|log (2002/11/08 to 2002/11/14)|
Thursday, November 14, 2002
End of day thirteen: 23,547
So I got about a thousand words written last night, after all. I also played lots of SSX Tricky. I hope I can get both sleep and (say) ten thousand more words (yikes!) this weekend.
Some recent Klez images:
Remember our third birthday, awhile back? We never did print all of the greetings from our readers. So here are a few:
hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthby!
So I wrote zero additional words of novel after posting the entry yesterday, and today I've written zero more!
Current count: 22,560
Pretty pathetic. I'm still undecided about whether to stay up any later tonight and write with the house all asleep, or just blow it off (put it aside) until the weekend. I'm taking (most of) Friday off, so the weekend is three days, and that should be plenty of time to catch up on the ol' novel, eh? *8)
Note also that MalnourishedGirl dot com is unclaimed, and that while WebAroma dot com is taken, it might be available at a price.
Hurry on down!
- 5 for "harding"
I do now have a bit more of the novel's plot worked out (at least tentatively), so writing should go pretty quick once I actually do it. Maybe I'll do at least a few hundred words before I go to sleep.
Or maybe I'll play SSX Tricky some more.
You Never Know.
The Architor is silent again, perhaps taken aback, perhaps thinking. The hood turns upward, toward the stars. If Ot were looking, she might see something of the face within the hood. But she is not.
End of day ten: 20,534 (back on target)
So do I just acknowledge that I'm a day behind (I'm still averaging more than 1,800 a day), or do I officially set today's goal at 24,000, knowing that I don't really want to stay up late to do that?
Nearly falling asleep at work is sort of embarassing. Potentially, anyway...
Stopped by WordURL while procrastinating. It's amazing the domains that are still available! Snatch up "ThreefoldMediocrity.com" before some obscure cult gets it; start your own dot-net startup with "GownSuggestion.com"; grab up the personal vanity sites "SawtoothBoy.com" and "StumpyBullhead.com"; and "MyRaincoat.com" speaks for itself.
A spammer writes:
I am the general manager of Beijing Huayi Translation Co.,Ltd, that is a professional translation company based in Beijing. we supply high quality translation service. I hope to have opportunity to supply you with translation service. Our company is skilled in Chinese translation, especially in English-Chinese, Chinese-English,
Now okay I know English is a highly irrational language, and things like article and number are tough to master, and normally I wouldn't make fun of someone who didn't quite get it right, but a translation service???
- 2 for "band aids"
Top Tips for Procrastination:
End of day eight: 14,764
So Friday was our first "at least we're still on target" day, falling way below the word count; but we made up for it on Saturday (late into the night). The first main arc of the story is now all written down; my buffer of "I know basically what's going to happen and I haven't written it down yet" material is getting thin.
A reader writes:
"...They must all be female"? Don't you remember Enemy Mine? Not that there's anything wrong with them all being female. I'm just sayin'.
True, I could have made up some property other than the ability to bear children to differentiate (nominal) males from (nominal) females. But it's an interesting challenge this way. Especially since there's at least one character that I keep thinking of as male. Have to check carefully for slips...
perl -ne "print if /\b(his|he|him)\b/"
how am i able to say password on neopets
What is the name of the animated dog that rubs his stomach and floats?