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Outlining my life!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hey all!

I'm super tired and super busy all at the same time!

I seem to be helping tons of people out and right now it seems that the "Outline" is what is "in".

On the terms of sparking, I'm drawing out outlines (plans/goals) for not only myself but for my team. New challenges are on their way! I'll be sending an email out to the team members! For those wanting to join in on the fun, just turn to my sparks page and click on that hard working hamster and join "The Challenge!"

With my writing: I've got 2 novels to finish and maybe another to start! I got to get to work on it now because I'm hoping to double the fun and do nano twice in the same month meaning 100k words. Plus, I'm helping out a few young writers in the process!

At home we are outlining a family routine now that dh is back. It's hard because with him in the military things change non stop! Hopefully we can pull it together!

I'm working on it all!


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AROCHFORD 9/16/2008 4:05PM

    You also sound Super happy:). I know you can do it. Just keep focused.

Keep SParking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment edited on: 9/16/2008 4:03:29 PM

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LUCKYLESLIE 9/15/2008 9:49PM

    WOW!!! You gotta LOT going Girl! I am afraid that I am lacking on the writing & blogging part of the team! I'm doing all the stuff but just don't make it to that part! I will try to get better or we can help each other like you said! Hope you are having a great day!_Leslie emoticon

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CGVALLE1 9/14/2008 9:09PM

    I agree w/ AARJENWAR...try to take time for yourself!!! emoticon

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AARJENWAR 9/13/2008 10:49PM

    I thought I was busy. It seems that you have your hands full as well. I hope you remember to take some time for yourself. I tend not to do that all of the time.

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MSLETTUCE 9/13/2008 5:05PM

    Wow-you are one busy lady!!! And a fearless leader to boot. Keep it up, you're helping more than you probably realize.


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TRECECOOKS 9/13/2008 2:36PM

    I REALLY liked the story; one of those charming stories that kind of sneak up on you. DD26 liked it, too.

I off to check out the team thingee!!

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CONSTANCELG 9/13/2008 1:36PM

    You are doing a great job! Keep up the great motivation! If you need anything or we can help you please let us know!!

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SHELLREED 9/13/2008 11:12AM

    Don't forget to think about you while your helping everyone else.. keep on keepin on and don't forget to have fun while your doing it!!!

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STACEY-P 9/13/2008 12:39AM

    Girl you wear me out!! lol. You are a busy Momma. Good Luck with everything. Get those creative juices flowing!!

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Nothing much.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Okay so I've been doing somethings but on the terms of sparking it's not been much.

So I thought.

Then I realized that I'm more active then I've been in weeks, I'm drinking more water, make that all 64oz and I'm reminding myself to eat less junk and more fruit and veggies.

Let's not forget the walking and such.

I'm not tracking it all but when I sit down and think about it, I guess it's all coming back to me and I'm not even taking notice!


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CGVALLE1 9/12/2008 10:54PM

    SEE...you ARE DOING IT!!! AWESOME!!! emoticon The little things add up to big things!!! emoticon

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NEWKIM1 9/12/2008 7:48PM

    Good for you! And all of those little things add up to great big life changes.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Stay true to you!

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STACEY-P 9/11/2008 11:21PM

    Go Kat Go! Go Kat Go!! Yay!!! One bite at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time. You are doing it!!

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LORNALARSON1 9/11/2008 10:45PM

    Celebrate the good things, you are right!

I'm discovering the difference between behaviors that "maintain" and behaviors that would make me lose. Walking, having healthy snacks on hand, eating out less, and having breakfast are all helping me "maintain". They are all things that I never did before, so I'm expecting to see loss. I see none because I'm not pushing hard enough, and I'm using selective memory when it comes to my indiscretions with food. Very tricky, the mind is!

Keep it up! Stay positive through the tough times!

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I finished!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Goodness...I finished the story but lord, it took forever to edit the thing and I still think it's messed up. No way am I an english major!

But it is done and I am 100% happy with it...for now that is. I've gotten positive reviews so far. Only issue is that it's odd...I never do anything "normal". Being odd puts you on the fence, it goes against the norm and people like the norm. I've titled the piece "Simply a Short Story" and I'm in love with it! So different and yet so me!

For the next two months I will be preparing for Nano which is a writing challenge. In the month of Nov. I'll be writing full time, non-stop. During that time I won't have much time for blogging and will instead post up some of my work. Until then, if you wish to look at the piece I've just posted, contact me and I will gladly link you.

I don't expect it to place. Many have entered this round and many are way more advanced than I am. Either way, I will post the findings when I hear them!

Thank you for your support and cheers!


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RSKLCH 9/10/2008 4:29PM

    emoticonGlad you finished...would love to read it...if you have time send me the link please. I'll be rooting for you.

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TRECECOOKS 9/9/2008 9:28PM

    Please send me the link!! I'd love to read your work!! Thanks for the goodie, too.
PS - I AM an English major. . .

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CGVALLE1 9/8/2008 9:21PM

    AWESOME!!!! That is a lot of hard work...you should be proud! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! emoticon

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CONSTANCELG 9/8/2008 1:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon WooHoo way to finish send me the link so I can read it please???Rock on Rockette!!! emoticon
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    In the first place congradulation for finishing the work.You have accomplished what many people only dream about.And secondly,good luck with your hard work I hope you place.

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PHILSPHATWIFE 9/8/2008 11:57AM

    I want to read this i'm spinning my wheels on my own story sometimes it helps to jump into someone else's mind for a bit. please link me.

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STACEY-P 9/8/2008 3:14AM

    Kat-- I have told you before and I will tell you again....I love your writing and I can't wait to read any and everything you do!!!! So sparkmail me your link... I can't wait to read it!!!!! Don't sell yourself short. You are just as good as those other writers! Can't wait to see the postings. Keep us updated. Hugs to you!!!

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48 hours of short story writing....

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Yes, I'm working on a 48 hour short story writing contest.

I've never won a 48 hour short story contest before even though I've taken home 1st place twice for 2 short stories and 3rd place for another, all which had prompts and all were done in about 48 hours due to the notice.

This one though is way bigger and I'm up against more advanced writers. I've only entered once ( I was sick during the time and was going to drop it and a friend convinced me to write something the last day) and I did not place. I'm guessing it's due to my rushed editing to make the word count. I'm always over on word count and totally have to cut things out. That time I cut and was unable to re-read due to the time limit and ended up with a huge section in which a CAR watched a boy fly into the air after it hit him and blah, blah oh crap.

Hopefully this time there's no stupid mistakes. Bad thing...there's no darn story! LOL. I love the writing style though. It's something new for me and it just came to me. Can you say "Cheesy voice over movie narrator."?

I'm a total cheese ball and so I'm loving just writing it! LOL

I'm going to give you all a rough, rough draft aka the first draft, of the first paragraph just to show you where I'm going with it. It's not what I normally do so I'm totally thrilled and yet don't expect you all to be...cus it's completely cheesy and totally lame...LMAO It also lacks in passion but I think that the prose itself is written a bit better. Eh, I'll let you all form your own opinions on it.

Enjoy this paragraph!

This is not a voice over narration, done by an actor, for the introduction of another all too familiar romance comedy movie about an ordinary man and his soon to be extraordinary life. This is a written narration, done by an author, for the introduction of another all too familiar romance comedy short story about an ordinary man and his soon to be extraordinary life. Due to the fact that this is indeed a short story, the author has cut out the romantic aspect of the story, which is unfortunate for you, the reader. Even more unfortunate for you, the reader, is the fact that the author is a mystery writer and therefore has no clue as to how to write a comedy in the first place which now leaves this as a short story that is neither romantic nor comedic but is, none the less, in all aspect of the words, simply a short story.

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CONSTANCELG 9/8/2008 10:33AM

    WooHoo...to be continued
Rock on Rockette!!! emoticon

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STACEY-P 9/8/2008 5:45AM

    Can't wait to read the rest!!!!

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SHELLREED 9/7/2008 3:07PM

    good luck my friend.. just ramble on like you do so well and your sure to win.. hahah.. go for it girl!!

nothing but blue!!!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 9/7/2008 11:21AM

    Ha ha! Your so witty. I want to read the entire story now-- best wishes on winning!

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CBSPECIAL 9/7/2008 8:00AM

    Good Luck! I love short stories.

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DAILYTATTLER 9/7/2008 5:40AM

    Wow, good luck with the story. I love the opening paragraph. It is actually really amusing. If what it says is true you should consider yourself a comedic writer in my opinion. Seems like you are off to a great start.

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I'm dead tired!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I'm dead tired but I'm doing things! YAY ME! Goodness, my typos are like crazy right now. I've been to some sparks pages, blogs and did a few emails...oh and been to a couple of teams. It's taking at least a min for each page to load up (if not more) and some are timing out but I'm just doing a copy of everything I type up so that I don't have to re-type it and can just paste it down. So far so good.

Tonight starts day one of a 48 hour short story writing contest. I'm not at all good at these things but I think they are good for me when it comes to getting into the grove of writing and just trying something new. They give props and all that I have to use and that really kills me but hey, let's see what great Idea I can come up with and how well I butcher it with my lack of clear understand of the english language in written form!

Love how I totally butchered that! LOL

I'm keeping those who are dealing with those storms in my thoughts!


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CONSTANCELG 9/8/2008 10:21AM

    WooHoo Rock on Rockette!!! emoticon You are going to Rock the contest, I am so psyched for you!! I love your spunk!!

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MRS1395 9/6/2008 5:47PM

    Good luck on the contest!!! I know you will do well!!!


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SOMDGAL 9/6/2008 11:28AM

    You are such a sweetheart!!! You have been on my mind these past few weeks. I have been wondering how you are readjusting to DH being home and the back to school routine for the kiddos. I have noticed you have slowed down on your usual posting but just figured you were devoting time to your family. I hope you are taking time for yourself - remember you are important too.
Sorry to hear about your knees. I hope you go easy - don't cause further injury by pushing yourself too hard. I have a knee injury too and it is a very long process trying to regain strength again. Right now using resistance bands that I used in PT but not pushing just building strength. Plus the rebounder for low impact exercise - whew can be quite a workout (admittedly when I do it all) emoticon
Good luck with your writing contest. You can do it! I would love to read anything you care to share!
Take care and hang in there! I look forward to a new week and a new us! Now knock 'em dead with your award winning short story!!!!

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