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Below are the 9 most recent journal entries recorded in JulyMo's LiveJournal:

Monday, July 23rd, 2007
8:55 pm
So I've been forgetting to make this post since last Sunday, and then I passed through a period of delusion in which I believed I had already written this and then forgot about it. I decided (last Saturday, as in, over a week ago) that I was going to do JulyMo in two months, or at least before I leave Cornwall. I had been absolutely ridiculously tired just previously (EJ can attest to this... I fell asleep on him on several occasions when I went to visit him and his guardians in Kingston...) and knew that I would get horribly depressed upon my return to Cornwall (I was, worse even then I expected; Ariel caught a bit of that, although I believe I was mostly coherent by that point). On top of that, by Saturday last I was more than 10k behind.
All of this surmountable, however, if it weren't for the fact that this story simply does not come when you force it. I don't either, usually, and I really don't if I'm feeling obstinate, so it's not like I wasn't expecting this (that's the main reason why I picked to do this story now, rather than in November), but it's still a bit of a shock to find something better at playing me than I am. My usual method of calmly reasoning with the problem until it resolves itself hasn't worked, nor has my second method, that being to point a metaphorical shotgun at said problem and tell it to get the hell off of my lawn. But you can't reason with nonsense, on account of it being nonsense, and it doesn't really care if you shoot it. (And then you're stuck with more nonsense than before.)
And really, I didn't want to spend a month beating my head into a wall and writing crap when I could spend two months chilling out and writing better. In the past ten days I've written fewer than three thousand words, and I feel great about them, and now I've got all kinds of ideas coming in for this story, and for another story that managed to splinter off from it and now has nothing to do with it at all, and for my first nano, and for other stories besides. And now I'm actually motivated to write. (Three days off of writing entirely helped a lot, as did sleeping this entire past weekend away.)

So there you are. I figured I should give you lot some reasons, rather than just saying "oop I'm doing it in two months now", hence the paragraphs above. I'd be really horribly displeased with myself if the writing weren't going so well at the moment, because I absolutely cannot stand to back out of things once I start them (and can't remember the last time I did, to be honest), but it's made such an improvement that I can hardly complain, even though the word bar's still only sitting at 15k.
I'm also sorry for not putting this up for more than a week. But you all know how absent-minded and ooooh look what a perfect example of dentate pottery decoration! *flounces off*
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
8:13 pm
Rolling over the 1/3 line...
So, yesterday was supposed to be the 1/3 mark for JulyMo... who hit it?
I know I sure didn't:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
8,563 / 50,000

I really haven't been in the mood for writing at all. And I've gone and added my plot summary to the total, to encourage myself to work on it. XD

How are the rest of you doing?

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,073 / 30,000
Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
7:21 pm

So...I have 2046 words on the story I'm supposed to be doing for Julymo... and 1026 of a story that I just started writing today because damn it, realistic fiction is so godawfully boring and hard to write! We'll see how this goes, I guess. If, by the end of the night, my fantasy fiction has more to it than my realistic one, the realistic one is getting the scrap, and I'm gonna go with what I do best.

Wish me luck!

Current Mood: crazy
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
9:17 pm
Alright fellow Julymoites. I'm failing already and have realized/remembered that writing a novel in a month will seriously get in the way of my summer distance ed course which is a little mandatory considering I failed a class last year and need to make up the credit. So to my great dismay and embarrassment, I must withdraw myself from Julymo in hopes that you will let me rejoin you for normal nanowrimo. I sincerely apologize for quitting.
Love Merv
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
10:40 am

Currently at 1700

Sunday, July 1st, 2007
4:25 pm
The Goals Post
It's goal-posting time! Go with the standard rules or blithely ignore them as you see fit. Go for 50k, 25k, or whatever you feel like, and post your goal here so that we can cheer you on. Or laugh at you when you end up having to write 10k in the last two days.
(Changing goals at the last second in order to succeed will result in having weasels thrown at you. Weasels hurt. Don't do this.)

Caitlin's goal: 50k / 106 pages.
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,398 / 50,000

Merv's goal: 25k.
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
137 / 25,000

Ariel's goal: 30k, no weasels.
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
760 / 30,000

EJ's goal: 60k.
Zokutou word meter
0 / 60,000

Fil's goal: 50k
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,820 / 50,000

Comment here and I'll put your goal in the post.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
11:45 pm
Y halo thar

This is Ariel. But you all knew that anyways. I realized I'm a tool for not posting in here with my actual writing journal, so this is to quickly rectify that situation. From now on, I'll be using this to post. 

So, hi everyone! All...three of us. Is Fil even in on this anymore? Caitlin, we need to recruit, fast. I've thought of a small list of people we might sway to the dark side:



-Jason Shim


And that's it. Hope I'm not forgetting anyone. Anyways, maximum journal-pimpage should be in effect!


Current Mood: excited
11:22 pm

Current Mood: crazy
Monday, November 27th, 2006
1:37 am
It Begins.
I know, I know, July is a long way away.
But I'm procrastinating on an essay.
So the group is formed today.
(Rhyming unintentional-ay.)
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