Monthly Archives: June 2016
Yesterday was a pretty productive day. I got my writing done, got some packing done, did some cleaning, replied to the RP I do online on Gaia, taught, was social for a bit, etc etc. Today, I’d like to do a little more of what I succeeded in doing yesterday. It might be a little more difficult today since the ayi is coming over and I’m always super distracted when she is here, through no fault of hers.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day and I’ll probably not really get anything substantial done, since we’ll be going into Hangzhou to get our passports back, buy our bus tickets for Thursday morning, etc etc. Plus, Beka is starting her housesitting here tomorrow night, so yeah…
I am frantically doing laundry, but the weather has been so humid and rainy outside, hanging stuff up to dry outside is just an exercise in futility. Tomorrow I’m going to need to make sure that my laptop has the equivalent programs as my desktop since I will be taking my laptop with me. I will really, really miss my desktop. When I come back this autumn, I want to install another graphics card so I can get a 3 display set up going. Because I want to play Sims AND video AND write at the same time, LOOOOL.
Today my goal is to finish writing my 2k before lunch, so I can have the rest of the day to do whatever. Unfortunately, that means I’ll have to write everything while the ayi is here, but that’s just something I’ll have to deal with.
Okay, I’m going to start writing now. Here goes my 2k for the day!
The week seems to be dragging now that we’re 7 days away from leaving China. I didn’t go to the gym yesterday and I’m not sure if I will go today. If I do go, it’ll probably be later in the evening, after my class at 7:30. The gym is going to be a clusterfuck, but I’m hoping I can bust out my workout and just go home. When I go tomorrow, I’ll go back in the morning. I’m just not feeling it today. Plus, I’ve been feeling a little off since I haven’t really hit the gym since Tuesday. Haven’t gone to the gym, haven’t hit my word count…I don’t know. I think a small part of me thinks that things are going to be different when I go to Chicago, but I’m pretty sure things just might get worse. I do have plans for the summer vacation, though.
June: Finish Asura Night #2 first draft.
July: Finish HMM #2 1st draft
Finish dev edits for THD #2
August not quite sure. August is going to be a little messy since we’re also going to Taiwan for a week, so I’m not sure how much work I’m going to get done.
I was thinking about buying a cheapy laptop when I got to America, but I think I’d rather just save the money for a me-only trip. I was checking out flights to Vegas, and including hotel room, the rates are super cheap. I like the idea of Vegas because most big casino/hotels have buffets, where for 35 bucks you can eat for the whole day. That’s cheap, so I might do that. Or not. Everything depends on how I feel once I get there.
I think at this point, I just want to get there first. Seven more days. 5 more classes to teach. Ugh. I wish I could just take a sleeping pill and sleep for the next 7 days straight. Too bad I need the money. 5 classes is 350×5 = 1750, which is a little more than $250. At this point, I estimate I can take about 600 something bucks home, if I don’t spend money anymore from this point. Probably not possible. Plus, I’ve got to give my dad 200 bucks when I get to Korea, so things are going to be a little tight when I go to Chicago. I think as far as David goes, we’ll be taking about 15000 rmb, plus another 15000 in July, for a combined total of 30000 rmb, which is 4,500 USD. I want to save the majority of it because of David’s schooling, but on the other hand, I’m giving Caleb my ICBC card >_> yeah…
Well, I should probably stop procrastinating. I did get 500 words this morning, so that’s a hurdle that I crossed. For some reason, the first 500 words are always the hardest, but since I got those out of the way…
so, yeah, another 500 words and then I’m getting something to eat. Then it’s back to more words, I hope.
I’m starting a little late today. Took a nap after I came back from working out and getting lunch at the canteen/cafeteria. Woke up at around 3 and decided I should probably get some writing done. Got a class at 7:10, so I’ll probably start heading over there at around 6:45 or so. I’m really glad I went to the gym today…it’s hard working out, but I feel more happy I think when I do gym it up. It helps me feel like I’m actually doing something and I’m not some pudge just sitting in front of computer screens.
I’m totally grooving to Lady Gaga’s album called Artpop. I poo-pooed it initially, not really sure why, but I think I might be a closet synth-pop fan. I worked out to this album at the gym and it was a lot of fun. Speaking of which, I progressed today. Hit 20kg on the squat, did 8kg for the dumbbell press and then hit 1 minute for a planking rep, woo hoo. I still look a bit flabby, but actually I was surprised to realize that this is only like my 7th or 8th gym session. If losing weight and looking tone was easy to do, I doubt diet pills and the meal plans would be making money hand over fist.
I hope there’s a gym near Mama and Papa W’s. David might be too busy hanging with Nate and I would rather pay a little extra to be able to walk to a close gym.
Found one. The Anytime Gym. I remember where it is and it’s open 24 hours 7 days a week. I think I’m going to hang out here. Close to Mom and Pop’s. Well, that’s one thing settled. The only thing I wished I had was a bigger laptop so I could draw on a bigger screen, but maybe i’ll just steal David’s laptop. I really want to get a Macbook Pro, but can’t afford it, esp if I want to send Dad money every month. Oh well.
Okay, that’s enough blabbing from me. Holy crap, 9 more days until we get to the airport. We’re down to single digits, woohoo!
So…today is starting out okay. Woke up a little late, mostly because I was up in the middle of the night because BMO got stuck behind the air conditioning unit, but other than that and getting up a little later than I wanted, 8-ish, I think today is headed off to a good start.
Did some social media, had some coffee and a breakfast shake and then went to the gym. Did my workout, came home and had some good low-carb lunch and had watermelon as a snack. I’m going to get this journal done and then try to hit 2k before I have to go to work at 6:00. Got the bluetooth headset for David, so that’ll be something I’ll look forward to giving him. Also got my new 3DS, so now I don’t have to play the jacked up blue one with power issues. So, after I write this, I’m going to write 500 words, hang up laundry as a break and then come back to write another 1.5k before I go to work. I can write about 500 words every 10 minutes, so I think I can get down 1.5k in about an hour of concentrated work. 3 sessions of 500 words at 10 minutes…technically, I guess it’s 30 more minutes. Yikes. That doesn’t look right. Is it?
I’m a little worried about going to Chicago next week. It’ll be the longest I’ve been away from the cats and even though Beka is going to be housesitting, I’m still just a little nervous. I guess they really are my kids after all.
As far as writing ASURA NIGHT goes, today I’ll be writing about the aftermath of the car accident and Emi has to come to grasp that something is really, really happening to her and she has no idea what’s going on. I think it would be a good idea to introduce the government aspect early on so when they DO show up in the subsequent chapters, it won’t be such a bolt from the blue.
Right, off to get my first 500 words of the day, here goes nothing!