smirkingcat: (deadline)
hello my f-list and everybody else that found their way back here!
as you know nanowrimo is upon us! and that is exciting and encouraging and it's just amazing to see how when ppl set out with a goal in mind and have a group to report to what that can do to the motivation and the mojo!
but the thing is- i dont want to write a novel- i NEED to write fanfic, thesis, application, get back into my daily workout routine, get sh*t on my to do list done, hammer out podfics- and i believe i might not be the only one running out of time. this is why i would like for this month to do a challenge for all of us who are not writers on the brink of publishing:


WELCOME and CONSIDER yourself invited to:
smirkingcat's "get your stuff done"- month!


Join now!
Day 1 - Nov. 1st
Day 2 - Nov. 2end
Day 3 - Nov. 3rd
Day 4 - Nov. 4th
Day 5 - Nov. 5th
Day 6 - Nov. 6th
Day 7 - Nov. 7th
Day 8 - Nov. 8th
Day 9 - Nov. 9th
Day 10 - Nov. 10th
Day 11 - Nov. 11th
Day 12 - Nov. 12th
Day 13 - Nov. 13th
Day 14 - Nov. 14th
Day 15 - Nov. 15th
Day 16 - Nov. 16th
Day 17 - Nov. 17th
Day 18 - Nov. 18th
Day 19 - Nov. 19th
Day 20 - Nov. 20th
Day 21 - Nov. 21st
Day 22 - Nov. 22end
Day 23 - Nov. 23rd
Day 24 - Nov. 24th
Day 25 - Nov. 25th
Day 26 - Nov. 26th
Day 27 - Nov. 27th
Day 28 - Nov. 28th
Day 29 - Nov. 29th
Day 30 - Nov. 30th.

How will it work?
Each day I shall post an entry here that will include the stuff I set out to do + some quotes/resources/motivation tips or simply something nice for you, which I come across.
There also will be a form provided for you, to fill out and share all the stuff you have done, ask the questions you want to ask, and get encouragement from others. Of course I also hope you find it in you to encourage those, who need a kick in the arse, some mojo, some celebrations for a milestone accomplished, or just a hug because it was a not so well done day.

For who will this challenge be?
For everyone!
Remember your New Year's resolution- this month will be the month to cram down on them!
Or you have a fic you always wanted to read- or even many of them, so I challenge you to do it in this month!
You have a fic you always wanted to write- challenge and support offered here!
Let's try and get each other motivated to all the tasks we usually avoid!

Timeline?
All of November! Each week on Saturday will be week-review entry - so we can gush about all the progress we have made.
You can hop on or off daily - but my challenge to you is: Work on your goals no matter what they will be each day! As all the brave and amazing nanowrimo- ppl have to work on their novels steadily!

You are intrigued and you want to help spread the word?
Then please join me- and if you want to spread the world take the banners below away. Thank you for the help!

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smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month:get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day:cleaning, and all the other stuff i cant think right now
Goals reached yesterday:my yesterday just starts
Progress that you managed:
Wordcount:
I need: motivation for the rest of the year!
I want to share: so the month comes to a close! WOW! i did not get back into all my routines- the daily workout is still wonky due to my body failing me, and i did not get a job interview, but i did cross many things of my to do list!!! so its a half-half success! and i'm ok with that! it was a productive month and i really tried to make the most of it!!!
THANK YOU! to everyone who hopped on and off and shared a productive month with me!

for today there are only two things to say:
Discussion about tense in fanfiction by [livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn give your 2piece if you want to, i and flynn would be interested in ;)

and then:
for whatever progress you managed and all the stuff you did get done this month:


THIS CAT IS PROUD OF YOU!







its the first time ever i posted a whole month- besides the freaking time-zones making it a little stressful for me, because australia! i also really got a new respect for daily bloggers- if i did not have it on my to do list, i would have forgotten about it so often!
however it was also majorly fun!
thanks for joining!
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: not forgetting my mothers birthday
Goals reached yesterday: edited podfics, made pizza, posted 3 podfics, ironed, went to work on monday- in RETAIL! BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!
Progress that you managed: working on podfic-bingo though it might be hopeless,
Wordcount:
I need: to stay where i am, it's not the perfect zone but it is some sort of zone
I want to share: well the month is nearly over- how did you do?
i must say i did a lot but i hit my most important goal- if a miracle will not be happening, and i doubt miracles...







with november and my challenge nearly over and me doing 25 days of christmas- i feel not only like i spam my f-list but like i really spent too much time on lj...
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month:get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: bake pizza, another round of job search, survive work on a monday
Goals reached yesterday:sent owl of to beta, sheduled hd writers, remembered, did 3 cover arts, edited 1 podfic
Progress that you managed: getting back into the groove
Wordcount:780
I need: to hang on
I want to share: this is the face i will be wearing all day:


and yes the smugness is real, but this owl really had me worried so getting it done, is what makes me smug!


and something beautiful to look at before i sent you off:







i am aware of my owl-lateness and i do feel guilty about it, but at the moment i take success in every form it deems to show up!
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: my goals of tomorrow entirely depend on how i do today and they will be to edit the hell out of owl and sent it off to beta; cook tomato-sauce for my pizza tomorrow, read one- maybe even 2 - more podfic (as i read one yesterday too)
Goals reached yesterday:finished owl first draft- rocked my saturday
Progress that you managed: finished last of my owls in the first draft
Wordcount:3160!!!
I need: a crystal ball to let me know the future will turn out ok
I want to share: personal story- time:
yesterday on the underground, the person sitting across from me had trouble with her e-book reader, and was trying to push the reset button but had no success, so i helped her out with my key chain that had a thin enough needle point for her to push the well hidden button - she was really thankful and i was happy to help
then work turned into a nightmare as it really got busy and ppl are really crazy because here its the 1. christmas shopping weekend- i did stuff in the back just to hide for 5 min because it was one customer after another *sigh*
on the way home again in the u, there was a nice looking young lady sitting across from me again, and she was really worried about her looks, and checked it on the phone and everything, and as the underground cleared more and more out, i told her that she missed a spot where her mascara has gotten on her skin, she was also very happy that i told her, might have been off to a important date, didnt want her worried going there !
then i got home and the washing machine was fighting with me- leading to me waking up roommate, and when she wakes me up with all the door slamming and being loud, i am over sensitive, but today i will be in for
karma apparently does not work fast...





bought myself very nice nail polish that is a deep dark red and also called "The Darks" looks great really!
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month:get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: finish owl! just get it done!
Goals reached yesterday: breakfast was fun!, and work was trying to kill me but i survived
Progress that you managed: to hang on
Wordcount: was i supposed to write? *headdesks*
I need: kick in the arse, because i got lazy
I want to share: Silence is not only gold, it is also the strongest defense against your mouth ruining everything, before your brain had a chance to catch up with the scene. (believe the cat in that, even if it comes from the smirking one!)














i made a deal with myself- if owl is done by sunday night i will do [livejournal.com profile] slythindor100's 25 days of christmas challenge! and i want myself to write a lot of smut! lets see how that will go down <(*ΦωΦ*)>
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month:get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day:i have to go to breakfast with friends that i am not to sure about, and then survive work on a friday that is always a challenge and then we see
Goals reached yesterday: i'm sure some sort of progress was made, even if i cant name any...
Progress that you managed:
Wordcount:
I need: better medicine
I want to share: If you do not like what is happening to you, stop being the victim and take charge of your own life!

it is cold, and while i know that all my friends in the us dread the thanks giving- christmas eating that will never end, i still need some nice cake, and here is a recipe i myself made very often and can totally recommend:
Granny's Pound cake!

also, as a nearly related side note, i am so glad that my christmas cookie baking is already over- because all the others start whining about it now, but i have yet to eat the cookies, didnt even taste one...






because i am late, as i always am - really you would not believe me when my rl friends describe me as reliable and punctual *headdesks* - THANK YOU! to everyone who put in a nice comment for me on [livejournal.com profile] lokifan's love meme, i never expected that! and some of you really think to highly of me! but it made me happy to read it! thank you all so much you are the best crowd!
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day:thursday is a good day to manage progress! i am sure of it!
Goals reached yesterday:
Progress that you managed:
Wordcount:
I need: better health plus more time!
I want to share: dont give up when it gets hard: if it starts to get tough the tough start!










i think my stomach is trying to kill me and i am not sure why, but it is painful
smirkingcat: (blow me)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: cleaning, job surviving, owl writing, one task on to do list
Goals reached yesterday: i did the ironing, more baking and more writing
Progress that you managed: deleted a scene that simply did not work
Wordcount: ~500
I need: to not be bothered by stuff
I want to share: once you go purple, you never go back.



11 things to consider before skipping workout
also i wonder are any working-out people in my f-list? like i could really do with some acountability, as all my rl-mates have dropped their workout routine right now, and that is SO not working for me, as it is important for my mental health that i keep it up...





i generally like wednesays but i might be not sure about this one
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: finish owl!
Goals reached yesterday:i did the baking, the writing, and the catching up, i did not do the ironing
Progress that you managed: the story is close to done but somehow at the same time still needs a lot of progress
Wordcount:~600
I need: to get over my fears
I want to share: progress furthers more progress!

let us focus on positive thinking today:
The Power of Positive Thinking!
Stop negative Self-Talk i am thinking about learning this one by heart, because i am way to good at that...
Positive thinking made easy

i hope this helps us to hang in there for the last week +1day of november!








so i'm back to normality with lots of cookies that i have not yet tasted because reasons i guess
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day:ironing, owl writing, catching up with my own challenge, baking to use the stuff in my fridge
Goals reached yesterday:i got all the cookies home, i did most of the laundry, and i tried to make words
Progress that you managed: i did not give up?
Wordcount: not even 100 *headdesks*
I need: anybody having a time-machine for me?
I want to share: when in doubt- do it, not having done it makes you regret that later, doing it seldom leads to regret!

body-language to strengthen up plot is what dropped of my research for monday resources, so i thought it might be prudent to still share it. it's not really that great of a read but a nice reminder of what there is all to it, and how it might tighten the story up







even when i am a good cat, i still feel like a bad cat- i wonder if that is my cat-sense telling me i forget something or if i am just too judgemental right now due to time moving to fast and me to slowly
smirkingcat: (blow me)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: laundry, finish up the cookie baking
Goals reached yesterday: did the cookie baking in one day (all but one i have to do on 21st
Progress that you managed: not much due to the cookie baking
Wordcount: non as i was having my hands in dough
I need: a crystal ball as this is so far in the future right now, i am totally confused
I want to share: with any luck most of my christmas cookies are already done by today, and i shall have had a nice time with my friend baking them *fingers crossed*

today i have to quotes that i try to never forget (but sometimes they just slip my mind)









i now have to go back to edit yesterday's posts which at this point is still the day after tomorrow - think about that!
smirkingcat: (deadline)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day:bake out the hell of the day, so that christmas can come and cookies can be eaten
Goals reached yesterday:
Progress that you managed:
Wordcount:
I need: to go back in time so i have more time left *headdesks*
I want to share: this started out as a good idea but slowly the pressure is increasing

because i myself needed a reminder today: how to never give up.
because the human is a resilient intelligent being, and one should never forget that!







some days i cant understand how i ended up where i am, or what id did to end up here...
smirkingcat: (not end well)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: getting shopping done, schedule posts for the weekend, not dying at work
Goals reached yesterday:none - owl is still missing 2 scenes
Progress that you managed: weekend posts are scheduled - sunday is the missing one! yay me!
Wordcount:*headdesks* none
I need: simply more time
I want to share: Fuck it!

if you cant kill people in real life, its nice to know you can kill them in your mind, and if that leads to a story, here are some tips on how to use the amazing killing scene you have created. i'm all about preserving awesome ideas!








i know life is not to be easy, but sometimes it would be nice not to play it on the epic hellish -setting
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day:owl! owl owl owl! finish owl!
Goals reached yesterday: clean the flat, and went to work, but yesterday was a rather bad day, with bad news on the health front
Progress that you managed: not taking the short way out? or trying to kill everyone else? that is totally progress right?
Wordcount: none if i remember right
I need: to not be distracted by how proud i am of what a good player i started out to be *hubris is growing here*
I want to share:



as there is christmas coming closer and closer, and we tend to forget about the next swimsuit season, i want to keep that topic in mind, so today i have an blog about how stress is related to weight: Eliminate Stress and eliminate Fat
and for all those interested in eating healthier and loosing weight i find that skinnymom.com is a good place to start. they have exercise tips, food tips, and health tips, and that work even if you are neither skinny or mom like me, and some of the tips are very easy to do, and most of their recopies are just amazing. however i need to point that because the site has more contributors some of the content is contradicting- i stick to what makes more sense to me.







they started the christmas music in shops here now- i'm so lucky that where i work it is not yet happening that much but it is already getting to me...
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: cleaning, words on owl, working on getting a more positive mindset
Goals reached yesterday:i did not miss train, survived work and managed some words though not a lot
Progress that you managed: i failed my work out routine- which is a setback as it needs 21 days to become a habbit and i lost it again *headdesk*
Wordcount: ~100 i dont know, put them down in notes on train ride
I need: to not give up, even if at the moment everything just seems to crash down
I want to share: "i came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. and i'm all out of bubble gum!"

today i have this little gem: roll it-write it.
this is a page for school kids!
but i find the idea fantastic, like i can make my own dice and write stuff on that i am not good about and then roll it and write it!
the idea is fantastic, and i thought i might share it with you ;-)


smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month:get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: go back to town, survive work, make some progress on owl, dont miss the train!
Goals reached yesterday: went outside it was bitter cold- it was a very short move *headdesks*
Progress that you managed: i tried hard to fight the laziness- it might be a loosing battle
Wordcount:not sure about 600
I need: a cheer leading team that chants when i stop so i start doing again
I want to share: my cat prefers the radiator downstairs more than my lap- this is a sad, sad day :C






smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: move my body, move my mind, and get owl written!
Goals reached yesterday:finished beta-ing, spent some time gaming, reading stuff
Progress that you managed: not staying the whole day in bed with cat totally counts, right?
Wordcount: not a lot, as there was no focus *headdesks*
I need: kick in the arse most likely
I want to share: Luck is a fickle thing, determination is not!

and if you are currently low on determination here is a wiki-how to be determined and then here are 10 ways to be determined

and i think i finally show sings in my life that all the reading i do for hd-writers posts, and here starts to pay off! i'm so delighted by that!








where the furry cat is asleep while this cat has to work *sigh*
smirkingcat: (stumped)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: whatever is on my plate to get done!
Goals reached yesterday:managed to get a chunk done on beta thing, and made a few words on owl, also managed to spent time with cat
Progress that you managed: notice i have plot holes
Wordcount: about 250
I need: motivation/help/kick in the arse/ some info
I want to share: today i have a awesome story for you:
as you know i went back home on friday, and after arriving- and shocking my cat by doing so, and cleaning my room- and annoying my cat by doing that, she loathates (loathe + hates - i try to make that a thing, help is appreciated) the vacuum cleaner, i decided what my smelly cat really needs would be a bath. so i gave her one, and then i did the hot shower, as to warm up the bathroom for the both of us, and i know she gets less pissed if i am wet too. what i found most amazing is that due to the winter being here, and the rain i thought my cat would stay inside being her awesome fluffy clean self all weekend. and let me tell you now, you really can't get my cat outside if it rains, she does not do wet; except apparently when she was bathed, because this saturday morning (4am to be precise, but who cares about such minor details, or about me getting a lie in) nothing was more pleasing to her than to go out in the _storm_ that is going on outside! i wonder if i shall be annoyed, pissed off, or just marvel at her genius for getting back at me? i'm not decided yet, but if there was ever any doubt that cats are awesome and genius, i think this is the proof to the contrary!


yesterday night i had a minor break-down with stuff not going as well as i hoped they would on my end due to various reasons, one of them being that i look at my to do lists and am just overwhelmed with all the stuff that is on there which i know wont fit in 2016 anymore, and i'm also quite anxious due to job hunt not going well.
but then the first lesson i had to learn, back in therapy about my burn out, was that stress while it is contagious from the outside, takes root on the inside, and is about how we see and think about the time we spent. and i recalled some of the techniques on how to "de-stress" and so i went to search for them, to remember more: here is what i found, i hope it will help you too!

there is a whole website dedicated to destressing: destress.com
here are 16 ways to destress and here are 10 ways to destress there is a bit of a overlap, given, but one can never read to much about such things. also i was helped by playing vid games, updating my journal and trying to figure out what i can do and cuddling with my cat. ket the mojo flow again, let the progress be there! and in the end i try as much as i can to get done as much as i can, that is all i can do!
all the best to you too






my cat is now again inside (2 hours later) and sitting on my lap to get all the wetness on me, since i made her wet yesterday i guess...)
smirkingcat: (standard)
Goals for the month: get back into my routines, and get as much stuff done on my to do list as possible, get one more job interview
Goal for the day: words on owl! i need to make words on owl!
Goals reached yesterday:got to the train on time, cleaned my room, cuddled with freshly washed cat, did first round edit on podfic + cover art for it (that was fun), got also my laundry done
Progress that you managed: not giving in and just hiding the whole day in bed
Wordcount:zero, as i simply could not make brain do words
I need: my brain to stop hiding
I want to share: Each word counts, the bad the ugly and the worst, because only in the difference do we notice good writing!

today i have a nice short story for you, because to read means to write or something like that <3
so here you go and please enjoy Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy!
see a master writer at work- and if you have time tell my what you thought about it ;)






omg folks! there is snow in austria, i was so happy to glimpse it!

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