Friday, November 14, 2008

NaNoWriMo - Day Fourteen

When one is in the middle of NaNoWriMo it is not the time to start wondering about the exact dimensions of a building that seems to keep changing. At least that's what I keep reminding myself ;) hmm... built on top of a vortex? might work, it is sort of a Sci-Fi after all...

Friday, November 7, 2008

NaNoWriMo - Day Seven

Some people say when in doubt kill a character. I say when stuck make your main character go through a life changing coma. It may sound like a soap opera, but an unexpected out of the blue coma can liven up any story =P Especially when even the author didn't see it coming...

Monday, November 3, 2008

8000 Miles + 7 months = One well traveled package

So for those of you that don't know about Bookmooch Barter, we once had a Google group where you could trade BM points for non-book items. The group eventually had to be shut down due to members abusing it and Bookmooch, though there is supposedly a forum in the works where such trades are now back online. I myself received several music CDs and other items in trade for points and other items on my barter list (I figured it would be a good way to get rid of some of my pre-yard sale items). One such trade I made for about thirty scratched CDs (for a project) from South Africa in February. I knew they had been sent surface mail and I wasn't worried about waiting and then I lost the rolls of nylon twine I used to bind them together for my project. For a couple weeks I was worried that I would get the CDs and then have to go buy more twine to use them, but as the weeks and then months went by with no twine and no CDs I stopped worrying and started thinking that maybe the package had gotten lost or held up in customs (hey, a large amount of CDs coming into the country? you never know). Imagine my surprise when not two weeks after coming across my twine while attempting to control the clutter I receive the CDs in the mail. Seven. Months. After. They. Were. Sent. *sigh* Serendipity strikes again.
CD Snowflakes here I come... and right in time for the Holidays too *grin*

Sunday, November 2, 2008

NaNoWriMo - Day Two

Obviously the second real reason for having NaNoWriMo in November is the end of Daylight's Savings Time. This event tells our minds we now have an extra hour to write even if our bodies are tired.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

NaNoWriMo - Day One

Obviously the real reason they picked November for NaNoWriMo is because of the sugar induced creative high that comes with leftover Halloween candy. As I venture into this crazy land of word counts, creative highs and lows, and a story I hadn't even known was waiting to be told before today (or last night), Skittles are my friend.