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07:59 am: A new day dawns
Well, here we are: a new day dawns.
Yesterday, the survey from the National Statistics Office had a good look round while Viv got ready to go out to Fishes. Soon after that, I was getting ready for my Manchester interview when the phone rang. Still, I caught the train to Liverpool at just after 11 and was able to get the 11:52 from Line Street to Manchester. All the way to Manchester, I spent time writing for NaNo, so you can probably see from the that I'm less far behind. After the trip to Manchester, I bought a sandwich* for lunch before setting off to the suburb for the interview. It was a very interesting interview, describing at interesting position with a lot of freedom to act. After that, I caught the tram, train and local train again and was back home a couple of minutes after 5 o'clock, in time for evening-meal and our group meeting.
Late in the evening, once we were back, I found and scanned a document to send off to a recruitment company, who might have a position that is of interest for me. Haven't they all got that? So where are the job offers?



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Current Music: Radio 4 Today programme

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From:natesmountain
Date:November 9th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC)
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Remind me. You wrote for this last year, didn't you? And are you further along than last time?

And I do hope you get a job offer. It'd be nice, huh.
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From:ringbark
Date:November 9th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
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I had an idea for a novel last year. Set in Vanuatu, called "For my daughters and my sons". I started well, but it became apparent quite quickly that the story didn't work, so I gave up.
This year's "One hundred character assassinations" is coming along much better. I've easily got 50,000 words in my head: all I need to do is take the time to write it down. Based on what I see below (9638/12796) I'm still behind, but I can still catch up.
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From:natesmountain
Date:November 9th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)
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I'm so impressed and so jealous. It takes me a year to write a book.
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From:ringbark
Date:November 9th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
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It would take me a year to write a good one.
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From:natesmountain
Date:November 9th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC)
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Why do this Nanowrimo thingy then?
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From:ringbark
Date:November 9th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
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Viv asks the same. What I'm doing this time is writing down a lot of connected short stories about people so that the stories don't get lost. Also, because writing is fun. You know that. NaNo is about volume. The ideal NaNo writer will do a mass of writing in November, which has been roughly planned earlier and is then edited, corrected and added to in the following months. Of course, you know that it doesn't always go like that. 50,000 words in a month is an achievable but challenging target, which is why it is better than 10,000 words (too easy) or 100,000 words (too hard).
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From:natesmountain
Date:November 9th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
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I guess I understand that. And of course, writing IS fun, it's the most fun I have most weeks *g*. But I couldn't do the Nano thing, not unless I was on holiday or something. The pressure would be too great. I like to ease my story along and edit as I go. I know that isn't the recommended way but it works for me!
Still, go you! I'll be cheering for you and dani257, who I think won it last year? Something like that!!! Go Ian!!!

I just flung 1099 words together in the last half hour for a Social Welfare report on a couple of kiddies at school and I'm not done yet *g* - not quite my style of writing but very necessary. As long as the mother doesn't beat me up later...
From:ciarang
Date:November 10th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC)
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You asterisked the word sandwich and then didn't provide the expected footnote. I'm on the edge of my seat.
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From:ringbark
Date:November 10th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Some may know me well enough not to need the footnote. Sandwich is defined in the US as "anything served between bread-like slices". This definition includes, by way of example, a Burger King bacon double-cheeseburger with French fries and a Coke. So when I say sandwich*, you can be pretty sure I don't mean bread with a slice of meat and Branston pickle. That would be a sandwich without any asterisk adorning it.
From:ciarang
Date:November 15th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Ok, so next time you say sandwich* I'll have some idea of what you mean but as a matter of courtesy to your readers, I think you should still provide a footnote detailing the filling, otherwise we're just left hanging.

Perhaps if you were more verbose in your description of foodstuffs, you wouldn't be nearly 8000 words behind with your novel. There's a lot you can say about a sandwich.
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