Wednesday, November 29, 2006

NaNoWriMo Winner

National Novel Writing Month

I was a winner this year. I managed to string together 50,000 words of crap, so I get to call myself a writer. They even sent me a little temporary tatoo to impress my friends with.

I was kind of surprised that I could get that much done in such a short time, and I did learn that I need to think a lot more about the structure of the story BEFORE I start writing. My characters just ran away with the plot, and now they won't give it back.

I still have a way to go before I'm actually done. They don't actually ask you to finish the novel, just to get the word count. I'm gonna take a break though. The sun is shining, so maybe I'll ride my bike. It's windy and below freezing though, so maybe I'll just curl up with a book or magazine. I've gotten a bit behind on my reading while I was doing all that writing.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I loved this poster from: They have a lot of similar stuff for sale as well. Demotivators they call them. Love it. --gk

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Biking Brrrr.

I didn't actually see any snow when I was out biking today, but it was cold enough. There was about a twenty mile-per-hour wind from the North as well, so I had my work cut out for me on my way home. I guess brisk is a bit of an understatement. I did enjoy the ride though. If it doesn't warm up some, it will get old pretty fast though. I guess I should be used to it. I've lived in Nebraska since 1943, and we've had winter every one of those years.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


I'm participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. The idea is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the month of November. This may result in things like less attention to posting here and lack of sleep. I'm already at 10K though, so I'm doing pretty well. Lots of distractions coming up though, so I need to get ahead a little bit to make up for the time I'm going to lose later.

See you in December.