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New vlog. So far, I've been able to do one a day. Not sure that will last, but hey. It's fun for now, and it's good task-avoidance when I need a break from my NaNo novel, which is on track, words-wise.

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If I don't get my ass in gear, I'm gonna be ironing muslin into next week. :-) (I may not make my daily quota, but I was ahead all week, so I'm sure I'll make the total for today.)

Today's progress

 
 

1182/2000 (59.1%)


Total progress

 
 

9446/50000 (18.8%)

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As you know, Bob, Serene does really well on a deadline. :-) Thanks for the pushes, everyone!

Today's progress

 
 

2114/2000 (105.7%)


Total progress

 
 

8264/50000 (16.5%)

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It's like pulling teeth today, but I have confidence I'll get there.

Today's progress

 
 

1074/2000 (53.7%)


Total progress

 
 

7228/50000 (14.4%)

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Eight minutes to spare. That'll do for now. :-)

Today's progress

 
 

2012/2000 (100.6%)


Total progress

 
 

4116/50000 (8.2%)

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About a half hour left in the day. A couple hundred words left to write. I think I'll make it.

Today's progress

 
 

1793/2000 (89.6%)


Total progress

 
 

3897/50000 (7.7%)

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Today's progress

 
 

620/2000 (31%)


Total progress

 
 

2724/50000 (5.4%)

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Turns out I was done for the day after all. 2,104 for Day One. Not half bad.

The NaNo kit I bought a few months back has a fun motivational tool in it. It's called the Onerosity Coupon. How it works is this: I agree to do some onerous task someone chooses for me (or something they know I don't want to do) if I haven't met my word goal by a certain date. (My goal is 2,000 words per day, finishing on the 25th of November.)

Wanna play? The following dates are taken already. Check out what I have to do if I don't crack the whip on myself:

4th, [livejournal.com profile] maestrodog: I'll have to schedule a private session with a fundamental Christian minister and tell him all about my lifestyle, then listen to his responses without saying a word if I haven't hit 8,000 words by the 4th.

5th: ([livejournal.com profile] someotherguy and [livejournal.com profile] sogwife are sharing this day) I have to watch *and synopsize* a Mr. Hanky episode of South Park (ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!) and iron a metric buttload of muslin if I haven't hit 10,000 words by the 5th.

6th, [livejournal.com profile] hitchhiker: If I don't have 12,000 words by the 6th, I have to go through what I *did* write and add apostrophes to all the plurals. I don't get to change them back until NaNo is done

7th (the day before my surgery), [livejournal.com profile] stonebender: we get to go to an improv comedy show together if I don't have 14,000 words by the 7th. (Improv makes me squirm, and not in that nice way that we like.)

18th, [livejournal.com profile] golden_c_turtle: I'll have to endure Restaurant Hell with her (we'll go to a restaurant and she'll be rude to the waiters) if I don't have 36,000 words by the 18th.

Who else wants an onerosity coupon? If you comment here, either pick a date or tell me to pick, and if you want your coupon, send me your snailmail address: serene@serenepages.org

Go, me!

Nov. 1st, 2007 08:02 pm
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And I don't think I'm done for the day yet.

Today's progress

 
 

2104/2000 (105.2%)


Total progress

 
 

2104/50000 (4.2%)

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I have very little physical energy today, so I'm slow to awaken, slow to get moving, and slow to accomplish anything, but I am taking writing breaks whenever I can, and I'm past the NaNo-recommended daily word goal, and almost to my own goal. Yay.

Next, to see if I can clean the kitchen enough to actually be able to see my countertops. We'll see.



Today's progress

 
 

1669/2000 (83.4%)


Total progress

 
 

1669/50000 (3.3%)

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This will be a busy week. I'm trying to get ahead on all my stuff (paid work, housework, NaNo novel, etc.) so I can come home to a clean house and no stress next Friday. [livejournal.com profile] someotherguy will help, and I'm giving myself permission NOT to get it all done, so there's no added stress.

Anyway, my goals for today:

1) Finish at least 2000 words on the novel (I'm not too far off!)
2) Do the billing for job #1
3) Finish the report for job #2
4) Clean the kitchen and one other room

Wish me luck!





Words today so far: 1581
Word goal today: 2000
Words total so far: 1581
Word goal total: 50000
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Cute email from NaNoWriMo.org today:

Subject: An email from your imagination

We got this email today from your imagination. It was misaddressed to us, so we're sending it along to you. We hope it finds you well.

-----Original Message-----

Hello!

This is your imagination. I know work, school, and general craziness have been keeping us apart lately. But there's something we need to do together this November.

It's called National Novel Writing Month. For it, we'll bash out a 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in 30 days. You and me. Writing a book. Together.

I need you to sign us up. Because I don't have any arms.

http://www.NaNoWriMo.org

Love,

Your imagination




This email is being sent to you because you or someone who loves you put your email address in the "NaNoRemindMe" box of NaNoWriMo.org. This is the only email you will receive from us. Unless, of course, you sign up for National Novel Writing Month. Then you'll get dozens of great emails, including pep talks from Neil Gaiman, Julianna Baggott, Sue Grafton, Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Deanna Raybourn, Tom Robbins, and Sara Gruen. All for free. We're a creative writing nonprofit. And we want you to write that book.
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Numbered lists are about the extent of my brainpower today:

1) Missed many fine parties the last few weeks, which I regret ([livejournal.com profile] tenacious_snail, [livejournal.com profile] babyfly, etc., I love and missed you!). Did make it to two lovely ones, though, and it was so good seeing [livejournal.com profile] klwalton and [livejournal.com profile] mackenzie get a fraction of the attention and adoration they deserve.

2) [livejournal.com profile] sogwife is really cute when she's all giggly.

3) The Month O'Solitude has begun, and when I think about having no open-door dinner policy, it makes me sad, so I take that part back. If you wanna drop in for dinner, you should do so, especially if you're fine with whatever silly vegan thing I happen to throw together. Dinner's at 7 every night except Saturday.

4) I think I'm going to do a science-fiction novel for NaNoWriMo. I've never written a word of science fiction before.

5) OKCupid is still fun. I'm enjoying chatting and flirting with people. Also, the more neat people I meet, the happier I am with my current situation, which I admit is a bit paradoxical, but there it is.

6) It is deeply satisfying to me that when we're out of bread, [livejournal.com profile] someotherguy doesn't run out to the store -- he asks me if I would mind making us some bread. He's all apologetic about it, but I don't know if he gets how happy it makes me that I make almost all of our bread.

7) Finances being what they are, I may not make it to alt.polycon in February. I mean, I'm still planning on going if we can afford it, but between the room ($421.83 plus tips), the plane or car (in excess of $300 either way), and spending money, we're talking about a month's pay for me, and I'm just not sure it's responsible of me to be doing that. Current plan is to see if I can amass enough extra income to make it less of a hit for us. Stay tuned.

Nano stuff

Jul. 5th, 2007 11:01 pm
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I plan to just fiddle with NaNo ideas from now until November. I may plan, I may not, but I'm going to give it some brainspace, partly to see if it helps me actually finish this time, and partly because I just want to.

Some exercises from the kit )
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A few hours of proto-migraine (nipped in the bud, but leaving its chemtrail in my brain) has made me this odd mix of peaceful and restless. It's an altered state, it is. There's a pleasant-ish buzz in my brain, and it makes me feel one step removed from myself.

I think what happened is I got too much sun ([livejournal.com profile] someotherguy and I walked a few miles today in the sun -- I think I need a sunhat). I tried to watch a movie with my sweeties, but I started getting nauseated, so I took a break and some aspirin, and it helped, but it's left me feeling alternately drained and high. I must say, I don't really mind this particular residual effect of my migraines. Plus, migraine time is really the only time I can consume caffeinated stuff and feel *better* instead of worse.

In my brainiac haze, I figured out some of my NaNo novel. It's going to be called "Living without Consequences" (the title came when I misheard "Anna Begins" -- "then I'm gonna have to think about the consequences" became "...live without the consequences"), and it's about a woman who is surprised when the geographical cures she seeks bring her closer to her past instead of taking her away from it. I'm going to start musing about this a fair bit in here, I think, but I'll put it under cut tags.

"Every time she sneezes, I believe it's love..."

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