Monthly Archives: November 2010

NaNoWriMo update

Well, so far I’m doing well. I started today being about 6,000 words behind. Actually a little more than that. Currently I’m 1,601 words behind where I should be for the day, and I’m not quite done typing yet. With luck, I can bring it to maybe being only a day behind, and with writing at least 2,000 to 3,000 words a day when I can write, I’ll not only catch up but get past where I need to be by tomorrow.

It’s funny, but as I typed that, I found myself learning an odd little thing about myself – if I need to write big numbers like that, they look wrong to me if I don’t put the commas in them. 3000 looks wrong in a paragraph, while 3,000 doesn’t. (Unless 3000 happens to be the title of something, at which point it looks perfectly fine, if that makes any sense. 🙂 )

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A writing update

Been doing the NaNoWriMo this year, after not doing it last year. Original work this time, and hoping for better quality than the first time I tried an original work.

I’m about two days behind, after feeling a bit sick for a couple days, but I think I can catch up fairly easily, since I know the plot pretty solidly.

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A new beginning, of sorts

You may have noted the new look and name. I moved back to WordPress as my software, if only because it’s much easier to find updates and fixes for problems. Found a nice conversion process after some Google-fu, and then spent an hour or so converting a major mistake once the process did EXACTLY what it was supposed to do. (In other words, the mistake was MY fault.)

The name change and logo change are a part of the direction change of the site. It was originally something of a lark, where I’d write about my writing and a few other things, and maybe ogle a naked girl as I looked at the site. But due to a few things, I’ve decided to get serious about it.

Hence the change. The quill may be a stereotypical choice when doing a writing blog, but given my finances, it was the cost that I could pay – free to a non-commercial site. The name is from a Hemingway comment, saying that you can write an entire novel in six words, if you choose them carefully. That novel is the new title of my blog.

I will have more news tomorrow. Good news, in fact, and hopefully will have figured out how to post a picture to this blog. It’s a picture I really want to post, and it doesn’t involve a naked girl at all. It does involve Christmas in a way, though, but not in the way you might think.

Until tomorrow!

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Guy Fawkes Day once more

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!


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