Saturday, November 14, 2009

Woo Hoo

Seems I have an abundance of work - too much - if nothing falls through.

But too much is better than too little - or worse, none at all. So . . . happy and busy and ready for coffee.

In other news, I scored my first 10/10 in Lab. But the instructor is leaving at the end of the semester. He's applying to MIT, and I hope he gets it. (He's brilliant, and that's not a word I toss around lightly. Wouldn't surprise me a bit if he's a member of MENSA.)

Annnnd, I am indeed visiting my folks for Thanksgiving, which is nice. Looking forward to watching Coraline with my niece, if she hasn't seen it. I haven't seen it, actually, so I may have her watch it with me again, if she has. Also looking forward to hanging out with my parents and talking politics. And hanging out with friends, one of whom I've known since the eighth grade. I've also reconnected with quite a few old friends on Facebook, so maybe I'll get to see them, too.

Been having some trouble compositionally with my process, but I'm beginning to plan more, so it's not as messy. My composing process, I'm finding, can't be anywhere near as messy as my writing process. In my writing process, I just sort of dive in and write. In composing, I have to set up the instruments in Logic Pro, watch the scene, map out where the biggest dramatic hits are, and then write everything out by pencil and paper before entering anything into the computer. In my last couple of cues I didn't do that, and ran into all sorts of technical trouble. Tempo-wise (how fast they were), they were a mess. The tempo was all over the place. I'm not going to go into some long, drawn-out explanation here. Suffice it to say I went overboard with one of the features in Logic Pro and turned what could have been a decent cue into a mess. Sigh. Ah well - the prof is letting me re-do it as long as I hand it in Monday.

And here's the other thing: someone bought an article I wrote. Yes, it was an article on comparing RV insurance providers, but still. (If you need your RV insured, e-mail me. I know just who to call.) I feel more like a writer now.

So . . . back to work. Major project due Thursday and I'm late late late. Plus re-writes due Monday, and there's an extra job around which to schedule.

Also, I just want to thank those of you who stop by the blog and kindly share words of encouragement. Really helps when I get the blues. I know I don't visit your blogs nearly enough. I hope, once I'm done with all this work, I can catch up.

And to those of you doing NaNo this year - GOOD LUCK!!! Can't wait to hear/read some excerpts!


fairyhedgehog said...

I am so pleased for you! You deserve a break and it sounds like you've had a couple of good breaks there.

And selling something you've written! Yay and double yay! Who cares what it was as long as someone paid you to do it. I've never been paid for anything I've written so you're racing ahead there.

You sound happy and excited and I'm so glad.

stacy said...

Thank you, Fairy!

I'm kind of in a dilemma right now, though. I have two job offers - one a work from home position and one as a barista at a coffee shop which is opening soon.

I told the coffee shop I'd be available for Thanksgiving weekend, but honestly I didn't think he would hire me, so I made plans to visit my folks. He has hired me (I start training today), so now I have to figure out what I'm going to do. Yikes.

Hopefully I'll be able to work this all out without getting fired.

fairyhedgehog said...

It all sounds complicated but at least you have choices now and some of them involve money coming to you.

I hope you manage to work it all out satifactorily.

Robin S. said...

This all sounds excellent! The 10/10 - very very much so, and hanging out with your niece.

The coffee shop idea sounds really nice - hope that works out. I love the feeling in those kinds of places. But if the Thanksgiving weekend thing doesn't work out - you've got the other offer, so there ya go!

writtenwyrdd said...

Glad you got work, and glad you sound happy about it. Hope your holidays go wonderfully well for you, too.