Monday, November 27, 2006

4 Days to Go

4 days remaining, less than 15k to write.

I got less than I wanted done over the Thanksgiving weekend, but I am still well within striking distance. Just have to bear down and put finger to keyboard.

Of course I have a new fear: that I won't get to finish the narrative (such as it is). I am hoping to use this to my advantage, enabling me to pump out words faster than I would normally in an effort to finish my story's arc. Time will tell whether that kind of motivational doublethink will get me there.

It also seems I may be one of the few NaNoWriMo survivors. Hopefully everyone got something out of the effort, and will use it as motivation to try and get there next year. Don't be afraid to turn whatever you did this year (even if it was brainstorming, or prepping characters, or just thinking about writing a piece of significant length) as a springboard to bigger and better things.

Next year I'm handing out buttons:

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While I was busy not writing, I also played a bunch of poker this weekend. In between fooling around with Razz, and playing monster sessions of low limit NLHE with tables of bloggers, I also spent a bit of time on Full Tilt's tournaments. I seem to have worked out some kinks in my turbo peep game, which seemed to reflect on my general NLHE tournament efforts. In conjunction with having a decent strike rate in obtaining tokens I also went deep-ish in the 25k a couple of times, and had a decent showing in the 35k last night.

Though I didn't cash big (though I won a blogger last-longer on Friday night, busting out somewhere in the mid 100s of the 1200+), I played solidly, made good moves, and got my money in good. Saturday night I took solace when busting on the bubble (263rd when 261 paid) after playing a hand as well as I think I could, just having some joker donk out on me. Not only did I feel I play the hand well, but I wasn't afraid of making plays even when the bubble loomed.l

Hopefully I can continue in this vein. All of a sudden FT has gone from one of my least comfortable NLHE tournament sites to a favourite. Maybe I should just thank Party Poker for that one.


  • Nice job so far on NaNoWriMo.

    I think Sirf just pretended he was going to take part for like 1 minute and then completely forgot.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:45 PM  

  • YES!!! (re: the button) The internal editor IS a douche bag! And in November, "douche bag" is TWO WORDS.

    --Melanie from that one write-in at Soho where we talked about douche bags.

    p.s. Congratulations!

    By Blogger Melanie, at 10:08 PM  

  • Hey Melanie! Hope you can make it to the TGIO party tomorrow. I'll be there, beers in hand, trying not to be a douche bag.

    By Blogger Garthmeister J., at 10:56 PM  

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