Saturday, October 31, 2009

You Win Some, You Lose Some

You know who holds the record for the most losses by a major league pitcher?

Denton True "Cy" Young.

Yeah, that guy.  The one they named the award for, the one that honors the best major league pitcher each year.  The guy that pitched 21 seasons, the one who still - even close to a hundred years after he retired, in 1911 - holds the record for the most wins by a major league pitcher.

Total losses: 316.
Total wins: 511.

A lesson for us all.

Especially for me.  This is my second attempt at NaNoWriMo.  I failed last year, only racking up 47,000 words ("winning" means you wrote 50K during the month of November).  But that was last year.  Ol' Cy lost a bunch of games, too, and it didn't stop him.

So it can't stop me.

I probably won't post full-blown articles here for awhile, just brief notes on how things are going, with the occasional Scent of the Day comment, or something short like that.  I'll be back in full swing in December.

Image is from wikipedia.  Click on the link to read more about Cy Young at


Birdietree said...

Just wanted to say good luck with your writing. I've really been enjoying reading your blog since stumbling over from Now Smell This (where I have never got up the courage to comment much!) so will be looking forward to more reviews when you have the time. And in the meantime I'll continue to enjoy my Magie Noire which I couldn't resist buying after reading your review.

Mals86 said...

Hey, thanks and welcome, Birdie! (Oh, and everybody at NST is friendly, we don't bite - jump on in anytime.) Glad you like the MN. I have YET to smell the current version - but that vintage stuff is utterly amazing.

ScentScelf said...

Hey, me chiming in...I have the current version of Magie Noire (I think; bottle was purchased a couple of years ago) and while it doesn't club you in the way the vintage does, it is close enough that I am happy it exists...unlike other modern versions that shouldn't even bother taking up shelf space. Think of it as a reduced fat version. :)