NaNoWriMo No. 3 – Second Update

Yes, I’m still writing NNWM-2K15 (a. k. a. NNWM-03). And yes, it be looking like the baton will be carried to the finish line. Not a relay race; just me making a run for it and hoping not to fall along the way. 

I am still behind the pace. Over the last two days, I caught up a bit as can be seen by my self-tracking tool . . .  

November 7th

As of yesterday, I had 7,768 words written. That means I am tracking at a negative 3,901 words. Considering I did no writing the first three days, I’m happy with my pace. I plan to write after I post this, so I know I’ll add at least the required quota. Tomorrow might be another bad day for writing. We’ll see. 

Which brings me to posting what I have written. As in prior years, all of it will go up on the blog. But, as in prior years, all but the first two chapters are offered up in password-protected posts.

E-mail me a request if you are interested in reading further (read the first to chapters to decide if you are interested.)

The post with Chapters 3 and 4 will go up immediately after this one. As I said, it’s password protected. 

Please, don’t just ask for a password just to make me feel good. Unless you intend to read it, don’t ask. I will not feel hurt, I will not cry myself to sleep, I will not hate anyone who chooses not to read my effort. I will, however, get a little miffed if I get asked for passwords by a bunch of people and then only my usual four or five readers actually read the stuff. 

On a separate note, this afternoon I allocated a few minutes to snapping a few photos.


Yesterday, after our HOA meeting, we went shopping at Safeway and they were handing out roses to the first 100 women who shopped there. We got there kind of late and there was not a great selection. The remaining roses looked like a sorry bunch . . . except one.

I can’t speak for the others, but we like this one. Here’s another angle.


While I was at it, I took the opportunity to snap a photo of the rose with my radiometer.


I slowed down the shutter speed to capture the vanes as they rotated like crazy in the full sunlight. 

Then, I figured I would give my seashore display the same opportunity.


The original globe had a little sand in it and a few shells. I added some Hawaiian black sand and some shells I collected here and there. More shells are buried and not in view. Rotating the globe brings up different shells and arrangements of such. I’ve had it for many years now, and it’s still something I look at often. 

Here’s another shot with the radiometer. 


Look at that sucker go!

Here is a closeup of the rose (there are a few more in the SmugMug gallery mentioned below).


I don’t like lauding my own photographic efforts, but I was rather pleased with this impromptu shoot.

Here is a final one with the seashore globe.


The full-size photos are in the SmugMug gallery HERE. That gallery will eventually contain all of the photos I use in my update posts (and I’ve added the photos from the previous update post). 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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15 Responses to NaNoWriMo No. 3 – Second Update

  1. Hello, Emilio — I have read the first two chapters and would like to read the rest. Could you send me the password? Thanks


  2. Sally says:

    Please send the password. Thank you.


  3. oneowner says:

    Good luck with NaNoWriMo No. 3. Excellent rose photos as well as the radiometer. I don’t have a radiometer so it’s nice to see one.


  4. colonialist says:

    My eye was immediately taken by the cowries in the globe. I have just taken shots of my latest cowries, but they don’t come out nearly as well.
    Presumably I need a new password for the latest batch – please send anyway in case the last one got buried!


  5. sandra getgood says:

    Love the seashell globe.


  6. That rose is perfection! :-) Love the photos!
    I had a super busy weekend and Monday, but I found an e-mail from you tonight, so I will use the password you sent to read your latest writing!
    HUGS!!! :-)


  7. AnnMarie says:

    I wanted to see that magnificent rose in Original, so I went to the Smug Mug gallery and . . . WOW . . . what a pleasant surprise at seeing all those other AWESOME artsy photos in there! Can’t wait to get to those other posts!


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