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So of course after I post about this everywhere, blurb.com announces a $10 discount on all books over $29.95 if you use the codes below. If the prices were holding you back (I had no control over them, the website sets them), hopefully that's not the case now. Be sure to "apply" the code on the order page, they do not void orders even if you make a mistake, as I found out the hard way.
Just share the codes below, which are based on location and currency (the promo code must match currency used).
Orders from the US (using US $): GREATGIFT
Orders from UK (using UK £): GREATGIFT2
Orders from EU (using EU €): GREATGIFT3
Orders from AU (using AUD $): GREATGIFT4
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So I end my first NaNoWriMo with 13,045 words, far short of the 50,000 required. I feel I did okay, despite me not having a whole hell of a lot of free time, and after typing all day at work, not able to type all night. I plan to finish my story, but I don't think it needs 50,000 words to be told. I had to over-describe things just to keep the word count up.
Next year I shall either somehow get a laptop or write it freehand, so I'm not restricted to writing it just at home.
My book will also be available only until the end of this year.
I'm determined to get a new place where I can create better in. All hinges on this, I'm afraid. I'm regressed to wearing headphones when I'm home, even though the noise isn't as bad as in previous places, but I don't want to fall back on this crutch. I'm really thinking I'm neurotic about it now.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Boy, so much for writing in this daily, huh? Well, I wanted it to be mainly about creative ventures. I'm attempting NaNoWriMo in November to get some sort of creative spark alive.
There is also a session Sunday of the Boston Dr. Sketchy's, but I've been less than enthused by some of their choice of models. Call me shallow, but I'd prefer to draw actual women and not drag queens.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I finally made it out to the Edward Gorey House, a museum made out of his former residence on Cape Cod after he died in 2000. Filled with the sort of whimsy and dark humor that his drawings had. Interesting to think of one's house becoming a museum after your death. I hope I can at least manage the "house" part some day.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am unsure if I need yet another web thingy to distract me, although I am hoping to use this to aid me, namely in my creative endeavors, which as of late have been sorely lacking. If I can get it to the point where I am posting something of a creative nature almost daily, then I'll know I've succeeded.
I'll start with my most recent project, which is a book of my photography that I have available through blurb.com.