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I lose! [Dec. 1st, 2006|02:29 am]
susan smitten
[Hearing |war on drugs ~ barenaked ladies]

Yesterday, I participated in a photo shoot. They called a few of us to represent Japan and the USA for the cover of next year's Emirates Annual Budget Report. Japan and America because new Nagoya and New York flights were added in 2006. I'm going to be a star. ;)

Today I started a six-day course to be promoted to First Class. I've been working in Business for about nine months. I made a lot of mistakes today, but all 15 of us passed the first test, which is surely a good omen. Wish me luck!

I passed out when I got home from the Training College, and when I woke up there was only a half hour remaining of NaNoWriMo. I cranked out my last 600 words or so, finishing at 26,454. For the lose! I think I might try to reach 50,000 by the end of December, though. Must focus on not rewriting Beautiful Losers, Norwegian Wood, or any other great work of literature involving love triangles, madness, and suicide. Less suicide, more smut - that's what I say.

[User Picture]From: s1m0n
2006-11-30 11:06 pm (UTC)
Less suicide, more smut = way better stories
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-11-30 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm working on that! But off topic, I love that icon.
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[User Picture]From: s1m0n
2006-12-01 12:34 pm (UTC)
Why thank you :)
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2006-12-01 02:28 pm (UTC)
You can probably guess how I vote on the great suicide vs. smut debate. :)

26,000 isn't bad. It's the best I've ever done. 1,667 words a day is insane, frankly, although I salute people who can do it without resorting to "nonsense dialog translation cheating" techniques.
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[User Picture]From: nativeinformant
2006-12-01 03:48 am (UTC)

does this mean you are in town for 6 days??

we just got back from India. I have 10 more days in Dubai and would like them to be as chu-hi as possible!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-12-01 11:01 am (UTC)

Re: does this mean you are in town for 6 days??

Good timing! It DOES mean that! =D
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From: istara
2006-12-01 02:02 pm (UTC)

So exciting!

I now have a Real Life Model among my friends ;)

And don't worry about nano - I have heaps to do on my book too. If you like we can try to motivate one another (it was mainly my rivalry with snow white that was keeping me going, and she's finished now).
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-09 05:12 am (UTC)

Re: So exciting!

From G_Denton@hotmail.com

Glad to hear about your new job opportunity! But, regarding NANOWRIMO...

I had never heard about it. I joined a writting group that met on November 28th and two of the group members had done the project and were showing off their certificiates. I immediately went to the bookstore shelves (yeah, Barnes and Noble suckered me) and picked up the No PLOT? NO PROBLEM! book and a companion boxed novel-writting kit (Okay...they really suckered me). So, I'm doing my NANOWRIMO in December because I wanted to finish a novel before the year was over. So here I am on Day 8 and I've met my word totals consistently!
I'm writting to you to encourage you to keep it up and finish. It's not about the quality- "Don't get it right--get it written."
Come on! You can do it! Besides, it's lonely doing NANOWRIMO in a month that is NOT November. I do have a lot of support, my wife and family are behind me and they believe in me, but more importantly- I know I can do this.
--and you can too.

Best Regards,
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-12-10 02:30 am (UTC)

Re: So exciting!

Thanks for the encouragement, and good luck to you, too!

Just... who are you? I'm so sorry that I can't figure it out!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-12-10 02:31 am (UTC)

Re: So exciting!

I definitely need some motivation... since the end of November, I've gotten nowhere! I mean, 1,000 words in ten days??
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