I didn't get a chance to write Wednesday, but I tried to make up for it a little bit tonight. I just finished writing 2,148 words which is more than I wrote all month last year.
My plan this year is not to reread anything. Mostly I am going to tell a string of stories of wild parties. Those are always entertaining. The main character is bored at a wild party and reminisces about wild parties of the past structured around favorite sweaters she has lost while drunk. I will also tell the imaginary lives of the sweaters after their split from the main character.
I may use night clubs with the lights turned on as another device of reminiscence.
I'm about ten days into an experimental 30 days of abstinence from alcohol and cigarettes, which is probably why I am writing my novel completely about smoking, drinking, and taking drugs.
I'm going to let people read the novel as it progresses, not that I think anyone will actually read the whole thing ever. If you'd like to see tonight's big 2,000-word achievement, it is on this Blogger page.
Christian Crumlish posted my job description on his Power of Many blog.
God Will Fuck You Up. (music)
No commentary or reason. I just love this picture.
The toes are Tabor's the photographer is Hive
I just signed up for Nanowrimo again. This could be my year. All I have going on in November is a full-time job, a trip to Iowa, and moving house. Plus a couple other minor side projects.
I named my novel Backache and put it in the category "Chicklit."
Now I have a map people can add to from my blog. I'm going to start adding good places for halloween costume hunting and good places to go for Halloween shenanigans. Click "continue reading" to try it out.
Enjoy some contemporary retro pin-up girls, photographed by Jim Ferreira.
My friend Tomiiko is going to NY for Halloween, so I made her a map of some of the creepy goings-on about town.
I'm already thinking about snow...
Click on to see the sledding map in progress.
Ugly Dress is slightly mean-spirited, but it made me laugh out loud at work.
I was bitten recently by what was likely a dragonfly larva. Brian sent me this link to What's that bug
Is the Big Cherry a rip off of the Twin Bing? Or vice versa? Or is there a whole genre of cherry-centers covered in chocolate and crushed peanuts and all this time I thought that the Palmer Candy Company was the inventor of something really unique in the world of candy.
Warning: This is kind of gross. You should have gotten that from the title of the post, but just in case you were skimming..... How to stuff a mouse, taxidermy for beginners.
Personally I'd have made the incision along the belly, not the back.
I wish I had time to check out more of these swimming spots!
Boston and New York are both cities on the sea where I've lived and 90 per cent of the time not even been conscious of being so close to the ocean. Boston really has a lot of urban beaches.
The smallest houses in the whole wide world.
No man can resist the Giant Bunny-Head Woman.
I've been on a lot of different social sites lately, most of them frequented mainly by middle schoolers. For some reason, this example of teen angst moved me.
I know this little mise en abime has been getting around a lot lately, but I don't care! It's neat!
A female San Jose cab driver blogs
Click "continue reading" to see a map of trucker slang for city names.
MyDeathSpace shows you who's cold on MySpace. Mostly kids, pretty depressing.
Someone on Craigslist is giving away a player piano in Cambridge.
These are the songs of my life. Last week I learned how to embed mp3 files and starting making this map of the songs of my life. I haven't even made it past 1989 yet. Writing stories about the past really stirs up the memories. The more you remember, the more you remember. It's kind of incredible.
Blogging Community for depressed people.
" i've learned that i needed my own space to let off steam... and since i don't do drama, i do it here lurking in the darkness, and not in bright lights..."
"Frantic I felt around the inside of the house...and I felt it. She was hard and cold... I picked her up and put her into my lap.
My Blossom is gone.
My life seems to be taking a morbid fall."
"You Can Hate Me, But What Do I Care?"
These are a few of my favorite Places from Platial.
From Paige's Hopeless Romantic Map.