Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Have You Ever

Have you ever laid flooring in a house occupied by two dogs, three humans, and four cats? It is a far more difficult task than doing so alone. NaNo progress has slowed, my lingual studies are stalled, we lost internet for several days, I have an interview tomorrow, and I may have found a solution to the Tiny Dog Problem.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hooray For Monday!

In honour of NaNoWriMo, I would like to highlight a writing website. I found Language is a Virus when my NaNo friends began to use a word counter for their novel. This was the site that produced it.

Language is a Virus seems to be a pretty neat resource. There are sections dedicated to publishing, several Q&A sections, and neat little widgets like the word counter. It also has name and poetry generators, writing prompts, and a host of tools that could come in quite handy for NaNo or another writing project.

My biggest problem with the site is that it appears to randomly redirect you somewhere on occasion. In spite of all the neat stuff, being catapulted to pages that don't seem connected to what I clicked on is something that does sour the experience. The site seems to make its money through advertising, and I'm not the most trusting type...

So it's pretty neat, but I'd be wary while surfing it. If nothing else, the word counter is pretty cool.

4620 / 50000 words. 9% done!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Aaaannnd We're Off!

So we're officially 11 hours into NaNoWriMo in my time zone.

I've spent the day sleeping and spending time with family; this afternoon, I will be working. It appears that I'm going to be getting a late start on all of this. Good news, though. Belle is doing NaNo too, so maybe while I'm working this afternoon she'll be able to get a good, solid start on her novel.

Belle wants to do a young adult thriller. Well-written (unlike most) and aimed at youth. I'm pretty excited for her and we're talking about it right now.

Myself, I'm going for a realistic fiction about a character struggling with mental illness. I don't otherwise really know where I'm headed with it, so we'll see. I'm sure that November's work will be disjointed, but that's what December is for, right?

I'm off, and I'll begin tonight!