I finally broke the 30k barrier for my research notes (which is pretty impressive, given that I only started tracking my progress last week). About 16 thousand words to go, which seemed completely impossible at the beginning of the month but now seems very much in grasp. It’s amazing the sheer amount of information that I produce in a given day…
Current Word Count: 34075
Previous word count: 29821
Words written November 12th: 4254
Was able to get some writing in today. Really wanted to break the 30k barrier but exhaustion… tomorrow will be better (yay for only one class and one meeting!)
Previous word count: 24527
Current word count: 29821
Words written November 11th: 5294
This weekend has just flown by. A very relaxing Saturday transitioned to a very productive Sunday, which yielded great results for my ever increasing research notes.
Previous Word Count: 18,265
Current Word Count: 24,527
Words written November 9-10: 6,262
Now just to work out how writing tomorrow will work out between presentations, classes, meetings and seminars…
Man, it’s been an exhausting day (though I’m still convinced that yesterday’s choices in regard to going to the game were 100% amazing, no regrets here).
On the plus side, I was able to sit down and really focus today, in an attempt to mitigate the looming pile of work that was leftover from yesterday and also chip away some of the immense amounts of work that I’ll have to do this weekend. As a result, my word count for collected research notes was the best yet. Now time to catch up on some sleep and TV watching before starting over again tomorrow.
Previous word count: 10,142
Current word count: 18,265
Words written November 8th: 8,123 (aah!)
Just realized that in the excitment about the big football game last night (we won and I spent so much time screaming that I probably won’t be able to talk without croaking until Saturday) that I forgot to post yesterday’s progress:
Previous word count: 6941
New word count: 10142
Words written November 7th: 3201
Marching on (much like our football team!)
So, it hasn’t been all that long since my last Nanowrimo post, but I’m done with all writing for today (I’m off to a fancy dinner and then I’m planning on finishing up with some correspondence that I’ve fallen behind on, both of which mean that I’m not going to spend more time puzzling out how to best convey complex equations in Evernote).
Previous word count: 3997
Today’s final count: 6941
Words written November 6th: 2944
So, a bit delayed, I decided to sign up for Nanowrimo yesterday. I realized the sheer amount of content I will be producing as part of my graduate research over the course of the next month and decided to make a count of the notes, scribbles, brainstorms and various meltdowns that occur before this quarter is up.
I considered going back and counting my assembled data starting November 1st, but I decided against it, since I wasn’t aware of the challenge until yesterday. However, I’m not going to narrow my end goal just because I have fewer days to reach it. Here goes a numerical accounting of my life:
Word count, November 5th: 3997
the world is heavy
but your bones
(just a cubic inch)
can hold 19,000 lbs
ounce for ounce
they are stronger than steel
atom for atom
you are more precious than diamond
and stars have died
so that you may live
you need to remember these things
when you say that you are weak
…and this portion of the arc was over in two days.
For crying out loud.
If you don’t want to read criticism of the current “let’s chase down Wickham” arc, don’t.
For those who want the tl;dr:
1. Why isn’t Darcy using his lawyers?
2. Why hasn’t Darcy asked Lydia what she wants?
This is a great description of a few of the many problems that I have with the direction that the latest LBD story arc seems to be heading.
Where is Lydia in all of this? Other than a brief (and traumatic) showing on Lizzie’s video and a short (and painfully hard to read) burst on twitter, she’s been without a voice for this entire process. That’s really not sitting well with me, and I think that it’s something that the authors really need to address. For all that I get that Darcy is supposed to be the main character, I would much rather have all of the time that he spends on screen regarding this particular story arc be replaced by more time hearing from Lydia…
Parody press release of Pemberley Digital’s Domino application.
San Francisco, CA - February 1, 2013
Here at Pemberley Digital, not even family conflict and Internet scandals can get in the way of exciting plans in store for Domino, our brand-new story and communications application.
Domino’s intuitive AI and revolutionary audo-editing and auto-uploading functions will provide an amazing, not-at-all-creepy window into the personal lives of people around the world – and even right here in our own office.
“I’m totally loving the user interface,” says Georgiana Darcy, who will be demonstrating the Domino app on Pemberley’s public video portal for the next few weeks.
“I especially love using the video feature, so my stupid brother at least has to look me in the face while he’s being a patronizing jerk. Did he even sleep last night?? God, I’m going to kill him.”
The development team is thrilled with progress so far and can’t wait to unveil the rest of Domino’s cutting-edge multimedia capabilities.
“It’s been a real privilege to be involved in this exciting project,” says Domino programming team lead Anne Elliot. “It’s another big step toward the vision of our young Chief Executive, who has shown such determi—Oh god, I don’t think I can do this. I just want him to be happy, why does everything have to be so haaaard.”
Pemberley Digital is also pleased to announce the completion of our latest test run of Oblivious, an innovative business application that blocks all incoming phone calls, texts, emails and tweets for up to 48 hours – the perfect solution for busy professionals who just get tired of people sometimes.
If you were unable to contact us while testing was underway, please personally deliver your message in a wax-sealed envelope to our head office and we will get back to you shortly.
"I just want him to be happy, why does everything have to be so haaaard.”