Please Sponsor Me

I’m doing the write-a-thon on November 17th at the Women’s Building in San Francisco. They’re doing this to raise money for the Office of Letters and Light, whose programs include building libraries in impoverished countries and of course, the Young Writers’ Program (which I wish they had when I was a kid!).

My donation target is $500, so if you can spare $25, that would be awesome.

Oh, and if you could pass the link on to friends, I would greatly appreciate it.

Leaving on a Jet Plane…

So, I’ve decided to leave LiveJournal. This isn’t a joke. My last day will be November 23rd. It’s been a nice run since April 2002, about five years and six months of blogging. And, of course, I won’t forget the friends I’ve made through LJ. If you want to keep in touch, reply here and I’ll include you in on where I’ll be leaving to.

LiveJournal’s just become a little too arbitrary for me in their policies and the like. It’s gone from this awesome community of people to something like the day after AOL gave their users USENET access. A cavalcade of crap that never stops. Rather than continue to give LJ money or suffer through the basic account nightmare after having had this account for so long, I’ve decided to just archive my posts and take my leave.

Just to be clear: no one has pushed me away from LJ. I didn’t have a fight with anyone or a group/community. I just have had enough of LJ’s bullshit.

In 20 days from tomorrow, I’ll delete the account for good.

And someone else can have my username.

NaNoWriMo 2007: Day Two

I did 4,450 words today. I’m starting to get into a part of the story where I’m going to need to stop and take a look at my outline or something. Because I’m starting to feel that part of writing where I’m not sure where I’m going, just yet.


Knight Commissioned
10250 / 50000 (20.50%)

NaNoWriMo 2007: Day One

I woke up early to put a major dent in my NaNovel this morning and ended up with nearly 6,000 words. I love it when the writing just flows out like a water faucet, except it seemed more like a damned fire hose, to me. Unfortunately, right around 7am, the source dried up because I couldn’t seem to get any more forward motion on it. Oh, well… I guess I’ll come back to it tomorrow and see how things go.

As for the novel itself, it was a tough decision to make. I had like 5 ideas I could’ve chosen and this one seemed to me to be the most promising. I threw out my old Knight Commissioned document, as it was clearly way too juvenile to really salvage. I’m writing this one organically (a bit), using the first chapter’s plot points are a loose guide. I guess we’ll see what happens.


Knight Commissioned
5800 / 50000 (11.60%)