Goodbye sleep, goodbye social life, hello caffeine!

Oh God. What have I done?

In a moment of temporary insanity, I signed up for NaNoWriMo last night. Again. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is effectively thirty days and nights of literary abandon. You do not sleep. You do not socialise. You only leave the house when absolutely necessary. If your house is burning down, you remain seated at your desk until the sentence is finished. You replace oxygen with caffeine for the month of November. And somehow, you write a novel.

Did you hear that? One novel in one month. That’s 50, 000 words in case you didn’t know. And on top of that, I have absolutely no idea what to write about. Do you think I could get by rewriting the dictionary?

If you have ANY suggestions at all, please let me know! November 1st is fast approaching and I need to get my ideas in check! I’m thinking crime/mystery/psychological thriller, but I am completely open to anything that will get me to the 50K mark and give me some sense of accomplishment and creative euphoria. Unless it involves sparkling vampires.

Oh, I almost forgot – for those of you who are as crazy as I am and would like to check out the program, the link to the NaNoWriMo website can be found here:

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

It’s definitely worth having a look into. Even if you don’t make it to the 50K, it will definitely get you back into the habit of writing! And it is great fun! In a very twisted, borderline masochistic way…

Thank you very much! I’ll keep you posted on my progress, or the lack thereof as the case may be. And good luck to all fellow novelists – I wish you all the best in your literary endeavours! :)

~Anna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scale of Internet Awesomeness

Hello all.

First of all, I would like to sincerely apologise to my faithful followers for my very long absence from the blogosphere. It is simply inexcusable and I feel terrible for having dropped off the edge of the cyber-world without any notice, but I have been very busy with schoolwork, family and all that jazz.

Well, to make up for my absence, I am going to have to deliver a super-special-awesome post. Yes, I know – this lies outside my capabilities as a blogger, but I’ll try my best.

Miaow. I’ve come to the conclusion that any internet publication about, containing, or relating to cats immediately gains one hundred bonus points for entertainment value. So yes, my miaow is a feeble attempt to salvage this post. I’m doing fabulously at writing a super-special-awesome post, aren’t I? (Insert sarcastic facial expression here)

To compensate for this shocking writing, the lack of read-worthy content in this post, and my very abnormal animal noises, here is a cutesy cat photo for you.

Ahem, where are my hundred bonus points? That brings the quality of this post to a grand total of 0 on a scale of 1 – 100.

Chuck Norris. Well, according to the laws of internet awesomeness, the quality of this blog post just went up fifty points for mentioning the name of the omnipresent, omnipotent and omnidirectional internet God. Woop woop! Okay, so I’m at 50/100 now.

Now if I chuck in a Darth Vader reference, a Will Ferrell quote, a Batman meme or two, and some vague reference to pirates, ninjas and/or other awesome beings, then in the tradition of internet lore, this post should theoretically be rated 100/100.

(Insert witty Darth Vader reference here. I am lazy and cannot be bothered to comb the web for some incredibly hilarious Star Wars meme, nor do I have the creativity or drive to come up with my own at present.)

(Insert Will Ferrell quote)

(Insert Batman meme)

(Insert vague reference to pirates, ninjas and/or other awesome beings)

Oh, and if I include a Nick Cage joke/picture, then the quality of this post must be off the charts. Now, do you understand why the scale of internet awesomeness is flawed? Are there no points awarded for individuality and creativity?

(Insert Nick Cage joke/picture)

~Anna

Latest Musical Obsession: Daughter

Hello there.

Long time no see. Or speak. Or write, to be more precise. I’ve come to the realisation that I am having a little bit of trouble keeping up my ‘Music Monday’ post routine. Whilst I really do love writing these posts, the weekly commitment is a little too much pressure. Don’t worry, I will most definitely continue to post my random musings about music, but they will be just that – random. I just want my blog to be fun and entertaining and I want to be able to post what I want when I want. And I certainly don’t want to have to publish something which is not as good as it could be because I feel obliged to do so. I want blogging to be something I enjoy, which believe me, it is, and I don’t want any deadlines or routines to come in the way of that.

Since you’re probably already drowning in your own tears at the mere prospect of no longer receiving your weekly fix of cheesy showtunes and soundtracks, I thought I’d comfort you with my latest musical obsession. Actually, you’re probably breathing an audible sigh of relief because you no longer have to survive my terrible 80’s power ballad posts clogging up your newsfeed each Monday.

Anyway, here is my latest obsession. This song has been on repeat for… well, longer than I care to admit.

 

This song is amazing and I simply can’t get enough of it. Gahhh! I actually bought her EP on iTunes (which is called Wild Youth in case you’re interested), which really says something, considering I never actually spend money on music. I know, I know, I’m a terrible person. Please don’t hate me! But seriously, check out this insanely talented artist and let me know what you think!

Adios amigos!

~Anna