Archive for November, 2008

NaNoWriMo — grammar goofs

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I use Word by default on my computer, and it had some… interesting grammatical opinions on my NaNo novel. The Best of The Bizarre: 1. Grammar check seemed enamored with the word “stilling” this month, and suggested it *way* too often. Is “stilling” even a real word? ME: His day/night cycle was still feeling confused […]


Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Official NaNoWriMo Word Count: 50,155 Official NaNoWriMo Sigh of Relief: yes, please! Official NaNoWriMo Page: Here’s my NaNo page, complete with winner bar **************************** So, this is the year that the spelling and grammar check on my computer moved from vaguely unhelpful to so incredibly off-kilter that — well, I’m not sure what language it […]

NaNoWriMo – day 26.4

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Time Check: 9:15 pm (realistically, after I’m done puttering around on the internet and reading starandrea’s latest novel update, more writing won’t even be attempted until at least 10) Word Count: 45,000 (well, 45,010, but I’m keeping those 10 words as a cushion) The Question: What the heck is going on in this novel? (Characters, […]

NaNoWriMo – day 26.3

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Time Check: just after 5:00 pm Word Count: (finally) 44,000 Things I’ve Done to Procrastinate So Far Today: watched Robin Hood eps; played FreeCell; took a nap; repeated all of the above Goal: another 1,000 before the end of the day

NaNoWriMo – day 26.2

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Time Check: about 12:15 pm Word Count: about 43,000 Biggest Question: Where’s the dragon?

NaNoWriMo – day 26

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Start Time: about 10:00 am Word Count: about 42,000 Goal: MUST WRITE NOW!

NaNoWriMo — day 24

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I miss fanfic. And Stargate. I missed last week’s episode (sadly, not because I was building up my wordcount, but because I was sleeping the sleep of the sleepy). According to cesperanza’s review, I didn’t miss much, and it would probably be more rewarding to just go read Ordinary Life, co-written by shalott and speranza, […]

NaNoWriMo, and the deer that mojo-ed my car

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

1. Excerpt from one of the Week 3 NaNoWriMo pep talk emails: In fact, you’re probably at what midwives call the transition stage—the point where the contractions are coming fast and furious, and you’re almost ready to start pushing your book baby, whole, out into the world. Some people get a rush of energy of […]

What a week!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Things I’ve Learned This Week: 1. Some fics are just *too weird* to read at work. 2. Phone calls are a terribly inefficient way to try to connect with people. 3. Some Christmas songs are lovely at any time of year. Others, when heard in mid-November, make me go all Grinch-y. 4. If it’s true […]

NaNoWriMo avoidance post

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Just in case anyone (else) is sick of working on their NaNoWriMo novel, or just in need of some long Torchwood stories to help you through the cold weather / Thanksgiving / holiday bombardment / evening news, here they are! demotu posted a list of “Five Long Fics I Couldn’t Live Without” over at torchwood_house. […]