Posts Tagged ‘stupid things to do with your money’

#$10novel – day 15 – HULK SMASH!

Dave made a valiant effort.

At 10:40am, he sent me a link to War & Peace, suggesting that i might like to spend the day reading.

At 1:10pm, he detailed all the things he would do with his $10, donations to despicable causes.

At 4:10pm, he sent me a study outlining the health problems associated with lack of sleep. A nap, he suggested, was in order.

It was a good try, Dave, but i am happy to report my $10 is saved.

Instead, you get a plethora of muppets!

Novel Excerpt:
     They sat around a butcher block table in a white kitchen lit with warm light. He’d offered coffee but Amp had waved it off. “We really have to get out of here soon.”
     Mr. Winters looked out the window. “I think we all may.”
     The kitchen was bright, feminine, whoever had designed it had hand-drawn vines as trim along the ceiling. Mr. Winters caught Ras looking at it and said, “Mrs. Winters decorated herself.” His face fell. “She passed through the veil a year ago.”
     Ras looked down. “I’m sorry.”
     He appeared vulnerable and old for a moment, then he straightened his back, his face fell into the enigmatic mask he’d held in the church. “We’ll all pass through the veil. I look forward to becoming an elder.”

Tomorrow’s Contestant: Kevin Kenan

I have to get to 68,000 words by the time i go to bed tomorrow, or i owe Kevin ten bucks.

Novelburns Update

Still there, still itchy. I’ll probably dye them sometime in the next few days. Pictures to follow.

Body Update

Did some DDR and a few pushups and situps, but not as much as i’d like.



#$10novel – day 14 – poof!

Well … i said it would get harder.

No more whining, i got through the day, barely. Going to bed.

Merchimerch, sorry for the lack of updates and for denying you my $10. If it’s any consolation, i really earned it today.

But you get … DONKEY KONG!

I promise the excerpts will come back, but not tonight.

Next up: My good friend Dave Raines, who, despite being a man of deep integrity, will probably try to mess me up in any way possible to get my $10. Curses.

Novelburns and Body update coming soon.


#$10novel – day 14 – Crinkle!

Started late, finishing late.

This last scene was a bugger. I basically avoided writing it all day and then at around 10pm was faced with paying out the $20 or sitting my butt down to write. So write i did.

Arashinomoui, Bruce, thanks for the motivation. I can honestly say if not for the twenty buck threat, i never would have written today.

To honor your help, Arashinomoui, you get a very shiny screw. Bruce, you, of course, get Zimbabweian currency.

Tomorrow: Merchimerch.

Body Update:

Food: Ate well today … until i went out for a veggie burger, tater tots and root beer with Em. 😛

Though i made up for it a bit by doing 6 or so DDR songs.

Okay, hoping to get back on track and knock out my words in the morning.



#$10novel – day 14

OMG! Today’s a double payout day! [swearword]!

Meh. Yesterday i had to get design work done in the morning and then started volunteer work at 4pm (that ended up going till 11:30pm) … then i had trouble getting to sleep. “Meh!” I decree!

For a “day off”, it was not very day-off-like.

Anyway, dragging myself up and about. I’ve already written 500 words, but have to write another 2500 or i lose *gulp* $20!

Sunday, May 31st: Arashinomoui and Bruce Holland Rogers (DOUBLE PAYOUT DAY!)

So, i have to get to 59,000 words or i’ll own both Arashinomoui and Bruce ten bucks. (I’m desperately trying to figure out how to get this done with all the other work i have to do today. And i have to get most of it done by 6pm!)

I know, sorry, whine whine whine.

Novelburns Update

At this point, i’d call them “fluffy.” They are not yet dyed purple. I’ll have to wait till i can find some time and maybe for them to come in a bit more.

Body Update

So. Sore. My arms and belly are definitely feeling it. Going to take it a bit easier today. I read somewhere that you need to let your body have rest days to make the exercise effective. I’ll jump back into it harder tomorrow.

Okay, disappearing into my cave of writing. Update tonight.