I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW RP forum. This week’s update takes the characters the rest of the way through the Iso’rath arc and starts to set up the run in to Grim Batol.
I’ve completed the Bastion of Twilight arc and am moving into the next major arc. Work is progressing swiftly even though I’m still quite busy with looking for jobs, preparing for the LSAT, and editing ToL while writing MoL.
And now, off to eat and then get back to work!
So, it took me a few days of intense reading but I’ve finished proofing Twilight of Lanar’ya. I marked the changes I need to make (fixing the odd typo that isn’t a misspelled word, switching a few words around, etc) and will get that done either tonight or tomorrow. Then, I’ll duplicate the file, reset the fonts and margins, switch all italics to underlines, add the headers, and then start contacting the agents I bookmarked.
I’m really excited.
And now, back to work!
For those of you who slept through Geekspeak 101 the subject translates as “Unemployed does not equal unproductive.”
Today is the first day of my unemployment. Actually, I prefer to think of it as the first day of my working completely for myself. And, in these first five hours (yes, I woke up at 7 am as per normal) I have:
- Applied for three different jobs
- Drafted a query letter
- Begun a high-level proofing of Draft Three of Twilight of Lanar’ya
- Read an entire chapter in my LSAT prep study guide
I took the weekend “off,” so to speak, to recharge my mental batteries. I mostly played Diablo II and did some work on Midnight of Lanar’ya. I did a touch of research for my mother’s site but have not completed the article there yet.
Am I scared? A little. But, as my parents are wont to say, I have tools and talents to weather adversity that most other people don’t. I live frugally so money is not a pressing concern. I am content to live life inside my head so missing out on social occasions does not bother me overmuch. I have always been fairly self-disciplined so setting my own schedule and sticking to it is not difficult. No, what I will really miss is the atmosphere at my former job and the people there.
At any rate, I will keep working on Alayne’s Story and my own works while searching for a job, studying for the LSAT, and keeping myself up-to-date on various other things.
And now, as always: back to work!
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW RP forum. This week takes us through the first half of the Iso’rath chain in the Maw of Madness.
I’ve just about cleaned up the arc for Bastion of Twilight and will be moving into the next raid soon. My guild has gotten 6/7 in Firelands as well so I’ve been working on the videos from there since I finally got FRAPs and my storage drive to cooperate with each other again.
Well, back to work.
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW RP forum. This week’s update takes us through the fight between the Dragonmaw and the Thundermaar and introduces the Demon Soul and the black dragons.
I’ve just finished writing up the Valiona and Theralion encounter and will probably clear out the rest of the Bastion of Twilight next week. Then it will be time to start the next major arcs which should get us caught up with what is currently in Cataclysm just in time for Blizzard to change it all with the next patch.
And now, back to work.
I’ve been dividing my free time (when I’m not working or raiding) into three parts: 1) working on Alayne’s Story or Midnight of Lanar’ya, 2) researching things for my mother’s site, and 3) studying for the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). I’m cautiously optimistic that I will do well on the LSAT when I take it in December. I still need to check to see if the center near me offers the exam in English but I suspect it will. I’ll then register to take it and keep studying for it.
I think that, if I score well enough on it, law school won’t tap out my savings nearly as much as I had feared. I’ve been careful all these years and have managed to save up quite a bit. So, I can afford to go to law school, even if I have to pay the whole thing myself. However, if I can get scholarships to cover some of the tuition and course fees, then that will be so much the better.
I’ve never been a big fan of putting yourself tremendously in debt to get a degree. I am practically allergic to debt which is why I don’t own a car (and plan to try to get the best car I can for the lowest price I can find if I go back to the US) and why I don’t own a house (no way, no how. Nothing doing. I’ll rent until it’s worth my time to even think about buying a home and right now, the housing market is looking like it will take a while to recover). I don’t feel the need to take fancy vacations or go out to pricey restaurants. I make my clothes last me for ages and generally only replace them when they are so ripped and torn up that it’d be indecent to wear them in public. My biggest annual expenditures are trips to visit my parents in the US or the occasional computer purchase.
I live within my means and in less than 10 years, have socked away enough cash that I can think about three years of law school without wondering how I’d eat while in school. Apparently, not a lot of people my age could say the same thing. I think that’s weird because I’ve never considered myself to be terribly exceptional when it comes to money. I don’t have a massive salary or anything. I just…don’t spend a lot of money. Simple.
At any rate, I’m looking forward to taking the LSAT. I hope I do well on it and get offered a discounted ride somewhere. That would be awesome.
And now, back to work!
I’m still reading and putting the final touches on the final draft of Twilight of Lanar’ya. However, I am far enough along in that to begin working on the second book of the Lanarian Empire series: Midnight of Lanar’ya. Taking place immediately after the events in Twilight of Lanar’ya, Midnight of Lanar’ya will answer many of the questions raised in the first book.
I’m really excited about it. I’ve spent a significant amount of time tweaking the outline for MoL and am glad to finally be working on it.
I think that I will finalize the last draft of ToL in a few weeks and then will come time to start my query letters. I am also preparing for the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) later this year. If I don’t get a solid job offer soon, I will, more likely than not, take the LSAT and, pending the results, enroll in law school.
Well, enough gabbing from me. I’m going to put some more work in on MoL and then get some sleep. I still have to work in the morning.
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW RP forum. This week’s update takes us from Dragonmaw Port to the Krazzworks.
I’ve just finished the final run-up to Bastion of Twilight and will probably complete that arc this week. I’ve also been busy with various other projects which I will post about later. For now, back to work.
I’ve just posted the latest update to Alayne’s Story over on the WoW RP forum. This week’s update gets us into the Dragonmaw part of the Twilight Highlands arc.
Work continues apace on the last parts of the Twilight Highlands arc. I am starting work on the Bastion of Twilight arc and should have it and the Blackwing Descent arc ready to go in a few weeks.
But, for now, back to work.