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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue December 1st, 2009, 4:58 pm

There is no big winner. Though fewer than 5% of participants will write the entire 50,000 words by the deadline.

My prizes for winning: web badges; a nice certificate I can print out; a free printed and bound copy of my manuscript from Createspace; and the pride of accomplishment.

It's not for stuff, it's for motivation, practice, and discipline. A challenge, rather than a competition. Writing every day for a month is an excellent way to get back into the habit. And it helped me get past mental blocks.

I wouldn't bet I can keep doing NaNo year after year, but it's really helped me this time.

Edited to say: I sit corrected. I just checked in on the NaNo site and this year's participants have broken all kinds of records. So far the winners' number stands at 19% and a few times zones haven't closed yet. Also there were over 2 billion words written in the challenge this year. Pretty cool, huh?
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zsigandr
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby zsigandr » Tue December 1st, 2009, 5:34 pm

That is prett cool LoveHistory!

My best thing today - finding out the Kid's Christmas party I had to plan for our work party is going to be staffed for 2 out of the 3 craft stations. I had thought I was going to have to juggle gingerbread cookies and window ornaments for 109 kids at the same time! I had overcommitted, yet again, and was glad to find out I will have an extra pair of hands.

Happy December 1st to all! :)
Andrea

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Tue December 1st, 2009, 10:48 pm

Will be having dinner with a visiting relative on a brief business trip after I get off work tonight

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed December 9th, 2009, 1:47 am

On my hike today, I walked through snow! At the top of the hill, somebody had built a snowman.
I've seen snow on the hills before, but never this plentiful or this low. Cold, but beautiful.
A link to someone else's picture of my snowy hiking trail here.

edited: well, drat, this link insists on putting up the whole slideshow. I only wanted to show # 38, Rocky Ridge.
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michellemoran
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Postby michellemoran » Wed December 9th, 2009, 3:04 am

Hi MLE,

It must have been beautiful! It might just be my computer, but the link didn't work for me (and I certainly don't mind seeing a whole slideshow - I love photos!).
Visit MichelleMoran.com
Check out Michelle's blog History Buff at michellemoran.blogspot.com

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed December 9th, 2009, 4:00 pm

I went through the whole slideshow. Beautiful country! Thanks for sharing it MLE.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat December 12th, 2009, 4:46 am

Got a wireless router today, and got my computer set up to it, but it'll only be worth it if I can get Harm's and mom's laptops connected to it!

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 12th, 2009, 5:48 am

life without cables, congratulations, SJM! But be sure to put a security password on your wireless account, or anybody near enough can use your bandwidth.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat December 12th, 2009, 5:48 am

"MLE" wrote:life without cables, congratulations, SJM! But be sure to put a security password on your wireless account, or anybody near enough can use your bandwidth.


Don't know how to do that yet.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 12th, 2009, 6:03 am

It differs from one service provider to the next. Ask yours, they'll tell you. For all I know (the dh handles all things techie) some wireless networks may not need passwords for security.


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