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January 3rd, 2013

11:19 am
Nigerian scammers never give up.

I wish I had time to mess with this one, I really do. I even have backstory for why I need the money and don't have a phone: I lost my job and my hearing in a terrible plucking accident at the local chicken factory two years ago. And alas, I have not been able to find work since because of the economy and the fact that employers are reluctant to hire someone who can't hear. It's not like Nigerian scammers know about the ADA, right?

I could probably string this guy along for months if I wanted to. I've studied the methods of the 419 Eaters and could play the game pretty well. If you click the link, get comfy. The letters section is particularly hilarious--but also long.

But, alas. I have 44,500 words of fiction I could actually sell to write in the next 29 days. They will not write themselves.

12:00 pm
My tweets

  • Wed, 12:03: Just cracked 4000 words. Cooking along while Hubby and Boy play NASCAR on the Xbox. Most work I've gotten done with them up & about in AGES.
  • Wed, 13:09: *headdesk x1000*… http://t.co/AfvD3pAt
  • Wed, 14:24: 4200 words and I haven't hit my first pinch point yet. If this thing tries to turn into a novel I am going to be VERY PUT OUT.
  • Wed, 14:34: In fact, if this thing goes over 17K words without an END at the bottom, I will set it aside in favor of one of my other outlines.
  • Wed, 15:22: "Free REIN," people. Everyone everywhere, ALWAYS gets this wrong. It's a horse term, not a king term. @anncoulter, I'm looking at you today.
  • Wed, 19:53: ...I made a spreadsheet to keep track of wordcount on the NaNo Project o'Doom. I think that makes me officially anally retentive.
  • Wed, 20:03: RT @antonstrout: GET IN THE EFFING BOOK, YOU STUPID STUPID WORDS!!!! #amwriting
  • Wed, 21:14: Cracked 4500 words. Can I make it to 5000? Write or Die, here I come.
  • Wed, 22:02: And that's 2500 words on the day, 5K words total. Day 2=Rousing Success. Could write another 100 words and be a whole day ahead. #JanNoWriMo
  • Wed, 22:44: Well. I didn't stop, and now I'm at 5500 and 3000 on the day. Haven't had a writing day like this in years. It's an amazing feeling.
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