Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Attempt 2

... I just lost my whole post. I hate it when that happens. Why does Firefox prompt me (are you sure you want to close all these tabs?) every time I intentionally close the program, but when I occasionally hit the button accidentally, it closes immediately?

Well, this version won't be quite as eloquent, funny or world-changing as the last (trust me, it was). Bare-bones version!

It is mid-October. You may have noticed. I just did. This means two things:

  1. Work (my other work, as a teacher) is busier this year than last. This has made scheduling things like Inbox difficult. My goal for Inbox is to update twice more before November, including subscriber bonus content. I will then take a hiatus for November (to be elaborated upon in point 2), before returning in December with a goal of Inbox updates every other week. If I have less-busy days, I may occasionally add an extra update, but I am hoping the every-other-week goal will give me enough time to complete updates without feeling guilty that they are late and thus causing me to try to avoid the matter entirely.

    • Don't worry about Inbox! Originally, Inbox was scheduled to conclude in December, because Poison Tree was scheduled to be released in January. Poison Tree is now scheduled for Summer of 2012, so we have plenty of time. My inability to update regularly is not losing you anything in terms of content-- in fact, since I have more time to contemplate between updates and play with ideas (even if I don't have time to write and code, I still daydream and make notes), it is getting you more content than you might have had.

    *Save Post*

  2. Mid-October means it is almost November, which my absolute favorite month of the season for two reasons: Thanksgiving, and NaNoWriMo! If you are unfamiliar with NaNo, it is a crazy, month-long, world-wide event I and (as of last year) 200,000 other writers participate in every November. I am not officially affiliated with NaNoWriMo or the Office of Letters and Light (they ask us to include that disclaimer), but Nyeusigrube does celebrate NaNo in a few ways.

    • Every day in November, this Blog will feature a post including a writing-related quote, tip, and prompt of the day. I have been told in the past that these posts are enjoyable even to people who do not participate in NaNo (your mileage may vary).

    • Also every day in November, the Writing Forum will have a new "rant" post. Writers participating and non-participants wishing to show support are all welcome to jump into the thread and share your NaNo angst, your current wordcount, your woe as a NaNo Widow or Widower, suggestions, etc.

  3. *save post again* *realize there is no point three*
That's it, the entire gist of what I had to say. Aren't you glad you read the short version?

Happy October!


  1. Amy, have you tried a Firefox add-on called Lazarus? It saves text you type in fields in event of stuff like this.

  2. *is absurdly excited for NaNoWriMo, despite knowing about all the sleepless nights to come*

    ^ was trying to fix her own type-o but just ended up deleting the post >.<