Archive for August, 2011


Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

How does that song go? “This is the worst trip I’ve ever been on”? I wouldn’t go quite that far, but it’s been a wild ride, and not always in the fun way. But the joy of nano-noveling isn’t in the *doing*, necessarily, but in the *having done* — looking back and going “I wrote […]

if it was easy, we wouldn’t call it work

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Here is how I would like to be at work: Here is how I actually feel at work: Or, okay, sometimes this:

t-minus 4000 words

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Current Tally: 46,000 (written, not left to write) Current Word Count Boosters: characters who swear (a lot); let’s name the baby Current Hurricane Status: well, I thought we wouldn’t have power right now, but we do! Motivational Thought: tomorrow I have to go back to work

countdown to 50,000 (hurricane edition)

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

So the big to-do today has been the hurricane saga, most specifically OMG SHOULD I GO TO WORK TOMORROW OR IS THAT CRAZY TALK? I emailed my boss, being all, ‘Hey boss, I’m gonna defer to you on this one, seeing as you’re the boss and all.’ Then he called me and was like, ‘Yeah, […]

countdown to 50,000 (III)

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Current Tally: 6000 words to go Inspiration Meter: just keep introducing new characters! Focus Meter: low, very low Motivational Thought: at least I’m caught up on blog posts!

countdown to 50,000 (II)

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Current Tally: 7000 words left to write Inspiration Meter: hurricane? Focus Meter: this is not the 4000 word day I was hoping for Motivational Thought: cinnamon chip muffins!

countdown to 50,000

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Current Tally: 8000 words left to go Inspiration Meter: eh Focus Meter: is it naptime yet? Motivational Thought: I can’t wait to be done with this stupid novel!

a hurricane of words

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Now that I have spent the last two hours writing at the blistering speed of, let’s see, zero words per minute, I figured it must be time to go online and post something. Here it is: THE HURRICANE CHALLENGE For all East Coast nanocampers, this is shaping up to be an exciting weekend. There are […]

heck yeah, 40.000

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I really wish my quote for the 40,000 word mark was more impressive, but here it is: One of them pulled a box out of the back seat and set it on the ground. Yeah, that’s inspiring.

can I blame Star Trek for this one too?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I’m all for Good Stuff Happening Today, but when I read this: “Perry’s invention: A transmitter that can recharge wireless devices using ultrasonic waves. It’s like Wifi, she says, except instead of a wireless Internet connection, hers transmits power over the air.” All I could think was “… So, it’s a ray gun?” (It transmits […]