Yes, I am a Geek

Aug 31

Completed.

Before I start with what I’ve just completed, please take the time to visit my fundraising page for Extra Life here.

After working on this for about 2 years, my (possibly final) zombie ebook is complete and is currently in the preliminary stage of edits. I haven’t decided of where I want to upload it to. I think I’m going to keep it free because it’s not enough for a price. Good or bad. 

I’ve included most of the first chapter below. Any thoughts or comments? Leave them in my inbox. 

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Aug 29

What I think most shows do with their story lines

Disclaimer: I’m not a great writer or even mediocre, but this is my opinion of what I think happens.

Int. Conference Room - Afternoon
Sign taped outside of the closed door reads: “S2:E2 Brainstorming Part II”

Writer 1: “Okay, so who’s turn is it to spin the wheel of plot twists and turns?”
Writer 2: “You mean the M. Night Shyamalan wheel?”
Writer 3: “Ooo what a twist!”
Writer 5, 6 & 7 roll their eyes.
Writer 1 & Writer 2: “Shut up, Erin.”

Aug 25

Extra Life | Play Games. Heal Kids. -

Hi guys, I’m participating in this year’s Extra Life event in October. Please check out my fundraising page and donate. All donations go to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

Aug 17

Quirky quirk

A week of not being able to talk to anyone has really annoyed me. I mean this in the physical sense, I can type and email but my voice was just gone. The weird thing is, I hate talking. I love listening to people talk about their day but I feel like I’m putting people off by telling them about my day. I guess that’s just one of my weird quirks. 

I thought I nearly lost my drive again when a “disk read error occurred.” Luckily, it booted up normally on the next restart and I was able to run chkdsk. I’m still backing up to an external just in case. I still have to work on recovering the rest of my dead hard drive.

Well, I’m still slacking on my Extra Life participation and haven’t harassed many people as I should be. So if you can, go to my fundraising page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=94786 

Actually, writing this story has taken a lot of my time. I’ve spent the past week or so writing my possibly last zombie ebook. I’m thinking it might be my last ebook altogether. I can’t handle having this story in my brain as it slowly leaks out on paper one day at a time. It’s been consuming my down time. I’m currently on chapter 9, but I’m not sure how I feel about the direction that it’s going. Bleh, I wish I was a better writer. I guess I’ll stop rambling. I might put up a chapter on here in the next few days. I’m hoping to be done by the end of this month.

Aug 04

Switch

Well, I made the move a few weeks ago and have been going back and forth between cities. It’s been great so far, minus the traffic and the way people drive here. The drive back and forth has been draining but we’re one step closer and two steps back with selling our house. It feels as if I’ll never be able to sell it.

I’m slowly getting back into writing and hopefully, I’ll be posting more on here. I’m also getting my Twitch stream up soon so that should be ready in time for Extra Life this October. I had been thinking about breaking up the hours for that between Friday and Saturday, plus some hours on Sunday, but we’ll see how that goes on the day of. 

I’ve been slacking off recently, but here’s the link to my fundraising page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=94786 

Alright, enough procrastinating on my part, I’m ready to start gaming once again. Thanks for your continued reading and following :)

May 25

I’ve had a few weeks of interesting things happening. Okay, I lied, I’ve had one major thing happen to me. I may have the opportunity to move 3 hours away to Houston for a new job.

I’m completely terrified.

I’ll be leaving behind everything I’m comfortable with: my family, friends, home, neighborhood, and commute. I’ve had a lot of opposition to this from one person alone, my mom. She hates that I’m leaving so she’s already thinking I’ll fail over there. My future husband thinks I’ll succeed but it just hurts that my mom isn’t on my side for once. I guess I’ll have to prove her wrong if I get this job. Each time I talk to her, I present my side of things and it’s never good enough. However, her words have been working like reverse psychology and just makes me more inclined to accept the position if offered.

I’m stubborn, and when it comes to things that I want to do, I just accept the possible consequences and I’ll do it. I bought this house (big fail) but I did it, and I’m literally paying for it now. I went back to school and finished another degree (if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity come up in the first place). I have to own up to my failures all the time, but this will be 3 hours away where I’ll be alone for 6 months.

My final interview is this week, and I’m completely terrified and excited at the same time. I’m missing a big chunk of my support system, but I’ll be damned that I’ll prove her right.

May 17

More Six Words

I woke up and felt the need to write these out. They’re probably just sentences rather than stories but they help with getting me to write.

It’s our anniversary of your death.

A kiss so cold, death followed.

"It moved me," he said, coldly.

Misery loves an audience of one.

"The pain is bearable," she grimaced.

May 08

I can’t not play Fallout:NV.

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I just finished Dead Money too.
I might be broken. Or at least very sleep deprived for a while.

Apr 30

It’s midnight somewhere

Alright, so it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on here. I lost a few followers, and I’m sorry for being away. I haven’t been able to put together a good post. I am ashamed to say that I’ve strayed farther away from my backlog. I also stopped writing the last ebook in my Rising series. I’m thinking about scrapping it altogether. Again. 

My hard drive crashed yet again, and I replaced it with a new, empty one. I’m still trying to see if I can recover the data. I was going to have the shop replace it for me but $235 ($35 for diagnostics, $150 for hard drive replacement/labor plus $50 for data recovery) was a little to high for me. I bought some tools ($10) and my new hdd ($90), then installed it myself. I may not be able to get the data off of my old one though, so I failed. I did save some money though. Hooray.

I just realized it’s nearly 12:30am here. I’ve wrapped up my review on Lococycle and some other assignments. I haven’t been able to do that in quite a long time. I’m about to sign up again for Extra Life and get that going pretty soon. I hope to have more time to figure out what to play during that day. I was going back and forth about playing 25 hours straight or dividing up the hours within Fri, Sat and Sun. I’m still up in the air about that one.

I’ll be working on some other assignments, and hopefully what will be the last ebook to end my zombie series. 

Mar 14

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