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Maybe it's because I'm 39

Every year I hear about people taking the NaNoWriMo challenge (nanowrimo for more info), and I think, "Yeah, me! I can do that! I get about 1700 words written a day easy!"

And then I realize I have nothing to say, that there's no story hiding inside of me (that I'm aware of), and I'm not really interested in cranking out crap as it would be a tremendous waste of my time, and I go back to making an LJ post, or I buy a tablet of drawing paper and stick in on the shelf and forget about it.

However, fellow LJ devotee booklectic proposed this BRILLIANT idea that I will now pimp, which I'm calling "NaNoReadMo" (or something like that). I'm going to use November to read a book "I've been meaning to read for ages." In my case (and inspired by Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, I decided I would start Memories of Things Past. I started it today and got 15 pages into it and it's AWESOME. (I'm not intending on finishing it in a month, though - that would be absurdly ambitious, and there's two other volumes besides this one.)

So ... will you take the NaNoReadMo challenge? And what book will YOU read?

(The quote from the book: "It's said, after all, that people reach middle age the day they realize they're never going to read Remembrance of Things Past." It's on page 28: find it by searching on "middle age" on Amazon using the "inside the book" feature.)

PS: back from a party, feeling blue about moving and the usual fits of social anxiety. Bleah. I'm no fun anymore.

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webcowgirl
Nov. 5th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
May have to delete your comment as I don't allow use of my name on posts
Yes, I remember you quite well, though I was calling you something quite different at the time as I've never been involved in the goth boards and thus had no context for the name Hardrock. I've seen you around plenty since our Java class but since you seemed busy and didn't seem to recognize me I felt there was no reason to go, "ooh ooh talk to me!" This led to me forgetting your real name as I am stupid and as time passes various chunks of data get overwritten.

So what brings you here?
ciphergoth
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
Re: May have to delete your comment as I don't allow use of my name on posts
The comment is still visible. You can screen it rather than deleting if you prefer, with the "eye" icon - sorry if this is octogenarian egg-sucking tuition.
webcowgirl
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
Re: May have to delete your comment as I don't allow use of my name on posts
Thanks for letting me know. How did you realize this was still up?
ciphergoth
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: May have to delete your comment as I don't allow use of my name on posts
I got some spam with the subject line "Alison Bechdel". I assumed that the spammer was somehow using LJ to find subject lines we might read, and did a Google search which led me here.
luchog
Nov. 5th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Ooops, sorry about the name thing, deleted my previous comment.

Yes, I remember you quite well, though I was calling you something quite different at the time

Ah. Couldn't remember if I used that name at the time or not. I don't usually use my given name if I can help it.

I've seen you around plenty since our Java class but since you seemed busy and didn't seem to recognize me I felt there was no reason to go, "ooh ooh talk to me!"

My memory for faces is swiss cheese. If it's not one I see regularly, my brain seems to delete it.

So what brings you here?

Was chatting with Wendolen and she mentioned you, so I just thought I'd say hi.
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