I want to apologize, I normally write more. I had gotten you used to a near daily post and have let it dwindle to about once a week. That isn’t what I had wanted to do and I want to get back on track.
As for my NaNoWriMo book, it’s terribly below par, everyone is at 30K and I’m sitting at a lowly 10,000 words. I’m going to make it up. If I can manage to write nearly 3,500 words per day. I know I can pump out 1,200 words in 45 minutes to an hour so It should be about three hours of writing per day to get back on track by the end of the month. So I’m going to stop being a lazy jerk, stop believing in writer’s block, and start writing.
As you know, I love terrible movies. So, by default I have watched an obscene amount of craptastic movies. One of those movies is Confessions of a Shopaholic. And although, it is possibly a very vain accomplishment, and while I don’t believe I actually win anything. Here I am on the front page of Cracked.com. I’m also not terribly funny. Click Here or the Picture below to be taken to my win and if you feel so inclined you can vote it up some more.
I’ve also recently gone vegetarian, and am working my way towards vegan. However, as promised you will have a bunch of cookbooks reviewed by me. Furthermore, in the right hand sidebar there is a calendar with my NaNoWriMo accomplishments, it’s been at 9900 for quite some time now and still is at the time of this posting. Feel free to berate my writing laziness in the comments section. And that’s me, just tooting my own horn, just pointing you to random pointless accomplishments that I’ve made. Feel free to alert me to your pointless accomplishments in the comments below. I love all that kind of stuff.
Peace, Love and Penguins.
If you haven’t started your NaNoWriMo Novel. Please do. It’s still an attainable goal.
If you start ON THIS DAY, You have to write THIS AMOUNT per day to make the goal of 50,000 words.
11/05/11 – 2000
11/06/11 – 2083
11/07/11 – 2174
11/08/11 – 2273
Personally, I think that over the 2,273 words per day mark is a little too daunting for me. Some people have already finished by writing like the flash. Maybe they have those pills from Limitless or something, if so I’d like them to share!
If you haven’t started, You are in a good position right now, you have no words to lose. Some people in various settings I have told me about how they have lost all their writing due to some kind of problem. Maybe they had a computer error, some people forgot to save, and another person’s drive was corrupted. So please do, save in multiple places. I at this moment am in a kind of weird position, because some of my writing only exists in one place, but I plan to remedy that in a moment. Here are some choices for you when it comes to backing up your work.
With every Hotmail or Live email account, you have the option of using SkyDrive. You get 5 gigabytes of Storage free. Skydrive allows you to sync your files with the online drive so that at the time that you save your file on your desktop it also is saved in your Hotmail account. Cost: free.
I love DropBox, they give you 2GB of storage free but there is an option to purchase more space. You download the Dropbox software which is a shared folder and when you save an item to either the dropbox root or a folder within it is synced upon closing your files. I like Dropbox because it works on my Android phone, Ipad, Computer, laptop. All my stuff is put in one place. Cost: free
AMAZON CLOUD DRIVE
The Amazon Cloud Drive is online storage provided by the Amazon shopping website. They provide 5GB of free online storage, which you can upload any file type, especially mp3 files. A bonus with the Amazon online storage is you can stream mp3s onto your Android phone. Amazon charges a dollar per year for every extra GB of storage if you need more cloud space.
I think the best approach is to download the software for Dropbox and Skydrive and then synchronize your folder with both programs. That way, your files are automatically backed up by both services. If one of the websites has an extremely rare cataclysmic crash, your files would still be saved by the other site. In addition, you should upload your files once a week to Amazon just in case a file becomes corrupt and that ruined file syncs to Dropbox and Skydrive. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
So I’ve been more busy writing my novel, which is currently untitled, lately. I should be posting and continuing to provide you with New material and ramp up the excitement for NaNoWrimo.
So go check out an old poem of mine here: A thought on poetry and my latest poem Metnal « Write, Read, Watch.
Or you can get in on the NaNoWriMo antics and join up. You’ve only missed 4 days, You can still catch up.
Also I’ve been checking out this website I Write Like it’s kinda fun. Some stories are different and the badges I get are different depending on what story I put in to be analyzed for style markers. Continue reading
I’d like to have a bunch of author encouragements during the month of November. The point of this would be to give writers advice and encouragement to keep going during National Novel Writing Month.
If you don’t know what Nanowrimo is according to the Wikipedia article:
National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo/ˌnænoʊˈraɪmoʊ/) is an annual internet-based creative writing project which challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and November 30. Its sister event is a script-writing challenge taking place in April called Script Frenzy.
The project started in July 1999 with just 21 participants, but by the 2010 event over 200,000 people took part – writing a total of over 2.8 billion words.
Writers wishing to participate first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopsis and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting. Municipal leaders and regional forums help connect local writers with one another for holding writing events and to provide encouragement.
I have a Google Form Set up for interested people to sign up on here.