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Well, it looks like I won't be doing NaNo this year for two reasons.

1)  Hubby wasn't too in favor of it (which I was going to ignore).  But, I finally decided it was going to be one more stresser that we don't really need right now.  If my life wasn't already stressed to the max, I'd have done it and the family would just have to live with me being bi-polar for a month.  I guess I'll save the room for real-life stress - like teenage daughter having a melt down this morning and me having a melt down a bit earlier.

2) My lab lap top is dying.  The processor is on it's last leg and I couldn't get the screen to come up this morning.  They don't make the processor for this Dell anymore a computer guy told me.  I'm going to call another computer guy and see what he says, but I wouldn't be suprised if I just wound up pulling the hard drive and the RAM and tossing the rest of it. 
50000 of smut

1 against NaNo

Well, hubby was not at all pleased when I told him I wanted to do NaNo again.  It seems I turn bi polar or something for the month of November. 

According to him I can be happy, la la, writing away and ignoring everyone and everything or angry and kicking myself because I'm not writing and am procrastinating and have gotten very behind on my word count.

He also says, when I get stuck, I wander around bugging everyone for ideas, him especially.  Hey, I told him, you are the master ploter.  I suck at plot and why people do what they do.  He also said our social life goes down the drain.  We have a social life?  Apparently, he doesn't like it when I bring my lap top to coffee and sit there and write instead of talking to folks.


Tara said she could handle the household stuff.  As for if really do it will depend on whether or not I can get my lap top fixed.  The processor is burning up and they don't make that processor anymore. 

So, I don't know.  We'll see.
Bitch please



Someone hit me with a BIG stick.  I'm actually concidering NaNoWriMo again after I already said I wasn't going to do it this year.  Geez, I spent the whole month of November writing at work last year!

What the hell am I think.

I'm such a masochist.  And, no!  I don't need comments from the peanut gallery on that.

Shoot me now.

I blame you acrazymadwriter 

Next Week

Greetings All,

I am taking three extra days off next week, the university is kind enough to give us two so that makes 5 days off. Woo Hoo!!!

I've been planning on this for months. Someone asked me if I was taking the time off to write. That's not what I had originally planned on doing with it, but it is what I am going to do with it.

It would be so neat to get this book finished next week! While I am having a lot of fun, I don't think I could do this as a full-time job. I mean, I have had jobs writing, but not like this. This is a different can of worms. Kuddoes go out to all the professional novel writers out there. Not me man.

So if anyone is off next week from Mon-Wed and wants to get together for lunch or to have a writing session (cough, cough, leighcourtesanand alvonia) , just let me know, I'm up for it.

I  hope to be out on the water the rest of the week.  It's fishing time.  Keep your fingers crossed for good weather.  We're probably only going to be making day trips.  I don't think the camp is in any better shape then it was last year when we decided to not go (not our camp).
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Well, I finally broke 10,000 words yesterday. 10,275 to be exact. I figure at this rate, I have to write 2000 words a day to finish by the 30th.

Thanks to leighcourtesan for convincing me to stay at the NaNo write-in yesterday. I don't think I would have gotten that much done without that. I just don't do crowded and I can't sit that close to folks I don't know and work. It bothers me too much. Yes, I know, my Monk is showing.

I'm going to make a post sometime soon on the latest written instalment, but I need to fluff it out some more. Things just seem too abrupt. I told hubby I was going to work on that section some more and he's all like: this isn't supposed to be a finished product right now. You just need to keep on writing and get the story written down. You can go back and fix it later.

He's right, and I'm not going to fix it for perfection, I just REALLY need to make it flow better. Just like some things REALLY need to be in straight lines. Damn, OCD.

I'm really pleased with what got written yesterday. The characters and story are really starting to take on a life of their own. I have a lot of background for this world, maps made, characters made, and some short stories. It is really cool when I have that to pull on and incorporate, which is what happened yesterday. This whole short story I had written about my Asaro character got brought up and became "story" and it was just really neat to have that back story to pull from.

In the evolution of things, that particular short story was originally an Amber diary entry for one of my characters. Then I expanded on it and used it for a short story writing class in college. Then I used it as a starting point to start building a world to write in. I had gotten stuck in the rut of writing Amber fanfic and decided if I was ever going to really start writing something besides fanfic, I need to have my own world and my own story.

LOL, but I suck so bad at creating characters, the only way I could do it was to break it down in gaming terms, so I built a whole bunch of BESM (Big Eyes Small Mouth) characters and set up a PBEM (Play by Email) game based loosely on the BESM and Amber systems to create ideas for the world and get some player interaction. As I said in my opening post to them: Stories generated will be shameless re-used in other writing endeavors.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

The Stars Speak to me Today

 Does this mean  I should spend the day writing at work again?

Pisces Horoscope

 (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

You are swimming in your own element now as the watery Scorpio New Moon activates your dreams of adventure. Foreign lands and distant galaxies are yours, for you can close your eyes and go anywhere you wish. Enjoy this inner journey now, even if others try to restrain you. The rewards you gain from entertaining your fantasies today can prove valuable later on.