Friday, November 30, 2007

Just a note...

I'm now announcing that there is no possible way for me to complete my NaNoWriMo in time.
I would like to thank those who supported me in their thoughts or in my own.
Special shout out to my sister who had fun translating my handwritten notes into a finished typed copy. I had fun trying to figure out what she typed to make sense once more when it was placed in the final copy.

I would like to say that it was an experience in many ways and I'm better equipped for another try next year.

Over December and January I am going to try to "edit" this monster and paste it up on my story blog. For those who care to read it look for it there. For those who are worried about my story getting stolen from there, don't worry I know myself better than that. What is posted there will be nothing compared to it if I publish it. Perhaps I will paste the NaNoWriMo edition on there. That will screw everyone up. If I forget about editing it, the manuscript will be locked away with the other ones I have done. Gah.

NaNoWriMo Word Count at the end of this blog: 21,631
Point in story: About 1/3 of the way there, unless I get into a real long scene
Chapters: 12 to date
Species: At least 8, with mention of more with more to come
Blondes: 2
Redheads: 1
Paragraphs: 364
Characters with spaces: 114,413
Backstories: At least three, maybe four at this point.
Brain & Body Status: Dead.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Controlling outside forces and deadlines

Many things have happened over the last few days including the fact that the story I have been writing for NaNoWriMo has gone haywire and created a life on it's own. I'm trying to steer it in a direction that I want it to go but it's like directing a wayward horse.
However I had many ask me why is it doing so, Why do I let things happen when as the writer I control what happens in the story. That may be true and I might just turn around and make all the good characters turn against one another and kill each other and have the debonair bad guy be the inventor of tatortots in his realm of reality. But I do not think that way. And I do not let my characters let me know how the story will end. True everyone reading books like to think that there is a pretty ending, where everything will work out but sometimes it doesn't happen. Sometimes the bad guy wins, this isn't Disney after all. I rather write it how I would watch it on television, where the characters and the viewer have little idea what is going on. Well in some shows anyways. Common if there is zombies in the film almost all if not all will be zombies at the end. Sorry those dumbasses who didn't know this already.
I don't know how it ends and I rather not until it is spewed forth on the type. Bite me.

As for deadlines, I have found out that outside forces play havoc on them, no matter how much I tell them to shove off and leave me alone. The people that I've told this to occasionally read this blog and therefore in big written type GET THE FLIPPING PICTURE BEFORE I SHOVE IT IN YOUR NOSE!!!! Running behind is not something I particularly enjoy and I expect that things in the future is not going to get any easier all ways round. November is almost finished so it's the mad dash to finish NaNoWriMo and the January release date (pending sanity and funding) of Sinclair, combined with other side projects makes it so that this season is horrible. Excuse any bitchiness that should arise.

Outside forces: Looking for a third or higher paying first job, friends and family, time of the year, weather and health. All in the grrness files.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Oh My Gosh It Snowed!

So slow down and stop driving erratically you morons!
I swear every time we get just a sniff of snow that is when all the stupid moronic drivers come out and then have the nerve to blame the weather as they fly off the road into the ditch. I usually wouldn't be saying this if there is a real wet or thick dump of snow. True this one polished the roads a bit but in the grand scheme of things it wasn't that bad. We already had a taste of snow a few weeks ago and that was far worse, since the snow was heavy and wet and made the roads into one nice thick ice block. THAT was an interesting drive.
But on the way to work I saw someone who had completely lost it. I'm not meaning the normal lose it where the 360 come in, or the lose it way that they couldn't stop no matter what through an intersection. This case had air time, and a ride of a life. I wish I was able to pull over and snap a picture but already police was swarming. But it did an endo and turn. I must be impressed at anyone who does that and have the vehicle sitting, quite stable, on its side. What is most impressive if one ignores the scrapes on the nose and probably side one probably couldn't guess.
That wasn't the worst of it all. The worst was that when passing the accident one person slammed on their brakes and did a half spin in the middle of heavy traffic. Could it be slippery? Possible. What do you not do when it is slippery? Not accelerate or break heavy/quickly. Either way it could've been a lot worse very quickly but thankfully someone in the other lane went onto the shoulder to give the one out of control some more room to get under control.

Word Count: 7506 + 59 pages

Monday, November 19, 2007

Very Cool

This could be the next short song:

I'm a sucker for those types of songs.

Current NaNoWriMo word count:
6532 + 57 hand written pages. Grand total ?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fortune Porogies

Yes the Garner Andrews Show presents Fortune Perogies!

Friday, November 09, 2007


Yes, I have been back to writing again. Unfortunately not to the speed that a NaNoWriMo champion needs to be at. A lot of my time is split between driving and working so I have two major excuses as to why I am both coming up with a crappy story and not getting as much done.
1. I am typing it on the computer at work. Therefore the file is at work. To type at home is redundant because I don't have the file there and my sister is stealing the computer 90% of the time this last week and a half.
2. I am therefore writing much of the story out long hand. Which is for me a lot slower and not time effective. It should be interesting to see where I end up in another three weeks.

Friday, November 02, 2007


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