May 30, 2012
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Lunchtime and right before I leave work are apparently not-so-much times for writing. I think it’s because, as Douglas Adams said, “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
I’ve been resisting writing in the mornings because I’m really a great big ginormous ditz in the mornings, but it’s working so well for running that maybe I need to try it. I could spend some of my social media surfing time on writing.
Similarly, I think my daily writing goal is insufficiently ambitious. On the other hand, I can’t seem to make that insufficiently ambitious goal, so maybe it’s plenty ambitious.
I wrote on the plane back from Wiscon. That was interesting.
In other news, current spreadsheet estimates suggest my story in progress will end up being 16163 words long. I have difficulty believing this.
May 29, 2012
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- Haiku Earring party: Every year Elise Matheson throws a party where you pick a pair of earrings you like, she gives you a prompt, and if she likes the haiku you write in response she gives you the earrings. My prompt was, “What Faeries Did in the Renaissance”:
Keep your iron, your steel.
Your art, your plays, your poems.
We’ll take your children.
New earrings: awesome.
- I was tragically forced to shop. *back of hand to head*
- My reading went well. 🙂
- The GenderFloomp Party: You’re encouraged to do something to mess with your gender presentation. There were a lot of women in suits and men in lumberjack boots and red satin negligees. They were one of the two best dance parties. We floomped until we dropped.
- Seeing awesome people I only see in person at WisCon!
My cats missed me.
May 17, 2012
Not only am I using Write or Die, I’ve also started posting daily stats to Twitter. In addition to boring numbers, you get completely out-of-context sentences.
You can help! You can mock when I fail to tweet!
Okay, maybe not. I need positive reinforcement. I had a rough day. That said, I clearly need to do something. I realized when I updated my motivational spreadsheet of doom/outline that it had been five days since I last wrote (because that’s one of the formulas).
My spreadsheet is also predicting that my story will end up being 20398 words, but I have a little trouble believing that.
May 13, 2012
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My friend Jennifer Pelland and I are in the May BroadPod. This month’s theme is “Not Quite Human. Automatons, AI, and Clones.” From the site:
They can look human, talk and perhaps even feel human. But are they? Can an Artificial Intelligence truly have sentience, or is it just clever programming that mimics conscious thought? A clone may be a match for human DNA, but does a clone have a soul? Is an android merely a possession, no more entitled to rights than a toaster?
May 7, 2012
Posted by Katherine Mankiller under short fiction Leave a Comment
I just used the desktop version of Write or Die to get my daily words in. It was a birthday present from my sister, and it was painless. The nicest part was when I started to sit around and ponder a name for a walk-on. I could stare at the screen and try to come up with the perfect name all day, but when the screen started to turn red I named him Smith and moved on. Heh.
Those were some fast words, too. I may have to up my daily goal if this continues.