Overslept today, woke up two minutes before my class starts--yeah, wasn't gonna make it in time. At least it wasn't tomorrow; that's when the quiz is. I'll get there a little early and ask what I missed. The funny thing is it was genuinely an accident and I was disappointed in myself for not waking up in time. I think that I just forgot to set my alarm. Danny had me set a recurring one, so that should fix it.Stories
is coming along. I'm still just playing, not committed, because what can that hurt? I might pull a couple of writers and ask their advice on it. Would they join? What would they have me add to make it better, or more unique? It's not finished. I haven't had the heart to mess with the layout yet. Ha.
Excited about my story worldbuilding. It's really going places. Soon I'll have to take the next step and actually start writing. Then we'll see how worthwhile the effort was. I'm skeptical. I've been... not even really a writer in quite some time. Blah.
I applied to be a beta reader at Perfect Imagination
, which is set up very professionally. I didn't pass the test the first time. Amusingly enough it's because I didn't follow my gut instinct. They had a lot of dialogue like this: 'I'm going to the market.' said Bill.
Since the test is in British English, I thought maybe ending with a period rather than a comma was a quirk of their style of grammar. Same with lists like this: Sue, Billy, Graham and Bob went to market.
Actually, I know
that in some places it's accepted to not include a comma before the final item in the list. But it's okay. It actually makes me feel a lot better because it means my grammar's good as usual, I just should have gone with my instincts. Better safe than sorry. I can retake the test in July.
Um, so yeah. I changed my journal layout? Hum. And I'm thinking of starting a challenge something like NaNo? Especially if I can get other participants. Something like 1,000 words a day for a set period, or maybe 5,000 words a week to make it easier. I don't know. I could use the motivation.