November 9th, 2016


NaNoWriMo and Mini_WriMo checkin

Okay campers - if you're doing the full NaNo your goal is 15,000 words, minis you should be at 900/1000 or at the 30 percent mark. Some of you are going full steam and have already passed that milestone - That's wonderful, but try and bank as many words as you can as you never know when something will crop up.

For those like me that are right on pace - it's important to keep going. If you're not feeling it, or have too many interruptions, try to write at least a few words.

And if you are behind, take a deep breath. You still have plenty of time. Chip away at your word deficit a little at a time, or join us for word wars if that helps.

Share your favorite tips/words of encouragement.

Wednesday word Wars

Sorry hubby being a pest - starting in a moment

Round 1: 4:30 PM PST (00:30 AM UTC) to 4:55 PM PDT (00:55 UTC)
Round 2: 5:05 PM PST (01:05 AM UTC) to 5:30 PM PDT (01:30 UTC)
Round 3: 5:40 PM PST (01:40 AM UTC) to 6:05 PM PDT (02:05 UTC)
Round 4: 6:15 PM PST (02:15 AM UTC) to 6:40 PM PDT (02:40 UTC)

Will start/stop rounds in comments as usual.

Good luck everyone!

okapi1895: 500 words and a posted story (Way to Go!)
severina2001: 1122 words and more to come (Awesome!)
craterdweller: 1791 words and have passed the 15K milestone

Total words: 3491 words

Adele:pink & yellow

Word of the Day 11/09/16 Stalwart

Sorry this is late. Last night I worked the election, then this morning, I had to be up at 5:30 am to take a friend to the hospital for surgery. By the time I got home, I crashed and when I work up, I had to do a few hours of outside work before I remembered about this.

Stalwart (adjective, noun)
stalwart [stawl-wert]

1. strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust.
2. strong and brave; valiant: a stalwart knight.
3. firm, steadfast, or uncompromising: a stalwart supporter of the U.N.

4. a physically stalwart person.
5. a steadfast or uncompromising partisan: They counted on the party stalwarts for support in the off-year campaigns.

See more synonyms on

Origin: 1325-75; Middle English (Scots), variant of stalward, earlier stalwurthe; see stalworth

Stalwart [stawl-wert]

1. a conservative Republican in the 1870s and 1880s, especially one opposed to civil service and other reforms during the administrations of presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield.

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Fandom Squee Day 9: White Collar

Hey everyone, hope you are having a good month so far. I'm a little busy but getting by. Snowed back home though which is a little weird for this time of year *sigh* climate change.
Anyway back onto Fandom Squee! Today the fandom is ...
White Collar
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Now I love this show so much ... so much that I decided to binge watch all the episodes again for the hundredth time (which in hindsight was a very bad idea but hey I'm enjoying it. Over here in the UK I watched it on Alibi (a tv channe my mum is obsessed with) and was so sad when they said they wouldn't be airing it anymore. I had to stream the rest and still dream of what could have happened if it hadn't been cancelled.
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Matt Bomer is one of my favourite actors (we'll get to Bryce Larkin later in the month) and I feel he masters Neal Caffrey, con-man extraordinaire! He has such a good onscreen relationship with Tim DeKay that makes all these unbelievable exploits feel real!
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On a side note, I want to be Neal Caffrey. Con-Man(Woman) is second on my list of dream professions after pirate!

So what do you all think? Who's your favourite character? Favourite Episode? Tell me everything!