Saturday, November 24, 2007
I just logged onto the Nanowrimo websight and this was what was waiting for me!
So it's official.
Our word-counting robots have analyzed your November novel, and they've delivered their final, binding assessment: Winner.
You did it! You did it! You did it!
This was, without a doubt, one of the hardest years on record for NaNoWriMo participants. At some point in the literary marathon, most of your fellow writers fell by the wayside. They lost their books to work, to family, to school, and to the hundreds of other distractions and interruptions that tend to shutter creative undertakings like NaNoWriMo.
But not you. Not this year.
This November, you set out with the ridiculously ambitious goal of bringing an entire world into existence in just 30 days. When the going got tough, you got writing. Now you're one of the few souls who can look back on 2007 as the year you were brave enough to enter the world's largest writing contest, and disciplined enough to emerge a winner.
We salute your imagination and perseverance. The question we ask you now is this: If you were able to write a not-horrible novel in 30 days, what else can you do? The book you wrote this month is just the beginning.
From here on out, the sky's the limit.
We wish you well on your many upcoming adventures, and hope to see you for Script Frenzy in April, and again for NaNoWriMo next November.
Before you go, though, we have some NaNoWriMo Winner gifts for you.
The first are a couple of winner's icons, meant to be posted on a website or blog.
Since your achievement should be proclaimed far beyond the internet realm, we've also created a special Winners Certificate for you to print out and hang anywhere novelist groupies tend to gather. After downloading from our site and printing it out, you'll just need to grab your favorite calligraphy pen or re-run it through your printer to customize it with your name and the title of your new novel.
Download your winner's certificate [PDF, 700KB]
On behalf of everyone here at NaNoWriMo headquarters, I offer you my congratulations.
Program Director, NaNoWriMo
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
NaNoWriMo Progress for Lady Jan
Current word count: 45239 (90.48 %) with 11 days left, with current pace, expected to finish in 4 days.
Assuming that the aim is to finish NaNoWriMo in a fixed length of time, rather than sprinting for the finish line, the expected values in this column are the amount of words needed per day to get there. The values are adjusted up or down depending on how things are going, compensating for good and bad days of progress.
These are values that fall outside of the statistical range representing 95% of the population. Simply put, they're the truly exceptional days where the wordcount got a rocket boost, or things truly sucked!
Okay, I guess I'm going to make it after all.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
There be a jousting
And an Scottish Knight
A white knight on his charger
But the poor Black knight was unhorsed and that unfortunately ended the revelry.
When will this be over bored
We saw a red headed juggler/magician/joke teller from New Zealand
Named Lord Rusty of Rusty balls
(I kid you not)
most of his humor was ribald humor
And most of his trick weren't really worth mentioning, but he could juggle.
Good morrow my Lords and Ladies,
I hope you enjoyed our trip,
God save the king
I passed the 29,000 word mark on the Nanowrimo challenge.
Friday, November 09, 2007
I finally convinced my daughter and her friend Michelle aka Pandora to write it up for me.
Actually Michelle took it over so I have to give the credit to her.
So then next time your teen says something you'll know what they said, and s/he wont roll their eyes at you and say mom/dad your so out of it.
Labels (to describe a person)
Gay- stupid, retarded, fruity (guys swishing their hips, wearing girly clothes) or just weird.
Can also be used to describe something mean (“my dad took away my cell phone” “That is so gay!”)
Emo- overly emotional, cries a lot, whiner, cutter. Listens to a lot of Screamo
Goth – Dark, (SOMETIMES) depressed, vampiric, cutter. Listens to Hard Rock.
Prep- BLONDES! Says “like” too much, Barbie girl, Hollister Whore
Poser- only says or does something cause everyone else is doing it, not because they care about it.
Scene kid- “pretends to be punk” when in reality punk = originality and
scene kid = everyone has same haircut, same style of clothing, and same mentality. Listens to alternative rock, “punk rock”.
Punk- original, wild styles of clothing/hair, doesn’t stay put in one label (always is different) Listens to anything.
Skater- self explanatory! Spends all their time skating (skateboard, roller skating) tends to dress like a scene kid, in fact most scene kids are skaters at heart.
Nerd- fashion impaired! (aka tucks pants into socks)
Geek- technology freak. Big difference from a nerd, as most geeks tend to be okay.
Hollister Whore- Trend follower. Tends to hang out with preps, if they aren’t a prep themselves. Shops at Hollister, American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie and Fitch, ect.
Labels (to describe a thing)
Screamo- Pretty self-explanatory. A lot of screaming about pain and misery and oh-im-so-sad-ill-just-kill-myself
Alternative Rock- Uhmm… hard to explain. Soft rock, I guess. Fall out Boy. Pretty acceptable in all groups.
Punk Rock- SCENE KID MUSIC! PRETEND WANNA-BE PUNK MUSIC! STAY AWAAAAAAAAAAY!
Hard Rock- Very loud. Lamb of God. The Used.. Ect
“Dude, don’t touch the threads.” = Don’t. Touch. My. Clothes.
Compliments of Michelle Walker
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
But in my case I would ask her to do my housework, and pick-up my daughter and husband from work and school.
I've already cracked my first 1,000 words so I'm off to a good start. I'm doing a prequil to my book length manuscript I started last year.
Wish me luck!