I got my remaining words in for nano during the first post of the day today. That means I’ve already written 50,000 words. As many already know, I’m not writing a novel, but I ‘m using all the words I’ve written on Bubblews toward my word count, that means that I’m one of many nano rebels. I’m still going to continue to count the words I write the rest of the week and see how much higher I get that the goal.
Last night I tried for the upteenth time to log into the official nano site and I don’t remember my password. I tried to have it sent to my email address, but it never came through. I don’t know if the glitch is on the nano end or on my email server end. If needed I suppose I can start up a new account one more time.
My two posts for today so far are:
Total today is 1585 words
Well today was a different sort of day entirely. I switched shifts with someone from work and ended up working a seven hour shift, but didn’t get much done at home because of it.
I was going to post at least four items tonight, but the bubblews web site is undergoing updates and it’s running slow, so I only got two in.
Total for today 1618 words
I will say that I already have 1072 for today’s writing, written in one email and a messaging place on the writing site I’m a part of. I’m hoping to get 1500-2000 more words so I can catch up a bit more. At this point, the official site says I won’t have my 50 k until December 11 of this year. I’m hoping to get close to the goal before November is over.
I have six blogs on WordPress including this one. I also have one on blogger. I did start one on TypePad, but moved all those posts over to WordPress.
www.muchadoaboutmanything.wordpress.com – my first blog here, although it began with the next blog. I later split them up.
www.marsha4852.wordpress.com/ This I had to have for an English Comp course. I may use it again if I take any more classes, until then it will be dormant. I may put instructional items here like I did for the hanging indents.
www.muchadoaboutreviews.wordpress.com – book reviews.
I’m going to include the link to my blogger account with Google but I haven’t posted anything there since early 2011. As I’ve said before, I was going to move all those posts over to WordPress as I had more views in a couple of months in WordPress than I did over a few years with blogger.
The day I was going to begin to move things over, I realized that my blog qualified for some type of advertisements to help make me money. I have to check that out further to see if it’s something I want to do or not.
So far today I have 315 words here and the 1072 explained above, totalling=1387. More to come later. Thanks for reading.
- Choosing the Perfect Blog Name: Two WordPressers Share Their Secrets (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Effective Ways to Make Money with WordPress Websites (mashable.pk)
- Things I hate: blogger captchas (comingalive.wordpress.com)
- Using WordPress Jetpack (northantswebforum.wordpress.com)
- Who are you really blogging about? (laurieanichols.wordpress.com)
I posted my last post just as the clock struck twelve, so alas, it didn’t go for yesterday’s post but for today’s instead. But that’s okay, I’m going to post when I think of something to write so that I can hopefully catch up.
I’ve already begun several drafts of posts in the few days time when I didn’t post anything, or not much of anything at all. Possibly had I posted the little that I had written, I would have gotten a second wind and written even more than I expected.
Even now, I certainly didn’t expect to begin a new post right after publishing the last one, but I updated my word counts in the official nano site and thought I’d take a look at my email there. I was surprised because I received an email from the nano originator himself, Chris Baty.
To quote one of his paragraphs, he said: “You can help build that path faster by hitting your writing goals for the next three days. This may sound like a small thing, but little, consistent writing achievements open the door to huge writing breakthroughs”.
Not only did that inspire me so that I can expect to finish nano, but it also inspired me to realize that I can be more consistent in posting in my various blogs more often. Maybe all I will need to do is endeavor to hit my writing goals for three days of each and every week, that should allow me to have the necessary time to come up with something for each blog at least weekly. That would be very sweet.
I thought I’d mention that I’d like to thank all my new followers for this blog along with the likers and those that do make a comment or two on any of my blogs.
I ran into a problem this morning when checking out a blog of someone that is now following this one. The blog has awesome photography on it and the viewer can also purchase prints if they’d like. The problem I had was being able to make any comments or liking any post that I checked out.
I have found that I’m not able to do any of that using my Chrome browser, so I generally have the firefox one open for that reason. I used the firefox browser to again try to like a post or two and make a comment and suggestion, but it seemed that the problem may have been word press related this time. Whatever it was, I wasn’t able to do any communication with the site owner on their site. I even tried to follow their blog using my email address and that didn’t work either.
I tried to use pinterest to link their blog to my account for others to oooh and aaah over the photography, and pinterest even put a stop to the link. This particular person has thousands of followers, so it doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe I’ll try internet explorer later on, but soon I’ll be getting ready for work.
It’ll be busy as the days progress toward Thanksgiving. We are always short-handed. A few cashiers are being trained right now, hopefully they will be able to start before Thanksgiving to help lighten the load. My daughter even applied recently. I don’t know whether she’ll be a cashier or help in the clothing department. Whichever it is, it will be a benefit to me as I’ll be able to take her off my insurance as she’ll be able to get her own. I’m looking forward to that.
When I began this nano blog, I thought after nano was completed that I would save this blog for each succeeding nano, from year to year and not use it in between. But, now that I’m starting to have a bit of a following, I may not do actual posts here in the interim, but I can use the space to link posts I make on my other blogs in case anyone would like to read any of them.
I’m going to finish this post and maybe do another post later tonight to try to finish my word count for the day as I’m just under half way there. On the official nano site, they would consider this extra for what I put there in the wee hours of the morning because I wasn’t able to change my count for yesterday until the clock had already struck twelve.
Had I realized I was that close in time, I would have moved a little faster to try to get it posted before today began, but I wasn’t paying that much attention.
I would really like to take time out from writing, and there isn’t really any time to take since I’m behind already, but I would like to get better at getting things done around the house.
Later fellow bloggers.
- Writer Wednesday – Interview with Chris Baty (founder of NaNoWriMo) (writermummy.wordpress.com)
Well, it seems that I’m running behind on getting my daily quota of writing in for Nano, but I’m not giving up yet. In fact, I hope to not give up at all, no matter how long it takes me to plod my way through to the finish line. Right now I’m just slightly less than 5k words behind schedule.
I’m not too worried about it, as I’m not writing an actual novel, so I can’t officially ‘win’ nano to get anything published, but I will get further than I ever have before, and for that I will be grateful and happy.
I’ve been thinking that since I’ve been doing fairly well with this, up to the last few days, that I should have no problem posting on at least one of my blogs on a daily basis, since I don’t have to do the 1666 words per day minimum. I should even be able to post on several of my blogs daily and still be under the goal I’ve been striving to reach on a daily basis here.
Thursday, I cleaned windows in the daytime, and then turned around and went to my ‘normal’ job standing at a cash register for five and a half hours. Then when I returned home I had to do payroll for my employees and get some court papers mailed out. That took a bit of time to read to make sure I was understanding everything correctly. The papers were in reference in garnishing a portion of pay on a weekly basis to pay for a debt.
It is not a task I look forward to doing. Generally, it is related to child support payments that several of our male employees were liable for in the past. One previous employee had several older loans he had never paid and we had to garnish his checks for that.
Garnishing is not an enjoyable experience, it’s one I’d rather refrain from if I had the choice, but, I’m not given the choice, therefore garnish I must.
If anyone owes money, it’s better to pay a bit at a time than ignore it or not talk to anyone about it. Generally, if nothing is ever done about it, it will be sent to collections and then it will be too late. Most companies don’t want to work with the individual if they wait until collections are involved before trying to talk to the main company about it as by then they’ve basically washed their hands of trying to get the money themselves.
In the Bible, it says that we are not to owe any man anything.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
God‘s heart is that we don’t own any person anything. The context for this verse is in the verses above.
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Owe no man any thing,…
I will have to be honest and say that we are not good at this aspect of stewarding what God has given us. Even with working two jobs, we don’t always have what we need to get our vehicles repaired and that type of thing.
While we are paying down specific bills, other ones have increased during the year which will take longer to pay them down. At least we are working on it, though, and not ignoring what we owe. Hopefully in another year we’ll have two cards completely paid off, and can then take what we pay on those and pay extra on other ones.
This post 654 words, Messages elsewhere, 263 words. 917 -better than nothing, since I’m running behind.