Archive for December 2010
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If you need any last minute gifts, you might want to give the Humble Indie Bundle a try– it’s a bundle of 5 DRM free computer games (Gift card is here)…. if you want music, you can listen to Creative Commons licensed music on jamendo… Or if movies are more your thing you can download Sita Sings the Blues or the new psychological thriller “Die Beauty” (review coming in the new year).
Enjoy your holidays whatever they bring. Stay safe & Happy Holidays!
Like many people I’ve decided to give some video games for Christmas presents this year.
The only thing is, I prefer to have gifts in nice packages, so I’ve put together a gift certificate.
Since I’ve done the work already, I thought I’d share the card graphics, so anyone else who is supporting the Humble Indie Bundle is welcome to print the card too. (cc by-nc-sa)
This can be printed as the gift card front:
This would be the interior bit, or you can just print this on a 4″ x 6″ card as a gift certificate. All you need to do is fill in the Gift URL and you’ve got a lovely package for your Humble Indie Bundle game download code.
The Humble Indie Bundle is a time limited offer, only available for a few more days.
Check the http://www.humblebundle.com/ site for more details.
I remember being shocked when a vet told me that cats who are allowed out doors on their own have a 3 year life expectancy. Even just for short bits. Because outside is dangerous. So we were resolved that the kittens would be indoor cats. The only time they are allowed out is in harness. This also ought to be much safer for squirrels and chipmunks and birds.
They were still quite small last winter, so although they’ve looked out the window at it, they’d never been out in snow. Still, our kittens have been lobbying to go our doors. There has been the odd escape attempt, but so far they’ve been easy to catch. But they see all the other critters out there, including neighbor cats. And of course squirrels and chipmunks and birds. So they’ve been out on harness this past summer, but this is the first time they’ve been up close and personal with snow.
The boys made it pretty clear that they would rather be indoor cats, thanks. Right Murray?
Woo Hoo! I’m a NaNoWriMo winner.
I’m pretty pleased to have made the magic 50,000 word wordcount within the thirty days of November. That qualifies me as a winner, which is nice. Particularly since I know from last year how awesome it is to receive the CreateSpace proof, which is my personal favorite of the “winner’s goodies.”
… not quite there…
It’s a bittersweet victory because although I achieved the official NaNoWriMo goal, I did not make my own, which was to have a first draft done.
New Goal: First Draft complete no later than new years.
It’s probably only a week at tops to get the draft done. Possibly an intense day or two.
Except I have to get Inconstant Moon published. Back to that priority starting tomorrow. Er, today. I’d best be getting some sleep.
Unfortunately it was too exciting a month and I ended up blogging way more than I should have.
I have this dread feeling that I may actually have blogged more than usual instead of the little to none blogging I had intended for the month.
It’s been great for the blogs, as both this, my personal blog (70 page views for Remembrance Day) and my Oh! Canada blog (158 page views yesterday) had record breaking days. But for the novel, not so much.
Lots of other procrastination too. I thought I’d “quick” put together a cover today when I validated.
Well I did, and it’s a great cover but like many other digressions it took time away.
The getting sick part was at least a legitimate excuse.
Oh well. Better luck next year.
2,799,449,947 is the collective Wordcount
of everyone who participated in NaNoWriMo 2010
My region, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph
wrote 6,874,712 words during NaNoWriMo.
I’m still not entirely healthy which meant I missed both the overnight and the Last Write-In. Here’s hoping to be healthy enough to make the TGIO party.
Congratulations to everyone who gave it their best shot, whether you’re an official NaNo winner or not. If you’ve honestly done your best, you’re truly a winner in my book. Pat yourself on the back and bellow a heartfelt
“The Girl in the Blue Flame Cafe” cover designed by me, Laurel L. Russwurm