Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Page 48 of 255 FirstFirst ... 233842434445464748495051525354587398123148 ... LastLast
Results 1,176 to 1,200 of 6358

Thread: A Life of Crime and Chocolate

  1. #1176
    ideas are floating where they will Stlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    where you can put sugar sprinkles on lots of things
    Posts
    2,391
    Having sunk into cookies, pie, and gum drops, I have decided that whatever I wrote wasn't very good. Every time I have to spend ages looking for something I wrote, it turns out to not be as good as I thought it was.

    So, I'll just start over.

    I'm only doing this because it was the first three pages of the second draft, which will have so many changes it is sort of a first draft.



    I think I'll just go have some more cookies and gum drops. That was working fairly well. Yes, one should always do what one is really good at, right?

    So I'm happy about it.

  2. #1177
    Making my own sunshine AW Moderator heyjude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gulf coast of FL
    Posts
    17,381
    I would just like to say--and this is a seriously important point--that I am coming around on the hot button issue of goatees.

    Apparently, some men can wear them well.

    Sorry I deviated from chocolate. Here, have some chocolate!

  3. #1178
    knows a hawk from a handsaw Shakesbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Elsinore
    Posts
    3,545
    Quote Originally Posted by mellymel View Post
    No need to choose. They made Oreo Cakes!
    erm . . . what are Oreo cakes please?




    And my large kingdom for a little grave,
    A little little grave, an obscure grave . . .




  4. #1179
    Looking at new horizons. GailD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    8,386
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakesbear View Post
    erm . . . what are Oreo cakes please?
    Most recipes I've found include a lot of chopped up Oreo cookies.



    It's worth a thousand words, isn't it?





    Aghhh. I'm now craving cake.


    New blog - Cloth dolls and character development. Updated March 29, 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by William Haskins View Post
    i've adored you from a distance for years, gail.
    Struik Lifestyle (an imprint of Penguin Random House SA) Available in June 2015 www.bullyproofbook.co.za


  5. #1180
    You don't have coffee? Go away. WordCount's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Smalltown, USA
    Posts
    704
    Quote Originally Posted by GailD View Post
    Most recipes I've found include a lot of chopped up Oreo cookies.



    It's worth a thousand words, isn't it?





    Aghhh. I'm now craving cake.

    Yum.

    Enjoying your writing experiences? Any recent trials or tribulations?

    I'm starting my planning for Camp NaNo today, as I plan to finish my first novel!

  6. #1181
    knows a hawk from a handsaw Shakesbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Elsinore
    Posts
    3,545
    Thanks GailD. Chocolate cake - must be good!

    WordCount how do you have a lot of work to do on your novel?




    And my large kingdom for a little grave,
    A little little grave, an obscure grave . . .




  7. #1182
    You don't have coffee? Go away. WordCount's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Smalltown, USA
    Posts
    704
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakesbear View Post
    Thanks GailD. Chocolate cake - must be good!

    WordCount how do you have a lot of work to do on your novel?
    I've never wrote one before. The longest piece of fiction I've ever wrote was around 30K words long (and was shiite, at that.)

    I'm hoping NaNo can break me of that.

  8. #1183
    ideas are floating where they will Stlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    where you can put sugar sprinkles on lots of things
    Posts
    2,391
    Goatees. Yes, some men can wear them and some really shouldn't. Those who can, make up for those who can't.

    The full patriarch beard, well only if they use creme rinse on it. And only if they are using it for a disguise.

  9. #1184
    practical experience, FTW Nightingale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Under a rock
    Posts
    211

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by Shara View Post
    I am having a very bad day at the EDJ (Evil Day Job, for those not in the know).

    I come to this thread in search of chocolate.

    Any of those tollhouse cookies left, Nightingale? I LOVE tollhouse cookies...

    Have a recipe at home somewhere, from my mother. I just never get time to bake these days.

    Shara
    ABSOLUTELY!!! But they're going fast! It's really a pain in the arse but the kiddies love 'em. I always use the recipe on the back of the chip bag, minus the nuts, I'm squirrelly enough these days LOL!
    The difference between good and evil? Evil can do good things when necessary...

  10. #1185
    Making my own sunshine AW Moderator heyjude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gulf coast of FL
    Posts
    17,381
    Quote Originally Posted by Stlight View Post
    The full patriarch beard, well only if they use creme rinse on it. And only if they are using it for a disguise.



    Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous moms out there!

  11. #1186
    knows a hawk from a handsaw Shakesbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Elsinore
    Posts
    3,545
    Quote Originally Posted by WordCount View Post
    I've never wrote one before. The longest piece of fiction I've ever wrote was around 30K words long (and was shiite, at that.)

    I'm hoping NaNo can break me of that.
    Good luck! A few years back I wrote 30,000 in ten days. It was awful, really awful! I couldn't understand it when I read it.




    And my large kingdom for a little grave,
    A little little grave, an obscure grave . . .




  12. #1187
    You don't have coffee? Go away. WordCount's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Smalltown, USA
    Posts
    704
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakesbear View Post
    Good luck! A few years back I wrote 30,000 in ten days. It was awful, really awful! I couldn't understand it when I read it.

    I wrote mine in a month, and, yeah. Shite

    Did I mention it was the second thing I'd ever wrote?

  13. #1188
    knows a hawk from a handsaw Shakesbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Elsinore
    Posts
    3,545
    No you didn't. Hopefully we learn from mistakes.




    And my large kingdom for a little grave,
    A little little grave, an obscure grave . . .




  14. #1189
    Researching History's Mysteries HistorySleuth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western New York State
    Posts
    3,706
    Only 145 more posts to go before I reach 3k... I mean 144 after this one.

    **Sounds like what I say when I'm counting words.**
    Last edited by HistorySleuth; 05-15-2012 at 10:08 AM. Reason: OOPS! I meant 144 :D
    Blog Twitter @HistorySleuth1
    RIGHT OF THE SOIL (Editing)
    Bread & Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch

    On Amazon.

  15. #1190
    Making my own sunshine AW Moderator heyjude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gulf coast of FL
    Posts
    17,381
    Go History!

    Today I'm going on a field trip with the boy. Help. Not that I don't want to go. I do. I have a blast with him and his friends. I just... don't want to go.

  16. #1191
    practical experience, FTW wonderactivist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Great Plains
    Posts
    2,351
    I thought of y'all yesterday when, as part of my current stress-fest, I dug into a massive bowl of Blue Bell Rocky Road ice cream ...
    Suspense author and freelance writer. Check out my words at reverse perspective.

  17. #1192
    knows a hawk from a handsaw Shakesbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Elsinore
    Posts
    3,545
    Urgh! Hail! I went out to get a few groceries and got caught in a hail storm. Hail stings.




    And my large kingdom for a little grave,
    A little little grave, an obscure grave . . .




  18. #1193
    Lost in mental space. Namatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Someplace else.
    Posts
    4,345
    Quote Originally Posted by Stlight View Post
    Goatees. Yes, some men can wear them and some really shouldn't. Those who can, make up for those who can't.
    QFT.

    The full patriarch beard, well only if they use creme rinse on it. And only if they are using it for a disguise.

  19. #1194
    reading through three pages of this (understandable) love of sweets is making me, oddly, crave cheese. Particularly this cheese, dotted with nigella seeds, which isn't carried at any grocery story in this town:


  20. #1195
    Lost in mental space. Namatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Someplace else.
    Posts
    4,345
    Cheese is never bad. I'm pretty sure cheese can't be bad, ever.

  21. #1196
    standing on head, typing one-handed... muse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    6,239
    Reminder to self: Don't read this thread at 7am, people look at your funny when you order chocolate cake with your coffee for breakfast.

  22. #1197
    Looking at new horizons. GailD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    8,386
    Um... Chocolate cake for breakfast is a problem because...?



    New blog - Cloth dolls and character development. Updated March 29, 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by William Haskins View Post
    i've adored you from a distance for years, gail.
    Struik Lifestyle (an imprint of Penguin Random House SA) Available in June 2015 www.bullyproofbook.co.za


  23. #1198
    Making my own sunshine AW Moderator heyjude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gulf coast of FL
    Posts
    17,381
    I know, right?! It sounds good to me.

    Right now I'm making chocolate chip pancakes. Because what's better right before the beach than chocolate chip pancakes?

    Life is good.

  24. #1199
    Going home! Zelenka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Prague now, Glasgow in November
    Posts
    2,921
    In the UK there is now chocolate flavoured cheese. And it is very, very good. http://www.philadelphia.co.uk/philad...1&PagecRef=841
    The blog for work - ghosts, legends and all manner of things in Prague: McGee's Ghost Tours of Prague Latest post - Underground Prague
    My story "Full Moon" available here.

  25. #1200
    Making my own sunshine AW Moderator heyjude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gulf coast of FL
    Posts
    17,381
    Ew!

Page 48 of 255 FirstFirst ... 233842434445464748495051525354587398123148 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search