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Last Wednesday Before Break

I like the new What's Up Wednesday banner -- winter wonderland edition. What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Jaime Morrow.What I'm reading
I'm wrapping up Proxy and Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder. The first is for fun, the second was for class. I'm also frantically reading my history textbook as I study for my exam in...let's hour. Gulp.
What I'm writing after NaNoWriMo is over, it's hard to get out of the NaNo mood. I wrote a post about dealing with NaNo burnout. I wrote a review of MILA 2.0. Other reviews are in the works, but have been put on hold while I handle finals. I had to write a manifesto proposing a new aesthetic movement in theatre for one of those finals. Ack. And that was just one part of a three-part final.
I have also been trying to get back to writing normally as I work on Contracted. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not "done" with it just because NaNo is over...and that I can break the NaNo "rules" when I write...
What else I'm up to
Exams. Ugh. I finish my last one and go home today. This must be what they mean when they say "senioritis." I've never approached exams kicking and screaming like this before, even when I have been far less prepared. I am being asked to think about too many things. I have also been blatantly procrastinating and wasting time on the NaNo forums.
What inspires me right now
Pentatonix is helping me get into the Christmas spirit...which has thus far been eluding me. In particular, this:

If that doesn't make you feel at least a little Christmasy, your name might be Scrooge. ;)


  1. As you know, I kind of love that Pentatonix "Little Drummer Boy" rendition too. :-) Good luck with your exam! You might even be done it by now, but good luck anyway. I suppose being stuck in NaNo mode is not necessarily a bad thing. The discipline is certainly a good thing. Have a wonderful week, Laura!

    1. Thank you :) I think I did pretty well on it. Pentatonix is awesome...hopefully their rendition of Little Drummer Boy will make it on the radio this year.

  2. Yeah, I remember senoritis. By the end, I just did. not. care. At least you're close to the winter break now. Hope it all goes well ^_^ Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, you too! As for senioritis, I'm less at "do not care" and more at "why are people asking me to think about so many things at once?!?"

  3. I'm so impressed with writers who are also students! So much to fill your time with. It's been awhile since my college days, but I distinctly remember senioritis kicking in. Plus I was an RA in the residence halls (dorms) and being a senior among mostly underclassmen, well I loved it up until those last few months then I was DONE.

    1. Thank you. It does get stressful. I considered being an RA, but then I realized I wouldn't be able to choose which dorm I lived in and I would also probably have to deal with underclassman drama, so...nope. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hey, yeah! That video brought tears to my eyes at the end, (or the music did, more specifically,) and I couldn't even say why! Thanks for sharing it.

    Those are good tips for dealing with Nano burnout too. Nice to meet you.

    1. Hello! Nice to meet you, too. :) Funny, I also teared up the first time watching it. Something about the way the arrangement starts out so simple and builds so well. Or maybe just their genuine love of music.


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