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Aug 01, 2011It was nice while it lasted
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Oct 20, 2007Proof of Insanity
Mar 16, 2007Regency Paintings, Set 1
Blog post added Aug 01, 2011 | 1 comments
I have retired from being a TSR forum moderator.
I am concentrating now on my non-Sims writing and can be found at http://www.suzannamedeiros.com and http://www.twitter.com/suzannamedeiros.
Blog post added Nov 30, 2008 | 1 comments
Well, technically I won. I haven't finished, though. Unlike last year, where I wrote without a plan and made it just to the end of the story when NaNoWriMo ended (with some plot holes), I haven't finished the story yet. I originally conceived this story some time ago and have a 16,000 word beginning that can be added to the 50,000 words I have now. I also have to reach the end of the story, then go back and add in the subplot. I've pretty much ignored it and concentrated, for the most part, on the main story. I'm hoping that once it's all done it will be around 100,000 words. I'll also have to tackle edits then.
Since it's very obvious that I need external deadlines, I've signed up with a group that will be devoting December to finishing their NaNo projects. I'll be writing at a much less frenetic pace, though. I just can't keep up the pace I've been working at. And I'll need to start taking weekends off before I burn out! If I procrastinate on the edits once this thing is done, then I'm signing up with another group that has designated March as National Novel Editing Month.
Deadlines. They're a good thing.
Blog post added Nov 14, 2008 | 0 comments
Goal: 50,000 words
Amount of words as of November 13, 2008: 22,032 words.
So far I'm just ahead of the word count (where I need to be to reach 50,000 words on November 30.) I'm hoping, over the next few days, to build up a little bit of a lead. I'm finishing a story I'd started quite a few years ago (before insecurity made me quit writing it.) It's a "book of my heart" so I'm very excited to finally have the confidence to give it another go.
And I have to say, it's much easier to do NaNoWriMo when you actually have a plot and an outline! I had neither last year and it was very rough going some days.
Blog post added Jul 09, 2008 | 2 comments
I'm so excited, yet scared at the same time. It has a good motherboard, a Q6600 processor, 3 GB RAM (Windows XP doesn't recognize more that 3 GB RAM, so it's useless to have more than that. I definitely did not want Vista) ... and an NVidea 8800GT video card (with a 500W power supply, so I won't have to worry about the computer being underpowered.) I currently have an NVidea 5500 PCI video card, so this will be quite the upgrade for me! I just hope I'm not one of those people who experience problems with the game running on a quad core system ... and I pray securerom doesn't blow out my DVD drive!
Now I just have to survive the rest of the week until it's ready.
Have I mentioned yet that I'm very excited?
Blog post added Nov 30, 2007 | 2 comments
Blog post added Oct 20, 2007 | 1 comments
I've hemmed and hawed about doing this since the first year NaNoWriMo was held. This year, I'm actually jumping in and doing it. I'm posting this here to keep me from dropping out when the going gets tough.
I have no illusions about being able to crank out a stellar novel in one month. Rather, I'm using it to kickstart me into making writing more a part of my *daily* life, to kick those perfectionism/procrastination demons to the curb. To paraphrase Nora Roberts, it's okay to write crappy ... you can fix crappy. You can't fix a blank page.
Wish me and my family luck. :)
Blog post added Mar 16, 2007 | 2 comments