunteered for over 7 hours to help with a fundraiser. This last weekend I went to my last formal with my sorority. And next weekend I'll be participating in Relay for Life! I'm almost to the end and still need to apply for jobs.

So at this point I'm going to hope that I can get 10,000 words for April's Nanowrimo. I would have liked getting to 50,000 but my coursework needs to come first. I also hate the smell of the notebook I bought (it smells like chemicals) so I'm going to transfer all the writing into another notebook. Which, to say the least, is frustrating.

It also doesn't help that I'm addicted to "The Emperors Edge" series (I'm on the 7th book) on my kindle. I've been fairly good about leaving my kindle at home during the day (otherwise I would constantly read) but I have enjoyed reading in the morning and night time. It's helping me think of how I could approach a third person style (since I normally focus on first person) but it's still fairly difficult for me.

So, if you don't hear from me again until May, don't be too surprised. I'm counting down the days until I'm free of academia. And yes, I know work will probably make my life busier, but most likely won't be as involved in different groups like I am on campus. Plus it will be a completely different mindset which I'm looking forward to. That's all for now! I hope you have a great day!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dying Electronics

Hello everyone! I was hoping to post last week but with petsitting it took up quite a bit of my time. So, last Monday, I found out my laptop is no longer working. I'm suspecting its the fans but I haven't gotten a chance to really sit down and focus on trying to fix it. Thankfully, my important files were saved over to my USB, but with Safe Mode I was able to retrieve all of my files. The only good news regarding electronics is that my kindle works.

Ironically, a few days before my computer decided enough was enough, I had decided to write out my April camp NaNoWriMo. Which, is actually going pretty well so far. I haven't gotten to write since before camp started but I did stumble upon an idea where I can see it expanding as a further series.

No worries on the series you old timers know about. I just really don't want to write something that won't be good. Or publish something and then change the plot completely (which is what I almost did). So, as soon as I'm done with college, I'll have more time to focus on all the writing I want to do.

Hopefully I'll start getting some more blog posts up. My week hasn't been too extremely busy yet but next week will be fun. I also have to figure out if it's worth repairing my laptop (the same one I decided I could spend $300+ to fix over the summer) so who knows how much that will cost. Also, I have a business plan that I could actually see myself doing. If you see me in the NaNoWriMo forums you'll know what it is.