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Baljeet
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This is was my attempt at a blog for my Sims 2 Legacy, The Bloom Legacy...And then my computer's motherboard and other things in my computer gave up a final sigh and heaved it's last breath...Didn't back up anything except on my computer.

Therefore, this journal will just be in regards to simming in my current game which now consists of an intergrated neighbourhood called Winchester Isle, attempts at other sim related creations like actual sims, lots, custom content etc. and different ideas on gameplay styles.

DAY TWENTY-TWO of NaNoWriMo: Going Places
Hayden's Sanity
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Wow, it's been awhile but right now I feel as if I have so much to say.

I got distracted last week by A Very Potter Musical with Darren Criss,  Absolutely hilarious, great actors and the music is fun too.  Watch it, you know you want to :P

Anyways, despite the fact I'm behind, I have every intention of catching up all this week.  I've got 2 days off and since I managed to do 6k yesterday, I plan on doing at least another 6k words on my days off.  Hopefully, I'll also do some 4k days and 2k days until I'm finished.  I'm only at 19781 and I haven't done my writing for today as of yet but I will get on that as soon as I finish the update and select some writing music.

Also in all of this, I've already come up with an idea for next years NaNoWriMo, crazy as that sounds, I'm a whole 11 months ahead of schedule for that but I'm going to try and hold off on writing it until next November while still getting all of the info I need in order to get it done.

Off to write...
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DAY EIGHTEEN of NaNoWriMo: New Discoveries
Hayden's Sanity
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Yesterday I did the most writing I have ever done in one sitting of about 1 hr.  If you saw the previous entry, I had to cross out what I did and put in my new total.  Really excited about that progress and the story itself seems to be coming along well.

But I got to do some advertising.  While going around on the NaNoWriMo Forums, I saw something about getting those 50000 words and someone suggested a nifty program. available both for the web and for your desktop, called Write or Die.  I gave myself an hour to do 1000 words, and I did it in less than 45 minutes.  I would do it again today but it slipped my mind and I'm not feeling to good myself now.

I counted out the printed pages for my "novel" and it was 41-pages (and then I added another 8 pages from what I wrote last night).  It is a 12-point font (which seems normal on screen but it's huge in print in my opinion) and 1.5 spacing for editing later.

Word count for tonight: 13391.  Almost a thousand extra words but not quite.
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DAY SEVENTEEN of NaNoWriMo: Still Behind but I don't care
Hayden's Sanity
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I have almost come to the conclusion that it is very unlikely that I will reach to 50,000 words by the end of this month but that's okay.  Today as of the time I am writing this, I have reached (hold on let me check my total)
10,178 12,461
I am absolutely thrilled that I have made it this far and I hope to do a lot more.  I am in the middle of Chapter 5, well more like the beginning because this chapter is supposed to be a long, really long message left as a warning for my main character, Taylor Bellamy, from her dead lover David Pillar who's also a ridiculously strong precog.  I can ramble as long as I want to for this part, I love it but this chapter will be soooooo long :D

Anyways, back to my writing
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DAY FOURTEEN of NaNoWriMo: Making Progress
Hayden's Sanity
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Alright, so I missed a bunch of days of updating this journal, but I also hadn't written anything for like three days.  Today, however I had nothing major planned but to sit at my computer and work at my novel and now I am almost at 10,000 words (I'm shy by 103 I think which I will probably work on later tonight).  Completed  three chapters in total and I'm working on the fourth.

My grandfather thinks I have a computer addiction like a drug addict.  I actually had to sit down and explain to him what I was doing for this month especially today since no one else was home and no one was asking me for anything or to do anything.

I also had a bit of time wasting (more like hours) playing the Sims 3.  And just because David who is not my main character needed a cross tattoo, I went to the store and bought Ambitions.  I added in some slider hacks and then went about improving my David Pillar and Taylor Bellamy, snapping pictures as I went...or so I thought.  I ended up with one picture of the new improved Taylor and nothing new of David.  So here's Taylor:Plans for tonight, backup my novel, turning off the computer, do some housework and continue by hand later on tonight.
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DAY TEN of NaNoWriMo: No somewhat witty title today
Hayden's Sanity
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Nothing done today.  Being frank and honest.  Not well, although last night my mc's parents were introduced.  Dad's a chronic joker, rarely takes anything seriously, almost the exact opposite of his daughter.  His wife (and the mc's mother) is definitely there to balance the couple out.  I think I may do some character development tonight before I go to bed to see exactly where these two stand in relation to their daughter and the rest of the family.

I didn't do a drabble today because I didn't even look at my phone where the tweets come from until I woke up much later than expected.  Honestly, I haven't thought or done anything about writing at all today.

So I'm off for the night!
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DAY NINE of NaNoWriMo: Encouragement?
Hayden's Sanity
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Anyways, I printed out part 1 of Chapter 2, which worked out to be about 6 pages at 1.5 spacing (trying to leave room for editing later).  I came home, I wrote for 45 minutes and now I'm tired.  I've made it to 5075 words in total [let's see 1667 x 9 days is 15003...1/3 of the way to today's goal].  I wonder if I can do about 2000 a day and make it up?  That's almost where I was at today but at least the story feels like it's making progress.  

I got an email from some one named Aimee at NaNoWriMo, and I actually ended up printing it up, putting it in the binder with my story, and enjoying the read.  It really is encouraging.  All about letting your mind be free and follow the tangents since you never know where they lead and it may end up being more interesting than setting out the path that you so rigidly laid out.

I'm done for the day, at least on the computer...wow I think this is the shortest entry.

Note:  I put up a drabble I did maybe last week Thursday here: Drabble #021.  It has absolutely nothing to do with the story I'm writing but this is one of my favorite couples from a saga I started when I was 14.  Now those original stories are something that need work.
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DAY EIGHT of NaNoWriMo: I think I forgot to do something this weekend
Hayden's Sanity
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So me and my update schedule for this has apparently been changed.  I had planned to do one every day and somehow (umm...distractions) I didn't find the time to update over the weekend (or barely write anything as well).

My word count is still not where I want it to be but since I did add 1000 words in less than 24 hrs, I am somewhat pleased with my progress.  My main character is not exactly being portrayed as well as I'd like her to be but with the joys of first draft, I can edit her to my content after this month is over.

I managed not to play TS2 since I started this challenge however, I did do a bit of TS3, just because I want a picture of what my main character could look like and I think I can achieve it better in TS3 than TS2 (besides, with TS2, I'd get way too distracted and start playing my neighbourhood and absolutely no work would be done)

So meet the happy couple, David Pillar and Taylor Bellamy.
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DAY FIVE of NaNoWriMo: Write What?
Hayden's Sanity
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On my twitter, I joined NaNoWriMoSprints and actually participated (prompt about dessert and decadence). Loved it.  My best friend loved when I showed it to her.  And it has absolutely nothing to do with my novel.

I still haven't added anything more than 153 words to my previous total.  Last night was really busy with domesticity and today was work, bus traveling (which is not conducive to writing at all), visiting my other family (3 younger siblings who always want your attention), an hour car ride (again, not conducive to writing), choir practice and catching up with my best friend (after chasing her off her own computer to type up this entry before midnight (I'm just a stickler like that).

Nothing all that new to write and I'm off!  Hopefully more will get done over the weekend since I have a ton to make up for.
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DAY FOUR of NaNoWriMo: Realizing I'm late on the outline
Hayden's Sanity
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I didn't do as much writing today but that's okay.  Since I changed the story I was writing about like the night before I started, the only outline I had was in my head.  And since I finished the first chapter (YAY me yet again), I started to see where things were going to go  in a way that makes sense.  So I have made FIRE!!! No, really I’m starting to figure out what goes where and in which chapter.  I’m writing down little character quirks.  I still have to figure out how to do everything in LSB with the outlines.  That the next thing I’m off to do now.

I wrote a bit more, didn't type any up so I have no word count but my mind is spinning with ideas and I'm actually busy doing other things at home like cooking, cleaning and baking cookies...for some strange reason I'm feeling especially domestic.  I always say roll with it while the feeling is there since I very rarely ever want to do it in the first place.

I do have a few links I wanted to share for anyone who needs help using Liquid Story Binder (really it's a resource post for me...shh! don't tell)

LSB Tutorials
-  http://www.todayiwrote.com/tag/lsbxe/
-  http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/liquid-story-binder-tutorial-part-1-setting-up-for-brainstorming/
-  http://www.blackobelisksoftware.com/tutorialsxe/tutorials-liquidstorybinderxefiletypes.html

And I found a great community for anyone doing NaNoWriMo in Toronto, apparently we've got our own website and Errol, the singing updater is hilarious too!

Toronto NaNoWriMo Group
(especially, check out this entry with him singing: I Am The Very Model Of A Wrimo Individual)

Off to go clean now and hopefully write a bit before I go to bed.
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