Critical Resource

 
I've been taking a terrible beating this week. Or rather, my body has. I'm in the dead middle of a three week run of assignments at work. Last week I was in my favorite city in the known world, Portland Oregon. It's difficult for me to describe just exactly why I like Portland so much over other places I've had the opportunity to visit. The landscape is astonishingly beautiful. Never before has this young professional from Minnesota seen such tall trees. The weather was also a pure...

"Old-school Tess"

 
I first imagined Novella sometime in my sophomore year of college. Actually, I first imagined the character of Novella. I was returning from a shopping trip with one of my closest friends. We often went on shopping trips on the weekend given the "uncivilized" nature of our college town. We were accustomed to living in the cities, and having a wide variety of capitalist distractions to choose from. To get anywhere near those shops, we had to drive 40 minutes to an hour and a half through corn...

Deadlines

 
In about a week, Revision 5 Novella Outline is going to be released. Normally, I would be excited. Or, at least, I'd expect to be excited. When the release date for Revision 4 drew near some months ago, I could barely contain myself. I may have been tired and exhausted, but I knew I was producing more for the story than every has been produced. But this week and this revision, I feel disappointed, even uninterested.You see, I haven't worked on the outline for almost two weeks.I wish I could...

Clerks II

 
Put simply, Clerks II is a cesspool of moviedom, and I want more.It's 5 years after the events in the classic Clerks, and we hope that Dante (at least) has moved on with his life. You would have thought all that rhetoric about "shit or get off the pot" would have come to something, right? If so, please write "optimist" in black sharpie on your forehead. Dante is still working at the quickstop, and it's time to open.At this point, the filming is still black and white, faithful...

And Zathas said, "Time? There is infinate Time."

 
Sometimes I honestly don't know what I'm doing withNovella anymore. It seems since I posted the Revision 4 Outline sometime last month, I've been at a lost with the whole project. In the last revision, I had clearly defined goals I felt I could fulfill. I was to reformat the outline into a clearly defined sections, breaking up the 13 page list that predominated the previous revision. I added Character Bios so that I could finalize details like height and eye color. And finally, I spend a...

So, here's the plan:

 
With all the attention I've been giving to setting up Drupal and tessflynn.net, I haven't had much time to work on Novella. In fact, the time I had given myself to put up the site has bled over from three days to a week. As a result, I'm now short a week for working on the story.Part of the goals I decided upon for Revision 5 included the establishment of web technologies for the project. Originally, I had planned on using WordPress and a specialized theme for the site. Since discovering...

Tomato Soup of Doom

 
Aside from cringing in pain for several hours this afternoon, I haven't done much that I consider "useful" today. Thankfully, the Tomato Soup of Doom seems on it's way out of my system now. (Note to self: Never use soy milk in condensed tomato soup -- at least the "Healthy Request" kind.)Earlier today I did manage to get out of the apartment and work on Novella for a few hours. I'm trying to make a habit of traveling to a coffee shop and working on the outline over a...

Welcome to deninet5.0r!

 
So, after nearly two years of deninet running on my own content manager, I give up on it. Sad, huh? It feels like I just finished writing Gazelle when I tear it down and put up a completely different system. Figures, eh?There's a distinct purpose that I converted the site to a new system. For the last several years, I've been working very hard to create my own content manager, while pushing away my other project ideas. Novella is one of those ideas. It got to the point that I was actually using...