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2020 writing results
#1  skb 12-31-2020, 03:13 PM
Well, after some ambitious plans at the beginning of the year...I got exactly two-fifths of two thirds of absolutely %#@$!^ zero done.

How could I have all that free time and yet still produce nothing? Where did the time go?

Also, why did my coffee machine blow up on New Year's Eve? Were there not enough indignities for the rest of the year?

Sigh.

On the bright side, I did get some nice masks for Christmas, so I'm set for Apocalypse Part 2.

My new year's resolution for 2021...write something. Anything!
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#2  gmw 12-31-2020, 07:47 PM
The year now gone was definitely not productive for me - "%#@$!^ zero" about covers it. I should have been tracking thousands of lines of code written, and numbers of software bugs squashed, then I could have had something positive to write here.
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#3  Dr. Drib 01-04-2021, 09:02 AM
Happily, I can report that my results differ from the two posts above.

I'm about 2/3 finished with a new book of short stories. (Call me old fashioned, but respect for Mobileread's Posting Guidelines prevents me from turning this into a promotional post.)

I've also started writing something new USING something just recently purchased. This will require its own thread. NO ONE - I predict - CAN GUESS WHAT I BOUGHT!
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#4  gmw 01-04-2021, 10:14 AM
Ah, so an unlooked for bonus to not having written anything: I didn't have to worry about breaking the posting guidelines.

Congrats on the progress, it's good to hear someone here still earns the description of "writer".

Hmm... and that looked like a challenge, so trying to avoid the too obvious ... was it a dictionary ?
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#5  norweger 01-04-2021, 10:33 AM
Good luck and godspeed, Dr. Drib. I figured you for a writer in another thread, and I actually I thought I'd nudge you towards writing if you weren't already. Do let me know when you're done with the said book.
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#6  Dr. Drib 01-04-2021, 11:08 AM
Quote gmw
Ah, so an unlooked for bonus to not having written anything: I didn't have to worry about breaking the posting guidelines.

Congrats on the progress, it's good to hear someone here still earns the description of "writer".

Hmm... and that looked like a challenge, so trying to avoid the too obvious ... was it a dictionary ?

Thank you for the compliment.

...No, not a dictionary. I promise later today that I'll start a new thread right here in the Writers' Corner.
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#7  Dr. Drib 01-04-2021, 11:09 AM
Quote norweger
Good luck and godspeed, Dr. Drib. I figured you for a writer in another thread, and I actually I thought I'd nudge you towards writing if you weren't already. Do let me know when you're done with the said book.
Thank you.

Will do.
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#8  skb 01-04-2021, 04:11 PM
Quote gmw
Ah, so an unlooked for bonus to not having written anything: I didn't have to worry about breaking the posting guidelines.
It's a total and complete relief for me too.

Congrats, Dr. Drib
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#9  gmw 01-04-2021, 08:06 PM
Quote Dr. Drib
Thank you for the compliment.

...No, not a dictionary. I promise later today that I'll start a new thread right here in the Writers' Corner.
Hmm... in retrospect I see suggesting a dictionary could be construed in various ways, not all of them flattering. It's just that I find interest in such books - as I noted last year when I got myself The Cambridge Guide to English Usage - so I assume others do too.
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