Weekend Crafty Fun & Writing Woes

This was a rather interesting weekend, though quite fun. Saturday I ended up spending most of the day with my sister shopping and taking care of chores. Afterwards we had movie night with friends, so to be honest I didn’t get to a computer until around 1 AM Sunday morning. And I had intended to sign up for Six Sentence Sunday as well, so before I tucked in for the night, I whipped out my laptop and started searching for pieces to post.

First Scrivener wouldn’t work for me, so I had to upgrade, then reboot. Alright, that was done. So I went ahead and posted it up on both my WordPress and LJ sites. This was around 1:50-something in the morning, and I was just so happy that I was going to get it up on time. Then I made my way over to the site to list my post for the weekly Six Sentence Sunday listing, and frowned. The post was still titled “Sign up here!” but apparently the list closes late Saturday night. *sigh* To make my brain hurt even more, I looked at the clock on my computer to see it was a little after 1:00 AM again.

No, I didn’t dream it, that was simply when DST kicked in. *facepalm* So grumbling in frustration, I finally went to bed.

Sunday was spent doing some much-needed cleaning around the house and catching up on my two-day word count requirement. I hadn’t touched my work at all on Saturday, so Sunday was a two-in-one job. I was literally writing right up until I had to get ready to see my folks for the evening. Where does all that extra time go on the weekends anyway?

But I did get some time to have some crafty fun! We picked up some supplies at Michaels to create a centerpiece for our dining room table. We really didn’t have anything to use for November that was pretty and harvest-themed: oranges, reds, yellows – that sort of thing. So we tracked down a few pieces, and here are the results. What do you guys think? Of course my mom says we could design and sell them for money, but I don’t know. It’s more of a hobby to me than a money-making business. *shrug*

And I’m back on track with word metrics!

Terry gets a new perspective on his fellow escapees – on that certainly doesn’t sit well with him. A little mob fervor and a vicious, charismatic leader makes for some interesting scenes here. It’s interesting because Brakkis truly is a likeable guy, and you can totally understand why he’s being so cruel and has absolutely no patience for anyone with weak dispositions. I have to admit that parts of this scene were inspired by watching Red State on Netflix on Halloween. There’s that same level of ridiculous fervor and outrageous reactions – but since this group is still getting used to its members, its understandable that there are a few dissenters that it’s trying to weed out.

Project: The Secrets of Leekston (Working)
Deadline: End of 2011 (Preferably much sooner)
New words written: 3,386
Present total word count: 35,853
Total Word Count for 2011: 111,783

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