And so it starts: National Novel Writing Month
Thirty days to write a 50,000 word novel, or about 1,666 words per day.
Sounds like fun.
Or torture perhaps.
And if writing a 50,000 word novel in one
is bad enough, Anvil Press
holds a 3-day novel
every year (it's already been held this year sadly).
I don't think I'm up to that challenge.
But for the more visually talented people out there, you also have the 24-hour
comic, in which you draw a 24 page comic book in 24 hours. I've read a
few and inevitably, the drawings get more and more loose and the story
line (as much as there is one) gets less and less coherent. It might be
interesting to draw one backwards—that is, start with the last page and
work your way forward. That way, the drawings get tighter and the story
gets more coherent as you read along.
Again, I don't think I'm up for that challenge either.
And then there's the 24-hour
Through the electronic grapevine (and it's a fairly well connected
electronic grape vine down here in Lower Sheol) I heard that my friend Kelly
was fired for
doing what he was told to do.
Three weeks ago!
Lynn, JeffK and I went to Kelly's to console him and to partake in the
ritual Pringles and fudge
stripe cook-ays of the suddenly unemployed.
In discussion it came out that a VP is probably protecting his job and using Kelly as a
sacraficial goat to appease the CEO who is under investigation by the SEC so it might not be a
bad thing that Kelly is no longer there. Oh, but what a tangled
web corporate politics and accounting weave.
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