cymry: (writing)
this concept entertains me to no end:
the program is called Write or Die. it has multiple modes:

- Gentle Mode: A certain amount of time after you stop writing, a box will pop up, gently reminding you to continue writing.
- Normal Mode: If you persistently avoid writing, you will be played a most unpleasant sound. The sound will stop if and only if you continue to write.
- Kamikaze Mode: Keep Writing or Your Work Will Unwrite Itself

Write or Die (Dr Wicked's Writing Lab)

(thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bansidhe for pointing this out!)

Autumn

Oct. 5th, 2008 03:46 pm
cymry: (green road)
the days are beautiful, crisp fall days, sunny and cloudy by turns, with a chilly breeze and swirling leaves. i love this part of autumn, the relaxing of the stifling heat and humidity, the leaves changing colors, the way your nose gets a little cold while you walk. it's perfect strolling weather.

i've been cooking, baking, plotting and planning. the spaghetti sauce seems to be a success, though we'll only really know tonight. the muffins are a mystery. the apple pie is the next step. mmm, fall is perfect for baking - i can heat up the apartment using candles and the oven (cause our heating doesn't turn on til October 31st, i suspect).

i've also decided to try my hand at NaNoWriMo this year. i've been eyeing it with a mixture of trepidation and curiosity for several years now; i figure it'll be the perfect way to break through that motivational block that's crippling me at the moment. for those that don't know, here's the premise of it:

write 50,000 words between November 1st and 30th. that's it. i've signed up already and have my own website so you can all keep track of what i'm up to (and either cheer me on or shame me when i fall behind!) - for anyone interested, it's here. i predict November will be a hectic month...

i'm also back in the swing of things genealogy-wise. there's something inherently satisfying about all those names and generations.
cymry: (flight)
i'm debating doing NaNoWriMo this year, for the first time. my motivation levels have hit rock-bottom, and i had an interesting idea for a story that's completely unrelated to anything i've previously thrown together. i figure, what have i got to lose? even if i don't finish, i'll be that much further ahead in a story that interests me but that i otherwise have absolutely no time for. still in the debating stage, but yeah. a definite possibility.

other than that... i've come down with a cold, but am thankfully no longer feverish. work has been particularly demanding this week as i struggle to fix everybody's problems. i know i should just take a step back and let things take their course, but i'm unable to let it go if it's something i can fix. and since my team has been so bored these past few weeks, it's nice to be doing something productive and useful. even if it means fixing something that'll just have gone to hell in a week or two again. cycle of life (or in this case, cycle of incompetence).

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