Friday, September 02, 2011

Friday Giblets

It's early Friday morning, and I'm about to head off to bed. Before I go, I thought I'd blog while the house is quiet, and since I anticipate a busy day ahead. I likely won't be able to get back on the computer until late this evening. Ho hum.

Anyway, I did several timed writings with my crit partner Cassandra Curtis tonight (Thursday night-Friday morning) and at the end of this last session, I am sitting at 5078 for the day's total.

That's a very good amount for me. I don't usually pull in this many words unless I'm on a deadline, and thankfully, I'm not right now. What with all that has been going on with family and illness and trips across the country, I'd probably be insane right now. <lol>

For the week, so far, I've raked in 8,913 words overall, and I'm very pleased with that. I still hope to boost that up to at least 10k tomorrow...which is my new weekly goal. We will see.

For doing timed writings with Cassie while on Skype, I found this cool app for doing timed writings. It's free in the Google Chrome app store, or you can go here: Basically, if you're using Google Chrome, you download it, and it opens a new browser tab. The whole tab is a timer. You can set it to any time you want. When your time is up, a youtube video begins to play - it's a bell ringing. If that sound effect doesn't suit you, you can also change it out. I changed my timer video to play this sound effect - a school bell. It was very easy to change, so that's a plus. Overall, I'm very happy with the app and will continue to use it.

Yesterday, I read a really good article over on Nathan Bransford blog about being yourself on the internet vs. author branding. I thought that was really interesting, and encourage those worried about branding to give it a look.

Sassie pup just came into my office whining. Poor beast, I think she's ready for mom to go on to bed. <so she can too, heh> Lots to do tomorrow, so I better try to get some rest. 'Night all!


  1. Thanks for the link to the article - interestng stuff!

  2. Glad you found it useful! I thought he made excellent points in that article. Good stuff!

  3. I don't have Google chrome, but I did check out Nathan's blog post. Thanks for the linkie.

  4. Good article, Cass. We'll have to get together next week and discuss.


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