November 1st, 2012

elsa's tongue

Thursday - and November!

It's November! Are you Nano-ing?

I'm doing a personal, modified NaNo and attempting to finish the Rails storyline. It's not a wordcount rush, for me, just a Get to the End Darnit sort of thing. Because after that, I have Big Things to work on and I want to start rolling those out in January. Today I hope to break it down into the parts I still have to write, and then I'll be able to use a counter to check off the bits. It gets dark, in the next few sections. I... hope I'm up for it. The latest segment, Railfashions Part 1, is up now: http://www.tornworld.net/storypageview.php?id=437

Working on more artwork, too - and LOVING a piece I'm working on. It's fun and frivolous and cute. There isn't enough of that in the world.

There is a new issue of EMG-Zine up: http://emg-zine.com (We shall not speak of how tedious it was to make this gallery because the submission acceptance script borked up thumbnail generation and I had to do it all by hand. YOU'D BETTER ENJOY IT.)

Today is the LAST day to submit. Ever! Our last theme is Stars, and I'd like to make it an awesome one.

As you glance through this issue (and maybe browse the archives!) - bookmark some of your favorite EMG-Zine features, fiction, artwork and columns! We are going to be accepting nominations and highlighting some of our favorites in January. Details to be ironed out, but there will be some rewards for those creators, and they will get a special place in the final zine configuration. (Yes, you MAY nominate your own work, however, you must also nominate something else for every piece of your own that you nominate.)

Debating between three arty projects I REALLY want to tackle now, and doing some invoicing for webwork. *sighs*
happy bubble fairy

Holiday Cards!

There is a 15% chance I will send out cards or postcards this year. If you like those odds, and would like a card from me, I need to know the following:

a) Your address and name as it should appear on official mailings.
b) Choose TWO: Dragon, Unicorn, Fairy, Alaskan Winter Photo, Cute Baby or Surprise Me. (I am not sure I will do all of these, so please indicate a first and second choice.)
c) Let me know if you would prefer to avoid secular Christmas themes (Christmas trees, holiday lights, candy canes, santa hats). If so, please note which winter holiday you do celebrate, if any, or I will send something more generic.
d) Your email. (In case I have questions, or get so cheap/busy I just send an ecard.) I promise not to share or spam.

Don't try to evaluate if you're a good enough friend to ask for a card, or use any criteria like that. You may even be a total stranger! I like sending a little random joy, and remember, there is an 85% chance that I will mean to send these cards in a timely way, put it off, decide to send a New Year's card, put it off, remember in February that I meant to send cards, and eventually give up on it entirely. And in that 15% eventuality, if I get seventy zillion requests for cards and it would bankrupt me to mail them all, I will just send the ones I can.

All responses are screened for privacy and I will not be replying to them. I am going to allow anonymous comments until spam gets out of hand so that folks from Facebook or Twitter or random people who read this can request one.
nanowrimo

Sketch Fest November poll...

Poll #1876093 Sketch Fest November

Pick a weekend for Sketch Fest #30

Nov 9-11
3(13.6%)
Nov 16-18
5(22.7%)
Nov 23-25
7(31.8%)
Nov 30 - Dec 2
7(31.8%)

Are you doing NaNoWriMo?

YES! The coffee IV is in place...
4(23.5%)
Not this year, nope.
10(58.8%)
I'm doing a modified personal NaNotWriMo
1(5.9%)
What's NaNoWriMo??
2(11.8%)