November 10th, 2003

NaNoWriMo, Day 9

Novel update:

Today - 2,397 words
To date - 15,084 words

Hey, I broke 15,000! I should be at 18,000 today but I've built some slop into my schedule, fortunately. Tuesdays and Thursdays are turning out to be pretty rough, writing-wise, but that's what weekends are for, right? Either way, I'm still on track for an on-time finish. Yay!
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I'm not sure what the point of 3-D books that emulate the way the pages turn - though in the case of the
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I'm not sure what the point of 3-D books that emulate the way the <i>pages turn</i> - though in the case of the <a href="<a href="">Leonardo da Vinci notebooks</a> it provides an authentically historical feel. But for something like the <a href="">HP book example</a>, it's at once strangely satisfying to "turn" the virtual pages and also incredibly weird that they feel the need to reproduce the physical affordances of the object. This is the same problem I have with a lot of what calls itself "interactive narrative" - they just replicate existing narrative forms and stick them on the computer, and then expect that somehow they'll suddenly be "interactive." Even if it's still a satisfying experience, it's for reasons that have nothing to do with any kind of real interactivity .....
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Quizzety Quiz

The color quiz.

Your Existing Situation
Working to create for herself a firm foundation on which to erect a secure, comfortable, and problem-free future, in which she will be granted respect and recognition.

Your Stress Sources
Delights in the tasteful, the gracious, and the sensitive, but maintains her attitude of critical appraisal and refuses to be swept off her feet unless genuineness and integrity can be absolutely vouched for. Therefore keeps a strict and watchful control on her emotional relationships as she must know exactly where she stands. Demands complete sincerity as a protection against her own tendency to be too trusting.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Willing to participate and to allow herself to become involved, but tries to fend off conflict and disturbance in order to reduce tension.
Insists that her goals and realistic and sticks obstinately to them, even though circumstances are forcing her to compromise. Very exacting in the standards she applies to her choice of a partner.

Your Desired Objective
Seeks affectionate, satisfying and harmonious relationships. Desires an intimate union, in which there is a love, self-sacrifice and mutual trust.

Your Actual Problem
Needs to protect herself against her tendency to be too trusting, as she finds it is liable to be misunderstood or exploited by others. Is therefore seeking a relationship providing peaceful and understanding intimacy, and in which each knows exactly where the other stands.

I think it's all relatively accurate, except the Desired Objective: I'd rather have the chance to achieve something great than to have harmonious relationships. Of course, I may be biased because I've got great friends and relationships and I haven't done anything particularly outstanding with my life yet. -g-

What do you guys think?
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NaNoWriMo, Day 10

Novel update:

Today - 2,137 words
To date - 17,221 words

I am officially 1/3 of the way through this thing! Go me, go me, go me! And note that for once, I'm actually done on the 10th itself, not well after midnight. Go me some more!
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