Sorry this is so late. The Odds and Ends first:
Mom’s term for Odds and ends was useless things. When you couldn’t find a screw or a bolt or some specialized part you knew you’d left somewhere you looked in the box of the useless things. Digression over.
Frank Flemming has ordered me to put out an urgent request. Would two gentlemen who commented on his blog: Paul who suggested that he carve Hellbender ont he moon with nukes, and Steven Stolarz either ping me (or him) on facebook or send me an email to my two initials, last name at the thermically enhanced email? You’ll hear something to your benefit.
Second, on the late, an apology because Deep Pink is also now very late. I — as usual — thought I was being lazy, but it’s “virus, the continuation.” I slept 10 hours last night, and I REALLY think I’m better. Why do I keep getting sick… well, I always have low resistance to “strange” viruses, i.e. those that aren’t around much, hence the epic case of con crud I used to get.
For some reason this is the year my fans and friends visit, so it’s been… interesting. Sometime this month we go to a workshop too. I hope I’m well before we go.
Now, this is November and therefore Nano. (NaN0WriMo)
The first time I Nanoed (eh) I wrote Darkship Thieves. Since then I’ve nanoed sometimes not finishing the book, sometimes writing two novels.
I never participate in the forums, just keep count for myself.
This year is a little difficult, because of a week-long conference, but also because I have six short stories due, a couple overdue already.
But I’m going to try.
I’d like to invite/suggest anyone else who is likewise nanoing share excerpts, word count and challenges on our November Sunday posts. On other posts, too, if you wish, just put NANO at the beginning of the comment.
And now I’m going to shower and do a quick cleaning, so writing can happen.