Monthly Archives: July 2008

[Writing] Word Count Wednesday 7/30

This week’s fiction: 429
This week’s non-fiction: 0 (uh-oh)

So, if I write 429 words per week (which seems to be my max at this point), I’ll have 90,000 in only 4 years!

In the mean time… I need to figure out when I’m going to finish all my player profiles for the fantasy basketball draft guide. I guess since I set the deadline of tomorrow, I’m going to be pulling an all-nighter tonight.


Neal Stephenson is an NBA fan

I don’t remember anyone pointing this out in any of the various blog post recaps I read of his seminar at Gresham College came out just after the seminar, but Stephenson said (about 26:08):

It’s a miracle, actually, that Gresham College was able to get me over here during the middle of the NBA playoffs.

I’m really only pointing this out because I am a fan of both Neal Stephenson and the NBA, and it makes me happy to know that Neal (Mr. Stephenson?) is also a basketball fan. As a resident of Seattle, I wonder what his thoughts are on the Sonics moving to Oklahoma City. Well, if he is/was a fan of the Sonics then he probably wouldn’t even have to explain. But, since he grew up in Iowa, I can’t help but wonder if he didn’t become attached to the Bulls during high school (the Timberwolves didn’t exist when he graduated in 1977).

Anyway, here’s the video (thanks Google Alerts!):

Prepping for the return of Heroes

In addition to reading all the Heroes graphic novels this summer, I’m also listening to to see how often Hayen Panettiere comes up in My Neighbourhood Station. (Check out those related artists, and feel free to leave embarrassing comments)

And for the people who will undoubtedly arrive here from Google image search, has a fairly decent collection of Hayden Panattiere pictures.

Finally, for those who don’t know, Heroes is back on September 22nd with a 2 hour premiere. I could have sworn at one point they said it was going to be a 3 hour premiere (I assumed this was to make up for the writers’ strike-shortened Season 2). Chuck returns September 29th.

[Writing] Word Count Wednesday 7/23

So, despite spending 3 days in NYC (working during the day, partying at night) and then driving 13 hours on Saturday (not to mention spending 4 hours in Scranton), I managed to get 446 words this week, topping the 416 cobbled together over the prior 2 weeks.

Another random picture (taken by my wife, painstakingly color edited by me; you can click on it for a larger version):

[Writing] Word Count Wednesday

Now, I didn’t do WCW last week because I was on a schooner, sailing around islands in Maine. I should have been writing (well, at least, I should have been writing more), but instead I read Stephen King’s The Gunslinger. I did at least get through the whole book. And in the mean time (over the past 2 weeks), I wrote 414 words of fiction (for The Nine Mothers). I also got a lot of thinking and note-taking in as well.

And to make this post a little more interesting, here’s a picture I lomo-ized from the trip: