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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Well, it's been a long Halloween weekend that started for me on Friday and went through Monday, and now it's about to come to a close.

It's been a great week/end and I'm so glad that I got to celebrate in this city, where apparently Halloween is a really big fucking deal. Even got extra credit for dressing up (and in a class I really need it for. I'd explain why, but it'd totally ruin my good mood.)

Well, on that note, I'm going t get writing my book, perfect for finishing up the last two hours of this "spooktacular" night, and then I'm going to watch some Supernatural and some Dark Matter and iZombie. Wait, no. Crap. I forgot I finished that show...and it only took me a week to blow through it. Damn you, Netflix and your amazing-as-balls shows! Granted I could always start it back from the beginning.

There's a lot of other news I'd mention, but now's probably not the time. I just came home from a party and my brain's a bit dysfunctional right now ;)

So that's that. Good night, love ya'll, and I'll write in the morning on a fresh new month :D
Hope everyone had a great happy ending for October.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Procrastination At It's Finest

I really should be studying and reviewing my reading material from over the weekend for my WGS (woman gender studies/queer theory) Class, which happens to be in ~2 hrs. But instead I wanted to take a rather undeserved break and write on my blog instead.

With that, I think it's time for an update on my life.

I'm thinking it's about time I publish my 1st teaser chapter from my new version of "Changing Kathryn" for people to review. Free editing, baby! And also early critiques so I know if I'm going anywhere successful with this new version. It'd be good for me and my book, I believe. One would think I'd be nervous (especially considering all the rewriting I've had to do, and that's the last thing someone would expect I want - and it is, believe me), but I have held on steady and fast to this damn book and I'm ready for it to start getting some sunlight (or rather screen light I should say - sorry for the lame puns, by the way. It's been a long few weeks.)

How I'm going to go about making this happen:

1. This is my announcement to you, dear blog readers, that this is going to be a thing.
2. I'm posting an announcement on my facebook page that this will be happening
3. That's about the extent of my announcements so there is really no number three
4. Scratch the above. Word of mouth.

That's it.

I should also start on getting my book cover finalized too...but I suppose that can be a continued work in progress considering I'm only now entering chapter 2. That one's probably going to need even more work than the first. But then maybe not. I'll roll with it until I post it. Depending on the feedback, it may not need any work at all.

Now onto school, I suppose.

I'm in sort of a surreal mode of life, currently. I'm doing quite decently, but that's being modest I suppose. Decent for my standards, might be more accurate. And my social life is at an all time high. Granted balancing all this is proving to be quite the interesting struggle as this has never been something I have had to juggle before. Not in the realm of college, I should add. And I've been doing this whole "college-thing" for four-going-on-five years now. Now I'm grateful that I'm "stuck" here. Stuck being cynical of course. I have never been happier anywhere else. Thank you Eugene! Thank you UO. And to think this all happened when I went to a single meetup. Funny how life may steer you in a direction you might never have otherwise thought twice about.

Currently I'm only majoring in English. I dropped my Creative Writing minor for now as I did not want to have to repeat poetry, not to mention I didn't have the best poetry professor either. But then maybe that's because I was already taking 17 credits and felt as if I was drowning already...that certainly never helps any. Still, with all the writing/work writing experience I have under my belt, I'm thinking I may be able to find a loophole around the system and get the CW minor without having to take the prerec, in which case I'd be able to jump right into their fiction writing classes, which is what I really want! (Obviously.)

Well, I think that's it for now. Correction: that should be it for now. I really do need to go back to reviewing my WGS readings considering we may (which means we more than most-likely will) have a test today - in one hour too, I might add.

And with that, dear readers, I'll catch you on the flip side!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Drive Idea

I'm going to warn you I am incredibly tired and thus I'm going to write, post it, and hope there aren't any errors. Why not just edit it after wards, you might ask?

Because that's not how I'm doing it, that's why.


I have taken up to doing a new thing with my reworking version of "Changing Kathryn" and that is this:

I'm writting it out via Google Drive and splittling the chapters up into different files. This way I can comment on sections that don't make sens or that I ahve questions about, and not get over logged with comments, and getting lost and so forth. There's also the fact that i I go back to my original editor I can send her small files instead of a giant overwhelming big one. I think just in general this will prove to be a good idea. And as for the comments: It's a brilliant way for me to leave myself editora notes without getting bogged down with nitpicking when I'm supposed to just be writing and letting the idea s flwo and so forth.

Well that's abotu it. Don't know why I felt that was so mandatory to share, perhaps so you could feel as if you've learned soemthing for ideas on writing via google drive too. Btu there it is. Asbolutely arbitrary mundane facts about my writing.

But actually, I really am excited. Maybe NOW I'll fianlly be abel to get this novel going soemwhere. Then again, maybe not. It's not looking too hopeful after seven+ years of me saying the same damn thing over and over. But who knows? Maybe the being 23 will be my lucky charm somehow....

Nevermind that probably didn't make much sense.

Okay. Good night!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hello, World!

First off, sorry for the corny title. Couldn't think of anything else in the moment.

With that said: It's been ten days since I've posted anything, but it feels more like a lifetime. So, for anyone who wants to know what's been up with me, I'm about to get personal and here it is:

I'm currently enrolled at UO and LOVING IT! I'm part of an accapella group titled "Euphonics", and I'm part of a really cool meetup group, plus I've also started a Latin study group. I've thus been gaining a budding social life, and rapidly, I should add, while taking 14 credits. I never thought this would be my life, never in a million years! And I'm absolutely in love. Not with a person, no, I am happily single in that department (hoping to keep it that way too, for awhile).

It has been so amazing living in Eugene, and I am so grateful I took the leap to move here. I have honestly never felt happier, or more at home than I do here. So, with that said, thanks Eugene and my many, and much loved friends here. It's been so great and I can't wait to see what other adventures are going to unfold :)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Quote of the Moment:

I thought this up last night and liked it so much I decided to post it; I think it's an important message for people to consider:

"There are two ways to handle the horrors of life: You either free yourself of its talons, or you let it devour you" -Stephanie K.R.

Monday, October 3, 2016

"SimLife!" #Goal Completed

SO! I recently got my idea of bringing the sims to life up and running- you can check it out here at SimLife! I'm probably WAY more excited about it than I should be, but hey, divulging in brain candy is damn sweet.

That's about it as for news today. I'm surrounded by hw and I have to do that before I go to bed so I can wake up at 7:40 in the morning to get to school. Funsies....

Night! (And check out "SimLife!" because I think if this could actually get rolling, it could be pretty cool. Or maybe that's just the nerd in me talking ;) )

Sunday, October 2, 2016

My "Favorite Links List" Is Gone!!!!

I just discovered as I was going through my blog that my FLL has disappeared when I updated my new arrangement.

I will be sure to get this back up and running as soon as possible (though I must say I will not be able to get this back up in a single day). However, it will be different than what you may remember. So please, if there was something useful that you liked and you can't find it, email me or comment below with a description and/or a title if you can remember, and I'll go on a search for it and add it.

For added benefit, I will be changing things up a bit and having the link list go alphabetically instead of the random chaos it once was. But again, this will take awhile. So to get me a helpful head start, I'm going to add some of the titles of links to this post that I remember well, just as I cannot get to this right away, but I'd still like to get a head start on this.

Thank you for your patience! And feel free to correct me on any (most likely) inaccurate links I'm adding below if you remember any of them in their original forms.

Best regards!
-Stephanie K.R.

P.s.: My opinionated articles have also been accidentally deleted from my blog page too, so those will be going up again soon, as well.

Remembered Links/Titles:

  • "Cute Boys" (blog)
  • "Chicago MLA Format" (I have to double check on this...I think it may be in my list of helpful pages instead)
  • "CreateSpace"
  • A writer's blog on successful writing blogs, publishing, etc. I think his name is Ryan? Or Olly?....I should have this in my mailing list
  • Freelance Editor (Chang?)
  • My original blog 
  • Information on publishing houses
  •         "           "   becoming/finding a freelance editor
  •         "           "   self publishing
  • Em-Dashes vs. En-Dashes (this might be in my helpful pages though)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Starting Over

Sometimes the best thing to do when you're stuck, is to completely erase everything you've just worked on and start over from scratch with a new, well, everything.

That's exactly what I'm doing with "Changing Kathryn". I've deleted the book (I've saved and kept all original copies) and now I'm starting over with an entirely different beginning, with a whole new outlook, and so forth. I think I'll post the original copy to my blog once I'm done with the new one, just for the hell of it. But that won't be for a long while!

I'm so excited (once again) to see where this novel could be going, and to see if I'll successfully finish it after all. Of course I'm now dealing with a 16-credit homework work load, but I don't think this will hinder me too much. Then again, we shall see.

Well so long. I have my first essay to write...and it's due in < 4 hours!

Got to get on it...

(p.s.: see my "Helpful Tip #16..." for more info on starting over)