Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's official I won!!!

I just logged onto the Nanowrimo websight and this was what was waiting for me!

You Won!
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.

Warm regards,

Chris Baty
Program Director, NaNoWriMo

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My stats on my Nanowritmo widgets

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

Kearney Park Ren-fair 2007

Greeting yon Ladies and gentle creatures, Lady Jan and company went to a Fair.

With my daughter Lady Sarah and her Best friend Lady Ashley (aka Michelle)
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.

Then the ladies got bored

Really bored

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.

Then we took a few more pictures and left.

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

The Teenager Dictionary

Here it is the final definative dictionary of teenager speak.
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.


Hard Rock- Very loud. Lamb of God. The Used.. Ect
“Dude, don’t touch the threads.” = Don’t. Touch. My. Clothes.
Teenager Dictionary
Compliments of Michelle Walker

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Brother's who don't get it

I'll try to make this fast there a schedual outage in fifteen minuets and I'll answers comments from my last post later too.

I've writen over 12,000 word on my Nanowrimo so I'm proud to say I'm right on schedual.

Two weeks ago my brother took me to a family reunion and I tried to explain to him what a blog was and why I have five of them.

He didn't get it.

I also told him about the Nanowrimo.

He didn't understand why I'd wont to do that either.

He told me I have way too much time on my hands.

Oh yeah.

And he told my mom I should go to work, I guess he thinks I'm wasting my time writing too. He thinks that's not really work either.

Friday, November 02, 2007

I'm at it again!!!

I'm off again on another adventurious challenge of 50,000 words in a month.


It's the Nanomwrimo.

What's that you ask?

It's short for National Novel Writer's Month.
To enter the contest you have to register at the above link, and write 50,000 words in one month; starting November 1st until November 31.
And that's it you win!

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!