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November 2nd, 2006

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01:39 am - not bad not bad
my first day of nano-ing ends in a word count of 1641. i'm gonna need to buck up if i am to survive being gone for a week, but i think i'm all right, and most importantly i'm beating lauri.

"Average word count per Author in this region is 684.70535714286" does this seem like excessive exactitude to anyone else?
and only 684? come on, folks! we're never gonna beat france at this rate!

(bellingham has challenged france to a wordcount battle. or more accurately, we planned to, but i don't think a formal challenge has yet been issued. approx the same number of people signed up for nano in bham as in all of france, so we are keen on starting an international incident)

in other news, i watched roger dodger today and it's just as good as i remembered. the script could have used another edit, there are some parts where roger is over the top, but mostly it's great. and it's funny, no matter what preconception you start with re sex and genders and dating, this movie will probably reinforce how you feel.
i also decided to give up on shadow of the torturer today. i'm like 2/3s of the way through and it keeps promising to become interesting and engaging and then something stupid happens instead, and somebody gives an awkward speech about it. it seems like he's set the book in an interesting world, but i wouldn't know because we learn incredibly little about it, because he hasn't even managed to leave the first stupid city yet and everyone in this book talks like a portentious goon without actually saying very much. so nuts to you, guy, my book will be better than yours.
np: ghostface killah - fishscale - 02 - shakey dog

(8 shots upside the head | en garde!)


Date:November 2nd, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
I had just over 2000 but I am going to scrap it and start over, I think.
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Date:November 2nd, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
if you're trying to make your nano good, you probably won't finish. all i wrote yesterday was total crap, and i am quite satisfied with it.

not that i have anything against writing well, certainly, but nanowrimo is a bad spot for it
Date:November 3rd, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
I figure if I'm going to try to pick up writing again, I should do something so bad it reminds me of why I quit. If I hit the wordcount goal then awesome, but if I don't but I like what I have, then all the better. It doesn't hurt that I have a friend who's story is so amazingly executed so far, that it could just be published as she writes it, it's that good.
Date:November 2nd, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Nanoo Nanoo!

You should have a Mork and Mindy icon, not a FREAKING FLYING NUN ICON WTF DAN
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Date:November 2nd, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
flying nuns are underrated religious figures.

on a random note, i think you'll dig this site: http://sniggle.net/
Date:November 3rd, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)


Doesn't France have an unfair advantage? In French, "the" has only 2 letters, "le". That 33% speed advantage is going to cost us dearly!

NaNo: 1594 (but I did start a day late)
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Date:November 3rd, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)

Re: France

yes, but french also has 3 the's: le, la, les. so they have the character advantage 2/3s of the time, but it's offset by always having to pick the correct one.
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Date:November 3rd, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)

Re: France

ps who is this?

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