I’m so meta

(I'm using "meta" here as described in Wikipedia: "In epistemology, the prefix meta- is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata are data about data (who has produced them, when, what format the data are in and so on)... metaemotion in psychology means an individual's emotion about his/her own basic emotion, or... Continue Reading →

500 words of drivel a day

Dictionary.com definitions of drivel: 1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver. 2. childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle. When my I committed to my ROW80 goal at the beginning of April, my stated aim was to write 40,000 words of my novel-in-progress by July 1, what I... Continue Reading →

ROW80 commitment

This is a short post to publicize my commitment to Round 2 of ROW80 (A Round of Words in 80 Days). I stumbled across ROW80 a few weeks ago and really liked the philosophy behind it. Instead of setting out an insane end point (like finishing a 50K manuscript in a month), it lets individuals... Continue Reading →

Seven billion and counting

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, sometime in March of 2012, the world population will surpass seven billion. Of the world's population in 2006, approximately 510 million spoke English. R.R. Bowker's statistics on books in print projected 47,392 novels would be published (in print) in 2010 and electronic copies in all genres would exceed 1.5... Continue Reading →

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