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Figured it Out

I figured out why I couldn't finish my story. It was because I didn't know the middle of my story. It's a murder mystery and although I knew who dun it and why but I didn't know how the detective figured it out. Duh.

So I took the dog for a walk. I do that most days but this day I decided to tell the story to the dog - Zena- and that made all the difference. It's hard to tell a story if you don't know the story and when I got to the middle I had to stop. So I tried different ideas and slowly a reasonable middle popped into my head. So now I can finish it and move on.

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Haven't Blogged All Year

So I guess it's time to start. I haven't done much on my story but the Open Office window is open and I have done all my chores for the day. Our sys admin has added a fancy editor for these entries so I have to learn how to use it. It does seem to have some rendering problems on this browser but going full screen seems to fix it. 

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Is it still procrastination if the challenge doesn't start until the new year? In any case I wrote the last, well, close to the last scene of my current WIP. If it won't make the piece too long I may write a closure scene. If you want to read it you can go to the 2011 challenges section of this site (members only).

I have been playing with my nook. It is fun and a good waste of time. I have done all I wanted with it: converted my stories to epub, found a lot of free content, bought a book from B&N, and checked out a library book. So, it does all I want. And I actually read two stories.

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Going electronic

I finally broke down and go a e-reader. It's the Nook from Barnes and Noble. It was my birthday and I had a gift card. So far so good, it's easy to read on though the navigation takes a bit of getting used to. I got a story from the web and converted it to PDF and epub using Open Office. Both read OK. Then today I eighteen epub books from the site: chrome://epubreader/content/catalog.xul . Maybe tomorrow I'll register it and buy something using that gift card. And maybe try to get an ebook from my local library.

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This is a place for me to document my attempts to write on a regular basis this coming year (2011). This is not a place to log negative vibes but a place to help me change from a wannabe writer to become a real one.

To accomplish this I will sign up for the write1sub1 challenge. It's at:

The details of this are that:

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