Today marks the first day that those participating in NaNoWriMo can officially validate their novels. It was possible to upload your work before this to check your counts, but the official winner status begins being awarded today. There isn't really anything else you get, other than a cute certificate for completing your 50,000 words. It's … Continue reading Monday Musings: The End of NaNoWriMo- Where Do We Go From Here?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars It took far longer to finish this book than I thought it would. Not only did the story drag in too many spots, but the language is difficult and hard to read. It is the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz, … Continue reading Friday Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire
In honor of passing the halfway point in the NaNoWriMo month, I give you: http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/14-ways-to-tick-off-a-writer/ The trouble with owning cats- they cause us to do the strangest things: http://distractify.com/people/personal/agonizing-struggles-that-prove-cat-owners-are-the-best-people-ever/ What happens when you put the bloopers in the original Avengers trailer? Hilarity ensues: http://laughingsquid.com/the-avengers-movie-trailer-recut-with-footage-from-the-blooper-reel/ And with the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary special just a few … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: How to Tick Off a Writer, Things Cats Make Us Do, Avengers Trailer with Bloopers, and Dr. Who 50th Trailers
More weirdly beautiful photographs, this time of abandoned toy factories: http://io9.com/these-abandoned-toy-factories-and-shops-will-haunt-your-1458651194 And here are thirty-three things you may not have known about the movie, Toy Story (I didn't): http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/33-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the-toy And for you fantasy fans out there, here are 20 fantasy novels worth reading. A few of these are on my Want To Read list, and I've added … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Photos of Abandoned Toy Factories, 33 You Didn’t Know About Toy Story, and 20 Fantasy Novels Worth Reading
As most who read this know by now, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (http://www.nanowrimo.org). The idea is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. This the the fifth year I have done this. I have figured out some strategies to get me through the month without either killing myself … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo Progress, Some Numbers, and New Shiny Syndrome
This may be the most accurate map of the US ever- by an Aussie: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/the-most-accurate-map-of-the-us-ever Flying around Mt. Fuji in a jetpack he built himself: http://io9.com/watch-this-man-fly-around-mt-fuji-in-a-homemade-jetpac-1459491353 Beautiful examples of modern architecture: http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamdavis/jaw-dropping-photos-to-make-you-fall-in-love-with-contemp And in preparation for Thanksgiving later this month, some turkey trivia: http://www.holidayinsights.com/tday/turkey.htm
(Warning: This post may contain cantankerous, cranky, and crotchedy content. It contains my opinions, and sometimes, they are a bit crabby. Oh, and it is writing related, so if that isn't your thing, you can move along now.) Okay, maybe not ALL wrong, because there really isn't a wrong way to write. Just different ways. … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo- You’re Doing It All Wrong
No, I haven't finished Wicked yet. I'm getting there, but I just don't seem to have time to read these days. And I have no idea why. Well, I guess I do, at least a little. I am getting stuff done here, and I am doing more dinner prep these days, but it still seems I … Continue reading Friday Fumble: Where Does The Day Go?