From September 22, to September 29, 2007, I only wrote 171 words.

Go ahead, stone me…

I also read 46 pages of Timeline written by Michael Crichton and a whole lot from many different texts for a research paper I am doing. I do, however, have a lame excuse as to why I didn’t write much this week…

Last Monday, my science teacher, Mr. Spooner, gave us a project to show comparisons of humans to animals in either a video or a live presentation in front of the class with a posterboard. He didn’t give us a syllabus until Tuesday or Wednesday, and the project was due four days later on that Friday. I created a video presentation, and I spent 14 hours making it. Although I rushed it, I spent all my time on the project, not having any time left over for my other homework, anything fun, or anything else. Mr. Spooner was very proud with my project, though, and I got a 50/50 on it. 😀 Anyways, here is the final project…

If it doesn’t work here, watch it on the YouTube page, here!

For my project, I drew this sabertoothed cat and could only use 29 seconds of this 3:21 video, (which actually took my an hour to draw in real-life.)

If it doesn’t work here, watch it on the YouTube page, here!

"Timeline" by Michael Crichton

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton

This week from September 16 to September 23, 2007, I wrote a total of 2,337 words.

I also read 45 pages of Timeline written by Michael Crichton.

I really want to redo some of my webpages, which would make me want to rewrite the stories too, but I have too much other stuff to do right now. 🙁

I bet you anything this word count will be low…

Let’s see, this week from September 9, to September 15, 2007, I wrote a total of…let me calculate it…610 words.

Yup, I was right…pathetic. To be honest, there were many times that I sat down to write, but nothing came to me…It was late at night, the lights were off, my music was on, I was in “the zone” but nothing…I always get into writing moods after seeing a really cool, well though-out movie and I watched Unbreakable by M. Night Shyamalan and I always get into a writing mood after seeing one of his movies. He is one of the coolest writers, even though it’s movies, not books. Anyway, I also saw Surf’s Up, loved the music so much and looked it up online only finding that it was composed by Mychael Danna, but couldn’t download it and it’s not being sold. Darn it! Well, I was listening to some samples of it which also wanted to make me write since it’s such awesome music.

So, reading…I read the last 75 pages of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, 45 pages of Timeline written by Michael Crichton, and 90 pages of Type a Little Faster, Volume II: 2006-2007 by the Minot High School Magic Pens. 😀

First off, I have been waiting to welcome all of the new members of Magic Pens, but now that they all have their blogs up, WELCOME! I hope that every single one of you decides to stay in this club, attend meetings, write often, and never “die out” on us, as some have done in the past. I also hope that this will be the best year of Magic Pens and that we will try out many new and fun activites, getting everybody inspired to write, finish stories, and maybe even get published. So, once again, I welcome you to the club and I invite you to ask me anything that you would like to know, either about myself, blog edditing, or the club, and I will answer as soon as possible. (That usually won’t be very long as I check Magic Pens a lot.)

Also, be sure to check out the Official Magic Pens Website!

"And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

“And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie

Although we don’t have to, I will try to continue to do word counts just because I feel like it and I feel that it kind of pushes me a bit. It is kind of nice to know how much I am actually writing…

Anyways, this week from September 2 to September 8, 2007, I managed to write 3,920 words.

I also read 205 pages of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

I hope that all the new members get their blogs up soon so they can start writing, too! I’ve been working pretty hard on trying to finish all the tutorials on how to edit your blogs too, so be sure to check those out when you guys get your blogs if you would like to customize them. Well, I should’ve been in bed 5 minutes ago, so I’d better sign off…

Wow, we had a large crowd today, Wednesday, September 5, 2007! I hope that everybody decides to stay and write often this year! First off, we had a sign-up sheet and Mr. Gifford said that about 40 people were at the meeting! After signing up and settling down, we started discussing what the club was and a few things that we are going to try out this year.

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I would like to propose the idea of an official logo for Magic Pens. Here is an idea that I have thought of. What do you guys think, especially you, Mr. Gifford?

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"Timeline" by Michael Crichton

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton

This week from August 26 to September 1, 2007, I have been very busy with English class, homework, school really getting started, etc., and was able to write a total of 7,238 words, not all of it on Magic Pens.

Along with the writing, I read 72 pages of Timeline written by Michael Crichton.

I have been thinking over some ideas for this upcoming new year of Magic Pens along with everyone and here are just a few of my thoughts. I’m going off of Mr. Gifford’s list also.

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I had just logged on to Magic Pens at the school today and on my other home computer which I rarely ever use today, and found that my header picture was being cut in half. I figured out why this was happening and fixed the problem, but I would like to ask. Are there any problems with my blog? Were you viewing the header how it was supposed to be or was it cut in half for you too?

Thanks, if you comment.

"Timeline" by Michael Crichton

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton

This week I feel my inspiration slowly seeping back into me, although I’m not exactly sure why…Maybe this new layout is inspiring me.

Anyways, this week from August 19, 2007 to August 25, 2007, I have written a meager 631 words.

I only read one chapter of Timeline, written by Michael Crichton.

I’ll try to do better this week. I can’t wait for our next meeting and for all the new memebrs to join!

I have a new layout! Of course you’ve already noticed, but I’ve finished. 🙂 I really like the layout this time, but of course I say that every time I make a new layout, and then I get bored of it and make another one. Anyway, this layout, (if you haven’t already noticed,) is kind of space and stars themed. I’ve got the starry background with my fursona, hyperwires, jumping over my blog, somewhat shattering it or something in the header and stars all over the place. The comments are star-themed, along with the Search Button and the Search Form, and the music is Clocks by Coldplay, one of my favorite songs. There’s also some star dividers and pictures here and there…I hope that you all like it!