Friday, November 12, 2010

Talli's Blogsplash and Stardate NaNo

With Skyline's poor reviews (creatures are cool, characters and storyline suck) I might just catch Unstoppable tonight. So look for some kind of movie review this weekend.

Talli Roland’s Blogsplash!

“On December 1, the e-book version of The Hating Game will launch ahead of its UK hard-copy launch next year! On release day -- December 1 -- I'm looking for bloggers (and Tweeters and Facebookers) to help with a Blogsplash to spread the word!”

Talli’s an awesome young lady (and a cutie) so sign up for her Blogsplash if you haven’t already.

Still moving forward with NaNo at about the same speed. I should still hit 50,00 words even with my slow typing, but my main goal is a workable manuscript. Since I’m pausing and pondering as I write, my pace is about 1000 words per two and a half hours. Okay, some of that’s because of my two-finger slow typing. However, I’m happy to say Byron is now really frustrated thanks to the other main character. (Who happens to be an eager and stubborn young woman. Aren't they all?)

And for those of you who’ve missed my Twitter updates, here’s a recap of this past week’s progress:

Stardate #nanowrimo 5.5 Spent morning slacking on Holodeck with Fallout. Kicked some butt. Commencing to write once more.

Stardate #nanowrimo 5.6 Commotion in Ten Forward demands my attention. Word count holding at 6832 until my return.

Stardate #nanowrimo 5.9 Ah, the allure of Ten Forward... Where was I? Data, word count please! Stop petting Spot. 8025? That works for me!

Stardate #nanowrimo 6.8 Damn Betazoid weddings. Too much nakedness! (Hart would approve though.) A total of 9537 words as a result.

Stardate #nanowrimo 7.9 20,000 words this weekend! Wait a sec - I've been on the Holodeck the whole time? Only at 11284? Curse you holodeck!

Stardate #nanowrimo 8.6 12283 words so far. Data's Spot created a stir earlier, but the feline was captured. Ship is also now Tribble-free!

Stardate #nanowrimo 8.9 13357 - ahead of target! Borg tried to assimilate the NaNo site, but I got through with my total before it happened.

Stardate #nanowrimo 9.6 Feeling famished... must find nourishment... can't go on...

Stardate #nanowrimo 9.9 Gorn challenged me to a death match. Talked him down to best of three in Foozball. 14881 words

Stardate #nanowrimo 10.8 Gorn's upset - I beat him at Foozball. What a baby. There's no crying in space! Word count 15678 so far...

Stardate #nanowrimo 11.5 17452 words. Unfortuantely we've docked at DeepSpace 7 and the allure of a free day is too strong to ignore...

And I stopped last night at 18,001 words...

55 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds like you are keeping a good pace. I've let myself fall behind, which means I'm going to have to work harder to catch up!

Ah well...that's what weekends are for. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liz, that's right! I'm just off the mark so I'll need a big burst somewhere.

The Golden Eagle said...

I signed up for Talli Roland's Blogsplash!

Steady progress for NaNo! And, as Liz said, there are always weekends. :)

Christine Danek said...

I'm all signed up for the blogsplash.
Great progress, Alex. Keep it up.
HAve a great weekend!

Copyboy said...

"Captain! I've givin' her all she's got! I don't think she can take 20,000 words!!!" Sux about Skyline. Hopin' for the next ID4.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Copyboy, you know that one's coming! And yeah, bummed about the Skyline reviews. Shame it got all the press rather than Monsters, too.

Matthew Rush said...

Talli is the best! She has the most gorgeous smile.

I love your Stardate NaNo hashtags. So creative and so fun!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

You are keeping busy Alex. I wouldn't know where to start to do a Nano.

Yvonne.

DEZMOND said...

For some reason I sense that your new female character will actually behave like a man all the time and will just look female.

Summer said...

I'm still impressed by your hunt-and-pecking... I've only been padding my wordcount because I'm going to be gone most of today and tomorrow, so I don't want to fall behind...

Michelle Gregory said...

i love the captain's log thing.

Liza said...

Fun word tracking Alex. Good progress.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

eh, i'm still hitting skyline tonight. I'll pretty much see anything if there's cool monsters.

Also, i can't stand Denzel

Powdered Toast Man said...

Good for you.

Unstoppable looks interesting.

Mary Vaughn said...

Cool way to track words! That sounds like one tough gal.

Clarissa Draper said...

Can't wait for Talli's blogsplash, have it marked on my calendar.

Also, love your twitter posts.
CD

Cherie Reich said...

Great progress! I love the tweets too! :D

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll still see skyline on ppv I'm sure.

Jules said...

Push head my galaxy warrior. I'm off to explore this Talli. And if you find a stow-away tribble send it my way. Always wanted one as a pet :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Karen Walker said...

Alex, slow and steady wins the race.
Karen

Stephen Tremp said...

Alien nude weddings? Now there's a twist I don't think has ben explored yet. Good luck with your writing. Hey, I was looking at those crazy word verifications the other day while traveling through Blogdom and thought these would make great names for people, places, and races. Just an observation.

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Thank you so much, Alex :)

I really appreciate the shout-out and all the support!

Colene Murphy said...

Is Skyline not doing well with reviews? That makes me sad. Anything that is the reproductive outcome of Independence day, War of the Worlds, and Cloverfield should have been good! Disappointment.
Happy weekend anyway!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for super cute Talli!!!

And Yay for you too with your 18,000+ words!!!! Are you doing a Trekker thingie in between too?!?!?! And yes - you must eat when famished!! LOL! Take care
x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Matthew! Hope I still have enough for the remainder of the month.

Dezz, she does promise to be tough. But sexy! Wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks, Michelle! It's fun.

Falen, I'm undecided, but fortunately I do like Washington.

Clarissa and Cherie, thanks - they make Twittering fun.

Jules, I'll see if any escaped Spot's claws.

Stephen, some of them would!

Talli, glad to help. December 1 will rock!

Colene, yeah, it's tanking in the reviews. I dig cool monster effects, but I need substance as well.

Ellie said...

LOL. I challenged a Gorn to a plot fight and he made off with a couple of my scenes. Pesky devil. I planning an away mission tomorrow to steal them back.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm signed up to help Talli on the first!
Spot ate all the Tribbles? How sad.

Kelly said...

Ha ha, there's no crying in space!
Love the nano updates! I'll bet you could make the typing Kessel Run in less than thirty parsecs.

Arlee Bird said...

Can you include your Twitter updates in your word count?

I got somewhat of a surge yesterday and cracked 21,000 last night. Monday is half-way day! I'm hoping I'm more than half-way through my word count by then.

I plan on posting a NaNo update on my blog tomorrow.

Monday I plan on posting a review of a book I read recently called CassaStar--you may have heard about it.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Carol Kilgore said...

You're going great on NaNo. Keep up the good work.
Your Official NaNo Cheerleader!

Hart Johnson said...

You're doing great, Alex! On a Friday you oughta be able to do the 2000 that hits you exactly on goal for day 12. Just keep swimming, my friend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ellie, get 'em!

Diane, no he just killed and played with them.

Kelly, not with my hunt and peck style!

Lee, that's great! And anything you need to warn me about?

Carol, I need a cheerleader!

Hart, I'll try not to sink.

N. R. Williams said...

Your twitter updates are too funny. I joined Talli's feast. What a great idea. Unfortunately, I don't know when my book will be up. I'm shooting for December though.
Mary Montague Sikes has stopped by my blog with her blog book tour. Nancy N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jai Joshi said...
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Jai Joshi said...

Sorry about deleting the previous comment. I hate typos!

Now, I loved your twitter updates. They all sounded like a day of my life. And when I say that I mean ALL of it. In one day. That's me.

I'm glad to hear that things are moving along. Keep it going!

Jai

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Nancy! December's a tough month.

Jai, thanks! If all that happens to you in one day, then you lead a very eventful life!

Abby Minard said...

Yeah, I heard skyline wasn't very good. It looks A LOT like Independence Day to me. Love your stardate updates- glad you post them on here, because I'm not on twitter (well, I am, but I don't follow it at all...I think if I do it might push me over the edge of too-many-things-to-keep-up-with)

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm so glad has a woman in his life to really mess it up for him! Can't have it getting too neat and tidy!

Melissa said...

Could you not post such hilarious things on twitter? You're making me feel like I'm missing out and should jump on that bandwagon and (picture a child stomping their foot) I don't want to!

Milo James Fowler said...

18,000 words already? I have a feeling you'll make it. I made it to 40K today -- but it's a WiP I've been working on sporadically all year!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Abby, Blogger and Twitter are all I can manage!

Jemi, neat and tidy just went out the window.

Melissa, don't then! I'm not on Facebook, despite the horrified disbelief response of others.

Milo, just crossed 20,000!

Kelly Dexter said...

Loving the Trek updates! Sorry to have missed these.

Donna Hole said...

Super :)

Can't wait for the unstoppable review.

I'm too broke to go to movies. I see them through you and Dez.

......dhole

The Words Crafter said...

All Betazoid weddings should be held on the holodeck-then we could at least all look good naked!

This was fun and keep up the good work!

WC out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, that's sad!

Words Crafter, you're probably right.

Helen Ginger said...

Considering the nakedness, Foozball, Spot, and the pull of the Holodeck, you are doing amazing! Way to go, Alex!

Laura Eno said...

Thanks for the comical updates. Stay off the holodeck!!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi Alex in appreciation for your continued support there is an award on my Christmas Shopping Blog.

Yvonne.

Bossy Betty said...

Very cool! Are you sure you're just one man? Are you sure you are not a multi-national corporation?

Love Talli!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Helen!

Laura, I can't!

Yvonne, thank you so much.

Betty, I was thinking of incorporating myself...

BryStearns said...

Haha that's awesome Alex. Glad to hear your Nano is going well (or at least entertainingly). Saw Skyline last night, and just posted me review, check it out :)

P.S.: sorry I haven't commented in awhile, my time-space continuum is all messed up. Hopefully I can have it re-calibrated soon.

Jai Joshi said...

Dude if I were to blog about all the crap that's gone done in my life just the last week, no one would believe it.

Jai

Vicki Rocho said...

Nakedness & weddings are two words I don't often hear in the same sentence. What kinda book is this again? ;) j/k

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Well done on keeping up the pace, and I'm enjoying the Twitter Stardate updates too :D My NaNoing has ground to a halt for a number of reasons, so I'm gonna fail this year :( Still, I've got the beginnings of a story that I can work with :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryan, I'll warn you now - the older you become, the more often the time-space continumm is messed up!

Vicki, neither element is in the book, I promise!

Jamie, that doesn't sound like a fail to me.