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NaNo Memories and other sundries

Word count: 7308 words

I doubt any of you remember this. I got bored stuck in writing today (and I'm still a little behind, but today's not over yet), so for some reason I started to look up stuff in NaNo history, and I found the NaNoWriYe 2003 (yes, you read the year correctly) forums. That was the first year it ever existed, as far as I know. And it's still going, but in a completely different form, all because a few of us decided that doing NaNo ALL YEAR would be a lot of fun. And it was, even if a bunch of us quit after awhile and just hung around for the chat after awhile.

Wow. NaNo-wise, I am so old-school. Back when I was a NaNo-baby, we had PhPBB forums. Now that's old, especially when you look at the forums now, and especially when you consider that 2002 (my first year) was the first year NaNo even had forums. But imagine what older NaNo people must say. Before the forums there was a Yahoo group, I think. Now that's pretty old-school. I love to remind new Wrimos of this in the chat when they look at the shiny forums and we start talking about how long we've done NaNo. I'm usually the oldest in the room, NaNo-wise. If I'm lucky, there's another of my NaNo-age, and if I'm really lucky, there's someone older, but that has happened... once in the chat, I think, that I can remember. Or at least that I became old enough that I was indeed an oldbie.

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Wow, I didn't mean to go off on the NaNo reminisces. I guess I really needed that, just because I'm behind. I meant to hit 7600 today just so I really will have written 667 words today, but I'll be fine with 7400, just so I'll be on track to finish. The problem is that I have a midpoint and a scene a bit after the midpoint, but no idea how to get there. On the other hand, I've been reading screenplays just to get an idea of how they're really written, and I've noticed that I've been putting much less description and action than most of them do. On one hand, this is good--when I edit, I'll have a lot of scenes to choose from. On the other, it means I have to come up with a lot of scenes now. On my foot, it means I can start using more description now just for the sake of my word count.

I still have no idea how this is going to end. Normally this wouldn't trouble me until about halfway through, but since everything is flowing reasonably nicely, this isn't making me too happy. I'll have to think about this. It'll also determine when certain other events happen.

Apparently Week Two blues strike in Script Frenzy, too.

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Oh, I found a really neat site today via thequestionclub: FutureMe. You write a letter to yourself and tell FutureMe to send it to you at a date of your choice in the future. The e-mail can be private or public but anonymous.

I'm going to do this as soon as I craft something interesting.

Now, off to work on some stuff before an eight meeting.