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29 December 2009 @ 11:52 pm
aww gone  

My bwain is aww gone. Mostly from spending a lot of the evening doing grunt-level work on website redesign (almost done, but I don’t suppose anybody’s got some kind of nifty code thing that would strip HTML from 30 separate files and combine them into a reasonably manuscript-formatted .doc file? Anyone? Anyone? I might not need it, I haven’t checked to see if I’ve got the book in a .doc form already (or more like ’still’) or not, but y’know, hope springs eternal).

I have narrowly broken 25K on WORLDBREAKER. Only 75K to go. Before January 31st. *headdesk* Shooting for 30K by year’s end, should probably make it, but January’s going to be a real Nanowrimo Is For Weenies month. And my mommy has instructed me not to think about anything beyond that for fear I’ll give into despair. :)

It is, as that very same Mommy so delicately said, slicker than snot on a glass doorknob out there. There’s rain on top of ice, and wind blowing the water. It’s like breakup in Alaska, only less deep. So we’ve barely left the house the last week, for fear of killing ourselves on the ice. Nobody in Ireland, including our own good selves, is prepared for this!

Hey, tomorrow’s the last day to play in the Christmas give-away contest at Magical Words.

Christmas was lovely in these here parts. I’ll post some family peektures sometime this week. Meantime, it’s off to bed so I can get up and write Whole Bunches before the year ends…

The Road Home: miles to Isengard: 20
ytd wordcount: 277,700

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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16:9 1.78:1 OAR: Ryusixteenbynine on December 29th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
"I don’t suppose anybody’s got some kind of nifty code thing that would strip HTML from 30 separate files and combine them into a reasonably manuscript-formatted .doc file?"

I might be able to do just that for you. I've got a few tools lying around which should be able to handle the job.
kit: fanboy_bignosesmizkit on December 30th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Ooh! That would be really cool. I've just checked and I don't have a .doc (or .rtf) version of the book anywhere, so if you've got a gadget that would do the trick I would be So Very Grateful! I could send you a zip file of the HTML files...? (or they're at http://cemurphy.net/writing/ib/, but my assumption is it'd be easier if you had them in a chunk. :))
16:9 1.78:1 OAR: Ryusixteenbynine on December 30th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Sure, you can send a .ZIP file - if you need an email address, just use serdar@genjipress.com (it's a public address anyway).
Amberleyamberley on December 30th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Doing our part
Bryant and I are respecting your deadline by not flying over and knocking on your door to surprise you! Although we did think about it, just a little.

Good luck and best wishes on your January Death March!
kitmizkit on December 30th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Doing our part
Fly over in early March and surprise me at P-Con instead. :)