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Thank you for participating in this Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment activity.

I am going to use NaNoWriMo as a driver to finish a first draft of my novel-in-progress. It will perforce be a sloppy draft in need of much editing, as all stuff spewed out in November tends to be, but that's okay. First drafts are supposed to suck. This is why December will be National Novel Editing Month.

I promise not to whinge about it daily. I might witter a little about craft nonsense. I will not post wordcounts. I will avoid the nanowrimo community as if it were plagued, even though I am signed up officially and all that. End of Nanowrimo blather.

What else have I got for you today? Tumblr has been a goldmine of excellent ASH shots and Giles screencaps recently. I've been enjoying the heck out of it. Some are old favorites. Or consider this screencap, of one of my favorite moments between Buffy and Giles. He made her a training room! Seeing these images again is cheering.

I got the LJ backup tool working again. I was exceedingly grumpy about it, however.

What the what now with the snow on the east coast?
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I keep meaning to comment, but I have the plague and it's affecting my thinking. I like that Nanowrimo idea, using it as a first draft push. I'm doing somewhat the same, but a friend and I have also invented Nanowri6mo. We're going to use November to write out a plot outline, then write 16,000 words a month till the end of April in an attempt to write a good novel slowly :)
That's a decent, sustainable pace! I couldn't do this right now unless I had a strong outline and a solid base of existing prose to build on. But I am unbelievably slow right now with writing new prose, and I need to light a fire under myself or I'll never finish.
I'm happy that my tumblr could make you happy. That's the least I could do to thank you for your awesome fics.
-- Watchery (previously "Ashgo")