rynne: (exuberance is beauty)
Last night I finished that third fic -- 22,400 words. It actually feels very bare, though -- not a skeleton, but certainly a very gaunt body. I think there might be more to this story, but I also think I need either some distance, some help, or both, to bring it out.

I think that's it for the longer fics in this series, though! Everything else I have planned will be one-shots, and much shorter. There's only one that I think might pass 10,000, but that's still a might. That will make things much easier -- I can do one-shots. :p

But I also think I'm going to take a break from this universe. There are still things I want to write this summer, while I still have time, but those things have nothing to do with Kirk Prime. That will be nice. XD

In more real life news, my job finally decided to actually PAY ME. It's a stipend, but it applies retroactively to the entire time I've been there, so when I'm done in a couple weeks I will actually get a check. So totally awesome. :D

On the other hand, though, they did want me to start coming in an hour earlier. And I agreed, because I would like to be paid. But getting up an hour earlier is going to be hard until I get used to it. *sigh*

I only have less than a month left in Reno, though. In less than a month, I'll be in DC! But this does mean I have to finish the things I want to do before my life gets swallowed up by law school, and I just hope I can get to the things I most want. I think I might. This has pretty much been my most productive summer ever. :D

Oh! And in another awesome turn, there is actually going to be a sci-fi convention in Reno next month! Anyone coming to WorldCon? :D
rynne: (procrastinate!)
I live! Mostly.

Three of my four finals are done; the last is tomorrow. I was especially pleased with the two I had today--well, one of them was a final paper that I just turned in today, but the other was an essay test that I think I completely rocked. Considering that's one test that I'd actually really studied for (study sessions with other people and everything), I'm pleased with myself.

Also, the paper I turned in was fifteen pages. That I wrote yesterday. This is a new record for me--fifteen full pages of essay in one day. It was still pretty stupid of me to wait until yesterday to do it, but I felt fairly comfortable delaying it because I was confident in my ability to write well on the topic, as I feel I did, even with so little time. And this paper was supposed to be 10-20 pages, so a very wide range that I fell right in the middle of, which is a comfortable place to be. And I sincerely liked the paper when I finished it and reread it, which is always a good thing.

My last final is tomorrow, and it's the class where I pretty much have to fail the final altogether not to get an A. Since I'm not going to fail the final, I'm not too worried, and not too fussed about studying. I will, but probably not very much, and tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day for me, though. I need to get boxes, pack, and figure out what needs to come home with me and what I can store here. I need to take the final. I need to sell back some of my books.

I also need to deal with my study abroad application. I'm almost finished with it--all that's left is one essay response (which I'm in the middle of now and is not a hard topic), a few bits of the application I have questions about and need to see an adviser for tomorrow, and my budget worksheet.

This is one thing I really shouldn't have procrastinated on, sigh. For this worksheet, I need to figure out my personal expenses when abroad (or at least, a ballpark figure for them), plus local travel and international travel. I don't know how much traveling I'll be doing, so I'm not sure how to do expenses. I tend to be pretty cheap with the personal expenses here, but I don't know how I'll be in a foreign country especially with all the Doctor Who merchandise I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals will persuade me I need.

Gah. Well, I'll figure it out. I need to see the international programs coordinator anyway, so I'll see if she'll help me with this or if I need to wait to talk to my parents and therefore have to wait to turn in the application until I come back in the fall. I hope not. Gah.

Also? I need to write my Support Stacie fic. I don't regret doing it since it was for a good cause, but this really wasn't the best timing. It doesn't have to be very long so it shouldn't take me that long to write, but I need to get it done soon.

Okay, now to finish the application essay, then maybe get started on the fic. Everything else will be done tomorrow. Ohhh, so close to being done with the semester, finally...
rynne: (scully the sleeping beauty)
I am so tired. Pretty much all day I have wanted nothing more than to just go back to sleep. Right now I'm having difficulty staying awake, even though it's not even ten yet and I never go to bed this early.

I wish my body would stop anticipating itself. Whenever I have to be up at a particular time, my body wakes me up at least an hour too early. I mean, it's nice that I pretty much can't oversleep, but when I'm already having difficulty sleeping, waking up too early totally does not help.

What also does not help is writing boring papers. I am writing my paper that's due on Monday--I'm three pages in and the minimum is five. But I'm trying to summarize a book and I'm so tired and it's bloody boring and I just want it to be over. I could stop now, since I still have several more days before it's due, but then I'd just feel guilty for not doing as much as I could right now. And since papers unfortunately don't magically write themselves, me wanting this paper to be over means that I have to do it myself, and really, the sooner I get it over with, the better I'll feel.

I just want to go to sleeeeeep...


ETA: Hah, finished! The minimum is five pages and I did exactly that, but this was just a rough draft and my teacher is going to be poking at it so it might very well grow. But that will just be editing, not me having to write another five pages. Win!
rynne: (laughing rose)
So, a good few hours of my day were consumed with the FAIL Blog today. Most of these are good for a smile, and some are utterly brilliant.

Some examples )

I otherwise spent my day doing my Oceanography take-home exam. Which we got yesterday, and is not due until the 17th. I finished it today, so now I'm basically done with Oceanography--and ALL SCIENCE CLASSES. I'm even debating not going to class the last two days because I already finished the test. XD

I still don't have a topic for the paper I need to turn in on Wednesday though, gah. Stupid class. I NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT FOR 5-7 PAGES.

However, I finally have an idea for one of the fic exchanges I've got due this month! I think I will be writing that tomorrow, as well as hopefully thinking of a paper topic and starting the damn thing. *sigh*
rynne: (four chillin')
I AM DONE WITH THE PAPERS. *dances* Four papers in five days. Whew! That was pretty intense. But now I am done with them, and even ahead of the schedule I set out for myself! This gives me time tomorrow to edit them, because though I've finished drafts of all of them, some of them are in serious need of editing. Gah.

Now there's just the rest of the semester to think of. I can do fannish things like [livejournal.com profile] yuletide over Thanksgiving (well, really I can't even start [livejournal.com profile] yuletide until Thanksgiving, because the source for the fandom I was assigned is at home), and my [livejournal.com profile] oh_she_knows secret santa and betaing [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals's fic.

There are only two weeks of classes left, and one week after that for finals. How did this semester pass so quickly? And how did I get so organized? XD
rynne: (dork!)
I just finished one of the papers I have due next Monday. As in, six days from now. I finished a paper nearly a week before it's due. This is...pretty much unprecedented. XD

Also, I have a schedule for the rest of the papers I've got due on Monday. Tomorrow and Thursday I'm going to work on the story (for my creative writing class)--it's eight to ten pages, so it's the longest. Friday and Saturday I'm going to work on the five to seven page paper, and then Sunday I'm going to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" and answer the questions on it.

I am being organized! And productive!



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