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Well there went that plan

Without the capacity to provide its own information, the mind drifts into randomness.-Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Nope, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth. 🙂 Life isn’t that easy on the living… at least from what I’ve seen. And it sure can fuck up the best of plans. Not that mine were all that great, but I did have hope for them.

Oh well.

So aside from death not much has been occupying my time of late. Funny how someone you haven’t really talked to in years can have that effect on you. Made all the more sad in light of the fact that there are members of that family who say one thing, but don’t bother trying to get in touch.

I supposed I should be the grown up and get in touch with them, but in all honesty… why would I?

Meh. I hate adult thinking. It gets me into trouble more often than not.

So needless to say I didn’t get started on NaNo, and while I could probably make up the time I don’t like rushing stories. Not like this. Not when my head is somewhere else. And I think it will wait until next year or maybe later this winter. We’ll see.

Right now…

Right now I’m having trouble just coming up with a present for Lyo. Can someone tell me why men are soo damn hard to shop for?!? ~sighs~ So back into the fray I go. To find a present that will likely never get used. 😛

Here’s to writing in November!

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It is nice being missed. 🙂 But gods I wish there wasn’t so much work when I get back. However I did manage to get caught up in one office. Now all that is left is the other two. >_<

I’m getting geared up for NaNo this year. And I’m pretty sure I can make the 50,000 word goal before things get too…weird. 😉 Of course there is an anniversary coming up. Then the Holiday that is near and dear to my heart (hey any Holiday where gluttony is a good thing is a favorite in my book). Then the season of frozen hell where I’m bus bound again. ~sighs~

Typical winter.

At least I hope so.

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.-Benjamin Disraeli

 

Sometimes the news is a very hard thing to escape from. 😦 And it seems these days that it is even harder to get any information out of it at all. This is why I like reading newspapers, magazines, blogs, or any other type of written news rather than watching it. The information makes more sense to me rather than trying to sift through spoken words that may or may not have the intended meaning of the speaker.

It is also a lot harder to get lost in the moment of news when you have to wait for the written version instead of the spoken one. You don’t get up to date numbers or the endless gaps where the reporter has to repeat what they have been saying for the last 10 minutes until something new comes to light. At least not the same ‘up to date’.

I’ve had a fascination for the written word ever since my Grandmother and I read Anne of Green Gables together. At the time words didn’t make sense to me. My spelling, writing, and reading skills were barely good enough to let me move from one grade to another. The words just didn’t make sense. They didn’t sound like how they were written and to a kid already struggling it was one more frustration I wasn’t going to deal with. But- my Grandmother taught me differently. There were worlds beyond this one more real in those words than the one I was living in.

So here I am again bitten by the Writing Bug and trying to be a little more…prepared…for this next attempt at writing a story like I’ve always wanted to do. And it amazes me that the world I’m creating with words is becoming a bit more real day by day. I can see the landscapes and people in it just as if I was dreaming or calling up a memory. And to be honest it can be a little creepy at times, but then again I  find real life to be a bit creepy at times so it is comfortable there. 😀

The funny thing is-
I haven’t written a word yet. I’m in the designing phase of this work, but it still seems more real to me than my last attempt at NaNo. I may even decide to go ahead with writing the rough draft before next NaNo begins. Though I’m not sure. I like having the extra motivation that NaNo provides. 😀 And I do like wining.

So we’ll see.

 

Wait a minute….

I’m not sure how, but somewhere between the Thing, NaNoWriMo, and getting the flu (which I still have) November seems to have disappeared. ~sighs~ So time for a quick update. 😀

1. The Thing (aka the Wedding) went well. Only 10 people about of the 60 or so that were invited showed up so I can’t say it was the biggest party of the year, but good enough. 🙂 However it also introduced my Mate and I to the fly via his Sister. Oh well, families do share things right? 😛

2. NaNo came and NaNo went. I started out well and made it nearly to the end, but alas it was not to be. The flu struck hard the 3rd week of November and I never recovered in time to finish the contest. 😦 But I did meet a few new people online and hopefully in person soon so there is that. 🙂 And as Ophelia said- considering the month…I’m good with what I got.

3. And the flu. It is now working on its 3rd/4th week with me and a week longer with my Mate. Gotta say that this is the longest I’ve taken to get over the flu since I stopped getting the shot.

 

So that has been the Month Past. The Month Now is going to be a bit slower…I hope. I plan on finishing up the Japanese part of my research and maybe start with China before New Years comes around. We’ll see though.

I still have to go up to the Social Security office, down to DMV, have my follow-up with my surgeon, visit Dad before the holidays, and attend a few Christmas parties.

Maybe I can rest in January. 😛

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