Sunday, November 30, 2008

November's over

This one took a lot out of me. And I wish I could say I love the book; I don't. But at least I finished.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I heart Maggie

So I'm a day or so behind with my NaNo'ing, and after writing about 2500 words this morning - in a huge funk because in the 12,000 words I have written thus far, no one has left the cafe, all they're doing is sitting around talking and flirting and fighting and discovering that one of their number actually speaks in code, and another of their number is an asshole and Needs To Go --- but no one has actually stepped foot outside and DONE anything, really. Except the code-talker, who otherwise does not speak, and is basically chained to her barista stand.

so. There I am, in a funk even though the sun has broken through the crazy stormy weather here in Seattle, when I pop over to Maggie's blog and get what I always get when I go there: an instant shot in the arm.

Not to mention some really good writing advice: give people a past, with meaty scary irrevocable trajectories that are about midway through when the book starts.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Yeah, baby!

Monday, November 03, 2008

HK and Shanghai shots

The Bund in Shanghai (above)
Shanghai street scene
Shanghai market
The Huangpu River in Shanghai
The Huangpu again, shot from my hotel room, which was awesome
Above is my favorite shot from Shanghai - I love the contrast between sharp and blurred.

Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong

The view from the peak tram in Hong Kong - it's a long way down, and that's just the first level.
The view from the cab ride to Stanley Market (Stanley's a little beach town on the other side of the island)
Hong Kong, about 1/10 of the skyline

A longer view of the HK skyline, but this maybe gets 25-30% of it in frame. HK: Built on mountainsides, skyscraper canyons that run for miles.