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Today's word count: 1029. Not up to the goal, but I got a lot of other things done today that were important, so I choose not to feel bad. Unfortunately, I've been unable to locate the Serenity role-playing book, and there are a few things I'd like to look up before getting much further. No luck at Time Warp or Barnes & Noble.

Amusing thing I learned at the NaNoWriMo kickoff dinner tonight: the conversion factor between buttload, shitload, and fuckload. The difference is a factor of seven. For example, let's say you have one pat of butter for your bread. If someone gave you seven pats of butter, that would be a buttload of butter. If they gave you 50 pats of butter, that would be a shitload of butter. And if they gave you 350 pats of butter, man, that's a fuckload of butter.
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It's that time of year again, and it seems that I still have enough self-hatred to sign up for NaNoWriMo again. After one "success" that I'm afraid to look at again, and two failures, I don't really expect to finish this year either, but I do hope that I can get a decent enough plot together that I can salvage a short story. In the occasional fit of insanity, I think a good goal would be to come up with a short story I could attempt to publish.

Anyway, yesterday was the Boulder group's first meetup/novel planning/general socialization party. Niki, our fearless leader (municipal liaison in NaNoWriMo terms) handed out a nifty sheet about a method of novel planning. I'm not sure if I'll do this or not (probably use some pieces of it), but I thought it was worth sharing. Of course, I might just like the fractal analogy....

Novel Planning: The Snowflake Method )

And if you don't care about novel-writing, but want to hear more about fractals, I found a link from that article to this one about the fractal design in the book Jurassic Park. It even has instructions on how to make this fractal yourself with a strip of paper. How nifty is that?


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