Month: November 2013

Mixed Signals

It was just to be a photo of the multiple antenna dishes, with the prominent one looking, maybe at a different satellite, but then something happened: a bird on the only one that isn’t gray, leading to the tree in the background (it’s a redwood tree, and the shingles on the building seem to be redwood), and then the image in the window seems to be receiving all the signals and making a distorted image.   Advertisements

NaBloPoMo, litbazaar, and a novella in blog format…

I’m going to try this: write the novella in blog form. I have already written four drafts of “a novel” to figure out that I don’t produce enough words to fill enough pages to have value for book publishers in the traditional way. It’s November, nanowrimo month, and I already know that I don’t have it in me to fill the 50,000 words target. On the other hand, the people at WordPress just sent news about NaBloPoMo, and that sounds more like the kind of challenge I would like: write a blog post every day of November. It constitutes an even better challenge in that the style is going to be different: first of all, the length of each post is going to be such that you can read it on your commute (if you commute by public transportation, of course) or during your coffee break (or cigarette break, if anyone still does that). And the other thing that the blog form imposes: it will be first-person narration from the point of view of the …