Monday, November 11, 2013

So, yeah, a long silence means that I basically gave up on winning Nano this year.  A few days of bad sleep, weather changes, and the accompanying migraines and lack of energy did me in.  So I've reorganized:  I'm going back to what works for me, which is to write for a set length of time every day instead of trying for a set word-count.

I am planning to continue on with the same story, bad though it may be, and I am going to continue plugging my totals into the Nano website, because why not?  I won't be finishing on time, but I plan to plug on until either I finish this story, or it finishes me.

376 words today, by the way.


Current music:  Sex without Love/Ben Lee

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Took A Mulligan

Wrote about 500 words at dinner at work.  Done for the day.  Puts me behind, but hey, who's surprised by that?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Enough with the cutsie titles already!

So for the third day of Nanowrimo, I managed 1679 words.  Total wordage for three days is 5081, and I am dead on target to finish on the 30th (reaching 50 000 words, that is.  Whether the novel will be done then remains to be seen).

I'd like to get ahead a bit, but I don't know if that's actually possible.  Maybe on the weekend I can write a bit more.

Maybe on the weekend I can sleep less than 16 hours a day.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

No, Nay Nano No. 2

So my total for the second day was 1733 words, giving me about a one-hundred word buffer, but things are going a bit smoother.  I still need to grab some time and decide how big the ship really is and how many people are aboard, and maybe do a rough map of the interior, but people are starting to find their voices and the captain finally has a name, albeit not until page six.  The first chapter will eventually need major editing.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

No, Nay, Nano!

So I've decided to do Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) this year, in an effort to get myself writing again.  I finished my last complete project sometime in 2010, and my last incomplete in 2012, and neither of those got a good reaction from my readers.  So, try, try again.

My project is an SF story with romantic overtones, or a romance with SF overtones, or possibly a grand mess with no overtones at all.  I'm not even sure what an overtone is, in this case. 

So far, writing on the 1st of November, I've written 1669 words, which is 2 words more than the minimum necessary to finish by the end of the month.  We'll see how things go.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

What the Hell am I doing here?!

That isn't, quite, as facetious a question as it might sound.  What am I doing with this blog that I never use? What's the point to having it, other than the fact that Google won't let you delete an account without a mighty fight?  Shouldn't I use it for something that I care about?

Thinking.  Thinking.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Randall's Rule of Trolls

On any Internet site, be it a mailing list, blog comment area, forum, or what have you, there is bound to be trolling.  The less moderated the space, the more trolls there are likely to be.   If you can't tell who the troll is at a particular point, look around.  How many of the recent comments are yours?  How many are in reply to you?  The higher both numbers are, the greater the odds that you are the troll.