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 . . .
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).
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