November 30, 2006


Posted in life, NaNoWriMo at 10:00 0 by gillsmoke

So Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo 2006. I have worked on my novel besides my listed word count. I did backup day to ward off the crash gremlins, and I had one anyway. I lost everything. Everything meaningful to me was in the Documents and Settings folder. All personal settings, all project files, manuals for most equipment I’ve worked on, pictures, everything. Now the rest of the directory structure was safe just Documents and Settings got hosed. Smitfraud-C.Toolbar888 was the culprit, I even know where I picked it up. I got it from “Chris Pound’s random name generator”. I feel dirty and clean at the same time. Now the recovery process begins. I lost about a gig of raw data.


November 26, 2006

The WriMo end

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing at 05:38 0 by gillsmoke

NaNoWriMo 2006, this is perhaps the worst writing experience I have ever had. My previous low point writing (besides not writing anything for 5 or 6 years) was when my Schizophrenic mother and I were in the same intro English class in my hometown’s Community College. Every paper I did was late, and why? Because my mother was dominating the computer. I remember clearly looking at what she wrote and being horrified that my sinking grade was due to her second grade vocabulary and syntax.

What made NaNoWriMo 2006 so horrible was my low word count. I had overtime dropped on my lap, dental problems, got a skin rash and by then I was cooked. My word deficit is insurmountable by me. I still have not broken ten thousand words, by now I can’t wait for November to be over.

On a positive note NaNoWriMo has renewed my interest in writing. I got a taste with this blog. Now I really want to write and improve as a writer. CRSE has the nonfiction down, that leaves the rest to me. I joined Toasted Cheese which has an ezine, writing prompts, and a forum. So the results of the writing prompts will probably end up here.

November 21, 2006

Not so good

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing at 20:28 0 by gillsmoke

So on top of a root cannal last week, I got a weird all over body rash this weekend.
My company is doing something different and we are working the Friday after Thanksgiving. Most of my coworkers are taking the day off, but guess what, I’m going in on Saturday too. Catching up on my NaNo, no the project I got assigned a couple of weeks ago is going to be powered up on Friday and that will put it at a week past delivery. OK.
Well my NaNo is turning out to be a wash this year, but I am committed to finishing it. Maybe.
I am also looking forward to atempting next year.

Must write. must write more.

November 13, 2006

Back to obsessive

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing at 22:29 0 by gillsmoke

Ok, 9 hours playing pokemon for Max this weekend and 0 hours working on my novel. New strategy same as the old one, get obsessive and write every moment

November 11, 2006

Now what?

Posted in blogging, life, NaNoWriMo, writing at 17:39 0 by gillsmoke

My novel ia at about 3000 words of crap and I really haven’t gotten anywhere. It’s all discription that really doesn’t make much sense, I hate it and the weird things that have put me here. I am not giving up but the only way I am going to make it is if I have some serious writing bursts like I am wasting here.

Oh, and the new version of blogger is ready for me to try.

I want to do the novel thing but I’m thinking my blogging needs might be better filled elswhere.

November 4, 2006

I am hosed

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing at 09:34 0 by gillsmoke

I am now officially 3 days behind. I got a root canal that I can’t afford, and still need to get my tooth fixed. We also had an extreme Pampered Chef party. Now I’m at work waiting for a program to load (can you guess what I do?). I am so hosed, This afternoon I might have get locked into a small closet so I can catch up.

I am not writing 800 words an hour. I need to hit that kind of pace if I am going to make it. It’s done. and so is my post.

November 3, 2006

Day two

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing at 02:13 0 by gillsmoke

So I totally wimped out tonight, I sat down to write at about 9:30 and the toothache I have would not leave me alone. It hadn’t for hours. I had already hit my steel front door hard enough to leave knuckle dents, you know make something else hurt to distract from the original pain. I couldn’t focus on anything but the pain in my mouth so I went to bed. Well the same pain is getting me out of bed and I will be listening to Ekoms Top on Winamp’s Shoutcast network and attempting to write.

November 2, 2006

Finished writing today

Posted in NaNoWriMo, writing at 00:48 0 by gillsmoke

if you click on the participant icon on my sidebar you check my progress. as soon as I can get to the update page I will. this was a hard won day but I did it. I’m thinking weekends are where I will stay saved.

November 1, 2006

Day one

Posted in family, NaNoWriMo, writing at 18:26 0 by gillsmoke

reason for posting at this moment: “He would go to sleep if you’d stop making cleaning noises he can hear”, Yes the late afternoon nap for the Turnip, before we Fell Back it happened at 5pm, now 6pm. it is a little distressing. I can hear my readers now “Hey, don’t you have a novel to write?” yes dear readers I do. I just wanted to share this.
So I woke up today and went to to see the starting flag anouncements and there’s this daily Q&A that hasn’t changed since the begining of Oct. Oh look, someone in Austrailia is going to try to do it in 2 days. Let’s check his profile, (/snark) Oh great, he is already done. (/snark) I just woke up, haven’t started yet and he’s already done. Thanks for the esteem boost. The bitter resentment and triple x rated cussing going on inside me since this morning are a natural occurance for novelists I guess. Look at Hemingway or Tony Snow.

I can garantee dear readers I will not be done tomorrow.