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So, Christmas soon. (Seventeen days, if I can count.)

You know what's a really nifty Christmas present that can count for TWO people at once?

Buying a copy of my book (and then giving it to yourself or someone else)!
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This is what happens when you have characters who live in what is more or less the real world. Current events as Ford sees it.

I wish these guys would shut up already. )
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FINISHED A BOOK KTHX.

Would you like to buy a copy, click here.

Dudes, a year ago I was just sorting out ideas, and now I have a physical book with my name on it sitting on my desk. Wow.
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Okay, so even just doing the reformatting and skimming through FWOAP to make sure I haven't done anything else completely idiotic, I quickly noticed two things:

1: Ford is completely adorable.

2: These characters are always freaking interrupting themselves and each other. Seriously, they need to learn to get whole sentences out.

3: I am a total hack who happens to have good ideas sometimes.

SEE I'M SO MUCH OF A HACK I CAN'T EVEN COUNT RIGHT.

Okay, not really, because I managed to do some really cool things, but at the same time, there are times when I am reading it and going Omgwtf Annie of the past. What.
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I just finished writing a book.

For Want of a Physicist wound up being 88,587 words long, according to Word. It is thirty chapters and an epilogue and even though I started the pre-work about a year ago, only took me a little over eight months to actually write.

Of course, now I get to work on reformatting it to publish it as an actual book, because I will not be complete until I have a physical copy of it to carry around in my backpack and wave in people's faces when they ask me what I was doing last year or if I expect to be able to make a living as a writer.

In related news, I now regret the fact that there is no way my handle could ever look like a name. Because I totally don't know how I feel about having "Annie Cosper" on the front. That doesn't seem right to me, you know? But really, how silly does "Queen of Zan" look on a cover? PRETTY SILLY. My other option is Queenie Tzan, 'cause I'm that much of a loser, but they all sound terrible to me. Whatever. I still have a ton of stuff to do before I start worrying about that.

HAHAHAHA NOW I NEVER HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT INCEST AGAIN.

...er, knock on wood?

P.S. It's finished now, so you really have no excuse, now do you?
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Okay, so I just churned out seven pages of gender-swapped Hartigan brothers stuff. This is what happens when you let me write from Jubal's point of view! (well, it really is Jewel's, whatever) I get super carried away and oh my god I don't even know how long this is going to go on because there is still a lot of stuff to go.

I GUESS IT WILL BE A HELL OF A BONUS.

...I should really be working on the epilogue because really, the bragging rights of having really finished a book don't work when you still have about 1700 words to go. And I really need to have a print version like the first week of school, so I can walk into Decker's class and be all HA! (he has been doubting my evaluation of the writing situation, and I would love to prove him very very wrong, very very obnoxiously.)

Also, one would never be able to tell that Decker is one of my favorite teachers ever by how I've talked about him here. Ahaha.
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I am in no way about to draw a comic based on chapter 30 of FWOAP. In no way!

Also, there will in no way be small comics about random Hartigan and Ford family members. Because what kind of loser draws spin-off comics after finishing the book? NOT ME, THAT'S FOR SURE.

Now, where did I put that comic paper? Man, I need a new sketchbook. Or two.

P.S. I will also totally not be posting icons based on lines people liked from FWOAP at any point. Not even for my own personal amusement. Or even Shannon's. despite the fact that I owe her.

p.p.s. DUDE I AM WRITING THE EPILOGUE OF A BOOK. BECAUSE I AM ALMOST DONE WITH IT. AS IN, SEVERAL HUNDRED WORDS FROM THE END. Duuuuuuude.
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Things actually said today in class:

-Religion is JUST like sexual assault.

-Uncle Mexico needs you!

-I'm in love with Jonathan Coulton the same way I'm in love with George Washington.

-Hi ho Silver!
(Silver, dude, he just called you a ho.)

Keep in mind, this is a six-hour Honors summer school course taken by what are generally acknowledged to be the smart kids. Yes. (As a fun game, try to guess which ones I personally said.)

ALSO man, I have had way too much fun these last two chapters of FWOAP with minor characters. Nathan and Marco's entirely different ways of freaking out about the same thing amuse the hell out of me.

also that last one about hi ho silver was not actually said. But for some reason, I wrote it down and put it in the same place as the others. Not sure why. It is amusing, though.
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I just spent the last two days writing a lecture on art fundamentals. I covered techniques and art forms, and Decker is going to go over the history once I'm done.

I have the best examples ever. Seriously. They're basically flash cards, only they're kind of more complex than flash cards usually are. And then I have origami to illustrate forms, and some crochet for when I talk about textiles, and a picture of a mime from the New York subway for when I talk about Performance Art. I couldn't find any clay or crayons, but I think I got examples of every other type of medium except for some of the weirder paints that, honestly, no one could be expected to have lying around.

I also gave in and drew a picture of Ford as a girl. And then I drew the Hartigan sisters. It's awesome. And hot.

(also I finished watching all the commentary on Buffy seasons I had. Man. Sad! And hilarious. "Dear Drew, I love Clem. Thank you. Good bye.")
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First of all, this was the best April Fools' Day ever. I didn't get a chance to pull any jokes, but there were chances! And I witnessed some amazing ones.

But mostly, my day is summed up by this text I sent some boy in Wisconsin (if you are reading this, I love you):

argh one day i will live in a house where all the animals use the bathroom outside and i have to clean up far less feces everyday.

...yeeeeah.

Boring writing stuff that I really just need to write down somewhere and which I'm sure no one else wants to know (unless maybe they were stalking me but I don't think anyone is right now so yes!) )

YES THAT ENTIRE THING WAS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR THAT LAST SENTENCE. SO WHAT.
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Okay, so I gave into the peer pressure encouragement.

From now on, For Want of a Physicist will be available for your reading pleasure at its own journal, [livejournal.com profile] fwoap. That will be updating every day or so until it's caught up to where I've posted here, with the chapters posted there being deleted from here as I go.

I will also be doing some editing in the process of transferring them from journal to journal, so if you'd like to see the differences, that's how to go about it.

Forward, into my mad descent adventure! And whatnot.

On a completely unrelated note, I hung out with my also unrelated sister-cousin Chelsie today. 'Twas fun! We had dinner and saw a movie. There was surprisingly little catching up to do, given that we haven't seen each other in two years. She has a job and a boyfriend, and I have a hole in my face. Also, she was totally at a strip club last night with her boyfriend, which I found hilarious.

On another unrelated note, I sound even more like a teenager in real life!
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Because she asked and my birthday is in...however many days it is from today until the 25th, here is a list of things it would be awesome to own. Pretty much everything is a little thing, except for the first thing on the list. (I figure if I say it often enough, it'll happen one day.)

-Xbox 360

-Stuff from the XKCD store
Including but not limited to! The actual size stickers, the switch and button stickers, and the Just Shy shirt. Also pretty much everything else in the store.

-Stuff from the Questionable Content Store Especially the "Everything is Ruined Forever " shirt and the "Math is Delicious" shirt. Yes I am strange. You knew that, I'm sure.

-The I solve my problems through violence shirt from here (if you have ever met me in real life, you probably know how true that is, pacifism or not)

-Also welcome is the first book in the Thursday Next series. Or any of the books from that series. I've been meaning to read it for like two and a half years, but it is strangely difficult to find books in the library when you don't know the author or the title. (I should probably work on that.)

Also, for those of you who are interested, I'm past 13000 words. Just not done with chapter four. (It is close, I promise you! I had auditions and a few projects due today, if you'll accept excuses.)

ETA: ALSO A PAID ACCOUNT WOULD BE NICE. I miss my icons....
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Having trouble posting chapter three. Working on it.

In other news, I hate girls. Again. Still. Whatever.

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