Thursday, October 22, 2009

5th Year Wrimo

NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is a challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. I've done it (and won it) for the last four years.

Yes, I'm doing it again.

In all honestly, it wasn't until earlier this week that I had determined to do NaNo this year. Last year was by far, one of the worst for me. Though I reached 50,000 words, I loathed my novel by the second week and found little joy in writing it.

However, this year is going to be different. I can feel it. There's something about writing from the first person perspective of an android that is vastly intriguing and absolutely enticing.

Looking forward to getting together with other regional wrimos during November at the crazy write-ins that our fabulous MLs organize. Should be a fun November.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ode To McAfee

TECHNICAL NOTE: In case you aren't familiar, McAfee is a virus protection software program.

Ode to McAfee
Written by MangyCat, while waiting

McAfee, I hate you.
Though you try to keep me safe,
I abhor your endless scanning love
and constant, dragging updates.

You slow down all my windows.
You freeze up all my tabs.
Facebook, CleanPlace, Twitter, YouTube--
you treat them all like cads.

Oh, you want RAM and you want bandwidth.
Can't you ever share?
You think you own this desktop, boy,
you're stomping everywhere.

Take a chill pill, McAfee.
Don't worry yourself so.
If you find a virus--great!
But I don't wanna know.