Weird...Why would NASA ever test that? Actually, I don't want to ask. In work at the mo but I'm soooo checking that when I get home! the missus was moaning we had nothing to do this weekend so you never know
Not that I'm particularly gymnastic...
I always thought a lot of weird stuff involved far too much preparation. You read the Kama Sutra and it's all "attach a hoist to the ceiling" and I just think, "nah, I'll eat the Ben & Jerry's instead thanks".
As a girl who does tissu and knows a little about rigging to overhead overhead joists, I would be a little fearful of attaching a hoist to a ceiling. Unless you have an exposed joist, I'd be afraid a vertical eyebolt would not hold the weight of two people.
Hmm, bad rigging on a sex swing would make for a funny moment in a book... Maybe I'm due for a little reasearch myself. The hubby's in Afghanistan so it has to be all theoretical. ; )
1k so far today - but mainly wanted to post to say how easy it is to forget what an amazing resource the internet is for us writers. I needed to find how long it took by taxi to get between two Chinese cities - even five years ago, that information would have been quite difficult to find - and potentially cost a nice chunk of money. But today - it took me under two minutes to find that information - and it was free!
I am 1,500 words short of the 25k landmark - hope I can reach it today. The novella will be around 40k words in total, so I am getting there - eventually!
I did something quite risky - in the first novella, I said that this next novella would be released on 29th January. I am a few days ahead of schedule at the moment, so fingers crossed I can get it out on that date!
Don't...I've spent the past six months trying to organise a repair on a Grade II listed load-bearing bressumer beam that got fire damaged. It's been a nightmare, and it's still not over!
This is the beautiful thing about romance, most of the plot is pretty introverted so I don't have to spend forever researching stuff. I must admit though, the internet is a godsend. I did a short about a couple of fireman (yes, I'm such a cliche...the plot wasn't!) and I needed to know the name of the 'boss' fireman in a UK station. Captain, leader, warden...everyone I asked had a different name! Ten minutes on google and there were the UK fireman rankings. Fantastic. (Apparently it depends on the size of the station. So now you know.)
A badly rigged swing does sound like the start of a great comic moment. I remember when my cousin got married, they were building their own house (he's a bricky) and they spent their wedding night in their static caravan on site. The story goes that there was a terrible thunderstorm that evening and their six collies (yes, really. He also crofts, the bricklaying just pays the bills) all got scared and jumped onto the bed at the same time. Whatever the truth, the morning after their wedding night the bed had gone through the caravan floor and was lying on the ground. They've never lived it down!
oooh Aman, cutting that close!! There's nothing like a deadline to add incentive. I always miss them so I don't set anything in stone, but I sometimes think if I [b]had[/b] to get it done I would. I always did at uni anyway. (Well, apart from this one time when I was an hour late and they were going to fail me...I sat in the office and cried until they relented.)
Lol - it is amazing what one can pull off with Uni deadlines looming - I sometimes stayed up all night writing essays!
It is a bit tight, but I am trying to rattle off a novella a month. Normally, they are meant to be between 25-30k words, but this book sees the origins of my crime group and their main arch nemesis revealed, so it is a fair bit longer. I am working part time at the moment, so I figure I should make the most of my spare time and use it do more writing instead of going out and drinking, so the deadlines are a way of me trying to instil some discipline in myself. This thread is really helping me try and reach that target - I can't wait for us all to have new releases out over the next few months!
Aman, I'm due for a March release. I'd like to have the rough draft done this month and to the betas by mid-February. I like to have some pressure to get things out, but not too much. If I got too stringent with writing goals it would probably cease to be fun for me. I already have [i]one[/i] job I don't love, no need to make it two.