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Barely made it today - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Barely made it today
6,084 / 50,000
(12.2%)


Almost came in under my goal at midnight. Oh, well. I have much time off this month, so even if I get behind, I should be able to do it.

I've named a teenage character "Ora." The name of my great grandmother's sister. Why? Oh, well. I'll go with it. I can always change it later if she doesn't fit it.

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murasaki99 From: murasaki99 Date: November 4th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Why do you think you're behind? Your production looks fine to me, unless you're a day ahead?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 4th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, no. I made it. I just almost didn't. I was staring at the computer at about 11:40 with 700 words to go before I hit my quota. But they finally came. With a little going back to pad here adn there... Er, I mean to make necessary clarifications. Yeah.
murasaki99 From: murasaki99 Date: November 4th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I do reread the prior day's production and try to straighten out the worst of the dictation software's misinterpretations of what I said. This is in the hope that *I* can understand it when I do a full editorial pass in Dec. Naturally Speaking hates foreign or made-up or ancient names and converts them to their nearest english equivalants. So Rowany turns into Roh any. Makes me nutz. But it's better than typing it all by hand w/carpal tunnel.

I like the name Ora, too. Sounds neat. I knew a gentleman farmer named Utley once.
sreya From: sreya Date: November 4th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I like Ora! That's a very different sounding name, but pretty.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 4th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks... it's starting to feel right for the character, though I don't know what on Earth prompted me to use it. It's weird to think of an "Ora" as a sixteen year old girl in flashy clothes with a long braid instead an elderly lady in a frumpy housedress who hands out anise candies.
verseblack From: verseblack Date: November 4th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I had a grandmother named Ora--I don't remember ever hearing of many other people with that name. Naturally, I think it is very pretty :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 4th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Aunt Ora's whole name was Orabel, but she never used it (oddly enough). I've never met anyone else who knew an Ora!
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 4th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Or Hadash...

Pretty much (though I'm sure she'd be horrified at the classification).
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