November 7th, 2004


Not Caught Up Yet

NaNoWriMo Progress Meter

Last night, I'd averaged 1359.6 words per day instead of the needed 1667. Tonight, that is down, a bit. I've got an average now of 1491.83 words per day. After I get rested, do the dishes, and the laundry, I will start again. I am burning with ideas... I might have to take the time to check the snail mail and the e-mail... just for form's sake, you know...

How Appropriate!

Word of the Day for Tuesday November 2, 2004

jejune \juh-JOON\, adjective:
1. Lacking in nutritive value.
2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish.
3. Lacking interest or significance; dull; meager; dry.

Were I to make this public now, it would be dismissed as the raving of a mind at the end of its tether, unable to distinguish fiction from reality, real life from the jejune fantasies of its youth.
--Ronald Wright, [1]A Scientific Romance

By the inflection of his voice, the expression of his face, and the motion of his body, he signals that he is aware of all the ways he may be thought silly or jejune, and that he might even think so himself.
--Jedediah Purdy, [2]For Common Things

A while ago, Michael Kinsley wrote that Jewish Americans envied Israelis for living out history in a way that made the comfort and security of life in New York or Los Angeles seem jejune.
--Geoffrey Wheatcroft, "The Big Kibbutz," [3]New York
Times, March 2, 1997