Make. Me. Sick. Up.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It's coming up. Not too long now. I've already started outlining (and maybe some writing >_>) and I'm pumped. My sister's doing it too, and I hope that she makes it to the 50,000 mark. I'm going for 75,000 this year. Let's see if I'll make it.
For those who might be wondering, National Novel Writing Month is a contest that starts November 1st and goes to November 31st. The only goal: write 50,000 words. However, there are rules, such as not typing 'spam' a couple hundred thousand times to get to 50k. The only prizes for winners is a .gif file that says 'NaNo '09 winner!', but it isn't the prize that's the key.
To me, it's the determination. Writing 50k at 12 font with Times New Roman is around 100 pages I think, so it doesn't sound like much.
It can take a while to write that many pages, which is why we have a month total. The point of NaNo (IMO) is to prove to yourself that you can do something big like write 50k and at the same time get a story out of your mind and onto the computer.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I remember waking up in '01, and getting up, my Mom came in and told me that something exciting was on the news.
A plane had crashed into a "big building in New York". Didn't have a clue that that might be a bad thing, so I went upstairs and turned on the TV. On every single cahnnel was the same story, so I picked CNN and watched is awe as a plane slammed into a tower. Smoke billowed up from the impact, and then I watched the TV for three hours, not really understanding what might be wrong with that story.
Now I know.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 12:36 PM
Okay, so I still haven't found my camera, so I'll use online pictures to show you what my Acer Aspire 1 NetBook looks like.
I found something else I want for it too...
It looks awesome... the only complaint I have for the Acer is that it doesn't have a good enough video card to run Combat Arms, which I guess I should've expected for something that's streamlined for a few hours of internet surfing.
I went outside to take something to the garbage and heard police sirens not very far away. I walked to the side of the street and figured that the sound was coming from a place only three doors down. I looked at the (wow, I just realized that I'm writing this like a book...) window and saw one person moving. Then I heard someone on a loudspeaker say, "Come out unarmed; we have you surrounded!"
Yeah... I locked all the doors.
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 12:08 PM