@LyzzyRedd But there's bound to be 9-year-olds somewhere on here picking this up. Trust me -- if they can reproduce (I know someone who knows a pregnant 9-year old EEK) then they can pretty much do anything....
That's the crappiest complaint ever. "I'm in high school and my longest story is 22,000 words." Me, I'm not sure if I've ever broken 1,000. You have my deepest sympathy for your misfortune. No offense.
....Okay, a little offense meant. I'm jealous.
@LyzzyRedd Sounds cool. I might try it myself, though I'm no longer sure if I can commit to an entire novel yet. At least I need to finish a few short stories first -- and even that's hard for me. I have countless files on my computer of things that I started writing for a few pages, then stopped and went on to something else.
I'm absorbing a lot right now, so my writing is going through almost daily transformations.It's hard to gain a sense of continuity when these things are happening! Watched Zombieland the other night, and I've also read White Horse by Alex Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Animal Farm by George Orwell.
I attempted to read a romance novel called My Three Husbands. I gagged after the first paragraph, and it's put me off (for now) of the first-person diary/journal style of writing. It's far too egocentric.
Starting to read The Sister by Poppy Adams today.
@LyzzyRedd If you do go to UI, I'll see you there. Iowa Writer's Workshop, baby!!!
@LyzzyRedd Yay hobbits! You gonna go to the midnight showing and dress up as a hobbit or dwarf? No, I'm not making fun of how tall you are.
I can lend you both The Stand and Edgar Sawtelle, if you're interested. I own them now. Stephen King actually quoted on the back of Sawtelle "I don't reread many books, because life is too short. I will be rereading this one." That's a pretty nice blurb, huh? Coming from the second best paid novelist in the world, that's blurbtastic.
My head's full of ideas right now. I've got something right now that I'm definitely posting up here soon -- something utterly satirical. I'll simply title it "History" for now. Keep your eyes peeled, but don't peel your eyes (that would be unpleasant).
To answer your question, I'm taking a psych , literature, and a couple of planning courses. Not much to do, so I'm really bored. I've started reading the fiction section of the library, A-Z. The first book was "Panic" by Jeff Abbot. The second I'm on now is "Unsaid" by Neil Abramson. I curious what a romance novel is like -- I'm sure I'll run into one soon. But next is "White Horse" by Alex Adams, then *gasp* "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams." Yay!
Yeah, don't push yourself too hard on the classes right now. Getting your college stuff in line should come first. Don't be like me and overcommit during your last year! You only have a senior year ONCE in your ENTIRE LIFE!!!
@LyzzyRedd I replied to your message on my message board, but I forgot to include your tag. Ooops.
Things are OK, though they could be better. I'm taking online courses through DMACC and reading quite a bit. I've gotten into Steven King and recently finished reading "The Stand," which was over 1100 pages long. Highly recommended if you can get through the religiious overtone stuff in the middle (it nearly made me put it down, but it I still loved the story, in the end). It's an apocalypse story in which a government accidentally sets loose a virus that almost completely wipes out mankind, and the struggle of good v. evil as humankind tries to rebuild.
Also read "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski, which is a modern Hamlet. Another great read (should be on English reading lists), and a movie for it is in development.
Random Thought: Pumped about The Hobbit movie coming out in December!
Anyway, I've started writing again, just coming up with random scenes and stuff and working up to a short story. Restarting, just the basics this time. I began something last night called "The Legend of J'raal" that is currently in poem form. It's about a hero (you guessed it) named J'raal. Kind of like Beowulf.
I might start a blog soon, and I'm wracking my brains for greeting card ideas to make a little spare change (I've also been reading Writer's Market). I've just been addicted to video games lately, so it's hard to get back into the writing groove!
Anyway, if you've got any good ideas for greeting cards, feel free to PM me. I might need to go aimlessly stare at the greeting cards section of the store for inspiration (isn't that sad?).
I could go on and on, but I'd rather ask: What's up with you?
Quantum Teenager :)
I'm also pondering a short story idea at the moment.
which of your works are you updating the most right now?
@AlexLovesLife I'm sorry, but I don't do read for reads. It's nothing personal (in fact, it would be impossible for it to be personal right now.) Also, please PM me in the future if you'd like to make requests such as these in the future. Thanks!
Hey! Do you mind reading r voting on my stories? I'll read yours! Im just looking for more readers! Thank you so much! :D