Monday, November 16, 2009

Still behind, but gaining

So this weekend was spent running around. I managed to make it into the largest cities in two states in two days and still managed to write about 3400 words. 1700 of them were in the car yesterday on my way to Des Moines, where, thanks to an old college buddy I obtained Office Pro 2003 (I know, it is already years old, but it should be able to transform .doc files into readable .rtf files which is all I really want to do with it). Hurray for friends with more tech gadgets than me!

In other news I am still behind on my NaNo project, but only by a day so I can catch up to that, I hope. Still, other writing stuff needs to get done in the meantime, I have a short story I need to finish and submit (thank God for the new program). Also my story threw me another twist last night. I will be curious to see how my characters cope with this latest wrench thrown in the works.

And if anyone needs a laugh, I mean a really good belly laugh and you even vaguely remember the 80's then go to Carrie Harris's blog today and watch the video she has posted.

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Man. 1700 words in a car. I would have probably puked (not general car sick, but while writing...)

Cate Gardner said...

I can't write in a moving vehicle. Apart from the whole nauseous feeling, my penmanship sucks.

I'm still using Office 2003. If it ain't broke etc etc.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- Thank God I can type without looking at my fingers.

Cate- My penmanship is bad on a good day. I wouldn't even try it in a moving vehicle. I use a computer.

BT said...

I have no idea how you managed to type in a car - car trips are for thinking about plots where I come from - good on you for putting it to solid use!

Office 2003 - my work still uses it as the standard and I work for a very large organisation I'm no longer allowed to mention by name (don't ask). I wouldn't mind if people still used MS Works as long as the word processing module did what it's supposed to in a legible manner.

You'll go well with 2003 - it's a good product.

K.C. Shaw said...

I've never tried to type in a car. As long as you weren't driving, it's a great idea. :) I'm impressed you got so many words in a moving vehicle, driving or not.

Barry Napier said...

Yeah, I have officially given up on mine. I sold out for a regular paycheck. I'm such a whore...

Danielle Ferries said...

I can read in moving vehicles and I'm thankful that it doesn't give me motion sickness as it brings to mind one year driving back from my Nana's in the back of my auntie's car. She's a hazard on the road (and by hazard I mean so frigging dangerous she should never have been handed a licence) and I was so grateful for the book I was reading that shielded me from what may or may not have been happening in front/around/behind me.

I've never again been a passenger in a car with my aunt driving.

Carrie Harris said...

Rock on with your writing self. I'm sending you a whole parcel of dancing ninjas and guys in diapers.

Wow. If you didn't watch that video, you would really be confused now, wouldn't you?