My late ROW80 final check-in

This is my another late check in for Round Two of ROW80. I must admit, I didn’t get anything much done in this round, goal-wise. It’s been an interesting ride that I intend continue.

However I will attend July Camp NaNoWriMo. I have a serious need to write, complete my WIP. I’m still debating which WIP to write. I think sometimes its best to go back to basics.

One some news, my laptop seemed to restart when it suddenly shutdown abruptly. Fortunately I didn’t lose anything.

The upside, my Kobo Touch had arrived. But I am still working on it after I had hit a snag, when processing content stalled. Had to reset to default factory settings three times. Updating the firmware via USB cable is a pain. Not to mention the sluggish internet connection. Third time the charm.

As soon as I get that damn ebook reader working the way it supposed to. The sooner that I can read a modest collection of DRM-free epub and mobi ebooks.

I purchased four used books available at the rummage sale held by a teacher.

midweek checkin ROW80 day late.

This is my day late Check in for June 17, 2015. Round two of ROW80 is almost over. Hello Round three, and July Camp NaNoWriMo.

However I am not satisfied with the prologue of my stagnate and current WIP. Even though, its a YA. I ran it through my ProWritingAid online editor for overused words and for other things. Sure enough, it showed up the overused words. I will have to go back to the prologue and rework on it afterwards.

No new words came, I think my mind had entered the empty phase. Possible loose screws, or the cuckoo clock noises chirping away inside of my noggin.

As for my other WIP, they’re moodily sitting around, being neglected. I will have to get to work on them pronto.

On the other news, the external hard drive I ordered from Amazon.ca on June ninth had arrived six days ago, give or take.

mid-week ROW80 check in, Uh-Huh

All right, this is my ROW80 check of June 10, 2015. It’s almost end of the Round two. I would like to apologize for being absent. To be honest I didn’t finish my goals. My mind seemed to hit a brick wall. I didn’t finish April NaNoWriMo. My writings are somewhat sparse.

It has been interesting spring, cold days, moody weather, snow flakes falling in first week of June, then disappeared in the same morning. Thankfully no flood via ice jam down the river in this past May.

I decided in taking some time to do some light research. Naturally the information online is limited, especially Wikipedia the diet Pepsi of information. Ergo requires a little more digging.

However I have to be careful where I go online. The sites are filled with with dangers such as Trojans, worms, viruses, ransomwares and other nasties that would infect my computer. The techie schmucks are more craftier than ever.

ROW80 round Two goals

Round two of ROW80 is upon us again.

It has been an interesting months,  I got side tracked. My modem almost croaked on me. It would be friggin expensive to purchase a replacement from my local ISP.

Major Goal for this round is to work on my YA novel and work on other WIP.

  • Work on my YA novel, stitching in text and continue writing.
  • Read more books.
  • Order an external hard drive.
  • Continue on with day seventeen on the 100 day challenge.
  • Back up my WIP via several usb thumb drives and external hard drive.

Post April Camp NaNoWrimo

  • post April Camp NaNoWriMo send out my WIP to Beta Readers/Alpha readers. Via email and google drive.
  • Restart/continue with one of the three WIP of which, I had set aside in the back burner.
  • Continue utilizing the 100 day challenge to meet the one hundred to a thousand word count per a day, give or take.

Other than that I will have to write from the seat of my pants.

random stuff and my father’s bday

Camp NaNoWriMo is around the corner. There are two that I know of, one in April and another July. I will have to pick and choose which WIP to work on.

The YA novel that I’m still working on had kicked my mental butt. Then there’s ROW80 round two. How bout you ladies, gentlemen and those who don’t use labels. What are your writing goals.

On the other news, my father celebrated his seventy-ninth birthday. Unfortunately I didn’t bake him a cake. But I got him cooked whole hen, oranges and some sort of tea. It aint much. As a saying goes its better than nothing.

damn phishing and damn things.

For me, an email is a vital tool. I checked the spam section of my email section. And click on delete all spam messages. In my spam folder there’s an email from apple. That a purchased has been made by an apple ID.

Let me be clear, I never created an Apple ID, I didn’t sign up for it, nor that I installed Itunes on to my laptop. Hell, I don’t even own any products from apple.

From the looks of it, there’s a phishing attempt on my email account. As phishing goes, the email from apple looks legit. But its a fake. And a very good fake.

I phoned apple and asked them if anyone had created an apple ID by using my email account. They said they didn’t find any apple ID that matches my email. It’s annoying that people would do such a thing to other people.

Oh another thing, please do refrain posting a link to your personal store on my blog post via comment.  I’m sorry for being a little brisk. Many thanks

final check-in of ROW80 round 1, seeya soon round 2

This is my late mid-week check-in, final one for this round. I had missed my check-ins. Round two is around the corner, I will attend campwrimo along with ROW80 round two.

One of my online friends signed me up to the FB group 100 day writing challenge. The goal is to write 100 words or more in every day. I think I have found my motivation. It’s been somewhat helpful. Considering that I haven’t written anything, aside from this blog post.

With upcoming ROW80 round two, and campwrimo 2015, its going to writing from the seat off from my pants.

I will have to pick one of the WIP, and plop my scraggly butt firmly on the seat and write the damn thing. In loose translation, pick one of my WIP and write and stitch in the text.

Apriwrimo aka camp nanowrimo is a bit strict, ten thousand words a minimum.

Hopefully my internet connection won’t fog out on me.

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Late ROW80 check-in, Nuh

This is my late check in for March 11, 2015. It has been several slow weeks. It’s been a while since I posted a check in The upside, the weather is warming up nicely. Decent folks online, decent folks in my home town aka community. My writing is coming together slower than a snail’s pace.

Round one of ROW80, round is just around the corner.

Anyways speaking of writing. Stitching in text to several fragmented scenes is going all right, damn slow, but not too shabby. The sprints and prompts at google hangouts are helpful. As for stitching the opening pages, I had to chuck them out from both WIP. Well more like stuffing them in (what am I going to do with this ‘bin.)

In one of my WIP, I have a main character who is sixteen years of age. And YA is not easy genre to write. The definition of YA is when a main character is sixteen to eighteen years of age.

With my WIP, when it comes to sex scenes, it will have to fade to black aka cut the scene, before the hokey pokey, the groin tango, before the nipple biting action. Allow the reader’s imagination.

As for the other character aka the female aka the chick in the same WIP, my lips are not budging.

My late midweek check-in, random n booyah

This is my late check-in for Wednesday February 25, 2015. I don’t have to much to report. Other than shivering inside of my house. It seems February came and went, my mind was a bit confused to notify my lazy ass.

My writing had stalled again, I will have to get back in stitching more text for the beginning chapter, or a prologue. The opening pages are always hard to start and to fill in when the writing has begun.

Two days, I agreed to be one of my facebook friends beta reader. I took my reading her text, let it digest, ran it through online editor of Pro Writing Aid. Sure enough, the results came up, I was pleasantly surprised.

I had a feeling that I would have to divide document into two or three chapters at the time. Considering that the internet is friggin slow. It took ten to fifteen minutes for it to work its magic. Anything more than four chapters the online editor would stall.

Besides I had to resist editing her text, ergo dropping a bit of suggestions via comments on her google docs. After finish chapter six, I let my inner critic rest.

And go back to reading the ebook I purchased from Amazon.ca for 0.00.

As general rule of thumb, is to get the first revision out of the way, or at least the first draft done, before using online version of pro writing aid. After her second revision I will run it through again.

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my day late check-in ROW80 sunday

This is my day late check in for February 15,2015. I have nothing to report at the moment, my writing comes and goes like the wind.

I couldn’t afford grammarly, the subscription is expensive. So on February 12,2015, I decided to go with Pro Writing Aid.

I was told to wait until I have the revisions out of the way before using it. Other than that, I think I will appreciate it. Oh another thing, I almost fudge it big time aka screwed up, when I purchased the plagiarism bundle first. Before purchasing one year subscription. 100 plagiarism checks for 20USD/25.06CAD. A year worth of subscription is 35USD/43.86CAD.

On Saturday February 14, one of the pipes under my house cracked, spewing out water, I managed to shut off the main valve to the water, but the water is still peeing away. The band Administration Office is closed today, I will have to head there tomorrow. And report the damage. Two things worry me, an ice rink under the house and the water heater tank burning out.

And another wrinkle, is that the plumber takes their sweet time, of which would be five business days, loose translation next week.

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