Friday, December 30, 2005

Payback time at Sotheby

I Photo Central News and Archives: "Meanwhile a different federal judge approved a $70 million settlement of a shareholder class-action lawsuit against Sotheby's related to the same scheme.
The settlement of the suit on behalf of auction buyers and sellers, which the auction houses agreed to pay last fall, includes $412 million in cash and the balance in certificates that can be used to receive discounts on future commission fees at either auction house. These discount certificates have a face value of $125 million, although a market value of only $100 million."

I got £46

National Novel Writing Month - 2005

National Novel Writing Month - FAQs: " Roxann Grissom, I understand that you, your mother, and two sisters are all writing different versions of the same novel this year. Where did this idea come from?

A: My mother, two sisters and I are participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. We've written two previous books, both memoirs: Myopic Memories: Girls Who Wear Glasses and Are We There Yet? Girls on the Road.

We write as one, under the pen name Rumor Perkins. We wanted to write a murder mystery, so participating in National Novel Writing month was our motivation. We met once and discussed characters and a bare-bones plot. We're each now writing our version of the story, being careful not to read too much of each other's stuff because it's too confusing.

When the month is over, we'll read all four books and decide what to use and not use! In other words, 4 rough, rough drafts to compile one smooth, smooth (we hope) final draft, eventually.
I have just published for all the chapter I wrote in November this year

my second effort

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Sign ups for the next NaNoWriMo will begin on October 1, 2006

this year 31 participants from Denmark
59750 authors all together

9769 authors completed the task