Nov
30
2017
5

NaNoWriMo, Day 30: 2159/44006.

It is not done.  But it is almost done.  There are in fact about six thousand words left in the story, because we have gotten to the point where the nature of the final strike will be revealed to our heroes, and they will go out to thwart it.  Plus an epilogue.  In other words, the goram thing will be done by Sunday and I am not feeling bad about it in the slightest. 44K and almost done for a first try is respectable. Besides, it’s not like I get any prize money if I got to 50K.

So there it is. I finish the book, resolutely not look at it for a couple of days — I said a month, but that’s ridiculous.  The point is to get this puppy into publication shape, so that’s what’s going to happen — and then we go on with the process. And have things get a little more back to normal around here.

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Nov
30
2017
3

Tweet of the Day, The Mask Slips On The Flat Earth Society Twitter Account edition.

Yeaaah. Those guys played a good game, but I can’t suspend my disbelief anymore.  Not that I disapprove, really.  I particularly find the blue check mark entertaining.

Nov
29
2017
1

‘Little Drummer Boy.’

I will admit, I normally have a certain prejudice towards seeing this song performed in a restrained, if not actually minimalist manner. …But I’ll allow it, in this case.  They brought a lot of drums to that party.

Little Drummer Boy, For King And Country

Nov
29
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 29: 1084/41487.

It’d be longer today, except that I am trying to decide whether to kidnap our heroes and take them to the final showdown.  Yes, that’s normally a no-brainer, except that it doesn’t quite work in the story as written so far.  Trying to decide how to go with that requires sleeping on it, I think*.

41K. I can see the end from here!  …Thank God.

Moe Lane

*Also, I have Patreon obligations, and I had to finally finish one of them up today.  I’ve written something like 3K words in total today, which ain’t bad.

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Nov
29
2017
15

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer.

They’re gonna to get away with it.  They’re gonna [expletive deleted] get away with it.

(more…)

Nov
28
2017
3

‘A Christmas Carol.’

I got to add this song to the family’s Christmas rotation.  That was a good year.

A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer

Nov
28
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 28: 1691/40763.

Yeah, I’m definitely getting sick of the sight of this book. It’s very exciting! Soon I will dread it.  All of this is apparently par for the course when it comes to the publishing process, which is why I’m so pleased about my adverse emotional reaction.

Close to 41K. Oof.

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Nov
27
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 27: 1706/39072.

We are getting towards the end, and I’m actually starting to feel that ‘sick of writing this book’ sensation that supposedly writers feel. I’m certainly ready to actually work on something else at this point; there are a couple of short stories that have occurred to me, one involving a pun-filled title. So love that news or dread it, as you please.

39K. Groovy.

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Nov
26
2017
2

NaNoWriMo, Day 26: 1670/37366.

I lost a day yesterday and assumed that I would lose a day today. Travel (I’ve been up since 3:30 AM). But I tried to at least put in a few words, and here we are: 1670.

I’m going to sleep now.

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Nov
25
2017
3

Book of the Week: The Dragons of Dorcastle.

When I looked at the cover of Jack Campbell’s The Dragons of Dorcastle, I said There had better be a good reason why that woman is carrying a semi-automatic pistol in a fantasy setting. …I am now on book three of my chain-downloading of this series, because there was, indeed a good reason why she was carrying a semi-auto. They’re offering the Kindle versions of the books for ridiculously low prices*, so you might as well start drinking ’em down now before they come to their senses.

And so, adieu to… whatever it was last week. I’m on a remarkably slow platform right now and I’d rather like to be taking a nap instead.

Nov
24
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 24: 1767/35696.

More than usual, less than I hoped. Then again, today was actual Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws.  I managed to get it all in early this morning.

Almost 36K.  Groovy.

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