Sunny Weekends

Weekends! It was such a big big day! Tired of hectic Monday-Friday. Aaaah, that’s pathetic! I spent weekends with my mom, dad, and my lil sister. We went to cinema and saw midnight movie, and on Sunday, we went to bookstore and yup cinema again. It was simply just for fun and we love it!

My little sister (posted by Reta Riayu Putri)

My little sister (posted by Reta Riayu Putri)

My little sister (posted by Reta Riayu Putri)

My little sister (posted by Reta Riayu Putri)and then…My little sister (posted by Reta Riayu Putri)WOW!! WHAT’S UP?? Haha, we have no idea. She yelled for coke, LOL!

Posted by Reta Riayu PutriFrench fries was not too bad.

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Ayam Penyet

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Under rench fries…

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Ice Blended Chocolate at Bistro Godiva

That’s all. And pals, did you know, this is bit random stuff while I’m getting bored. Chatting, watching, listening music, reading novel and magazine, etc with my Android.

Wallpaper of my Android (Samsung Galaxy Mini) Posted by Reta Riayu Putri Posted by Reta Riayu Putri

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Watching video on Youtube (The All American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret)

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Reading Detik magazine
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The Hunger Games (novel)
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Memory Motel by The Rolling Stones

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Reading entertainment, sports, etc
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Online Twitter

 

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Line Messenger
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Line-ing (Line Messenger with my friend, Agni)
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WhatsApp-ing with my friend, Fauzian.

That Day (Unpredictable) + Ngapuk

Kamis, 12 Januari 2012

Pagi itu sama seperti hari-hari sebelumnya. Ritualnya pun juga sama (Waaaiitt! Bukan ritual yang itu-itu. Maksud gue tuh ya ritualnya gue setiap pagi. Mandi, sarapan, pergi sekolah dan tidak lupa meminta uang jajan) Teratur kan hidup gue? Wkwkwkw! Kalau kata Mama sih, “Jajannya nggak pernah lupa atau ketinggalan gitu ya sepanjang peradaban manusia,” Omaigaaaatt! Mama sudah bersastra ria tingkat Dewa rupanya. Ok. No problem!

Sebenarnya hari Kamis itu, gue males banget buat mandi. Rasanya… you know, devils inside my head said keep watching TV, Reta. But, it’s impossible. Did you know? Semalaman itu gue bener-bener nggak tidur. Nggak bisa tidur. Nah! Liat deh, akut banget kan insomnianya gue. Lama-lama takut juga gue jadinya. Jadilah gue stay in the front of  TV watched random channel sambil nge-wish dalam hati, semoga ntar dalam belasan menit lagi gue bakal jatuh tertidur lelap bak Putri Tidur! (What? Eleeeehh, ngelantur banget guenya yak!) Guess what? Gue tetap terjaga tuh hingga pagi. Dan dampak dari insomnia gue itu adalaaaahhhh…. Lingkaran hitam di bawah mata sehingga akan terlihat seperti mata panda (tapi menurut gue itu nggak masalah. Karena toh gue pakai glasses, right?)  Selain itu, nggak tahu kenapa badan gue jadi remuk seremuk-remuknya kayak abis dilindes truk. Apa mungkin karena gue udah duduk tegap di depan laptop selama belasan jam tanpa istirahat ya? Nenek-nenek juga tahu kagak sih.

Nah, saat melihat jam telah menunjukkan pukul 05:30, terpaksa (dengan TERPAKSA) gue akhirnya beranjak ke kamar mandi *Maleeeesssss-bangeeeettttsss!* Jebar-jebur selama 5 menit, laluuuuuuuuuuuuu… batikan, take my cereal for breakfast, terussss, minta uang jajan, laluuuu (Weks! There are many “lalu”) pamitan sama Mama dan Papa.

Sesampainya di sekolah ya kayak biasa gue langsung ngejugruk with my ASDFGHJKL!! There are Tiwi, Andreas, Monica, and Risma. And like usual, Andreas mocked me, said “Change your sad face, NANGIS!!!” Gue nggak tau kenapa. Tuh anak suka banget teriakin gue dengan kata “Nangis!!”. Katanya, muka gue tuh selalu sedih kuadrat (padahal menurut gue, muka gue ini muka anak baik manis, pintar, dan rajin menabung) *Yeaaa, timpuk-aja-gue-pakai-batu-saking-PD-nya*

Jam masuk pun berbunyi. KRIIIIIINNGGG!

Dan pelajaran pembuka pada hari Kamis tersebut adalaaaaahhh…. MATEMATIKA! You know what after that?  FISIKA! Yeaaa, tersiksa banget nggak tuh gue, di hari Kamis nan cerah, sudah harus menghabiskan 2 jam pelajaran Matematika, dan 2 jam pelajaran lainnya untuk Fisika. Gilaaaa, maaannn! Akhirnya, bel istirahat yang ditunggu sejuta umat (eleh! Over banget gue!!) itu berbunyi dengan lantangnya (lo pikir pejuang ’45 apa pakai kata “lantang” segala) wkwkw!

Dan pas jam istirahat, Andreas ngebalikin novel (Golden Bird by Luna Torashyngu) gue yang dia pinjam. Dan di dalam novel Mbak Luna itu, ada teka-teki sebagai berikut:

Reta Riayu Putri (Golden Bird by Luna Torashyngu)

Andreas bilan ke gue, kalau dia bingung sama teka-teki di novel Luna itu. Tapi, dia yakin kalau dia bisa nyelesain teka-teki greatoooo milik Luna tersebut. Jadi, gue nantangin Andreas. Perjanjiannya, kalau Andreas bisa mecahin tuh kode dari bilangan prima, maksudnya cara ngedapatin bilangan prima tersebut, gue bakal traktir dia ice cream! Tapi, sebaliknya. Kalau dia nggak bisa mecahin kode itu sampai jam pulang sekolah berbunyi, dia yang harus traktir gue ice cream! Nothing’s special. I just wanna have fun that day walaupun gue tau itu sama aja kayak taruhan. Taruhan ice cream sekali-kali nggak pa-pa kali ya? *nyengir lebar*

Tik tok tik tok tik tok tik tok!

Waktu berjalan dengan cepatnya meninggalkan detik demi detik yang terasa kian membumbung tinggi lenyap termakan zaman (Eh, kayaknya gue berbakat nih buat puisi lama kayak begini) Skip! Oke, Did you know guys? Si Dreas bisa nyelesain tuh teka-teki! Anjiiiiiissss! IQ tuh anak ya, tinggi bangeeettsss! *bersikap-seperti-biasa* Dan, tebaklah sana apa yang mau gue tulis. Ya jelaslah. Gue traktir dia ice ceam. LOL! Haha. But, that’s great time! I love it! Gue nggak nyesal tuh kalah taruhan sama tuh anak dan harus traktir dia ice cream. Toh, cuma ice cream. Ye gak? Kecuali dia minta taruhan sama Range Rover nya Obama, ya jelas gue nggak maulah. Wkwkw (;

Bel pulang sekolah pun berbunyi! HORRRRAAAAYYYYY! *lompat-lompat jempalitan*

Nah, great time lagi tuh. Om Faisal, nraktir satu jemputan, yang terdiri dari para Ngapukers untuk lunch bareng di… (entah apa nama tempatnya) You know what’s that? We ate BAKSO! Love it, Mommmmaaaa! Mungkin, itu kayak semacam syukuran kecil karena Om Faisalnya sendiri baru aja punya baby. Jadiiiiiii, yaaaa you know, that’s one of great time ever! Just like I said, we’re family here, right? Tapi, sayaaaaannnggg…. One of Ngapukers, Putu nggak bisa ikut untuk lunch bareng *nangis-di-pojokan* hhe.

Selama lunch, macam-macam deh tuh ekspresi yang muncul dari para Ngapukers. Ada yang kepedasan, ada yang tetap stay cool, ada yang geleng-geleng kepala ngedenger music yang diputar di tempat bin ajaib itu. Ada juga yang datar sedatar-datarnya. Nah, finally, we went to home with…. *senyum lebar*

Ngga tau Ngapuk? Read on here →

 https://retariayu.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/dunia-tawa-si-ngapuk/

Haha, that’s it, that’s all, I LOVE IT!!!

NOVEL

Novel. My life influenced by novel… sometimes. Guess what? Gue suka banget baca novel! Dari kegemaran membaca novel inilah gue jadi tertarik dengan dunia tulis menulis novel. Walaupun masih dalam tahap, tapi gue selalu excited kalau lagi nulis novel. Intinya hanya satu. Menulis apapun yang ada dan mengalir dalam pikiran kita. Tapi, yang paling nyebelin tingkat Dewa itu kalau kita sang writer pas lagi proses writing tiba-tiba buntu karena kehabisan inspirasi. Itu penyakit yang sering nyerang gue kalau lagi bad mood!  Kalau udah kehabisan inspirasi… udah deh! Mau dipantengin tuh laptop sampai berjam-jam pun, kalau udah nggak ada inspirasi lagi yaudah- sama sekali nggak bisa lanjutin tulisan yang akan kita buat. Karena kalaupun kita paksa untuk tetap nulis, hasilnya pasti akan jadi sedikit kacau. Maksudnya plot dari cerita yang kita buat jadi nggak balance. Jadi, tip sederhana aja dari gue, kalau kita pengin nulis sebuah cerpen atau novel, usahakan kondisi kita bener-bener lagi dalam good-mood! Supaya, karya yang bakal dihasilkan juga berbobot.

(P.S: Nggak ada maksud menggurui lho dari tulisan ini. Hanya sharing dalam tahap belajar ya)

Nah, ini sebagian novel-novel yang gue punya 😀

HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL IN 100 DAYS OR LESS

WRITING NOVEL

How many times have you finished reading a novel and said, “I could have written that book.” You know what? You’re right. All of us, I believe, carry at least one novel around in our heads or our hearts. Novelist Toni Morrison put it this way: “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

     Writing a book is no easy task. Nevertheless, every day another book is published.
In 1996, according to Books in Print, 1.3 million book titles were in print. The number of books published in 1996 alone was 140,000 in the United States. So, why not you?

What you need


I believe that if you can write a simple English sentence (after all, that’s what Ernest Hemingway wrote), are alert to the world around you, and want to write a salable novel — really want to, not just kind of want to — then you can do it. I don’t think anybody ever became a writer by going to a workshop, reading a book, or even reading this article. Writing comes from something internal in a writer. However, this article will save you time, point you in the right direction, and help you write a novel in 100 days or less.

Possible?


It works. I’ve done it myself several times.
I know what it means to squeeze in an hour or two a day (or night) of writing. It is not easy to write a novel, not when you have a full time job, family, and responsibilities, but it can be done. Most writers, in fact, have had to carry on two lives while they wrote their novel. But once you sell your first book, than maybe you’ll be in the position to quit your day job and devote the rest of your life to writing full time.

Great writers have done it


Yes, you have a job. Yes, you have a family. Neither have stopped great writers in the past. The poet Wallace Stevens was a vice president of an insurance company and an expert on the bond market. The young T.S. Eliot was a banker. William Carlos Williams was a pediatrician. Robert Frost was a poultry farmer. Hart Crane packed candy in his father’s warehouse, and later wrote advertising copy. Stephen Crane was a war correspondent. Marianne Moore worked at the New York Public Library. James Dickey worked for an advertising agency. Archibald MacLeish was Director of the Office of Facts and Figures during World War II.

Drawing from pure emotion


What makes a writer? Perhaps it is a single incident — one that happens early in life and shapes the writer’s sense of wonder and self-awareness.
Take the case of José Saramago, the first Portuguese-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The son of a peasant father and an illiterate mother, brought up in a home with no books, he took almost 40 years to go from metalworker to civil servant to editor in a publishing house to newspaper editor. He was 60 before he earned recognition at home and abroad with Baltasar and Blimunda.
As a child, he spent vacations with his grandparents in a village called Azinhaga. When his grandfather suffered a stroke and was to be taken to Lisbon for treatment, Saramago recalls, “He went into the yard of his house, where there were a few trees, fig trees, olive trees. And he went one by one, embracing the trees and crying, saying good-bye to them because he knew he would not return. To see this, to live this, if that doesn’t mark you for the rest of your life,” Saramago says, “you have no feeling.”
Begin with that pure emotion. Turn it into prose.

Let us begin


Sinclair Lewis was invited to talk to some students about the writer’s craft. He stood at the head of the class and asked, “How many of you here are really serious about being writers?” A sea of hands shot up. Lewis then asked, “Well, why aren’t you all home writing?” And with that he walked out of the room.
So now it is time for you to be writing.
What follows is your daily log — each day may have words of encouragement, advice, or wisdom or a task for you to do to get your book written. It is what you need to do each day for the next hundred days to write your novel.

Source:

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org/pages/depts/resources/resour_writers/100daysbook/bk100da.html