Friday, January 12, 2018

The Culture List

Last movie I got excited about:
A wrinkle in time!! Can't wait to see it in cinema. At first it would hit the theatres here at 9th of March which would be my B-day week (yes I celebrate a full week, live with it) but nope they moved it to 6th of April instead (nooooes).

Last book I read:
Still reading but on the home stretch by now: Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Last series I marathon watched:

Sleepy Hollow could fit the bill since I did see season 4 in a couple of days but the one that truly fit is Travelers season 2 which I saw in one day.

Last song I listened on repeat:
Hm... it must be either Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift or Silver Night by The Rasmus, probably the first one since I was addicted for a while there and listened to it over and over again.

Last performance you saw:
The play The Arrival based on Shaun Tan's book. It was amazing, I love how they made the scene and all the creatures, so imaginative!

Last restaurant you visited and ate at:
Cyrano, a pizzeria. A lunch with my mum on her birthday, I ate the one and only vegan pizza they have.

Three places I want to recommend:
Uuh no clue.

List snatched from Swedish bloggers Sandra Beijer and Elsa Billgren.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Non fiction list 2018

I'm working on 30 goals for 2018 and one of them is to read non fiction, at least 6 of them. I got the idea since I'm reading The art of asking by Amanda Palmer right now and stumbled upon Marina Abramović book Walk through walls which I immediately wanted to read. So, I wanted to read books written by unusual women.

At first I had this super goal of 12 books. I realised that would probably be a bit hard since I had a trouble finding books in the same spirit as Amanda's and Marina's plus the fact that I rarely enjoy non fiction (oh so many times I've bought non fiction just for it to collect dust).

Thanks to Good Reads I gathered 7 books that seemed interesting and I sat my goal to 6 books, if I read more great and if not great too.

The books I'm hoping to read this year:
  1. The art of asking by Amanda Palmer
  2. Walk through walls by Marina Abramovic
  3. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
  4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  5. I'll never write my memoirs by Grace Jones
  6. First they killed my father by Loung Ung
  7. Hunger by Roxane Gay
I'm hoping for at least one a month, but we'll see. Maybe some will take longer.

I picked these because they would give me new and different perspectives. Nr 6 I picked because I was intrigued when I saw interviews about the movie with Angelina Jolie and the author, so I picked it despite it maybe not fitting in with the rest.

With these books above, does anyone have a suggestion of another book? :)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

NaNoWriMo day 11 and 12

Didn't write an update yesterday, was too tired since I had a cold coming over me (hopefully the worst passed this morning) but it went so-so yesterday if I remember correctly, except session 2 where the words were flying out. I know at least I got extra words in there, like 700+ but fluff brain over here has no attention span or memory so can't say much about it.

Today it took me first 2 hours to write first 1k and 1h to write the second 1,2k. I say I'm happy with that considering I woke up today with fever, sinus + body ache and runny nose.

It feels like I have a brain half full of snot, so really not the best day for writing. It also shows in the quality of what I wrote. It's like I get what I wanted to say but I'm not really getting there, not finding how I should go about saying it.

So everything between "Apparently, shit face and Theodore are friends." and "Unsure if she believed me. Don't care though." is just me pushing through despite the cold. xD Not much of a masterpiece there ;)

Let's just hope I have a better attention span and memory tomorrow, because I need to get the story back on track I feel. I did however at least have a good eye on the time today, always something.


Day 11: 2 746 words
Total word count: 28 338 words
Target, day 11: 18 333 words

Day 12: 2 221 words
Total word count: 30 559 words
Target, day 12: 20 000 words

Friday, November 10, 2017

NaNoWriMo day 10 [hitting 25k]

My last session went slow. I even lost track of time as I was writing and is a bit unsure of when I actually started. Usually I always start full hour but this year I have started when I felt like it which makes me lose track of time.

I think I began before 19 (7pm), I think 18:50 (6:50pm) but unsure. Somewhere in that ballpark and I didn't stop until 20:34 (8:34pm) which is almost two hours(!) later, where did the time go? And that's an insane amount of time for only getting 1,2k!

It took away a bit of the joy of hitting 25k actually, that it went so slow without me noticing. I need to get better at time management. More sprinting and less aimlessly wandering down the page. Next time I will set an alarm so I know for certain.

And I have to stop beginning at odd times!

Day 10: 2 288 words
Total word count: 25 592 words
Target, day 10: 16 666 words

Thursday, November 09, 2017

NaNoWriMo day 9

I have a kind of hate-love relationship with my main character right now. She is NOT doing what I want her to do. The story goes in snail pace because my character isn't doing what I need her to do for things to happen!

I need her to talk to her therapist. She however has for three sessions been quiet or answered with short replies which does not lead to what I want to happen! *frustrated*

I also have this side plot which I'm not even sure I know what I'm doing with so I'm stalling it. The point was to make her get to know more about the ship (and thus the reader get to know stuff that will be vital later) but I don't actually know how to pull it off yet. Gnnh.

Other than that, the writing goes fairly ok I just write nonsense apparently.

Day 9: 2 122 words
Total word count: 23 304 words
Target, day 9: 15 000 words

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

NaNoWriMo day 8

As I was writing during my first session today I, for some reason, thought I was behind and needed 30 min extra to make it work. It wasn't until late when I double checked my skype convo with a friend about that I realised that I had basically written exactly one hour. How the mind can trick you when it goes a little slow.

Second session went better but I had hoped to get more words than but I just couldn't decide what to write next. I tried a few times but nothing felt right so I decided it was better to leave that until tomorrow. Hopefully before then I can figure out how this group assignment I've created in my story has any meaning to anything xD I'm not hopeful though, I just hope I can come up with what to write next.

First day it felt slower than usual when I wrote, more of a syrup feel. :/ Thus not much extra today.

Day 8: 2 039 words
Total word count: 21 182 words
Target, day 8: 13 333 words

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

NaNoWriMo day 7

First session went so good that I got a little extra in the word count. The second session went so-so, it hit the mark but I deleted and rewrote a couple of times and added like 10 minutes extra to the session to get over 2k.

Second session was tougher in general, I had to deal with my character not doing well. She was in hospital and other fun stuff so it kind of sucked me dry. I also, myself, wasn't on the top of my game as I sat down to write so with that in mind I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

Tomorrow it's kind of unknown territory again, this part of the story is heavily unplanned. I have some threads to pull but in general I have no clue what will happen...

Day 7: 2 258 words
Total word count: 19 143 words
Target, day 7: 11 666 words

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