Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the lateness of this post– we had no internet for a couple of days, which meant I had no way to put this up. 🙂 To make up for this, there should be another post on Monday.
Now, I suppose, is a good time to explain that this will not be a blog just about writing. I don’t write obsessively every single month. In fact, this is probably the first, last, and only time I will ever write this many words in one month (about 148k so far).
You see, I’m on a trip. My family and I are traveling the world, and in January, that time ends. On January 22nd, I will be back home.
Starting on February 1st, I will begin to study in earnest for medical school in Romania. To get into medical school, I need to pass a test on Romanian History, Romanian Literature, Biology, and Physics or Organic Chemistry. I have till early May to study all this, and then my mom and I go to Romania to start finding documents and taking tests and such.
To prepare before February, though, I have to read lots of Romanian literature (basically, I have to do the Romanian equivalent of what I’ve been doing in English for five years).
This will hopefully get much easier as I go along. Romanian, though I’ve been speaking it almost every day since I was a baby, is unfortunately my second language. I think in English 95% of the time. There is hope, though. Every once in a while I dream in Romanian, and if I spend enough time with people who speak Romanian (about 5-10 hours a day for 3 days), I start thinking (slowly) in Romanian.
So, what does this mean in relation to this blog?
Well, I made a list. Of all the projects I have going on. The list looked like this:
- MilWordy (writing 1 million words in a year– I’m behind schedule)
- Updating RTW blog (http://noi6.blogspot.com)
- Updating mino wrimos
- Posting worlds (http://wywamino.blogspot.com)
- Reading Romanian books
- Simplifying laptop
- Writing book reviews/reading English books
I organized it, afterward, in order of the time I had left to complete each of these things, and then in order by how badly I wanted to do these things, and finally, by their long-term importance.
And here’s what I found out. I don’t really want to do anything but simplify my laptop. And all the things that are ‘urgent’ have no place on the long-term importance list. (Except for simplifying my laptop, which is going to be very nice when I have only a few important files on it, and will leave a lot of gigabytes free for me to put to better use.)
So, I’m getting to the point. What are the three most important projects?
- Reading Romanian books.
- Updating the RTW blog.
- Simplifying laptop.
This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop updating here. I’ll update every Thursday that I have internet (if I don’t have internet, the new post will show up before that Monday, and if I really don’t have internet at all, you all get bi-weekly posts until I catch up. 🙂 ). I’ll probably need my readers for motivation.
But another thing that won’t happen is that I won’t start talking about characters most of you have never heard of.
I’ll keep writing (I look forward to Camp NaNo next year, and we’ll see if I can do the Gumption Challenge), it’s just not going to be the biggest part of my life for a while.
Which things are most important in your life right now?