I don’t have much to report for #ROW80 progress this week. Mainly because I was busy last week enjoying things like this:
Which means that not much of this got done:
So while blogging last week was a big FAIL, I did read a lot. I finished Story Engineering by Larry Brooks. I also read Like Mandarin by Kristen Hubbard, and Bossypants by Tina Fey. Wow. That’s quite the diverse reading list, huh? My brain feels expanded.
Also–I’d like to make a motion that drinking alcohol in a car should be legal for non-driving, of-age passengers. Especially those stuck in a car with three children three years old and under for ten hours (each way). Just sayin’. Are we there yet? I have to go potty. I’m hungry. I’m thirsty. I have to go potty. I dropped my toy. Are we there yet? Anyone want to sign my petition?
As for this week, I’m back on track with blogging and I’m chugging away on my outline so I can start rewrites. Woot.
But just for fun, since this post is kind of lame, I thought I’d include a few fun writer games.
The first: Who do you write like?
This was kind of fun. Copy and paste a sample of your writing on the site linked above. It will do some fancy internet thingy (*official terminology) to analyze your writing, then it will tell you who you write like. At first I thought it was kind of BS, because it takes just a second to analyze, so I figured it must spit out author names at random. But I did this a few months ago and then again today and got the same result. So, maybe it’s accurate. Or, maybe it tells everyone the same answer? I don’t know. Try it and tell me your result. Apparently I write like David Foster Wallace. Which is just…wow. If that’s true I’ve got some big shoes to fill!
Apparently this site takes your writing sample and applies an algorithm. It can guess the gender of the writer based on the sample. It was correct for me. I actually used the same writing sample for the two websites. I’m not really sure what to make of that. Maybe I write like David Foster Wallace’s twin sister?
How is everyone else doing this week? Are you making your goals? Who do you write like? Did the gender test guess correctly?