Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I've Really Got to Stop Saying "Hopefully..."

As in, "hopefully it won't be another two months before I post again."

Because, clearly, it was.

And that's generally the case.

What I really need is a shock collar for when I do things like putter around playing Words With Friends or reading FanFiction (yes, guilty, but not the dumb Twilight kind. The good, occasionally by people I know, kind) instead of being productive and writing.

 Hoping....er...intend to set a new routine for myself as I need to start writing a sample for this round of Grad School applications (maybe I've figured out what I want to do with my life this time) and studying for the GRE along with knitting Christmas presents and don't forget National Novel Writing Month. I'm hoping determined to win this month.

In other news, we came through Sandy unscathed. Didn't even lose power, and spent a fairly pleasant hurricane on the couch with some wine, and some nerdy Sci-Fi shows.

On the Yarn Front- I DID finish my Rhinebeck sweater in time to wear it to Rhinebeck. Here it is:

I'm calling it the Blue Marble Sweater, and I'm exceedingly pleased with the way it turned out. I've never made something like it before. Boosted my confidence in my crochet skills.

Finally, I've finished a couple of books in the last week or two.
First, Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, second in the Discovery of Witches trilogy. I read the first one for book club last year, and was surprised by how much I liked it, especially since I thought reluctant witch + dashing vampire = new and equally dull Twilight.

Not exactly. It's fluffy, for sure. But it's fun, and the characters are better. I particularly like Ysabeau, the vampire matriarch.
Also, I know a dog named Ysabeau, but that's sort of (completely) irrelevant.

Last night I finished Animal Farm, and loved it. It makes me curious to learn more about Trotsky though, because I really don't know much about him.

Now, off to think about characters and plot for NaNo.
Hopefully I'll try to post more frequently.
Happy Halloween!

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