Monday, October 29, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012

Yes, it's time for number three.  My third participation in National Novel Writing Month.  I've got a story to draft and with November close by, I'm going to give it another go.

The Rules:  50,000 words in 30 days.  Sign up at the website.  You "win" if you can verify your story word count at the end of the month.

I will not be participating in any of the group writing activities or hanging out on the forums.  There's too much work to do - about 1700 words per day of work.  I could talk about how this time will be easier because I've done it two times before but I'm going to assume it will still be a tough slog.

I have an idea for the story, a big fucking muddled stew of an idea, truth be told.  I have no idea how it's going to go.  This story is a cumulation of previous stories and the ending of a short series so it has to be great and satisfying.  Has to be.

Ever look at your own work, marvel at how cool it is and how well it turned out then wonder how the hell you did it?  I do that all the time especially in the beginning of a project.  Did those words really come from me?  How did I figure out those plot points so everything fits so well together?  I'm nervous, of course, as I am before all NaNoWriMos but I'm also excited too.  I can't wait to see how the story goes and what surprises come out.  I've got front row seats to the best show in town.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Gangnam Style LIVE

Ne plus ultra pop.

This is an exuberant, brilliant send up of a song.  I love how the audience shouts the lyrics back at him. And it's so much FUN!  I can't remember the last time I saw people having such a good time.  We place so much emphasis on mastery and perfection.  It's a sad thing.  So EVERYBODY stand up and do that horse dance.  Do yourself a favor and stop taking your damn selves so seriously.

(best viewed at full screen)