Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Christmas Noun, 2014

(the following should play in your head like a voice-over by Don Lafontaine) "And now, the continuation of a fine Christmas tradition: Larry Correia's annual Christmas Noun short story. You are not ready for... Christmas Noun 7: the Attack of the Social Justice Noun."

For die hard completionists, there are links to all six of the previous installments at the top of the post.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Lord of the Rings etc. explained in 4.5 minutes

Yes, I'm the worst blogger ever.

Now that's out of the way, here's a cool video commentary, found through My friend Jessica, explaining Tolkien's Middle Earth mythos in less than five minutes. It's actually pretty awesome. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Just under the wire: I made it!

It is by no means done, but I got the 50,000 words in before midnight, despite the best efforts of dying cars, sick cats, family emergencies, and the Thanksgiving holiday. Right now it's a pile of poo, but it is going to be a novel someday soon, oh yes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

25,000 words!

I am SO behind. Why is it that whenever I try to do NaNo that a giant train wreck of things conspire to thwart me? Writing must be my divinely-ordained profession, because Satan and his minions sure seem hell-bent on throwing monkey wrenches.

My computer is making ominous "last gasp" noises, we had to replace our car, spouse has so few students that we are making decisions like "pay the power bill or buy food?", our oldest cat has developed hyperthyroidism, and the well house roof is in danger of rotting through. And let's not talk about holiday stuff. Still, winning this is not impossible, just hard. I'm not giving up just yet.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

NaNoWriMo: day 5

A bit of a slog today, only 1,200 or so words today. Part of the blame lies on finding out that our car is utterly not worth fixing, and so we are sans vehicle (a good, reliable one, anyway) for the time being. Boo.

Oh, well. Yesterday I jammed and got my average way back up to where I'm in good shape. Yay me! Yesterday, by the end of the day, it was an ugly pile of words. Today it's slowly starting to take the shape of a novel instead of a pile of word garbage.

Someday it will be a first draft!