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Tech Tuesday: NaNoWriMo

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Yesterday I wrote about my personal experience competing in NaNoWriMo, Today I thought I would take a look at the different technology I used to try to reach 50,000 words.

Looking back at NaNoWriMo 2014

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The month is over, my mad dash to 50,000 words came up short. Very short. I didn’t even manage to write 15,000 words this year, and that’s including my background

POD: Hitting 1000

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Tonight I continued my November routine of heading to Starbucks with Jacob to do some writing. I haven’t managed to find my novel writing groove, but it’s been fun trying.

POD: Violet’s Art

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Today we have some of Violets Kindergarten art for our picture of the day. Considering how much she does, not everything is POD worthy. This is one I really like.

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Today we headed to Shereway Mall with some of our friends so that the kids could go to the Santa Experience. I love this picture of Jacob and Violet with Santa. I think it’s one of the best we’ve ever gotten.

POD: Santa Treats

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Today was the Lakeshore Santa Clause Parade. I didn’t think we’d actually see it today, but the kids really wanted to so when went an walked along the parade route. Parades are much faster when you walk towards the beginning. Today’s Picture of the day is of the kids getting candy cans from a parade elf.

POD: Barbequing in December

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Tonight I came home to find that Jacob had eaten at his Nan’s house but Violet had slept through dinner. So after pondering what to make for the two of us, I fired up the barbecue and through on some Hotdogs for her and a couple burgers for me. My goal this winter is to barbeque at least once a month, part of me would like to try for once a week.

POD: Moon

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Tonight when heading home from work I looked up and saw the moon through some clouds. I never thought that the picture I took could do it justice. I think it turned out pretty good

POD: Wind Power

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Today we have a picture of the Wind Turbine at exhibition place.  It’s cool bit I’ve always wonder if there is any more being planned.

POD: Jacob at his Desk

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Today we setup Melissa’s old laptop on Jacob’s new desk to give him a real computer in his room. He was so excited to have a computer in there that he can play MineCraft on.

Tech Tuesday: NaNoWriMo

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Yesterday I wrote about my personal experience competing in NaNoWriMo, Today I thought I would take a look at the different technology I used to try to reach 50,000 words. My first year I had a personal notebook that I wrote on quite successfully. In the years since my laptop died and I haven’t replaced really replaced it. So instead I’ve tried a few different technologies for writing my novel. One year I had hopped to write on my Motorola Milestone, I thought with its slide out keyboard it would be perfect. It wasn’t. So this year I was thrilled when through some opportunities at home and work I started November we access to a Laptop and a Tablet to write my novel. So I thought I’d break this post into two parts, first I will compare the Hardware and then I will compare the different software I used.

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POD: To Shave or Not to Shave

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I have had a goatee as long as I can remember. This month I decided to try to grow a full beard. It’s not the first time I’ve tried. Though it was the first time that I kinda like the results. Of course Melissa isn’t a fan, so I’m left wondering if I should shave it off. And if I do shave should I take it all or go back to just the goatee.

Looking back at NaNoWriMo 2014

Shield-Nano-Side-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResThe month is over, my mad dash to 50,000 words came up short. Very short. I didn’t even manage to write 15,000 words this year, and that’s including my background and world building work in my word count. Still as I sit here and look back at the month I feel like it’s been a success. I found a new world I want to explore with stories. My son wrote over 1000 words of his own novel and seemed to really enjoy the process. So I thought that I would take some time on this the first of December and write about my experiences during NaNoWriMo

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