Archive for July, 2011

numbers are all relative

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

from chapter 17 Rachel showed him the kitchen, and the bathroom, and Nate pointed out which doors led to the basement and the storage room, on the grounds that if he was there as a pint-sized houseguest spy, they might as well make it easy for him. [current count: 22,000]

why so harsh, camp nano?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

A recent message from Camp NaNoWriMo informed me of this: If you entered your novel info during the month of July with the intent to participate in August, you can apply those details about your project to the current month. Simply go to “My Novels” under Camper Profile, click into your novel and select Edit […]

Progress Report: t-minus one day and a little

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Story Progress: Current count is 20,500. It does *contain* all the correct digits for the goal count, just — not quite in the right order. “He won’t talk to us,” Donna said. “And since his school and our organization are still pretending not to know about each other, it would be poor form to drive […]

marathon day

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Writing marathon: trying to make the halfway point before midnight Sunday. Movie marathon: two movies in one day! [ETA: Past 20,000 words instead? That seems good too.]

sometimes the long game is *too long*

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Still thinking about Children of Dune. The problem I have with their whole “plots within plots” thing is that, well, eventually entropy will end everything. That whole grand plan to have humanity live on forever, free of the burden of predestination? Gonzo. Which just goes to show, sometimes the long game is too long. Like, […]

Children of Dune, disc 2

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Okay, what? No, let me start over. I’ll use numbers. 1. Good thing: I feel so shallow putting this first, but for anyone who (like me) was sort of wondering after the first disc, ‘when *are* we going to see a shirtless and barefoot James McAvoy?’ the answer is ‘*ALL OF DISC 2.*’ 2. Bad […]

should have seen that coming

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

I spent *all day* at work telling myself, “As soon as I get home, I’ll get right to writing! I will write MANY WORDS! I will laugh in the face of my current shortfall! HA!” Then I actually got home. Now I’m telling myself, “Hey, maybe I should watch that second disc of Children of […]

daily quote

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Day one of bribing myself (sleep in an hour if I make my word count!) has succeeded. I predict it will never work again, so I’m wishing it the best and letting it go right now. QUOTE (because apparently it’s not really a nano novel until I’ve mentioned scurvy) “I have absolute confidence in our […]

I think they call this stage “bargaining.”

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

(It’s possible I’m grieving for my sanity.) Mental Conversation I Just Had With Myself: Okay, I have 9,000 words left to get to 25,000. What if I stopped now for tonight? ::divide 9,000 by 7:: 1286 words per day. That seems… unrealistic, given my daily progress so far. I guess I *could* keep writing tonight… […]

camp quotes, days 20-23*

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

(*Or something. Not really keeping up with the daily word count at this point, but here’s an approximation.) Day 20 “Yeah,” he said again. Then, “No.” Another pause. “No.” It was a very boring conversation to eavesdrop on, that was for sure. Day 21 “Oh, we just ran a string around the edges of the […]