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By ana (Wed Sep 10, 2008 at 12:54:02 PM EST) Writing, contests (all tags)
And I'm getting my gratuitous focus-shift due to apostrophe out of the way right up front.

OK, that's done. Now, what have I been up to?

I wonder if it's only the first apostrophe, or one in each box? Seems it's only the first one that pops you into search mode.

I've been working on rewriting & revising my latest November Novel (aka NoNo aka NaNoWriMo) to be more consistent, flow better, and make more sense to people who don't live in my head. I'm most of the way through the original manuscript now, having "done" 27 chapters, including about 5 new ones, working on one and having 6 left out of the first draft. I'm thinking there'll be 8-10 chapters from here to the end, and I just poked my nose over 54k words. So I'm guessing it'll clock in around 60-65K words.

The cheerleading squad tells me "go, go go!" so I'm doing that. I hope to be done with this draft in a bit over a week, since we have guests coming to town for the equinox weekend, and I'm co-hosting a writing contest that same weekend (well, judging it after that). I think if I play my cards right, the grand finale can happen on End of the World Day, when the "long count" Mayan calendar ends: Dec 21, 2012. Twenty-something, anyway; I have it written down someplace.

And I've signed up for a novel writing class starting the 7th of October, so it'll be worthwhile to have a second draft more or less done by then, so I can concentrate on whatever we're doing in the class.

We won a third softball game, in our final try of the season. So we're 3-7 and firmly out of the basement. It was pretty fun, most of the time.

We have half a set of new gutters, which would be functional except they hadn't installed the downspout in once place, or the gutter itself in another, when the lightning came in and they got off their aluminum ladders. I hope they'll call to schedule a time to finish the job (and collect their money).

Phun! Photo challenge is ready for voting! Go vote on some tubes.

And I'm off home. See ya.
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analawyer check your synopsis by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Sep 10, 2008 at 03:27:30 PM EST
(ohNe Tee)

"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM
I saw, yes. by ana (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Sep 10, 2008 at 04:28:57 PM EST
Thanks muchly.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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