October 31, 2009

Odds and Ends

Extra Saturday post:

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, make sure to sign up with your region so you can participate in Write-Ins. Tallahassee has a Write-In nearly every weekend in November. Basically, NaNoers in Tallahassee meet together with our laptops and/or paper at the library or a bookstore or coffee and try to get our word count in for the day in the company of fellow writers. Different locales are chosen for different environments. (For example, one branch of the library allows us to bring snacks! We have other places that are more for quiet writing.)

Also, this is semi-writing related: I just got Windows 7 and so far so good. It has some nice features, though it took a while for us to figure out how to get our wireless connection to work. There are parental controls that allow me to limit my online time. I don’t know about you, but the internet is a HUGE distraction from writing, so I think I may test out those parental controls.

Now if only I could get my email set up…

2 comments:

Olivia said...

heehee...I can't write on weekends, it's the only family time we get. I'm a nap time/late night writer. Plus we're trying to go down to Tally for Thanksgiving, which of course means I won't be writing then...which means to hit 50k I've got to write 3,000 words a day! whew! wish me luck! :)

Emily C. said...

Wow, yes. Good luck. If you want, you can come with me to a write-in on the 28th if you haven't finished yet (and if you have the time of course). I'm not planning to write on weekends either. Saturdays will be my catch-up days and Sundays are my sanity days :)

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