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    NaNoWriMo day3, when nothing happens

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    It is now 04:42 and it's about time I head off to bed since Wednesdays do in fact still exist, I don't know whose bright idea this was, but they had it and now we have it.

    Yesterday I complained about falling asleep too early to do any serious amount of writing. Today however the problem is quite the opposite - I don't seem to be sleepy at all and yet, I have written even less than yesterday. The inspiration just wasn't there and yes, I know, NaNoWriMo is all about making us write even when inspiration is low and just fucking get on with it mister writer! WRITE god damn it!

    Well I didn't. But I have read a whole bunch of interesting questions over at Stack Overflow and answered some of them (if you haven't read on twitter, I've decided to start paying-it-forward by answering at least one question a day). I also have created a spankingly fresh LinkedIn account.

    If nothing extraordinary like me getting an inspiration in the moment after head-hits-pillow and brain-shuts-off happens this lapse in concentration makes me roughly 4000 words behind official schedule. \o/

    Who knows, tomorrow I might actually do something about that.

    PS: I'm delaying this being posted to catch the early crowd on twitter, yes, I'm that lame.

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    Published on November 3rd, 2009 in life, NaNoWriMo, Stack Overflow, Uncategorized, Writing

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