Monday, November 18, 2013

NaNoWriMo Kickoff in Stockholm and 101 in 1001

One of the WriMos in Stockholm is a photographer. (I might or might not be Facebook-stalking people as a way to procrastinate.) He took a few pictures at the kickoff (kick-off?) party at the Tolkien Society's building in RĂ¥dhuset, which you can see in this Facebook album.

Stockholm NaNoWriMo Kick Off Jonathan Rieder Lundkvist
Look at all those writers! (Image courtesy Jonathan Rieder Lundkvist)

In all my years of doing NaNo, I had never seen so many people turn out for an event! How cool to know there are so many creative, writer-ly types in my new home city. Of course there haven't been quite so many at the write-ins so far, but the showing there has still been strong and consistent.

I also realize that I am a day late in posting my 101 in 1001 progress. At least I have some scant progress to report!



Completed

None this week.

In Progress

I am clipping along at a decent pace for this year's NaNo. For a period of 10 days or so, I was about three days behind schedule (due to STRESS). Fortunately, once STRESS was alleviated, I managed to spend a few days grinding out 2000 to 3000 words daily and now I'm ahead of the game by a bit. (5 - 11)

I also finished a nonficton book, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, by Michael J. Sandel. (9 -2) Shocking to realize that I purchased it near the end of my tenure in South Korea, which makes it a viable candidate for my unread books goal as well. (2 - 11) A review is forthcoming, but NaNo and other projects may delay that. Speaking of other projects...

My latest article for WhatCulture is up: 10 Mind Blowing QI Theories Stephen Fry Taught Us (That Are Total Crap). Just one more and I'll have reached my goal! That's what I should finish this week, really. (10 - 15)

And, of course, another update and comment. (1 - 3) (7 - 4)

Failed

None this week!

1. Self Reliance and Actualization
1. Finish 101 list (16 / 25)
2. Revise every 6 months (2 / 5) (Next one due: 1 January, 2014)
3. Post weekly updates (47 / 143)
4. Learn 500 Korean words (285 / 500)
5. Finish Talk to Me in Korean up to at least level 4 (30 / 40)
6. Read one chapter of "Doktor Glas" in Swedish.

0 / 6


2. Earthly Delights and the Root of All Evil
1. Finish Project Rae
2. Finish Project Rae-inspired bracelet
3. Make at least one new piece of jewelry every month (27 / 33)
4. Finish 3 books I've owned for over a year but haven't read yet (3 / 3)
5. Close account at Shinhan bank
6. Collect pension
7. Wire money home
8. Get jeans hemmed
9. Acquire three new "nice" tops. (3 / 3)
10. Find a replacement for my brown palazzo pants.
11. Finish 5 books I've owned for over a year but haven't read yet. (5 / 5)

9 / 11

3. Local Places and Ideas
1. Go to Penn's Cave
2. Go to Secret Caverns
3. Read everything off the TIME Top 100 Novels list (75 / 100)
4. Go on a Uijeongbu photo safari
5. Go to Jeju
6. Go to Gwangju
7. Go to Atlantic City
8. Go to Suwon Fortress

5 / 8

4. Family
1. Find out Tess's maiden name
2. Email Mom-mom (4 / 12)

1 / 2


5. Entertainment and Creativity
1. Clean out music library
2. Organize music library
3. Watch the IMDB Top 100 Movies (fetched in October of 2009) (60 / 100)
4. Catch up on Community (18 / 18)
5. Finish IT Crowd (8 / 8)
6. Watch every MST3K episode (107 / 198)
7. Finish outlining screenplay
8. Write at least 45 pages of the screenplay (20 / 45)
9. Finish outlining novel
10. Write at least 25,000 words of the novel (20,000 / 25,000)
11. Participate in all available NaNoWriMos (2 / 3)
12. Watch every Star Trek TOS episode (44 / 80)
13. Watch every extant episode of the first two Doctors (26 / ?)

3 / 13

6. Health
1. Finish C25K
2. Weight train 2x a week (1 week)
3. Weight train 2x a week (2 weeks)
4. Weight train 2x a week (4 weeks)
5. Brush teeth every day (1 week)
6. Brush teeth every day (2 weeks)
7. Brush teeth every day (4 weeks)
8. Go to the dentist
9. Eat fresh produce every day (1 week)
10. Eat fresh produce every day (2 weeks)
11. Eat fresh produce every day (4 weeks)
12. Do morning calisthenics every day (1 week)
13. Do morning calisthenics every day (2 weeks)
14. Do morning calisthenics every day (4 weeks)

5 / 14

7. Relationships
1. Email Rodolfo
2. Give feedback on "Pug in a Slingshot"
3. Give feedback on Bryan's newest script.
4. Comment on one other Mission 101 blog per week (50 / 143)
5. Give feedback to Kat on "Familiar."

2 / 5

8. (Cleaning Out) Heavy Stuff
1. Private! (1 / 3)
2. FB purges (2 / 3)
3. Write my will

0 / 3

9. Broadening Horizons
1. Go to Cambodia/Philippines/Thailand (just one)
2. One non-fiction book a month (17 / 33)
3. Outline thesis argument
4. Find one good thesis source
5. One foreign movie a month (16 / 33)
6. One documentary a month (11 / 33)

0 / 6

10. Professionalism
1. Make Etsy about page
2. Get a FB page photo
3. Update FB daily 1 week
4. Update FB daily 2 weeks
5. Update FB daily 4 weeks
6. Blog 3x a week 1 week
7. Blog 3x a week 2 weeks
8. Blog 3x a week 4 weeks
9. Register a proper domain name
10. List a new item on Etsy daily 1 week
11. List a new item on Etsy daily 2 weeks
12. List a new item on Etsy daily 4 weeks
13. Get a blog header
14. Write 3 articles a day, once.
15. Write 5 articles for What Culture (4 / 5)

5 / 15

11. Politicking
1. Vote in one local election (if possible)
2. Vote in one presidential election

0 / 2

12. A Helping Hand
1. Donate cast-off Korea clothing to Isaac's House.
2. Finish volunteer stint at the Great Vision school with only five or fewer absences.
3. Donate $100 in microloans ($79 / 100)
4. Donate $2 to a literacy charity for every unread book on the TIME Top 100 List
5. Donate $2 to the OLL for every unwatched movie on the IMDB Top 100 List
6. 30,000 more grains on FreeRice (30,000 / 30,000)
7. 70,000 grains on FreeRice (53,000 / 70,000)

3 / 7


92 / 101 written, 9 undecided.

31 / 101 finished!



5 / 101 failed!

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