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[sticky post] Astrid's 52 Books in 52 Weeks 2014

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Book(s) currently reading: A Long, Lonely Time (Graham Thomas)
1. The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker)
2. The Steel Seraglio (Mike Carey, Linda Carey, and Louise Carey)
3. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
4. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
5. Feed (Mira Grant)
6. Blood of Tyrants (Naomi Novik)
7. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
8. Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde (Michael A. Stackpole)
9. Deadline (Mira Grant)
10.Blackout (Mira Grant)
11.The Night Gwen Stacy Died (Sara Bruni)
12.The Positronic Man (Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverburg)
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Aug. 11th, 2014

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Robin Williams is dead, most possibly of suicide.

Fuck.

Goddamnit FUCK.

Saving for future use

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LJ hiatus

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Attention everybody:

Tomorrow I'm beginning the first draft of a book I've been trying to write for a couple of years actually but didn't because of yadayadablahblah reasons. Now I'm going to get super organized and have myself write 2-3k words a day everyday for 61 days, followed by about two/three months more of editing and bsing query letters before it's ready to be sent out.

By that time, I'll be gearing up to apply for the MFA again and will be starting the process of writing the fictional piece in late June and will schedule myself to have it all nice and ready to go by September at the latest. At that point I will once again begin the anxiety-inducing process of contacting teachers for letters of rec and figuring out paperwork. Last year was kind of a catastrophe in terms of the MFA applications and I'd rather not repeat that.

On top of that and other personal predicaments I'd rather not go into on Facebook, I will not be doing karate this year (I will be practicing at home, tho) nor will I be on LJ or Facebook except to update once in a blue moon so you all know I'm not dead. Long story short, I'm trying to put my professional life on track so I can finally convince myself that I'm a productive adult when I haven't been all that productive these last couple of years.

Thanks for being patient with me and for being my friends. I honestly never imagined I'd have so many. I'm bad at keeping up with people and I'm rather self-centered, but even if I haven't talked to you in a while, I still appreciate you and have trouble voicing that appreciation.

So, yeah.

See y'all in 61 days.

My LJ addiction

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You know things are bad when you end up searching for random older articles on _p and re-reading the comments. I seem to have this itch to check LJ for the most random things when I have more important shit to be done. It's procrastination at its finest.

So I am going to be doing an experiment.

I will go for one week without LJ. During this week I will record in one of my bazillion journals the things I'm doing through the day and times when I feel the urge to check LJ (and how bad that urge is). I'll then type it up and post it here, and I'm hoping that seeing how much more productive I will (hopefully) be will stop me from mindlessly checking LJ.

LET THE EXPERIMENT COMMENCE---WITH MUSIC!

OMG MY HEART

yay Big Mac

I luv this show so much you guys

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Heard Craig Bartlett got hired back on Nick. I'd reeeeeeally like to see The Patakis actually come to life.

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