NanoWrimo 2011 — or write a novel in 30 days…

NanoWrimo 2011 -- or write a novel in 30 days...
After a couple of years break, I am participating in NanoWrimo 2011.  The now long-held online tradition sees writers all over the world take on the slightly mad task of writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve made a good start, pulling over 3600 words in the first two days. Slightly ...

The Invention of Lying… our Apple TV first

We got an Apple TV last week. It’s an amazing little device that fits in the palm of your hand and sits next to the TV as classy looking as any AV component. It has a variety of functions (and more when I can get the XBMC add-on running for it), but the core stuff ...

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities… what a disappointment 1

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities... what a disappointment
After my much hit “Underbelly character guide”, I kept thinking I needed to write something about the new Underbelly series, and I kept thinking that I really needed to write something about the series. But since it finished last night, I’ve realised the reason I really wasn’t compelled to write much. It just wasn’t that ...

Back off Delicious!

I don’t mind the fact that a lot of my blog posts recently (well, most, I admit it,) have been delicious links. I mean, it’s old school blogging really, links and commentary and all that. But I’ve let my proper blogging slide, for sure. So maybe I should turn delicious links off for a few ...

Productivity

This is what I call productivity: On the train, to and from work, I wrote 2100 words of my new fiction project. About 1100 in the morning, and another thousand on the way home. Quite happy with that. Making good progress on this new thing… Then… at work, I was able to spend nearly the ...

Oscars 2009

Watched the Oscars last night, doing my usual semi-inexplicable obsessive view of the whole event. For the first time ever they were shown live here, in mid afternoon, and then repeated at night in a cutdown version. That probably explains why I missed the writing categories… It was largely as expected win-wise, with Sean Penn ...

Lunch and severe heat

Apparently this day’s one for the records, but we have plans so we survive easily. Lunch for Wayne’s birthday a week early, and keeping indoors to beat the heat. It’s awful to see how badly things have gone in Victoria with the fires, and it just seems to be getting worse by the hour news-wise. ...

Review: Gran Torino

I’ve been a bit lax with these in the last few weeks, just coasting on link-blogging, which isn’t terrible, but of course, there should be more. Saw a preview of Gran Torino not too long ago. In what might just be Clint Eastwood’s acting role (although I fully see him working to 100 now), he ...

I think I just finished my novel today

Well, first draft only, but still, to do this in less than three months (while having a fulltime job, a family and a life), is just astounding. It pleases me immensely. Of course, now the task of revising and rewriting… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Hitting a magic milestone

Just clocking up a late one (as usual) and I’m about to hit a pretty magic milestone… In November, I started the National Novel Writing Month thing… then I proceeded to only get 25,000 words done in that month, so  not exactly a success. And yet, it was a magnificent success, really. I hadn’t written ...
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