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emma
07 January 2014 @ 09:29 pm
jan complete all necessary research/world building/character development



  1. complete maps


    • regional map with physical details along with city placement

    • map of Lyongard with city details & military locations (fortresses, etc.)

    • map of Valdir (with the same)

    • clear battle maps of the two Lyongard-Valdirian War, the Yoelth invasion, and of the impending war

    • simple sketch of Lyongard capital and its surrounding towns/villages


  2. complete floorplans


    • all pertinent Lyongard castles

    • all pertinent Valdirian castles


  3. complete sketch of government structure


    • all advisors & ministers

    • all pertinent members of court

    • any protocol or procedure


  4. complete sketch of court


    • mood & tone

    • etiquette/behavior/tradition/conventions

    • types of banquets & celebrations


  5. complete small sketches of surrounding countries


    • allies & enemies in relation to Lyongard & Valdir

    • information on Ysana's annexed country (details)


  6. complete backstory/character development


    • Finn & family

    • Finn & Robin

    • Finn

    • Robin & family (specifically with mother & sisters)

    • Finn & Ysana

    • Ysana

    • Lilia & family

    • Lilia & fiancee

    • Sebastien & family

    • Sebastien & Christiern

    • Cardell

    • Cardell & Lilia


 
 
emma
07 January 2014 @ 09:14 pm
I want to refocus my attention on writing, the first love I so easily neglected and reunited with thanks to the wonders of November. The novel written for NaNo '13 was the best I have ever attempted & finished, and thinking of it fills me with fluttery thoughts of happiness. I want to continue this streak and become ever better.

Thus:
The Writerly Goals 2014 (I)

jan complete all necessary research/world building/character development
feb careful and comprehensive rewrite of BOOK ONE
mar write BOOK TWO
 
 
emma
13 August 2012 @ 09:25 pm
After reviewing my Summer 2012 goals, I realize that I accomplished pretty much nothing I was aiming to complete this summer. What a failure I am.

But it makes me want to write up goals every semester so I remain focused during my free time. I don't know if they'll work, but maybe I'll try to write up less... ambitious goals. I think that'll help. Although my goals weren't that ambitious to start with...

Problem with me: too idealistic but too lazy to carry things out until I have a firecracker under my chair. Yeesh.
 
 
emma
23 July 2012 @ 01:59 pm
1 Have a complete list of colleges to apply to in the fall, along with other important information (such as deadlines & information about financial aid).


colleges to apply to:
list : pending


safety
University of Georgia # EA
(back up safety: Georgia State)

match
Georgia Tech # EA
Fordham EA
Wheaton* EA

reach
Johns Hopkins
University of Chicago EA
Emory #
Northwestern
Columbia
Yale *
Georgetown* EA

* iffy
# must visit

 
 
emma
19 July 2012 @ 03:49 pm
3 Finish AP Biology summer homework.


Completed.

 
 
 
emma
12 June 2012 @ 10:39 am
Lecture Schedule
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Psychology Computer Science Any Poynter U course Study Spanish Computer Science Any Intellectually Enriching Videos (TED, etc.)



Subject to changes (because honestly, this is very ambitious).
 
 
emma
08 June 2012 @ 04:11 pm
11 Spend 2 hours every day (~ 8 hours a week) learning something (and have concrete evidence for it).

Started the Introduction to Computer Science on MIT OpenCourseWare. Would've never expected to be trying to learn programming, but I'm interested so here I am.


Listened to first lecture, clocking in about hour. Must do reading & problem set 0 before Lecture 2. Considering taking multiple classes at the same time so I have 1 hour for lectures & the other hour for independent course work.


MIT Course Home
Youtube Lectures

 
 
emma
07 June 2012 @ 02:49 pm
7 Write college essay.

Common App Essay Questions

  • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

  • Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.

  • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.

  • Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.

  • A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.

  • Topic of your choice.
 
 
emma
07 June 2012 @ 02:10 pm
9 Maintain an efficient and healthy sleep schedule.

I will get used to routinely waking up at 6 AM. I will learn how to get quality sleep. I will listen to my body and sleep when I'm tired (therefore the hours of my sleep will vary). I will experiment with taking 30+ minute naps during the day to see if it affects the hours I sleep at night.


Aim: Waking up at 6 AM, feeling refreshed & alert when I wake up, and sleeping less hours overall (perhaps through the use of naps).

 
 
emma
07 June 2012 @ 12:47 pm
1 Have a complete list of colleges to apply to in the fall, along with other important information (such as deadlines & information about financial aid).
2 Finish AP Literature summer homework.
3 Finish AP Biology summer homework.
4 Complete the second draft of Squirrel Girl’s Escape Plan.
5 Finish all the beginner guitar lessons. (8/9)
6 Have a complete understanding of financial aid & financing my college education along with information of scholarships I may apply for.
7 Write college essay.
8 Read the Bible three times. (~1/3)
9 Maintain an efficient and healthy sleep schedule.
10 Learn how to play the third movement (presto) of Vivaldi’s Summer (from the Four Seasons).
11 Spend 2 hours every day (~ 8 hours a week) learning something (and have concrete evidence for it).
12 Be able to run a 5K.




Update progress every week. Reward as necessary. And... go!