Good evening, this is my late Sunday ROW80 check in. I missed my midweek check-in, as things a few hiccups pop up here and there. This morning I wrote 121 words and it’s difficult not to edit what I have written. SO far so good it hasn’t been touched.
I had to change the background colour of my Libre Office writer from white to gold. Staring at the white background is like being snow blinded. I figured other word processors have the same feature, changing background colour.
- Camp WriMo Goal
- My current word count is skimpy. As my FB friend Darlene keep on writing, don’t give up. All right on to my WIP, regarding characters, I do believe I have gotten the female snarkiness down.
While YouTube Livestream Write in, it is illuminating and educational when female writers chat among each other. I imagined the female characters the same way, while the MMC feels he’s being left out. My big thanks to the four ladies chatting away.
This is my second check in, last night word count is skimpy, 226 words. I will have to step up the plate and plow onward. yWriter is useful, I took a while to figure out how to set up the word count and change the background colour. I do believe that I am getting a handle of this software.
Camp NaNoWriMo is what I call the mad dash and halt type of deal, same thing with our perennial nemesis NaNoWriMo. Aside from tripping over several literary blocks, the show must continue.
Regarding my current WIP, for a moment, my mind went back to Amazons of Greek Mythology, they’re vicious. One of my female characters has a vicious streak.
I had written a note regarding to one particular female character many year ago, during the yahoo chat-room days. I think, I can recreate the character notes regarding the redhead.
From what I learned after the deletion of my favourite YouTubers 50 ducks in a hot tub. A YouTuber who raises free range ducks, donating meat and eggs to the homeless and the food banks. Apparently they deemed feeding the homeless inappropiate. His back up channel is still up, but that could be taken down as well. Always back up AKA stash your stuff off from cloud, places such as external hard drives. I keep back ups of my projects in several USB flash drives.
First start of Camp NaNoWriMo is slow, a total 306 words written, none since yesterday. Glancing at my document, in what I like to call, some dude WIP. It will be stitching text in between the paragraphs on separate Libre Office document. While hammering away at the keyboards. yWriter works decently, aside from the typos and mistakes, those words will be cleaned up later on.
Earlier this evening my computer almost crashed, I had to force shut down my computer. Run performance tune-up on my computer of which deleted certain things. Nothing was lost.
- Goal one. April Camp NaNoWriMo. Not much words though I all ready have written words tucked away and ready to be stitched after midnight. I got rid of the white glare from yWriter scene screen AKA document. Right click on Set editor background colour, click on custom colour and its close to Sepia.
Regarding the possible Bigfoot story. There’s an entity called Ohjiskihjoo also known as Wendigo. There are two types of critters, one in form of winter Bigfoot with teeth and claws. The other formerly a human turned into demonic type being. The Ohjiskihjoo bites off his lips and eats the skin ripped from his chest to eat. At the distance, it looks like a man. A foul spirit that appears in the morning before sunrise. More than a year ago, one of the YouTubers mentioned that tearing off skin is part of transformation.
Anyways back to the writing at hand. When writing a certain female character, I hit a momentary hiccup and a block. Continue on where I left off. Well here’s to writing.
Ahoy there fellow ROW80ers, it’s been a while since I blogged and took part in ROW80. A few things had yank me down into the mental gutter. The notebooks that female FB friend sent me, are helpful. Writing is cramped, saved the composition notebooks for last.
I look forward in participating round two of ROW80. it would be interesting. My new tool for writing is yWriter, even the document processor is basic, it looks good. Though it would be nice if there’s grammar and spelling checker. Don’t get me wrong, scrivener is still a decent tool for writing. yWriter would be used for Camp WriMo and this little round.
- For my goals
- I will participate Camp NaNoWriMo this April 2018. It will be the one that would feature the same main character several years before the tale.
- Then the following month, I will concentrate on one of my old WIP.
- Or I would just wing it, write without or little planning.
- Possible Sasquatch story.
Regarding my current WIP, the tale that deals with dark themes, hatred, and revenge. It’s controversial, since the main character is sixteen and male. Other than that, I’m a bit tight lipped.
In a Rez, always carry a stick or a staff with you, when outside of town don’t show any fear or aggression. Usually the wandering dogs will leave you alone. Throwing rocks at a dog is a bad idea. The dog will remember that sting and come after you. Strays and wandering dogs are two different breeds. The wandering dogs have homes and visiting other four legged lurkers.
Rez dogs will kill their rivals either by asphyxiation, ganging up on him/her, drowning the pooch in the ditch, or injuring him/her badly.
Off reserve dog get a crash course lesson on Rez life. Kids harassing chained up dogs, having to deal with other dogs. Then there’s the issue of wolves coming to town.
When a dog mauls someone, he or she is put down. There’s an interesting story about some hoodlum who messed with the wrong dog. When the pooch had enough, he broke free from his chain, chased that idiot to his house. When the cop tried to get him off his attacker, the dog attacked the cop and subsequently got taken out via lead injection.
Sped got booted out of his box hut by another dog. He wasn’t violent, just sneaked his way in there. My dog wasn’t a happy camper. Pine boughs and dried grass inside, to keep him off the cold floor during the winter time.
I haven’t been writing, but rather researching a lot of things. The trends are disturbing.
After finished reading Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews. I liked how the recipes are included after each end of every chapter. The reason why I picked the book, is due to my current WIP sitting in the back burner or the memory vault. I will have to reread earlier Jason Bourne novels.
Now my next reading material is Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, a fantasy/horror/science fiction novel.
The bush is a dangerous place for a lone hiker. In the outskirts of the Rez, I have to be cautious polar bears, bears, and wolves. I always carry a staff and a knife around in the bush. But I don’t smack the dogs while in town.
My father told me, if you see a polar bear from a distance, don’t make sudden movements, don’t run, back away slowly. Don’t let it see you. If the wind is blowing in your direction, the better your chances of getting away.
Polar bears stalk and prey on humans. The wind can either betray or mask you. Animals have a keen sense of smell. Regardless what people believe, animals are not stupid creatures. Wear drab or earth tone colours, don’t wear bright colours or red, when you’re in the bush.
Whether you believe believe that Sasquatch beings exist. You should be aware that there are various type of creatures in this world, some of which are meaner and nastier than Sasquatch.
Dangerous type of bigfoot is the Gugwe aka Genoskwa. They hunt in groups, known to bite off human faces and carry the victims off.
A regular Sasquatch can toss a large boulder at great distance, killing the target in an instant. Female Sasquatches are not permitted to wander about alone. They’re breeding stock and to prevent other males from snatching them.
All right, while I wait for the power and the internet to come back on. I am considering in ordering kibble from Walmart. The type of kibble that made my dog’s turd less stinky, was Actr1um, it had been years since I made an order.
16kg bag of kibble sounds all right, but I will have to order other items. The last time I ordered that size, the bag was hefty. I had to use a wheel barrow. Thirty-five pounds sounds good enough, but kibble going rancid got me concerned.
With HST, shipping and handling adding to the expense. To be stingy, a 7kg might be doable, it may last less, but I could squeeze funds for other items. With choices to make, so little time.
I don’t trust the woods, especially when the moon illuminates the entire land.
Bigfoot not only migrates, they go underground to the subterranean caverns, through the waters, to where it’s stony and warm. You can’t go where the Bigfeet congregates, no one can, either you would suffer from heart palpitations, die from terror or from shock. In the winter time they rarely move about.
Even though the Sasquatch leave us alone. They are known to eat people when they’re famished, easily angered, and merciless.
Many years ago, when my grandfather was still alive, in one late night, he heard one of them let out a howl or a scream. Signalling their return to the areas outside the Reserve.
From what I have been told, is not to whistle, or make any hooting noise while in the bush. From Spring to Autumn they roam the bush and outskirts of town. A Bigfoot throws a large rock from a distance, injuring or killing the prey instantly. And Bigfeet are ambush predators.
If you think about it, the internet and technology is a double edge sword, the more you use them, the easier it is for the peeping toms to track you.
Micro-financing and mobile banking are all ready in Tanzania and Kenya.
Mobile phones are part of majority’s EDC AKA everyday carry. Then again, not everyone has a mobile. Some people would rather starve to death than go without their devices. I sometimes leave my mobile at home to charge the freaking thing.
Mobiles are targets for theft and hacking. I always keep my mobile in sleep mode and locked, but that won’t stop the crook from resetting and selling it to gullible customers. In the bush it’s always wise to be aware of your surroundings and not be distracted.
I don’t do mobile banking, but I check my balances on my landline phone via the old-fashioned way. As the saying goes, the old way is best.