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Anesor last won the day on February 17 2020

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  1. Hallo all! I’m climbing out of the post holiday, post-medical funk and starting to write again. Hope the holidays of covid are now firmly in our rear view mirrors and things are looking up.

  2. Trying to edit my NaNo collection, but a fruitless and draining hospitalization sucked away my holiday card projects and last-minute gifting.  Gee, I wish we still had power where the bread machine lives...

    Hope everyone’s holidays are better than the rest of this dreary year!

  3. skin of teeth: 50,337 words.  not bad as I lost several days to toothache and attempted dentist run. (and missing health aides for family at least half the month)

    I will say i don’t like that the competitive widgets on the Nano pages are gone as that helps motivation.  Forums really don’t help with wordcount any more than physical write-ins.  They pull me out of the stories I wanted to tell.

    Last year’s story collection became a new one which may result in nearly 20 stories.  I’d hoped to do more originals, but originals require more energy and focus than I had spoons for.  I’ll be revising after my hospital stay starting tomorrow… (uggh cubed)

  4. 48k for Nano.  medical issues really nuked me this year.  (tooth aches for weeks and usual aide issues.  get to ‘celebrate’ end of Nano with biopsy and other stressors, whee!


    hope everyone else is fine.

  5. That tired feeling after a big day writing (2600 words) and your brain is too fried to want anything but sleep.  Welcome to NaNo doldrums…  :unsure:

  6. 20634 nes story running well assuming about 6k for this fic— but i almost always underestimate… it could become war and piece

    1. Anesor


      24575, almost a full day ahead, yay:ph34r:

  7. 17104, not as good a day, butu I usually have a three or four day cycle during Nano.

    I kind of miss the widgets, it takes too many clicks to check on a writing buddy’s progress and compete...

    1. Anesor


      1. getting bloodwork twice plus an aide supervisor and groceries.  Finished my home alone AU, two drafted now...:blush:
  8. Happy about a SW RotS fic for Nano.  Here’s what I’m proud of today: (see if you can guess the other inspiration)

    Polli went to help Mirran. The stairs up must be blocked, let the attackers think they were hoping for air rescue. Carting furniture with service droids and the Force clogged the old wide spiral stairs, pulling out or destroying the lynchpins would not solve tons of equipment falling.

    Enthan arrived at the desert garden with a grin. “I got the emergency stairs into the Council chamber. Like a ton of compressed fire suppressant foam will expand to cut off air in the shaft. They’ll need days to cut out and remove it if they think to find anyone there running defenses.”

    Polli asked her friends, all sweaty and sore, “What else do we have that’s heavy but easy to clog lift shafts?”

    Water or sand from the gardens. I need help finishing the poppers. If we can break the electronics in their armor… it won’t help against the Sith, but he must be a coward to bring an army against the injured and younglings...” Kotton was finally showing anger too. “They have not left, lethalities are necessary now. Can we handle that?”

    Polli blinked, this was opposite why she worked so hard to become a Padawan. The Living Force made her weep with interconnected joy in deep meditations. She wasn’t really for the field, but the harsh balance of healing. Every hour they distracted the clones was that many fugitives who might get away. “To save a life, we kill the cancer.”

    Adus and Mirran nodded in synch, while Enthan spoke darkly, “We won’t have to handle it long, a few days at most.”

  9. Usual slow start for NaNo: blaming insurance stonewalling, politics, and agencies’ incompetence! 5779 (1k behind)  they don’t seem to have the widgits anymore


    1. BronxWench


      I’m finally getting started myself, now that my mom is settled in short term rehab after 13 days in hospital. I’m going to have to work my ass off to catch up, but...NaNo!

    2. Anesor


      yay!  I’m still at a deficit, but I should get parity tomorrow.  I’m at 13276 and not 13333. brain fried and fighting toothache.

      glad you found her a regab!  is it close for visiting?


    3. BronxWench


      Eh. Thanks to the pandemic, there’s no visiting in person. I can do video visits, and had one scheduled for today. It did not happen, however, so tomorrow will be devoted to finding out why, and getting a clearer update of how she’s doing. I am unamused...

  10. Anesor

    NaNo 2020?

    Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since NaNo 2019. They’ve already announced officially that no in-person writing sessions will be held this year due to the beer bug. We’ve got only a little over a month to clear the decks and do any outlining before the 1st. As an avid pantser whose prep usually consists of a sentence or two outline, I can usually work on other projects up to about October 29th. A couple of years back the NaNo people admitted the importance of fanfic for writers by adding it as a category. Last year, they expanded the type of writing for your ‘novel’ to include short story collections. (my Nano last year ended up being a dozen stories, which let me switch to a new plot when my muse went on strike) I’m probably going to do the short story collection again, but I still have not decided if it will be SW fanfic or originals.for selfpub. With the loosening of the challenge, who’s thinking about doing that novel-length body this November?
  11. Anesor

    non villain bad guy

    He sure reads like a villain to use magic to make them malleable AND do his homework. How is this magic effect on the women different than date-rape drugs? (Researching how those work on victims might help for his building it in setting a magical method and would be hard to detect by forensics. How would Quincy know a piece of random junk mail on the counter had a spell on it?
  12. Anesor

    Elvin buildings

    Hmm, I suppose the first question is how tall your elves are and how big is a normal-sized apple tree? If elves are small kinds of fey and normal-sized apple tree would have enough ‘lifeforce’ or energy’ to be believable. (Yes, with magic all things can happen but suspension of disbelief is smoother if there is a kind of boundary or limits to it). Apple trees are pretty scrawny trunks compared to other trees like ashes and oaks, let alone behemoths like the sequoia. Maple trees could be a year round source of a sweet nog. What kind of walls will shelter people from the rain or sleet? Solid wood would require tiny homes/rooms due to the narrower trunks and greater breaking in storms of fruiting trees. Solid magic walls could shift with weather and needs but could have all the issues with wooden midieval row homes with fire, crowding/space limits, and high upkeep. I lean toward a hybrid where the branches weave together to a degree with magic to make enclosed spaces and the walls are fibrous like fiberglass. The tree would bend and move more loosely air passing through more. A willow would be ideal for a nesting branch home. I’d rather use magic for fire protection (gives the tree some benefit for letting people modify it) than everything for the homes...
  13. As of March 21st, when everyone is home and bored, my stories have not been pulled down! (the about page is no longer clickable either)
  14. it still shows for me for Android note 15 million downloaded from this site?
  15. 25k a day early, yay! 

    1. GeorgeGlass


      That’s terrific. I’m doing a mini-WriMo of just 500 words a day, and I have trouble keeping up with THAT.

    2. Anesor


      good!  I’m losing ground now. pretty typical midmonth NaNo.  RL kicking me.

    3. BronxWench


      Congratulations, and kick back harder! :hug: