Project Ideas.

Very soon, I will run out of days in my Picture a Day project – Basically it runs through November and then it is over. This leaves me feeling a bit relieved and a bit sad at the same time. I don’t relish the thought of having no projects to work on.

I will get to the art meme projects this weekend. Starting to pull some ideas together.

I’ve basically decided not to do NaNoWriMo this year, partly so I can attempt to finish the PaD project with some style or flair or something. That would only be a one month project anyway, so it doesn’t make a difference when it comes to what I’m going to work on come December.

The thing is, I’m having some trouble coming up with a project concept that is relatively viable for me. And so I ask you, lj, in some vague attempt to acquire feedback, for suggestions on what sort of project I should take on next. I’d like it to be somewhat intensive – perhaps not in the time scope as my Photo a Day for a year project, but at least something that requires more than an afternoon’s commitment and that I can maintain, update, and add to on a regular basis.

Please comment, lj-land, with suggestions and ideas for me. If you prefer, please email me jenny at with your suggestions. I’ll consider them all, and maybe put it to a poll.

Also considering setting up a mailing list to keep people updated on what I’m currently working on. I kind of miss the FneuList.


I’m clean now. I can hear the rain pounding on the roof and the wind rattling our windows. Adam will probably be home in a half an hour or so.

I think I would like to write a story of some sort.

Oh wait. I have to work on editing Eventide. I guess that should take precedence. Vachel (he who painted my wedding dress) has said he would like to do the illustrations for Eventide, which makes the publishing of the book about twenty times more valuable than it previously was. The man is an incredible artist, and there’s no one else in the world who I think could do a better job of it. Plus, he worked on the original story concepts with Adam and I back when it was a germ of an idea, and he knows it intimately.

I think I’ll start dinner now, and hook my own computer up finally, since Chris will be taking back his laptop so he can try and sell it to someone who isn’t me.

A couple of thoughts on NaNoWriMo

First off, I would like to thank Cryo for talking me into doing NaNoWriMo and for being the only other person I know was was doing it at the same time as me. I wouldn’t have done it without your encouragement.

Thanks too to everyone who encouraged me, pushed, or congratulated me when I finished. 🙂

Second, now that it’s done I’m noticing that I’m doing something to myself that Adam tells me I frequently do: I’m minimizing the achievement in my own mind. I’ve already started thinking of it at something that was easy, but you know what? For me it wasn’t that easy. It was a tough challenge, especially considering I haven’t really written anything story-wise in so long (over ten years I think.) It was really difficult for me to come home and write almost every night, and to spend so much time on my weekends just sitting and writing.

The point is, I’m actually telling myself it’s not a big deal, and not that important an accomplishment, when I know that part-way through the month I was practically basing the future of my entire life on finishing this project (okay, that’s exxagerating a little, but you know what I mean.)

I did it. And that is awesome. And I should stop trying to tell myself it wasn’t a big deal, because it is. I feel fantastic about it. I will not let myself gloss it over and pretend it was nothing. I will let myself actually be proud of myself.

NaNoWriMo Update

Final count: 50,579

I will be going over it, editing it, adding things and otherwise tweaking, but the story is done. I’ll let you know when it’s published, I promise 😉

And now I shall do a little dance. You see, in the beginning I really didn’t think I would ever make it this far, let alone make it this far with an actual story. And here I am, done. 50,000 is a big number. Yahoo.

Nanowrimo Wordcount update

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
47,677 / 50,000

Okay. I’m done for the night. Am too tired to continue now. It’s time for the sleep.