1) I have (sort of) disappeared from the whole internet-sphere for a fortnight, perhaps? The reason being I’ve been extremely stressed out. I’ve been practising for the regional spelling bee, which was today, and life’s just been hectic. WORDS, WORDS, WORDS. <strike>I thought I liked words…?</strike> Anyway, there were two year levels in my competition, and about 150 kids in all. You get an oral word from a pre-learnt list, which is worth 3 points. Then there’s a written word test, with 10 words from the pre-learn list, and 10 from the Collins Dictionary. The cut off score was 16 points. 19 kids (out of the 150!) got into the finals.
I couldn’t believe it, but I did.
And then, I came fourth.
The dreaded ‘ding!’ of the bell was horrible, but I guess there is a bit of luck in a spelling bee.
Still happy though.
And sort of running out of vocabulary at the moment. 😛
2) I have this new idea for a novel, which I rambled to Shim about,
I need your advice! and it seems to be in a bit of an urban fantasy genre. I’m more of either a fantasy or realistic/contemporary writer, so I’m not sure what to do. Mostly because I want to start this story but I already have heaps of projects going on at once, and I really need to character develop and world build. Maybe I should try and outline a little, devolep the idea more and set it for my NaNo story this year? Hmmm… I’m not sure I would want to do that though, I guess I would prefer to stick to a genre I’m familiar to for NaNo. Does that make sense? Erg.