Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Thank you, John, for getting Buddy Holly stuck in my head. I suppose it's better than yesterday, when, thanks to the radio, I had Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" stuck in there. All day.

I'm definitely intrigued to know what's coming.

Everyday, it's a gettin' closer,
Goin' faster than a roller coaster,
Love like yours will surely come my way, (hey, hey, hey)

Every day, creeping closer. A few more things to set up, a few more things to write. Sharpen your pencils...

Monday, April 18, 2005

Added a post to the "I'd Never Do That" topic of April 15th, if anyone's interested.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Ooohhhhh! There's nothing I love more than a mystery, and you've piqued my curiousity with this one. I'll be waiting (probably impatiently, but that's just me.....)

I have a few things up my sleeve. Bending technology to my will, at present. Expect an invite soon...

Friday, April 15, 2005

We could start our own program and support network. The software powering the Invisible City site is very adaptable to this sort of thing--discussion spaces, articles, and whatnot. Let's brainstorm about how we'd like to challenge ourselves and support each other, and how it would differ from and extend the malingering 600seconds.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

I agree: NaNoWriMo is a great idea, but November is possibly the worst month for it. I gave it a shot in 2003, but I made it only a couple thousand or so words in before it fell apart.

I've been thinking it might be good to start with smaller, more immediately obtainable goals. Like, say, a short story in a month.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Regarding NaNoWriMo, I've done it once. I got to about 30,000 words, and I really, really want to keep working on the book, but it's festered and mutated while I wasn't looking at it, plotting with the Jar That Was Mayonnaise at the back of the fridge. Thing is, November is a terrible month for writing. A week of it is taken up with Thanksgiving, and it is overlaid with the stress of fast-approaching gift-requiring holidays. It's also the last best shot to deploy code before we descend into a pretty much solid two-month moratorium.

Er. I'd like to try it again sometime, but I'll probably do it in March or something. A good 31-day month.

Monday, April 11, 2005

It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere
I'm all alone, more or less...

It is kind of empty in here, isn't it? Is it time to resort to petty bribery in order to get people to write?

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Where is everyone?????
I feel like I'm on Mars (you know, it's quiet, and I'm pretty much alone, and there's a solar wind threatening to knock me on my ass at any moment.....)
To quote Pink Floyd:

Is there anybody out there??????

Thursday, April 07, 2005

I've taken a look at some of the linked websites, and have noticed that a couple of you mention being involved with NaNoWriMo. I was curious about how many of you have tried it, and how many of you plan to give it another try this year. And, if you don't mind, tell me your nickname on the site so I can look you up.

2004 was my first experience with it, and while I didn't "win," I did write just over 20,000 words. For me, that was a respectable milestone and I was pretty happy with it, especially given the fact that I was also working full-time and in school full-time.

Anyway, I was just curious.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

John W.--excellent job on the "bad words" post. That made my day!