October 25th, 2017

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Word of the Day 10/25/17 Upcycle

Upcycle (verb, noun)
upcycle [uhp-sahy-kuh l]

verb (used with object), upcycled, upcycling.
1. to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original: I upcycled a stained tablecloth into curtains.

verb (used without object), upcycled, upcycling.
2. to process goods or material in this way.

3. Economics. a period or cycle during which business activity is at a high point: The whole industry has entered an upcycle.

Origin: 1990-95; blend of up + recycle

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

Who's up for a NaNo Warmup this weekend (10/28 and 10/29)?

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been mostly absent these last few months. I'm going back to my old job on Monday and I'm hoping that will chase away the writing blahs. I'll be hosting the NaNoWriMo activities again in Nov (pep talks, checkins and of course lots of Word Wars) but who is up for a little pre-NaNo fun this weekend? This is not in place of the weekend challenge. I had so many plans for this year, most of which have slipped by, but there is still one weekend before NaNoWriMo officially starts, so I'm planning on being online and available for stuff this weekend.

If you're up for Word Wars, brainstorming/pre-planning sessions, making lists of character/place namesm bashing out a WIP, or whatever pre-Nov. activities you might think is helpful, drop a comment with times your available this Saturday and/or Sunday (please include timezones) and what activity you are interested in, and I'll try to work something out.

As always, all are invited, whether you are planning to NaNo, mini-NaNo or just want to spend 90 minutes or so focused on a creative activity.

Hope to see you there!

Activities scheduled (will keep updating as folks comment):
Sat 10/28:
8am - 10:15 am Pacific (15:00 - 17:15 UTC) WORD WARS

Sunday 10/29:
5pm - 6pm Pacific (00:00 - 01:00 UTC) Brainstorming

Daily Count Challenge

So the last couple of days have proved to be very challenging days. I barely scratched 2k yesterday although I did get an image of which I'm pretty proud of done for Betty White. I was hoping to make up for the lack of yesterday's words today, but that doesn't look to be happening either. agdhani, wherever you are in this crazy world, here's wishing you far better luck!!
1mw tree pencil
  • kaige68

Daily Count Challenge November!


Comment here and I'll put you on the list! It's as simple as stepping up when your name is called and doing your utmost to meet your own daily word count (whatever that may be). When you finish, write a small bragging post and call up the next contestant!

Be accountable for one day!

Who wants in?


agdhani - repeats are awesome :)
slashluv18 - repeats
katleept - repeats!
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org - Repeats
candream repeats no tues or thurs, before 14th only
Big buddy
  • kaige68

Big Buddy November


Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you every 6(ish) days to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every 6 days chime in to tell us that you've produced 20% of them.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!

Who's in?

agdhani - 50,000
simplyn2deep - 5,000
slashluv18 - 50,000
fairyniamh - 3,000
katleept - 30,000
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org - 50,000
craterdweller - 50,000
haldoor - 10
asphaltcowgrrl - 15,000