jesso: (NaNo 2010 WINNER)


50,639 words. 45% of my novel was done in the last 4 days. I am the queen of procrastination.
jesso: (NaNo 2010 WINNER)


50,639 words. 45% of my novel was done in the last 4 days. I am the queen of procrastination.

I WON.

Nov. 29th, 2009 02:35 am
jesso: (Nano - 2009 WINNER)


50,042 words.

Considering I wrote the ending sentence at 48,803 words, I'm pretty happy with that word count. The rest of the words came from going back and adding in details, like the stuff that makes Lorelei's world different from ours. The winning words were Lorelei looking out the window at the wall built to protect coastal cities from pirates.

ALSO.

I had Pandora going while I was writing? And it's on my Mono/awesome instrumentals station? And while I was uploading? THERE WAS TOTALLY AN AWESOME EPIC DRUMROLL BUILDUP. And then the music exploded with happiness when the winner's page loaded. BEST TIMING EVER.

CAPSLOCK MEANS I AM EXCITED, OKAY?

Tomorrow, I am going to play Animal Crossing ALL DAY LONG. Or possibly I will just be lazy in another way.

I WON.

Nov. 29th, 2009 02:35 am
jesso: (Nano - 2009 WINNER)


50,042 words.

Considering I wrote the ending sentence at 48,803 words, I'm pretty happy with that word count. The rest of the words came from going back and adding in details, like the stuff that makes Lorelei's world different from ours. The winning words were Lorelei looking out the window at the wall built to protect coastal cities from pirates.

ALSO.

I had Pandora going while I was writing? And it's on my Mono/awesome instrumentals station? And while I was uploading? THERE WAS TOTALLY AN AWESOME EPIC DRUMROLL BUILDUP. And then the music exploded with happiness when the winner's page loaded. BEST TIMING EVER.

CAPSLOCK MEANS I AM EXCITED, OKAY?

Tomorrow, I am going to play Animal Crossing ALL DAY LONG. Or possibly I will just be lazy in another way.
jesso: (Yay!)
So today I got the "Desktop Edition" of Write or Die, and wowwwwwwww talk about motivation. I did 5 10-minute sprints and wrote 2,632 words. 2,632 words in 50 minutes of writing. AND they are pretty good words, I think! I'm happy with them, anyways. I have yet to really resort to any blatant word padding like dream sequences or my character going to a random concert or visiting a museum. I'm very happy with the pacing of my story, and I'm happy with the quality of what I've written, keeping in mind that it is a "first draft" kind of thing. I'm very, very happy with how things are going this year.

As of tonight, I'm at 13,840 total words. I was behind as of last night, so today I caught up and got a full day ahead. Tomorrow I want to do 5,000 words so that I can earn my "Rally" merit badge, because of course I bought the merit badge stickers from NaNoWriMo. It's kind of amazing how motivational a sticker can be.

I love NaNoWriMo. I really do. I mean, it's fun enough to bang out a novel in a month, but add in the regional activities and all of the cool people you meet during the month, and it's really like a month-long party of awesomeness.

And now, I'm going to do some planning. I'm feeling a little lost this year without having everything plotted in advance. I'm not sure if it's because I plotted everything so thoroughly last year, or if it's because I have a plot from my polls and I'm worrying about sticking to it, but the feeling is there. So I'm going to bang out a rough outline for the rest of the novel and see how that helps. There are some details I need to work out ahead of time, anyways, so I don't write myself into a corner.

Have I mentioned that I'm really happy with how this novel is turning out? Because I am <3

Okay, off to work on this, and then to beeeeeeeeddddddddd. For sleeps.

eta: Oh, and I know that I just got Write Or Die: Desktop Edition today, but I really want Liquid Story Binder, too. Apparently it's on sale for the month of November and oooooooo it looks so pretty.
jesso: (Yay!)
So today I got the "Desktop Edition" of Write or Die, and wowwwwwwww talk about motivation. I did 5 10-minute sprints and wrote 2,632 words. 2,632 words in 50 minutes of writing. AND they are pretty good words, I think! I'm happy with them, anyways. I have yet to really resort to any blatant word padding like dream sequences or my character going to a random concert or visiting a museum. I'm very happy with the pacing of my story, and I'm happy with the quality of what I've written, keeping in mind that it is a "first draft" kind of thing. I'm very, very happy with how things are going this year.

As of tonight, I'm at 13,840 total words. I was behind as of last night, so today I caught up and got a full day ahead. Tomorrow I want to do 5,000 words so that I can earn my "Rally" merit badge, because of course I bought the merit badge stickers from NaNoWriMo. It's kind of amazing how motivational a sticker can be.

I love NaNoWriMo. I really do. I mean, it's fun enough to bang out a novel in a month, but add in the regional activities and all of the cool people you meet during the month, and it's really like a month-long party of awesomeness.

And now, I'm going to do some planning. I'm feeling a little lost this year without having everything plotted in advance. I'm not sure if it's because I plotted everything so thoroughly last year, or if it's because I have a plot from my polls and I'm worrying about sticking to it, but the feeling is there. So I'm going to bang out a rough outline for the rest of the novel and see how that helps. There are some details I need to work out ahead of time, anyways, so I don't write myself into a corner.

Have I mentioned that I'm really happy with how this novel is turning out? Because I am <3

Okay, off to work on this, and then to beeeeeeeeddddddddd. For sleeps.

eta: Oh, and I know that I just got Write Or Die: Desktop Edition today, but I really want Liquid Story Binder, too. Apparently it's on sale for the month of November and oooooooo it looks so pretty.
jesso: (Nano - 2009 Participant)


I shall defeat Chris Baty.

(And yes, I've already written him into this year's novel. This year he is a professor.)

Also, the DFW Region is at war with Fairfield County, CT. Here's the widget for that, if I did it right:


(We're warring by average word count per person, since our region is so much bigger than theirs)
jesso: (Nano - 2009 Participant)


I shall defeat Chris Baty.

(And yes, I've already written him into this year's novel. This year he is a professor.)

Also, the DFW Region is at war with Fairfield County, CT. Here's the widget for that, if I did it right:


(We're warring by average word count per person, since our region is so much bigger than theirs)
jesso: (Nano - 2009 Participant)
Okay. I have:
- cleared off most of the games from my iPod Touch, except for the ones where I'd lose my gamesave if I did so. Those have been "hidden" on the last screen. The front screen is full of useful apps ONLY. Except for Pocket God, because I might need to kill off some pygmies. You know, for stress relief.
- loaded up my Plumbob USB thumb drive with NaNo-related stuff- all my spreadsheets and randomizers and web badges, plus the install file for yWriter and some instrumental music, all ready to be shared with others at write-ins.
- filled a pencil bag with useful things, including my word count calendar, stickers, printed randomizers, a balloon, a policeman, a pen, my lucky frog, and a Hipster PDA, aka a stack of index cards held together with a binder clip.
- filled up my color-coded index cards with information about Lorelei, Norse gods, the world in which Lorelei lives, and the new names of the days of the week, since they are now named after Norse gods instead of the stupid Sun or planet Saturn. I even added a card that says "PDA WOOOOO!" to the front, to make it fancy.
- cleared out my Alphasmart, to make room for the epic novel I shall be writing
- had a small panic attack about having to write fifty thousand words in the next month HOLY COW
- Compiled a Story So Far post to put together the results from all my polls so far, and posted Poll Number 7, in which all of you should go vote.
- Added a Mono album and the instrumental versions of two Muse albums to my iPod, to be the EPIC SOUND TRACk to my EPIC NOVEL of AMAZING EPICNESS.

With all of that done, I'm READY. Let's do this thing.
jesso: (Nano - 2009 Participant)
Okay. I have:
- cleared off most of the games from my iPod Touch, except for the ones where I'd lose my gamesave if I did so. Those have been "hidden" on the last screen. The front screen is full of useful apps ONLY. Except for Pocket God, because I might need to kill off some pygmies. You know, for stress relief.
- loaded up my Plumbob USB thumb drive with NaNo-related stuff- all my spreadsheets and randomizers and web badges, plus the install file for yWriter and some instrumental music, all ready to be shared with others at write-ins.
- filled a pencil bag with useful things, including my word count calendar, stickers, printed randomizers, a balloon, a policeman, a pen, my lucky frog, and a Hipster PDA, aka a stack of index cards held together with a binder clip.
- filled up my color-coded index cards with information about Lorelei, Norse gods, the world in which Lorelei lives, and the new names of the days of the week, since they are now named after Norse gods instead of the stupid Sun or planet Saturn. I even added a card that says "PDA WOOOOO!" to the front, to make it fancy.
- cleared out my Alphasmart, to make room for the epic novel I shall be writing
- had a small panic attack about having to write fifty thousand words in the next month HOLY COW
- Compiled a Story So Far post to put together the results from all my polls so far, and posted Poll Number 7, in which all of you should go vote.
- Added a Mono album and the instrumental versions of two Muse albums to my iPod, to be the EPIC SOUND TRACk to my EPIC NOVEL of AMAZING EPICNESS.

With all of that done, I'm READY. Let's do this thing.
jesso: (Nano - let the insanity begin!)
YOU SHOULD GO VOTE

I'M GETTING REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS STORY!

CAPSLOCK EXCITED, EVEN!

(woooooo!)

((Oh man, writing starts this weekend, time for my yearly "what have I gotten myself into?" panic! Ahhhhhhhhh!))
jesso: (Nano - let the insanity begin!)
YOU SHOULD GO VOTE

I'M GETTING REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS STORY!

CAPSLOCK EXCITED, EVEN!

(woooooo!)

((Oh man, writing starts this weekend, time for my yearly "what have I gotten myself into?" panic! Ahhhhhhhhh!))
jesso: (Yay!)

Pretty!

Two more pictures )

I keep forgetting that I painted it, and then seeing it and being surprised by how pretty it is.

It was really, really scary taking it apart to paint the pieces. I had to take out all of the guts, and I was terrified I would break something. BUT! It turns out it's pretty simple once you have the right tools and you know how to detach a keyboard ribbon thingy. I still held my breath when I turned it on for the first time after I was done, though. I took lots of pictures, and I plan to make a sort of "How To" thing for this, because there is not one in existence for the Neo. There's almost one for the AS 3000, but the keyboard ribbon connector thingy is different so it's not really good for a Neo.

And now, I am dressed in my horribly bright highlighter-yellow ML shirt, and getting ready to leave for the NaNoWriMo kick-off party. This shirt is so stinking bright. I'm sort of afraid to go outside wearing it, in case I accidentally blind someone. Luckily the sun is not out in full force, so people should be safe, but still.

SPEAKING OF NANOWRIMO.

You should all go vote and comment on this poll. We've determined that the Norse gods have introduced medicine 500 years early, but humans still think it's magical. We're working on plot stuff now, and learning more about our main character, Lorelei. We know she's Loki's daughter, but beyond that we don't know what she does. We also don't know what the main conflict of the novel will be. GO HELP BRAINSTORM PLZ. The more ideas, the better.
jesso: (Yay!)

Pretty!

Two more pictures )

I keep forgetting that I painted it, and then seeing it and being surprised by how pretty it is.

It was really, really scary taking it apart to paint the pieces. I had to take out all of the guts, and I was terrified I would break something. BUT! It turns out it's pretty simple once you have the right tools and you know how to detach a keyboard ribbon thingy. I still held my breath when I turned it on for the first time after I was done, though. I took lots of pictures, and I plan to make a sort of "How To" thing for this, because there is not one in existence for the Neo. There's almost one for the AS 3000, but the keyboard ribbon connector thingy is different so it's not really good for a Neo.

And now, I am dressed in my horribly bright highlighter-yellow ML shirt, and getting ready to leave for the NaNoWriMo kick-off party. This shirt is so stinking bright. I'm sort of afraid to go outside wearing it, in case I accidentally blind someone. Luckily the sun is not out in full force, so people should be safe, but still.

SPEAKING OF NANOWRIMO.

You should all go vote and comment on this poll. We've determined that the Norse gods have introduced medicine 500 years early, but humans still think it's magical. We're working on plot stuff now, and learning more about our main character, Lorelei. We know she's Loki's daughter, but beyond that we don't know what she does. We also don't know what the main conflict of the novel will be. GO HELP BRAINSTORM PLZ. The more ideas, the better.
jesso: (Nano - let the insanity begin!)
Okay, so I have the results from my first NaNoWriMo poll.

The screencap is kind of big )

I've got Poll #2 up now, and I'll be running it until about Sunday night sometime. You should all go vote. Right now. For seriously.
jesso: (Nano - let the insanity begin!)
Okay, so I have the results from my first NaNoWriMo poll.

The screencap is kind of big )

I've got Poll #2 up now, and I'll be running it until about Sunday night sometime. You should all go vote. Right now. For seriously.
jesso: (TMBG - Birdhouse in your soul)
My feet hurt. I spent tonight making cookies. You see, my mom gave me her old stand mixer when she got a new Kitchenaid one, and I had to try it out to make sure it wasn't damaged while in transit to my apartment. I am happy to report that it is in perfect working order. And now I have lots of cookies to take to work tomorrow. I made my chai oatmeal cookies, and also some toffee and chocolate chip cookies. Toffee + chocolate = nom nom nom.

I have been listening to They Might Be Giants alllllllll night.

I spent my last two nights volunteering at After Dark In The Park, a non-scary semi-Halloween festival kind of thing at River Legacy Park. On Friday night was in the craft area with [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria, helping kids make owl puppets out of paper bags. I posted a picture to Twitter of Al 2.0. The original Al was added to the sign for the owl table because he was such an awesome owl. I had so much fun watching the kids make their owls, and having them name their owls. I think my favorite owl name of the night was "Petals".

Saturday night, I was put on the Starlight Stroll with [livejournal.com profile] gutterballjen, where we were put in charge of flashlights for the Eyeshine trail. Basically they had a bunch of little reflectors on popsicle sticks made to look like eyes, hidden all along this short little dark trail. We gave flashlights to the kids to hold by their head, and they were supposed to try to find all the pairs of eyes, and thus learn about how some animals have a reflective layer in their eyes to help gather light. Of course, most kids just wanted to run down the trail with the flashlights, so we let them. There was one kid who went down the trail with his dad, and they spent a really long time trying to find them all, reeeeeeally exploring. With us at the table was a Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula, which attracted even more kids than the flashlights. He didn't have a name, so Jeni and I named him Paco. The guy that was guarding him and talking about him to the kids was really cool. He also had the spider's skin from the last time it had shed, and he let the kids touch that to keep from aggravating the spider too much. Since it was chilly, he had a couple of hand warmers that Paco sat on to keep warm. Paco really was a nice spider.

What else? Tomorrow is back to work. Things have slowed down a bit, so things are less stressful. I'm taking almost all of my cookies to work to give away, because whoa so many cookies. Next weekend I'm babysitting, going out to my aunt's house after work on Thursday and staying through Sunday. After that, it's all about planning things for the NaNo kick-off.

Speaking of Nano! I hope you all have voted in my first poll! I'm so excited to finally have the first poll going. I'm probably going to get up early Wednesday to check it and post the next poll. I really hope I end up with something fun to write.
jesso: (TMBG - Birdhouse in your soul)
My feet hurt. I spent tonight making cookies. You see, my mom gave me her old stand mixer when she got a new Kitchenaid one, and I had to try it out to make sure it wasn't damaged while in transit to my apartment. I am happy to report that it is in perfect working order. And now I have lots of cookies to take to work tomorrow. I made my chai oatmeal cookies, and also some toffee and chocolate chip cookies. Toffee + chocolate = nom nom nom.

I have been listening to They Might Be Giants alllllllll night.

I spent my last two nights volunteering at After Dark In The Park, a non-scary semi-Halloween festival kind of thing at River Legacy Park. On Friday night was in the craft area with [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria, helping kids make owl puppets out of paper bags. I posted a picture to Twitter of Al 2.0. The original Al was added to the sign for the owl table because he was such an awesome owl. I had so much fun watching the kids make their owls, and having them name their owls. I think my favorite owl name of the night was "Petals".

Saturday night, I was put on the Starlight Stroll with [livejournal.com profile] gutterballjen, where we were put in charge of flashlights for the Eyeshine trail. Basically they had a bunch of little reflectors on popsicle sticks made to look like eyes, hidden all along this short little dark trail. We gave flashlights to the kids to hold by their head, and they were supposed to try to find all the pairs of eyes, and thus learn about how some animals have a reflective layer in their eyes to help gather light. Of course, most kids just wanted to run down the trail with the flashlights, so we let them. There was one kid who went down the trail with his dad, and they spent a really long time trying to find them all, reeeeeeally exploring. With us at the table was a Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula, which attracted even more kids than the flashlights. He didn't have a name, so Jeni and I named him Paco. The guy that was guarding him and talking about him to the kids was really cool. He also had the spider's skin from the last time it had shed, and he let the kids touch that to keep from aggravating the spider too much. Since it was chilly, he had a couple of hand warmers that Paco sat on to keep warm. Paco really was a nice spider.

What else? Tomorrow is back to work. Things have slowed down a bit, so things are less stressful. I'm taking almost all of my cookies to work to give away, because whoa so many cookies. Next weekend I'm babysitting, going out to my aunt's house after work on Thursday and staying through Sunday. After that, it's all about planning things for the NaNo kick-off.

Speaking of Nano! I hope you all have voted in my first poll! I'm so excited to finally have the first poll going. I'm probably going to get up early Wednesday to check it and post the next poll. I really hope I end up with something fun to write.

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