Thursday, October 23, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

Working cover
So, this cookie have decided to take part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which means that I will be writing 50k words during November, sounds daunting yes so I am focusing on it to be 2k a day for 30 days instead.

I will be happy if I reach my personal goal of 10k since I haven't written anything truly long since my thesis in 2011.

Working title:
Catherine is coming to town

Catherine is going home to her parents for the holidays, first time without her fiancé who left her just a month (months?) before. She has to deal with the insanity of her mother who wants everything perfect but seem to always forget that her daughter is vegetarian and cannot eat the pièce de résistance (the ham). On the other side she has her dad and his family which she cannot get along with since they are too much of a small town mentalities than her and like cars, she knows nothing about cars - she doesn't even have a driver's license.

Prologue (not in book, just for myself really) can be found here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Two comic books I need

I'm unsure if I have mentioned this before but Ms Marvel Carol Danvers have been upgraded to Captain Marvel(!) and to top off the cake with some extra icing the mantle of Ms Marvel have been taken over by the muslim Pakistani girl Kamala Khan!

I am so craving these comic books. They are on my "must buy" list.

Covers borrowed from

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nobel peace prize 2014

Finally a pair who is truly deserving of the peace prize! It has been revealed that Malala Yousafzai (17, Pakistan) who work for girls right to education and Kailash Satyarthi (60, India) who work against child labour is getting this year's peace prize and I am so happy for that. Finally some true recognition to these issues! What I also like about this year is that we don't lift westerners.

Malala is also the youngest Nobel prize winner ever, pretty cool I say.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

TV shows that collide

I just learned that finally Revenge is back BUT it is on Mondays at 21:00 (9pm) where I already have the collision between Scandal and Criminal minds at 21:00 (9pm).

I have no idea what to do really, a friend of mine have offered to download the other two series for me so I can see them. This just feel so unplanned considering that these shows must have a kind of similar audience so they are trying to snatch viewers from each other! Damn channels, we'll see what times the reruns go and see if I can follow them then instead (unless it is super late, specially Criminal minds since I cannot watch that late at night).

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Buy in my shop and donate to breast cancer

I decided this year that I wanted to do something special for October, the breast cancer awareness month, so I came up with an idea of donating some of my earnings.

Cancer, whatever form, is a shitty disease. I had an uncle who died because of cancer and I have a friend who is fighting cancer right now. This is my way of doing something and I have chosen to focus on breast cancer.

Now, I know both genders alike can get breast cancer but in 2008 for a breast cancer awareness photo contest I wrote down a small trail of thoughts which I'd like to share with you:
"When I saw the contest I started to think what breast cancer is for me. How would I react on getting the news. Probably I would be more religious (find a god?) and my first thought would be that I don't want to loose my breasts. Because without my breasts I would feel like a tiny, short boy before puberty. Or maybe as a drag queen that tries to be a woman but doesn't really make it to the line. I usually don't think about my breasts but for once I did and realised that they're a part of who you are when you're a woman. Clothes are sown accordingly, cleavages are made, bras being bought... It's like a whole world.

So, who would I be without them?

Then my mind took me one step longer. Life. Even if it would mean loosing my breasts I want to live and would do anything to do so... half, one, both, whatever it takes. But I hope science soon will come to a break through in breast cancer. And if my mum, step-mum, friends or even I get the news don't need to worry about our identity as a woman, about life... just get help to recover."
It might be a bit shallow thoughts and I have expanded on the thoughts during many Octobers in my head but that was the first time I truly thought about how it would feel for me to get the news and I am hoping and wishing that I and no one I know need to ever get the news. I hope that one day breast cancer, cancer overall, will be a non-issue - and easy curable.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Projects update: September

When I do things that is a bit bigger I call them projects, it can be everything from organising an event to rearranging my kitchen. It's good for both having a good overview of what needs to be done and for evaluating when it's finished. Below are some of the ones I've been working on lately and their status.

Last update: August | June & July | May | April | March | February | January

September was a chaos. I've been sick most of the month (or well in pain - a bit better  now though) and best guess from doctors is kidneys at the moment - we'll see how it goes. My second focus was to get enough money to pay all my bills which I succeeded to do. I sold several orders on etsy and I sold some stuff on Swedish ebay (tradera).

3/4 hopes was fulfilled: 1) stuff sold in my etsy shop 2) people liking my new notebook styles 3) enough money to pay bills. Alas my hope that I would be hired didn't happen.

Hopes for October: I am hoping that a meeting about a really cool artisan crafts fair will happen and that we can start something amazing. I hope I get a job or at least money to survive another month. I also hope that I will sell at least 5 items in my shop.


♥ Selling/giving away
This is going slow but steady. Keep selling something every time I put stuff up for sale. It is not much but at least it is a small income and I get more space.

♥ Finding the perfect job (or a job at all)
Suggestions are appreciated in whatever, I am getting desperate.
0/1 done
♥ Taking care of things in basement
I haven't been down since the flooding to take care of things, but then I saw several stuff I could sell so I should probably get cracking on that. My drawings and photos could for the most part be saved so that made me happy.
3/4 done 

Project Panzi hospital
I read an article about the survivors of sexual violence that Panzi have taken care of and that the hospital need an industrial washing machine so through deviantART I'm trying to collect money, by selling donated prints. You can see more here. So far only collected $6.46. This might get included in the book project, one of the books might support Panzi.
0/1 done

♥ Children's books project

Other chaos popped up during September so I will need to focus on this when things calm down a bit. About project: I've slowly gotten more and more disturbed that 90% of the main characters are boys in books and that if there is a girl she's wimpy and frankly not independent and cool and dare to do things. So, I started my own project where I hope to organise and make 5 children's books with girl leads. I got some people interested and planning on a meeting with a printing company soon.
0/4 done

On hold

♥ Friendship project - on hold
3 (of 4) still needs to be photographed and shipped to their owners. I've just put the box with the bracelets in a safe place so now I can't find it. It might have been moved to the studio.
3/4 done

♥ Earring project Z - on hold
Haven't had the time to work on this. This was mostly to inspire myself, I'm being plenty of inspired lately without it. Parts: make, photograph and put up on Etsy and deviantART.
1/4 done 

♥ Closet project - on hold
I still need to make the holes in the lids though, unsure what tools to use - an awl?

3.5/4 done

Saturday, September 13, 2014

TV series this autumn

I am currently watching:

Mon: Scandal (s3)
Tue: Hart of Dixie (s3 - three episodes left)
Wed: Castle (s5)
Thu: Under the dome (s2)
Fre: -
Sat: Supernatural (s9 - few episodes left)
Sun: -

Coming soon:

26 sept: Continuum (s2)
7 oct: Big Bang Theory (s8)
8 oct: Grey's anatomy (s11)
16 oct: The originals (s2)
20 oct: Once upon a time (s4)

Some I don't  know airing date of: 

The Vampire Diaries


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