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majroj
I haven't considered doing that, majroj.  I get enough surprises when I log on to majroj and find my own words on screen. 

posted by johnmacnab on October 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM | link to this | reply

Whacky Re -Buddy Holly?
If you were/are a Buddy Holly fan, it is worth going to, Whacky.  Seemingly they have been going for 25 years. 

posted by johnmacnab on October 2, 2009 at 4:57 AM | link to this | reply

Re: majroj

Ach! Plough! Thanks, Jethro Tull will sleep better now.

Man, regualrly search your own nom de blog and a few close derivatives (like missing last letters...) in Comments and Blogs. I once searched Majroj on Google and found someone else in another weblog site had crosslinked to mine!

 

posted by majroj on October 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM | link to this | reply

Buddy Holly?
I think that show is gonna be here this weekend. I might go.

posted by Whacky on October 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM | link to this | reply

majroj
Very interesting, majroj.  I like your plough metaphor (couldn't resist the spelling change).  I always assume that the blogger wouldn't notice a comment on an older post, but that's because it can take me weeks to notice a comment on my older posts.

posted by johnmacnab on October 1, 2009 at 1:52 PM | link to this | reply

BC-A
Thanks BC-A.  We do share a heck of a lot when I think of it.  And I'm sure Ell will support me through November. 

posted by johnmacnab on October 1, 2009 at 8:44 AM | link to this | reply

Re: majroj replying to old posts
I went to a weblog once and was so impressed I paged back and read and/or comented upon each post for two years! The blogger was very flattered.It also is like a plow turning up morsels for the birds if the website had a "New Posts" or "New Comments" feature, other readers see it and it's back in play.

posted by majroj on October 1, 2009 at 7:21 AM | link to this | reply

Pat_B

You had me panicking there, Pat.  No way was I going to type 7 pages per day, especially 7 pages of innovative fiction.  As I checked my margins and the type I use, I could feel  my heart beating faster and a little voice began to whisper 'you can't do it, so forget it'.

I poured another coffee and opened up some already published articles.  3.25 pages for 1,500 words?   Then I calmed down and realised that 1,667 words was just that, no matter how many pages it was typed on. 

posted by johnmacnab on October 1, 2009 at 6:01 AM | link to this | reply

 I think that your night of nostalgia and coffee afterglow makes it as quality time that’s what will get your book done. Your wife will support it. You guys already share enough. Good luck. BC-A, Bill’s RJJst

    

posted by BC-A on September 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM | link to this | reply

majroj

I'm so glad I'm not alone, majroj.  Normal commenting for me is 'hardly any.'  I do a lot of reading the posts and making mental notes to go back and leave a comment.  But when I do remember to go back, the post is usually about 4 or 5 back and I'd feel like an idiot leaving a comment.

I was toying with the idea of not replying to comments and simply going to the commenter's post, but it wouldn't be the same. 

posted by johnmacnab on September 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM | link to this | reply

Let's see, 1667 words, 250 words to a page, that's about 7 pages.

According to most publishers whose specifications I have checked, they want 1.2" left and right margins, 1" top and bottom, 12 point Courier type, double-spacing. In Word I also turn off the widows & orphans feature, so it will leave one line of a paragraph hanging on its own.

When you get into "No Plot, No Problem!" you'll find out you're not supposed to do any editing or revising, just keep plugging (for me easier said than done). 7 pages a day, no big deal... heh! heh! heh!   

posted by Pat_B on September 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM | link to this | reply

Azur has rediscovered "WORDPERFECT 1.0"!

I'm about to send McAfee a mackeral bhy slow mail, I get that danged message on startup but I actually have McAfee through my ISP!!BAhstids!

And, define a "normal" amount of commenting for you...

posted by majroj on September 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM | link to this | reply

Azur
This comment is definitely a gift.  Thank you Azur.  I've checked up and Writeroom is for Macs, but the equivalent for PC's is Darkroom. Sounds like the type of lock-in I need to make me finish a job.

posted by johnmacnab on September 30, 2009 at 5:22 AM | link to this | reply

Sometimes I use a text application called writeroom
You can only write text - not heaps of editing options. the screen goes black, the type is green. Sometimes i don't let myself come out of writeroom until I've met a particular word count.   Commenting is a distraction but it is also a gift.

posted by Azur on September 29, 2009 at 5:34 PM | link to this | reply

sam444
Thank you sam.

posted by johnmacnab on September 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM | link to this | reply

Best wishes! I hope you are highly successful! sam

posted by sam444 on September 29, 2009 at 1:21 PM | link to this | reply

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