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Popsicle Stand: Blown

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Okay, so nothing got done for a year. My reasons are great: I got very very sick, got transferred, my project ended so I lost my job, and I moved to the other side of the planet. 2014 was very eventful for me, and I really did not feel like subjecting the echo chamber of the internet to my ceaseless whining.

So, we’re just going to start over with a clean slate. Hello, 2015, and here’s to hoping that you’re better than your predecessor, who was an unrepentant dirt bag.

Space Piracy For Great Justice!

I know I’m supposed to be doing actual work right now. I know. Shut up.

I was going through some old emails, and I found my very first novel, long thought lost, emailed to myself. I will read it now.
I will post laments about how foolish and clumsy my teenage self was (This was written for JulNo 2008!) later on.

First Kill

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2014-01-01 20.24.00

The first goal Post-It has been vanquished. In the spirit of the new year, allow Lt Aldo Raine to motivate you. Just pretend your goals are Nazi related.

I Was Thinking About Ghost Stories

People think ghosts only live in isolated places. Dilapidated farmhouses, crumbling churches, the whispering halls of abandoned mental hospitals, that sort of thing. And when ghosts do come near living people, the stories banish them to attics and cellars, the creaking, dusty places of disuse. As if malevolent spirits have nothing better to do than rummage around in boxes of Christmas ornaments and old clothes.

The ghosts are where the living are.

I Have Not Abandoned Thee, Word Hoarder.

But the government did steal my ability to update, as they are prone to doing. I’m back now, though, and will be for the foreseeable future.

Which means it’s time for the writing to happen.

 

Now, those of you who can do math have probably figured out that Nano and I didn’t get our juicy bits together and make a word baby. Frankly, I’ve been word free for an awkwardly long time. That’s going to change. (I mean it this time. Shut up, asshole in the front row.)

Achievement Unlocked – Goes The Dynamite

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Dynamite

So there I was, grinding away to get the R2 – We’re Gonna Need Guns achievement, and all of the sudden ding! The entire first chapter has been deleted. Why? Because it is boring, sports fans. Literally nothing happens. Mouse sits on the couch for 1500 words. Alone in the house. Staring at the walls in near catatonia. NOTHING HAPPENS.

(No, I did not really delete the chapter. Never delete anything. But it has been reassigned to a folder labeled ‘KillRoom’.)

So, your Auntie Gwen had a thought. And, I assure you, it’s a well thought out thought. I also assure you, I am not overly intoxicated at such an early hour. By which I mean, ‘m rully, rully drunk, maaaaaaahn. An’ it’s like, lunchtime.

Anyway. On topic.

So, I was ponderating the whole, acievement unlocked thing. And, also, the Camp Nanowrimo thing. (You can see more here, but the short explanation is that Chris Baty has attacked April and July. Apparently November isn’t enough for him, greedy bastard.) So, since some scheduling hoopla means I will be available for April, I was thinking about mishmashing those thoughts. So, here’s the deal- You, gentle readers, I am asking for suggestions.

Sure, wordcounts. But what else? What other achievements do you unlock when you write? Or for wrimos in particular? Genre specific? Would you be interested in making this literary journey (Sober or otherwise) with me? Leave Comments. Please? Don’t leave me on my inebriated lonesome.