January 29, 2016

Coming out!...Sort of!

            That’s right, I’m starting out my 2016 posting with a bang!

December 31, 2015

Hello, 2016!

            Well here it is, the last day of 2015. In 2014, I moved back to BG to finish my degree, finally officially ended a terrible relationship, and got into a wonderful new one. This year, holy shit. This year I finished a creative project I’ve been dedicated to since 2011, I developed a new passion, I fell in love with a little Boston Terrier, and I fucking got engaged! Holy shit! There were losses, including my beloved serpent, Prometheus, and a friend who died in a car accident which, though we weren’t close, shook me deeply. Overall, however, 2015 was an absolutely wonderful year for me. Having said that, I didn’t do everything I set out to do in January. Let’s take a look back at my 2015 resolutions and see how I did overall:

December 8, 2015

Dee's Best Discoveries of 2015

            Hellooooooooo!

            This year has been insane. I discovered a new hobby that I absolutely adore, however insanely expensive it has the potential of becoming, I wrote 35,000 words of a terrible novel in two and a half weeks, I made the decision to move to the outskirts of Cleveland when my lease is up, and the love of my life proposed to me. Life happened fast for me in 2015, and most of it was a welcome change from where I had been in the past few years.

            Because this year was pretty freaking awesome for me, I figured it was a good time to start a tradition for Bite Me: Yearly most awesome discoveries I’ve made in certain categories that I will now come up with at random, because that’s how I roll this close to finals week.

DEE’S BEST DISCOVERIES OF 2015!

November 24, 2015

Nanowrimo: Throwing in the Towel


So, for the first time, after much prompting from my wonderful fiancĂ©e, I finally worked up the nads to participate in November’s Nanowrimo event, where a few hundred thousand writers around the world endeavor to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

I was pretty excited to finally be writing for Nanowrimo for the first time. I had participated in ways in the past, treating Nano more as a writer’s holiday where I work on a current literary project every day, sometimes with a word count of 800 words per day. In doing that, it took me…oh, about 3 years…to complete the first draft of a novel. So I read books about Nanowrimo (Including No Plot? No Problem! written by the event’s founder,) I created character profiles and an outline for a story I’d been thinking about on and off since high school. The average word per day to complete 50,000 words by November 30th was a bit over 1,600, so I bumped it up to an even 2,000 words per day. It was thrilling! But at the same time, I was terrified. 50,000 words in 30 days sounded completely insane, especially since it took me so long to write my first novel. Still, by my birthday, I was chomping at the bit to get started.

November 14, 2015

Why I'm Getting Married

Note about the future of Bite Me at the end of this blog.

            So, long and awesome story short, my boyfriend, normally called Wade on this blog, but I’m just going to call him by his real name in this particular post, proposed on our anniversary in the most perfect way possible: In a huge scheme at my beloved INation with everyone watching. It was awesome, and I may post about it in detail later. For now, photos: