Friday, November 22, 2013

Doctor Who 50th: Prediction Time!

Alright, if you've been following along, you know that I've made some predictions about 11's timeline during the Fall of the Ponds, namely that it's been in the wrong order. 

Well, actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's been in the right order, but what I mean to say is that I believe the Doctor experienced S7 in a different order than Amy and Rory, as well as the viewer. I made some specific predictions about the order, but I'm not really confident about most of them. Though I will bet my bottom dollar that The Power of Three came before A Town Called Mercy.

This is from The Power of Three (S7E4)

This is from A Town Called Mercy (S7E3)

This hasn't been explicitly referred to in canon, only in hints like the above (which to be honest were pRETTY STRONG HINTS i mean HE SAID IT OUT LOUD WITH WORDS that is NOT A COINCIDENCE), and that means I don't get to officially gloat about it.

Yet.

But, do you remember how The Name of the Doctor ended? Do you?


That's right. The Doctor (SPOILER ALERT, DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) jumps into his own time-stream.

Which means (and I'm going to call it here and now) that the 50th anniversary episode will take place within the Doctor's own timestream, and it will finally be revealed that he hasn't always visited his companions in a linear order.

Moffat, you terrible, gorgeous genius. Don't let me down.

*crosses fingers*

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It is 1:36 AM

... which means technically, it's Day 13.


I fell behind again over the weekend, and haven't really caught up. Part of this is because of the ridiculous sleep/insomnia issues that my jerkbrain has been throwing at me over the past few days. However, please do notice the upward progress!

FYI, most of that is due to this:


DAT'S RIGHT I KEPT UP MY STREAK
BOOYEAH!

New plan: Instead of fighting my body, I'm going to start using its powers to provide me with words. Sleep during the day, spend time with household in the evening, write my face off by night. I've already put that plan into action somewhat. Notice the significant bump that Day 13 already has. And it's only... 1:43 AM!

Now it's back to the writing! Let's see how big a jump I can really get on Day 13.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

NaNoWriMo: Crossing the line!

I caught up! Check it out:


That is totally crossing the grey line!! MINOR VICTORY!

Another minor victory: I have over 10,000 words!

And another:


IT LOOKS LIKE I MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE IT THE WHOLE MONTH
HOLY CANNOLI, BATMAN

Hold onto yer butts, because my next goal is to actually get AHEAD of the grey line. Let's see how that goes! I will keep you posted!

Monday, November 4, 2013

NaNoWriMo: Beginnings

Good news everyone! My Kickstarter got funded! Which means I get to do NaNoWriMo without job-hunting for the duration. This is awesome. I sent out some surveys, and then sent an update to direct folks here. So if you're here from Kickstarter: Hello! And also: Thank you! You have good things coming to you. This update is one of them! (So is this youtube video that I made.)

The first writing day was a Friday, and I didn't meet the "average daily goal" of 1667:


Screenshot taken from 750words.com , which I highly recommend. I signed up for the November monthly challenge, which gives me an extra incentive to actually sit down and write every day. Not tomorrow. Not later. Today. Now.

My weekends are generally busier than my weekdays, which is one of the joys of being the marginally employed partner of a full-time worker, but not so great for writing. And this weekend was the weekend after Halloween! That's prime party time, y'all. The only time I had to spare was my Tumblr time, so my Activity dropped off precipitously.

Worth it.

But at the end of today, my word count looked more like this:


YES MUCH BETTER.

Another reason that I got off to such a slow start is, well... I'm a slow starter. It takes me a while to rev up. But I feel pretty good, and I'm super confident that by the end of the week I'm going to cross that grey line...


Stay tuned for more updates.