Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Have you been able to figure out Google+ ?

well, I haven't. But I stumbled over this video and it helped me a lot. Now I'm sure I can reach out some more.

Have a great time,
Cat

P.S.: Don't forget to sign-up for my Advent calendar.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Advent Calendar for Fantasy Lovers

Sign up for a countdown for Christmas. The first Advent-eMail-parcel will be delivered on the first of December for all who sign up in time (the others get their parcels later). In total, you will get 25 eMails with stories, Character studies, recipes and original music from six talented authors. And the best is, it's absolutely free.

Check it out and join the fun!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stop Learning, Start Thinking

Jacob Barnett is a very talented young mathematician with an autistic background, and he's all in favor of thinking. I think he's partially right. Of course, you've got to learn before you can think stuff like he does. Not everyone can use their brains this easily. But when you've got the basics down, it's time to allow yourself to think along the lines YOU want to think, not along college/religion/society approved lines. Just make sure that the way you think won't hurt anyone.

Here's Jacob's speech. Watch it and tell me what you think about his approach.


Have a great week,
Cat (still struggling to catch up on NaNo)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NaNo with obstacles...

Hi,

I'm sure lots of you do NaNo too this year, so you'll know the basic obstacles (too many words, too little time). When i set out, i was determined to make the 50K, but at the moment it doesn't seem likely. I'm not really far behind (maybe a single day) but there are so many things scheduled for this month that I don't expect to catch up. I need to see the doctor (regular checkup, so no worries there. I would have preferred December but it was the only appointment I could get), have to get my car repaired after a minor crash (three cheers for my insurance or I wouldn't have been ale to do anything at all), all three kids have teacher/parents-meetings scheduled and much more. Of course, I'll do my very best to keep going despite the whining. I just don't expect to make it this year (which isn't a biggie because i already write 126K in 2013).

Hope you're doing better,
Cat