Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wide World of Color


All photos taken October 15, 2012.

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  1. Morning all. We're off to Cincy today to go visit Jim's mom. Hope everyone has a fine Saturday.

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  2. Have a great visit, Fs!

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    Don't mind if I do...

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  3. Today is Firewood Day, at long last! Fresh air, aural assault (now there's a good name for a rock band) limited access to gadgets, I'll take it.

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  4. Beautiful. Hope you have a nice visit with mom.

    Jen -- how are you making out so far on your nano adventure?

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  5. Candis, I was just going to email you yesterday to ask the same but then decided not to risk bothering you possibly head down in writer's mode so I'm glad you posted about it. Off to a good start here, although it's hard not to obsess about the word count and by next week I may be mumbling numbers to myself like I have some kind of compulsive math disorder. ;p I really like my characters but I still have big doubts about my ability to plot-weave at this pace. How's your adventure coming along?

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  6. Glad to hear it's going well! I know what you mean about the number obsession, ha.

    After all my big plans about pulling a big outline together, I stressed myself out with all the work. ;-) Going in I had a few characters down solidly, I knew where I wanted to start and how I wanted it to end, plus a half dozen or so action scenes so I decided to just start with that. Pseudo-pantsing, I'd say. I've been writing as the scenes come to me (so not in chronological order) which keeps me interested, and once I figured out how shut up (or lower the volume on) my inner editor things have been taken off quantity-wise. I'm just over 17,500 words and I have never gotten this far before. Most of it is utter crap - and will require a LOT of editing -- but, I'm ecstatic with my utter crap. :)

    Have you registered at nanonwrimo.org? If so, you can find me under my name.

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  7. Go you NaNoWriTin fools! :-D

    A bit stiff from wood splitting yesterday. Spent a lot of time bent over, lifting, rolling, wrestling with overly large pieces. And I still have no coffee filters. But I do have an espresso maker, so it's all good.

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  8. Mmm, firewood and coffee is a nice combination of smells.

    Candis, I dodged out on registration -- should I sign up for some reason or is it more or less a formality?

    Big congrats on your word count! That's an impressive amount for just a few days. A lot of writers say they produce better work after they put a piece of duct-tape over that inner editor's mouth, and I am so happy that strategy is working for you. There's no ecstasy quite like writing ecstasy. ;p

    I'm not working on a ~1700/wd per day schedule but I am at least able to meet that minimum so far, and while I know how the story ends, I'm still working chronologically for now. I'm always deleting what I know won't work, and "the parts that readers skip", (nods at Elmore Leonard), so I wind up with suppressed word counts. Counting has made me highly neurotic in the past but NaNo is intended to be one part exposure therapy, lol, so hopefully this will work itself out.

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  9. Haha, thanks Larry. :) Agree with Jen re: the firewood and coffee smells.

    Jen -- no, there's no need to sign up. It provides a place to keep track of stats, and you get a little banner for finishing. I signed up originally to follow the local Ottawa group of writers and I thought I'd enjoy getting out to the meet-ups / write-ins but I never went to any. I'm considering it this year, but then the whole point for me is to get lost in writing and I don't think I could accomplish that in a busy cafe with others around to chat with. It takes me long enough to shut myself up enough to hear the story, I can't imagine how difficult it would be with even more voices. ;-)

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