Yesterday I took the day off. I figured that a solar eclipse was a legit reason for a science fiction writer to skip out on writing. Other good reasons to take a day off writing SF: alien invasion, giant meteor heading for earth, rise of the machines, rampaging triffids, or somewhat less unlikely possibilities like humans going to Mars, or NASA returning to the moon. (If we went back to the moon, I wouldn’t just take the day off, I’d throw a party!) Today I’m back at work on the book!
This is just stunning: BBC has released 50 hours of video from Earth II which they’re calling a “visual soundscape” as part of their Real Happiness Project. Nature — even nature video — has been proven to increase happiness, so they’ve put together five 10 hour videos of nature and posted them on YouTube! You can click through to all videos from this Treehugger article and add the videos to your playlists (or create a massive 50 hr playlist)! As the heat of summer increases, actually spending any significant amount of time in nature becomes more difficult—but you can now pour a cold beverage and sink into breathtaking landscapes anywhere you may be. Enjoy!!!
Today is the first day since NaNoWriMo started that I haven’t used the chalkboard mug. It added a nice bit of whimsy as well as motivation. (Finished the book & NaNo yesterday!) Here’s a gallery of “mug shots”.
For my fellow WriMos: some wine to go with your whine? 😉 Storyteller is a great name, isn’t it? But Acronym? Really, I really need Synonym, Antonym, or Verb. 🙂 Have a great weekend! (And don’t drink too many words!)