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this year I am a willing participant in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month that takes place every November. For those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it is a competition held every year whereby a large group of people (this year I believe there are about 70,000 participants) attempt to write a novel of 50,000 words starting on November 1st and ending on November 30th. “Winning” the competition means completing 50,000 words by the end of November, so there can be any number of winners in any given year.

I have currently written somewhat over 8,000 words in my story, which means I am well on track to winning this year. Unfortunately, my trip to France, finishing up of class projects and subsequent return to Canada are going to make it difficult to continue this pace, so I might not manage to succeed this year, but I’m going to try.

in other news I have reached level 54 on weffriddles, which are extremely addicting, so beware. I am pleased with the fact that I managed to get this far without posting to the forums or asking for hints via PM, though I must admit that I have on more than one occasion perused the forums in search of that one elusive nudge that will point me in the right direction of finding the answer. Up to this point the forums seem useful in that they’ll give you some decent hints without actually telling you how to find the answers to riddles. Level 54 is a four-parter and for some reason I find it extremely difficult. Staring at the screen trying to figure out how to solve it is interrupting my NaNoWriMo writing time so I’ll have to return to it later.

at the moment I’m listening to three great Celtic bands; the Chieftains, Planxty, and Enya. I’m really enjoying it; I especially dug the Planxty CD with its rollicking Celtic riffs.

so, back to writing for an hour, and then dinner with some friends.

05. Nov, 2006

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  1. druidsfire
    05. Nov, 2006 at 8:38 pm #

    If I can recommend a couple other Celtic bands, I’d suggest giving the Brobdingnagian Bards and Emerald Rose a spin. They do the ‘trad’ songs but also have their own stuff. The Bards’ Jedi Drinking Song will have you rolling. 🙂

  2. austinrobinson
    05. Nov, 2006 at 8:48 pm #

    I wouldn’t classify Enya as Celtic at all.
    I’d place her music more in the category of “Totally Homoerotic, and all Brits are Wankers”.

  3. likesgadgets
    05. Nov, 2006 at 11:27 pm #

    weffriddles… how cool! I’m going to be hooked, I can tell.

    I must have done something wrong, though, because I found myself going from level 4 to 8 in one step. So I went back and did it again and found the “correct” five.

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