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Happy Towel Day, My Hoopy Froods – Day 259

Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you are reading this) is May 25, otherwise known as “Towel Day”. In case you haven’t heard, Towel Day is an annual celebration of the works of Douglas Adams who wrote, among other things, … Continue reading

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Back When Digital Watches Were Still A Pretty Neat Idea – Day 246

My first contact with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy must have been the BBC TV production, now that I’m thinking back on it. I’m not 100% positive, mind you. But I seem to remember watching it with my Dad … Continue reading

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“Life. Don’t talk to me about Life.”

Marvin, the Paranoid Android

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted – too long in fact. I’ll blame it on Life, the Universe, and Everything.

No, I haven’t gotten a lot of progress in the actual writing of the novel. But that’s not to say I haven’t been busy. Actually, I’ve gone through some of the most creative days since I started, jotting down many notes. The shape of the storyline is really starting to come together now. I don’t want to misrepresent myself; there’s still a long way to go. But for the first time, the actual frame of the story with the character interactions, plot points, etc. are really starting to come together. Not only that, but I’ve really made some headway on the themes (not to mention, how to pull it all together).

So yes, I am very happy with my progress, even if it is not the tangible, words-on-the-meter kind of progress… Continue reading

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Day 42 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

More development, another (perhaps) major character and a couple of minor ones. Still chugging along, and tweaking tension as I go. I’m getting a firmer grasp of the story arch, so I am starting to build the “architecture” in my head. Should be ready to go by the time Draft 2 comes around… Continue reading

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Day 28 – Ramble On

42Played with the idea of skipping today in recognition of my birthday, but thought hey, what better way to spend part of the day creating something? Besides, it’s basically a force of habit now, which I think is a good thing. I thought I heard somewhere that if you did something everyday for 21 days, it would automatically become habit. When I hit Day 21, I looked that up and found that although there was some truth to it, the number “21” was an urban myth. It could take three days, it could take 546 days. It depended on the activity as well as the type of person you are… Continue reading

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“A Few Strong Words” Tops Google Search

A bit of exciting news — today is the first day that Googling “A Few Strong Words” (without quotes) lists this website as its top search return. Almost meaningless in terms of this blog, but in my day job as … Continue reading

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