Friday, October 22, 2004

NaNoWriMo ::shiny-thing-of-the-day::

i went to my very first librarian conference yesterday, NYLA. it was pretty interesting. the best part was the program i attended about writing for publication in library science. Rachel Singer Gordon is a fabulous speaker, and i felt inspired when i left. she made some good points, and the first of which i intend to take: read, read, read. i need to make the time to read library publications. i need to head to the library weekly and dive in. that way when i'm ready to start writing, i'll already know what's out there.

until then, i'll write fiction. in little more than one week, i'll start my first book. i'm still not sure what i'll be writing about, i have two ideas that have about equal weight in my head. i may not know until nov 1st. that's ribbon cutting day for NaNoWriMo. and thus, National Novel Writing Month is todays ::shiny thing of the day::. write a book of 50k words in 30 days. become a novelist by dec 1st! it's something i've always wanted to do, and never thought i would. my only goal next month is to start writing (and finish, obvious). from there i work my way into better writing.
and one day,, submit it somewhere.

Friday, October 15, 2004

dreamhost ::shiny-thing-of-the-day::

so here i am again. i dropped my last host. something just wasn't quite right, and i decided i'd prefer not to spend the money.

so i read a post about a great web host, dreamhost and immediately signed up. part of the reason is because the mysql with this host is more generous and looks like it will be easier to use. also there's my cataloging project coming up: i'm creating a database of free knitting patterns on the web and putting them into a searchable database. the assignment is just for creating the catalog structure, but you and i both know i'll need to implement it.

Monday, July 19, 2004

simpilfy your life

i've developed a bit of contempt for a few words that i use with great frequency.  it all started when my sister told me to edit them out of my resume,, this was 3 years ago.  at any rate, i've become really, very tired of them:: that is really and very.  perhaps even so.  i've been wondering why i even need them at all.  they're empty, cheap words.  i need to replace them with words of color.  words that actually say something rather than leaning on another.  whenever i feel them pound out on my keyboard, i shall greet a thesaurus for consultation!  yes!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

cooler running ::shiny-thing of the day::

for the past month i've started running again. slowly. very slowly.
i've ran in fits and starts, sometimes painfully. this time, i'm taking my time.
i just love it too much, i love the sun coming up, i love feeling strong.

and now i've got backup. thus i bring you the shiny-thing of the day::
the couch to 5k training program at cool running.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

::shiny-thing of the day:: (updated somedays)

make your own thong,,
book thong that is.

i am a sucker for these things. i'm going to start making them for my bookcrossing books.

Friday, July 09, 2004

she surfaces

it's been a really rather long time since i've written,, anything.
it may come slowly. i don't mind and really don't care if anyone else does.

interesting in her own mind.