Archive | November, 2011

NaNo Progress Report

2 Nov

It’s day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’ll admit, I haven’t written a single word. I’d feel worse about this fact if not for a few important things.

1. Yesterday

I took the day off yesterday. The last couple of years NaNo has begun on weekends and I knew the benefits of writing ahead on my first day. So I sat down with my leftover halloween candy and got in 11,695 words by day’s end. Necromancer is going well and it’s definitely giving me feelings of happy.

 

2. Work

Not to go into detail, but the storm shat on me at the ol’ verk today. Not in the troublesome, I fucked up way, just in the ‘hey look! Lots of changes to suddenly do in Chinese and the native speaking Chinese coworker is leaving for a month-long trip to China so it’s going to make this ten times harder than it needs to be’ sense. Never a dull moment. Needless to say the only thing keeping me sane is being able to listen to podcasts. Thanks again to the twittersphere for sending me recommendations today.

 

3. Opportunities

One of my longest-enduring college friends, I met Alan my sophomore year and we discovered we had the same birthday. Since then we’ve been good friends, and were even roommates for a year, and he’s one of the few roommates I’ve had who I’m still on speaking terms with post-lease. Alan currently resides in North Dakota, but he’s been traveling for the last month to visit friends after leaving his job to prepare to go and teach English in Korea next year.  He’s crashing here in Lincoln tonight on his way back home, and this is the last time I’ll be seeing him until he’s back from teaching. Which is likely to be in 2013. For all I know I won’t see him until we’ve both magically managed to move to Seattle without the universe exploding or our bank accounts dying of fright. So that’s what I’m doing tonight. Watching old episodes of Buffy and hanging out with an old friend.

 

So that’s my wednesday. Tomorrow I’ll write the scene in the park after midnight with the slaughtering of ghouls and saving dumb citizens. Day one was awesome. The only way now is up.

Tomorrow, a post about writing. That I will actually do. For serious.