while this isn't technically writing-related, i know that most of you are just as beardy as me when it comes to this kind of thing. the loft has upped their buffy sing-a-long event to a whedon triple-header of "serenity" followed by "hush" and then a sing-a-long "once more with feeling". this will be one of the more ridiculous events of the summer, and i'll be there with bells on.
I assume that everyone here who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year is already receiving notifications about local events, but just in case you're not (and if you aren't, you should go to the website and fix that!) here's the info on the kick-off party our municipal liasons have planned this year. ( Collapse )
As we continue to creep towards November, I'd like to recommend a program to you all that I'm finding very useful, lately. Workrave, available for free download at SourceForge.net, is a program that monitors your typing and mousing time, and reminds you to take little breaks as you work at your computer. Using it can help prevent the wrist and arm fatigue that can develop into carpal tunnel or other repetitive stress injuries (which might be a concern for anyone typing 2,000 words a day for a month...). I've also found that my at-the-keyboard time is used more productively when I've got Workrave running, as I'm a lot less likely to aimlessly mouse around on the internet.
Anyway, if you're curious about it, check it out! I'm sure that many of you will find it as helpful as I do.
It seems fitting that Challenge #13 should cause me some trouble. I apologise for the lateness, but I was so caught up in my frantic preparations to leave town at short notice that I totally forgot about issuing a challenge this week. So, this time around, your challenge is going to be a bit different than the usual sort of thing, and yet, wholly the same.
Your challenge is:
Go back and look at old Weekly Poetry Challenges (some of which are listed here), and pick one which interests you that you haven't answered before. Do that challenge, as though I had assigned it this week. Be sure to mention in your header what the terms of the challenge were. And feel free, as always, to answer this weeks challenge more than once!
Title: Six Word Scenes Author: Moonglows (Lisa) Category: Poetry Challenge: Weekly Poetry Challenge #12 Rating: PG Warnings: None Notes: Here’s 3 entries for the 6 word poetry challenge. I may have more in the next couple of days… I hope I’m not the only one who posts this week! Summary: None
Title: Dash Dart Episode 9: Verisimilitude Author: Me Rating: M Warnings: Choppy irregular plot progression. Notes: At the time I wrote this, I used a different font which shifted how many words could fit on a page. Usually my episodes are about 20 pages long in Microsoft Word, but I was approaching 30 and thought I needed to do a two-parter. So I started writing accordingly, and then I changed the font back to TNR and found that I had actually written about 12 pages and had to continue the story... *Tears of blood* anyway... I hope you like it!