Monthly Archives: November 2012

NaNoWriMo – Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Midnight write

Midnight write (Photo credit: stetted)

This is it.  November 30th.  Day 30 of the National Novel Writing Month.  Congratulations to everyone who has completed their NaNoWriMo word count.  And Good luck to everyone who is making the dash to 11:59 pm to make their word count.

Picks Of The Week – November 28, 2012

Back from its November hiatus, I bring you once more my comic picks for this week.


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If I Won Powerball

The Lotto Powerball logo

The Lotto Powerball logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As of Wednesday, November 28, the Powerball jackpot is an estimated 500 million dollars.  Technically, I am not allowed to play because of work, but it is still fun to think of what I would do if I had actually won that jackpot.

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An Ending Is Possible!

5 Reasons Why This Year’s NaNoWriMo Will Never See The Light Of Day

240/365 National Novel Writing Month begins

240/365 National Novel Writing Month begins (Photo credit: the girl who owns the world)


For many who are participating in the National Novel Writing Month, this is the final days of their attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  For some, they have reached, or surpassed, the word limit, got their winner’s badges, and are taking a break before they dive into edits and rewrites.  Some of these people may even take their NaNoWriMo works and seek publication.


Then there is me.  I have reached the word limit.  I surpassed it, actually.  But my NaNoWriMo will never see the light of day.


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NaNoWriMo Day 25

I still don’t have an ending I’m happy with.  Somehow, I feel that after everything I put my characters through, they deserve a better ending than the arranged marriage one I ended up with.

Regardless of that, this is the day that NaNoWriMo activates their validator.

It’s official.  Another NaNoWriMo has been completed… even if the book is not completed.


Saturday Songs – November 24, 2012

Manchester Road Race

Manchester Road Race (Photo credit: cbgrfx123)

Taking a break from NaNoWriMo inspired songs, I thought I would pull a song that played off a different theme.

This past Thanksgiving we had the 76th running of the Manchester Road Race.  This Thanksgiving tradition draws in runners from across the world for a race that is equal parts serious and fun.  In addition to elite runners we have fun runners, some even dressed in costumes of all kinds.

Playing off this theme, we delve back into the archives for this hit from Bryan Adams.

5 Things I Figured Out During This Year’s NaNoWriMo

The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to ...

The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to be portable. Long exposure lit by sweeping an LED flashlight over the scene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With only one more day until the official National Novel Writing Month validator becomes active, I am left to reflect on what I’ve learned over the course of this NaNoWriMo.

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NaNoWriMo Day 23

Waiting is horrible, even if it is only two days until I can officially verify my work.  It’s like waiting for Christmas for a child.

I am not all that keen on my ending.  Worse yet, I am trying to figure out some way in which my main female character can be with the main male character (the man she loves) even though she is betrothed (and I don’t want to to go the “man on the side” route either).  Is there some way in which she can break the betrothal without sending the kingdom into war?

My word count is currently 61,501, but validation usually mucks that up, so we will have to see where I end up.

Manchester Road Race Day 2


About 5:45 in the morning. In a few hours, this street will be filled with runners from all over the world.

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