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Five updates today and counting!?

I've resurrected my nanowrimo livejournal, nentwined_nnwm. I recommend making a separate lj for your nnwm if you're doing it. And friends up for the challenge, of course. On va!

I really don't know if I'm doing it this year, but I'm going through the motions so far. I even managed to remember username/password on nanowrimo.org, and it seems I'm all set up to do it again without... signing up in any particular manner.

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kakubeki
Oct. 10th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely doing it, but I haven't even got an outline, and only sketchy ideas (very sketchy ideas).

I have been preparing by reading only my favorite authors, so that I at least have a memory of what good storytelling is all about.

I need it to clense my pallet of Brian Herbert/Anderson DUNE prequels. I was compelled to read Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade and The Battle of Corin - but man, such tedium at times. Very much like a box [much too large box] of chocolates where you either eat only the shell, or discard the shell and eat the good stuff; some good stuff but too much fricken work. "Her eyes welled up with tears, she was sad. And was crying, her heart broken."

So, I read Niven, Frank and Sheffield to get the bad taste out of my mouth.

OKAY - side topic and me rambling. I think you've read some Niven, right? He references a Clark quote "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". This book (Transcendence) I'm listening to now by Charles Sheffield has a great related line. They purchase a starship for a bargain price only to learn it is over 3000 years old (far future where some allied races are 10,000+ years spacefaring) - it has some difficult controls and hard to understand functions; someone says: "Any sufficiently ancient technology is indistinguishable from magic".

Good stuff, made me laugh out loud.

There is also the Cecropian proverb (with a nod to C. Northcote Parkinson, I'd guess) "Delay is the deadliest form of denial" - I'd better get going on my outline!
kaolinfire
Oct. 10th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
That is also a very interesting icon.

"Her eyes welled up with tears, she was sad. And was crying, her heart broken."

That is astoundingly horrid.

"Any sufficiently ancient technology is indistinguishable from magic".

Hilarious, and believable.

Outline away :)
shuushin_nnwm
Oct. 10th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
separate journal created.

done and done.

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