Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trouble

When I said last night that Zini was about to get into a whole lot of trouble, David responded with, "She's got to get into trouble sometimes, how else could she keep her storybook figure?" (said while tracing the shape of a book in the air)

Har, har, network engineer. You are indeed a master of wit!
Happier than a white cat in dirt!

But I, on the other hand, am a person with over 50,000 words of a novel written!

As to the trouble.

Let's just say, Zini will no doubt need a new car, might need a new cop friend and a new client, but most of all, may need a reincarnation if things don't start turning around, sometime within the (think, think, think) next five to seven thousand words.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ball of Fun

I found this posted on the blog of a non-native English speaker, so I am not making fun of him/her. I am rolling because h/she is getting many offers to become a tech writer! 

Here's a sample:
I started getting lots of job offer from big companies for Technical Writer position. Even for senior position, I am getting job offer. I do not know why it all started. Anyway, I wish to listen from you - Who is suitable for this job? Is it better than programming!  

One of the offers posted read this way:
We are having urgent opening for Technical writers in our Office. If you are interested in grabbing this opportunity, revert back with your updated CV.

A commenter said:
Tech writer job is not fun after initial money & excitement. 
 
Reminds me of when I used to joke that I got my master's degree in journalism after a bachelor's in English because I was looking for fortune and fame. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

2001, A Noveling Oddity

Mysterious Symbol, (c) me
My novel has been taking two steps forward and two steps back all week, but in the past four hours, I wrote 2,000+ words! New words! Fresh, unedited, un-dithered with words!

I've decided I like writing new stuff way better than editing. Why am I surprised? However, it occurs to me that I like editing when the writing isn't my own. Wouldn't it be great to have a twin writer to trade books with so that you never have to edit your own work?

When is that cloning project going to start working on writers?