Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.
3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it “In.”
5. Put decaf in the office coffee maker for three weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to Espresso.
6. In the memo field of all your checks, write “For Smuggling Diamonds”
7. Finish all your sentences with “In accordance with the Prophecy.”
8. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.
9. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
10. Specify that your drive-through order is “to go.”
12. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you're
“not in the mood.”
13. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream “I won! I won!”
14. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling “Run for your lives, they're loose!!!”
15. And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity...share this with someone to make them smile.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Things are going pretty well in this corner of the world. My characters are fascinating me, and the story is moving along at a nice pace. My biggest two troubles are that I neglected to do any hard writing yesterday and a several hundred words behind for today. Guess what I'll probably be doing at twelve tonight? The second trouble is that fact that my 'M' key on the computer keyboard is not working as well as it should and so I am continuosly going back to fix words that are misspelled.
All in all, Week the First has gone well this year. I'm looking forward to next week.
Beside my NaNo itself, I've been keeping a little writing journal in a separate document. I keep track of the word count goal, where I'm at, and how much I write each day. Also I've been recording story plot events, my favorite scene of the day, my favorite bit of writing of the day, something that happened 'in the real world' for each day, and what I'm looking forward to the next day. I keep the entries pretty brief, because I want to focus on the writing.
Here's an example from the first day of NaNo:
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Today is October the 31st of the year 2013. Tomorrow, the national phenomenon called NaNoWriMo will begin once more. I have some long days ahead of me.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
How to Catch a Bogle, by Catherine Jinks. I enjoyed reading this children's book-the idea was original and interesting, the writing was clever, and I finished it quite happily. However, for a kid's book, it had rather one too many foul words, so I probably wouldn't recommend it. :P
As for blogs, I recommend that of Anne Elisabeth Stengl. Currently one of my favorite authors of Christian Fantasy and a prolific blogger, her Friday Tidbits are especially wonderful.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Wow. Do you realize it's been one entire year since the first post on this blog? The Novel Season: November was published October 7th 2012, which makes today...
* And 9 'other' posts, about owls and books and writing contests and the like.
NaNoWriMo: Week Two and a few extra days... Viewed 111 times.
Book Reviews: "Floors" and "3 Below" by Patrick Carman. Viewed 109 times.
Book Review: The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann. Viewed 66 times.
Ah, this would have to be Far-Fetched Fairy Tales: The Goose Girl (originally posted under the title: 'Friday's Tale: The Goose Girl'), mostly because of my ridiculous rendition of the fairytale and the even more ridiculous original. And also because I love Shannon Hale's Books of Bayern series.
3) Lastly, my blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award! (post upcoming)
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
As I am going through The Last Storming, I come across scenes which I like for one reason or another, but which I know will be useless in further drafts. They simply don’t forward the story enough. But they were fun to write, so I'm going to share a couple here: