Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days! I just never feel like I have anything worth posting about =( and I don’t want to bore anyone. Everything has just been going pretty good lately, nothing too eventful. I’m really focusing in on my triathlon training as well as my writing and my friendships. That’s kept my pretty busy lately.
I’m steadily building up my time and speed in all three categories. Currently I can do 10/20 laps, although not consecutively. I still have to take breathers between. I can do about 5 miles on the bike no problem, and 1.25 miles of running. I think for January, that is a pretty good start. My goal is to be able to do a full triathlon by May so that come the real race, I will be used to the conditions, and know that I can complete all of the activities. My best friend Megan is doing the triathlon with me, and she has been an amazing model to follow since she’s been doing these races for so long.
Megan has also really been encouraging, and inspiring me to keep up with my creative writing. I was detached from it for so long, getting a little better during play writing, but ultimately scripts are not my forte. So Megan and I devised a little challenge for the both of us, to keep us on track. We both chose stories to write, and we’re writing them in sections of 3,000 words. We are giving each other deadlines and then we’ll swap stories and edit and give feedback. The best way for me to write is when I know someone is waiting eagerly to read it. And Megan has always been the biggest fan of my work =) We’re calling our challenge RSAPS or the Restless Still Alive Poets’ Society. And so far it has been working out really well! Deadline is this coming Wednesday, but I completed my first 4000 words this evening ^_^ and I’m really proud of myself for it!
My story is inevitably a romantic comedy. I’m currently calling it 2011 (for obvious reasons). The story takes place in the year 2011, where the idea of 2012 and the world ending has become a reality. For this reason, people have divided into two groups, what my MC christens the “Livers” and the “Onions”. The Livers do whatever they want, steal, loot, run rampant, under the belief that they only have a few months to live. The Onions try to maintain order, going about their business as usual and abiding to laws and societal rules. My MC is sort of in a neutral ground, not knowing what he wants to do with his last few months. At the beginning of the story he meets a boy named Tae, who is very much a Liver, and more or less “forces” my MC to follow him around and help him carry out all his dreams and desires =P Sound any good?! You can find the first 5 pages on my deviantArt.
Other stuff going on… I’ve been taking a real interest in fashion. I was never able to before since I didn’t fit in a lot of stuff, but now I can fit into cute stuff! And my grandma has been wanting me to look through her Avon books, and she offers to buy me clothes and shoes, so heck yes I will take her up on the offer! I’ve ordered a LOT of stuff, including some jeggings and two new pairs of boots which came in today. The boots are so freaking cute!
Well I think I’m going to get back to writing and hit the sack early! Good night all and keep with it! I’m proud of so many of you for coming back to your plans and getting re-motivated!