Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

Cee reminds me that I forgot to do Share Your World last week, and this week’s is ready.  So without further ado, here are two week’s worth of answers to share with all my friends.

If you haven’t contributed to Share Your World, please do.  It’s a blast.  The questions can be challenging, or just plain fun to answer.  Then take time to read everyone else’s.  You’ll get great views from around the world.  Share Your World.


The WordPress weekly photo challenge this week is indulge.  Indulgence is a funny word to think of in pictures.  I’m including food indulgences, both mine and some ever-hungry seagulls, and some of my favorite toys. (more…)

NaNoWriMo, the morning after.

I didn’t sleep in.  I’m too used to getting up hours before dawn.  It seems surreal that I’ve done NaNoWriMo.  After a year of daily writing, the discovery of NaNo, and then one intense month, I have fulfilled a lifelong desire.  I have become a writer.  It feels good.

In my excitement to get the book presented for validation, I completely forgot to write my journal yesterday.  The biggest day of the year, and presumably one of the biggest days of my life, and I forget to write about it.  How’s that for ironic, funny and a little silly? (more…)

I learned about NaNoWriMo in a very round about way, through the blog of the developer who wrote the journal writing app for my iPad.  (For those of you looking for one, get Chapters.  It’s excellent.) He commented that someone using his app had won NaNoWriMo.  Nothing else, just that brief mention, but I had to find out what that was.  I’m curious that way, and the internet is my playground.  I’m always looking things up.  It often gets in the way of my productivity.  I know because the idea of the number of words in English just popped into my head, so I got diverted to looking that up.  I’m not going to tell you, though.  I’ll save that fascinating topic for another blog.

Where was I?  Ah, yes, NaNoWriMo.  So once I had found out about it, I quite naturally had to read everything I could find on the subject.  There is a lot to read, believe me.  One of the themes was how to cope with the pain of NaNoWriMo.  Lots of people complain about writer’s cramp or carpal tunnel syndrome from writing or doing all that typing.  I couldn’t believe what I was reading.  I sit at a desk all day long for the job that pays the bills, and I spend a lot of time on the computer on the weekend because I’m a nerd.  I’ve never had problems with carpal tunnel.  What babies!  What weaklings!  What whiners! (more…)

I have to talk a little bit about Steve Jobs.  I owe him everything.  He is the direct reason why I can indulge myself in the writing I do.  It’s amazing all the strange ways one person can impact another.  The world we live in is an interesting place. (more…)