The Big DumpTruck

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Month: November, 2008

Stupid Adventures in Nano-ing

My novel sucks. But it usually does. I went off on a long ramble in an attempt to hit 10k words this morning. I need to write 4k this morning to be back where I’m supposed to be by now. “Supposed to be” is relative, of course. I’m sure if I focused I could actually […]


Why You Should Vote

You must always vote, even if you fear your candidate is doomed, or hell, running unopposed. Why? Because it’s the only way you can put a “don’t blame me, I voted for _____” on your car. If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain later. Period.


The Gods Try to Thwart My Efforts

Netflix streaming for Macs was released as a beta. I am doomed. I will never finish my Nano Novel now. Curse you, Netflix! The first movie I tested was “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” I believe that movie has the longest opening credit sequence in the history of movies. Five minutes of animated […]


NaNoWriMo 2008 – Day One

This is my 7th or 8th year of doing NaNoWriMo, and every year I go into it with a slightly different attitude. This year I was looking forward to it for the past two weeks (of course – when I wasn’t allowed to type a word) but this morning there was very little if any […]