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I had lots of thoughts

But they're all gone. I swear, I can't remember anything from one minute to the next.

But I CAN write words. They even make sentences. There's no story yet, but lots and lots of words! 25,016 of them, in fact, which means I've already passed up where I got on this story the first time I tried to write it.

Jonathan Strange (my computer, here) is starting to show his age. I swear, I write a whole sentence and then have to stop and wait for the letters on the screen to catch up with me, and God help me if I make a mistake and try to back space or anything. Best Buy sent me a "buy something with your credit card NOW and get 20% off AND no payments until the year fourteen-million!" (Okay, that's an exaggeration.) But I don't think I should succumb to the temptation until I have paid off some other things, even if I do think I need a new computer.

Wil Wheaton makes me happy.

Real Vampires in Venice.

There are new bits of my current NaNo posted at nightmaresaloon.

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evil_little_dog
Nov. 13th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
I love that Willie Wonka gif. :D
wildrider
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
It made me very happy. I love Wil Wheaton.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 13th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
I've seen the vampires before. Apparently this happened more often than we think in Europe. No wonder Sean Patrick, Sulien and Maddie moved to America.(though Sean Patrick was born in Texas, right?)
wildrider
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
Sean Patrick was, indeed, born in Texas. Although there was lot of comment in RoF about how European vampires moved to the Americas. (All of my major vampires are American, come to think of it; at least, not counting Della, who is at least modern and BECAME a vampire in America...)
cornerofmadness
Nov. 14th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Yes I do remember some at that and the story I read where he was in England or on a cruise or something. It's been a while. Oddly most of MY vampires are European
wildrider
Nov. 15th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
That was when he was traveling from Egypt to England, en route home to Texas. He'd just broken with Amanda, and that was when he met Moira (Della's grandmother).

Sean Patrick is well traveled, but his home is Texas...
cornerofmadness
Nov. 15th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Ah I see.

of course I don't remember at all if I was supposed to comment and if I did at all
wildrider
Nov. 15th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
I don't think you did, but it's fair, since I recently found a chapter of MMoon from you that I was supposed to comment on and don't think I ever did...

I do need more beta readers, though. I suck at marketing myself. Hardly anyone reads my fiction blog.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 15th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
they rarely read it on mine either. Maybe in the new year I can revisit turning nanomowhinging into a genre specific writers group with small membership. (with all due respect to some of our other group, I'm not really into contemporary fiction)
wildrider
Nov. 15th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of my problem, I want people to read mine, but I don't take the time to reads THEIRS...

Yes... Scott and Remus are the only ones who really write what I want to read (and you); I like Dori's writing a good deal, but her stories aren't usually what I'd choose to read. (And, seriously, with her serious subject matter and her love of noir, they're sometimes bordering on the sickeningly adorable.)
cornerofmadness
Nov. 15th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
we ALL have that problem, trust me. It's not easy finding a beta who doesn't also write.

My problem is I have been reading Paranoia Club since 1996. I about have it memorized and I'm not sure, now that she's rerunning it after the pro went through it, that I have anything to say about it it.
wildrider
Nov. 16th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, it is tough when you've read the same chapter sixty times and there's only a tiny change each time.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 16th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
it drives me nuts. i half want to say you do not need to send it back so we can see minor changes. If you gutted a chapter out yes maybe
wildrider
Nov. 16th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
I think I've only once or twice re-submitted something I've made major changes on, like the opening chapters of "Long Way Home," which I did change completely!
cornerofmadness
Nov. 16th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
that I don't have problems with but i think we've seen every chapter of hers at least 3 times. I mean she's been my friend for years but that does drive me nuts
ljs
Nov. 13th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Yay for writing words (even when the computer fights you).

[hugs]
wildrider
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
We persevere! :) Hugs!
sillymagpie
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Yay for Will Wheaton!
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