Category Archive: Gyti

Life, Urban Farming, and Writing . . .

Well, this is my first Sunday post in . . . a while.  What’s been going on in my life? A little bit of everything. Mark Lowry, a Christian comedian, has a wonderful… Continue reading

Stars for the Dead – Camp NaNo recap Days 3-12

Yeah, really not doing so well this month with consistency. Day 3 – I’ll be honest, I don’t really remember why I didn’t write this day. Day 4 – Did things with friends… Continue reading

Stars for the Dead – Camp NaNo 2012 Aug 2 recap

  Camp NaNo Day 2 Word Goal: 3,226/50,000 Actual word count: 896 (no progress) What happened for the day: Work.  And then migraine.  And then Olympics. Sorry, but the Olympics do still take precedence over… Continue reading

Z for Zoology – #atozchallenge

There’s one thing I love about fantasy as much as I love actually writing fantasy. World-building. It’s addicting.  Writers have the power to create anything. It’s one thing to create a world, cultures, plants,… Continue reading

H for Heroes – #atozchallenge

The world is full of heroes. In the Bible, there’s Samson, Gideon, King David, and many more. In ancient mythology, there’s Odysseus, Beowulf, and King Arthur.  In more modern times, there’s Aragorn, Gandalf,… Continue reading

G for Gods – #atozchallenge

Just stop and think for a moment on this question – how many popular entertainment icons can you think of, right off the bat, that involve mythological gods? I can think of at… Continue reading

F for Fantasy – #atozchallenge

Fantasy is such a versatile genre – anything is possible. However, just because anything is possible doesn’t mean it should be possible. Fantasy is all about making the fantastical believable.  To do that,… Continue reading

My Goals and Aspirations for 2012

I hate the word ‘resolution’, because I am not someone who resolves easily.  I like ‘goals’ much better, because then if something happens where I truly can’t complete something, it’s not a failure.… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 30

Word Goal: 50,000/50,000 Actual word count: 50,411 What happened today: Even though I already won, my personal goal is to keep writing on this story every single day (with the exception of taking a day… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 29

Word Goal: 48,333/50,000 Actual word count: 50,006 What happened today: I WON! This year, NaNo was hard, especially with all the family issues that kept coming up over and over again. But if I could… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 28

Word Goal: 46,666/50,000 Actual word count: 49,002 What happened today: I thought I was going to hit 50k.  Then my dad was admitted to the hospital and I was juggling phone calls between the hospital,… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 27

Word Goal: 45,000/50,000 Actual word count: 46,376 What happened today: Last Sunday write-in . . . where has the month gone? *tear* 100 Word Excerpt: Anyone who knew her well, though none of them… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 26

Word Goal: 43,333/50,000 Actual word count: 43,517 What happened today: 6-hour write-in!  I needed it so badly . . . my goal was to write 5,000 words at the write-in (which I did!), but I… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 25

Word Goal: 41,666/50,000 Actual word count: 36,922 What happened today: Christmas shopping.  I did not actually leave the house on Black Friday, but online shopping can be just as hectic >_<. 100 (um, 91) Word… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 24

Word Goal: 40,000/50,000 Actual word count: 36,649 What happened today: Thanksgiving. I managed to write 74 words. Every-word-I-wrote-today Word Excerpt: She could feel the priest’s hand on her arm still, and he was gripping her… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 23

Word Goal: 38,333/50,000 Actual word count: 36,575 What happened today: I am shocked that I had time to write today.  Spent 9 hours running errands/doing baking for Thanksgiving.  But I wrote!  Almost 1300 words, too.… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 22

Word Goal: 36,666/50,000 Actual word count: 35,276 What happened today: Thanksgiving prep for Thanksgiving baking day.  I don’t really remember much of it, other than the fact that I finally finished the ‘prologue’ and got… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 21

Word Goal: 35,000/50,000 Actual word count: 35,109 What happened today: I don’t remember.  I just remember being tired. 100 Word Excerpt: They finally left after that, but she still waited for several minutes before emerging… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 20

Word Goal: 33,333/50,000 Actual word count: 32,432 What happened today: I finally got to the point that I thought was going to be at in week one. 100 Word Excerpt: Mud squished in between her… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 19

Word Goal: 31,666/50,000 Actual word count: 30,061 What happened today: I spent the day cleaning and shopping, Thanksgiving was right around the corner!  I also just plain old needed groceries . . . Finally reaching… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Day 18

Word Goal: 30,006/50,000 Actual word count: 29,747 What happened today: I have officially fallen behind.  Thank God that the weekend is almost here, and so are the write-ins . . . But I wrote over… Continue reading