Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I fail at life, basically.

Well, it's the last day of November today!  And I have officially failed at NaNoWriMo!  Huzzah!

No, but seriously, I failed, and it kinda blows.  I got exactly 25,631 words in, and froze.  I was completely unable to think of a single thing to advance my story.  I got past the part with the man-eating pudding, and I had no idea what else to do.  It was seriously like all of the ideas had left my brain.  I had decently cool villains, a plot that was... plot-like.  I had a theme, and rising action, and a vague sense of what was going to happen at the end of the story.  But I was totally incapable of coming up with anything that could fill the space between where I was and where everything needed to end up.


And so basically I squandered the last two weeks of November trying to come up with something clever, and telling myself, "If I start tomorrow, I'll only have to write 5,000 words a day, and I'll finish right on time!"  Well, it's the 30th.  If I can write just under 25,000 words today, then all will be happy!  (Note: There was sarcasm there.  I can't write 25,000 words in a day.  Not even God could do that.  Well, okay, God could, but only if he tried really, really hard.  And I'm not even close to as cool as God.)

Anyway, I'm gonna try and finish up during December, just so that it isn't unfinished forever.  After that, there are some ideas I've been turning over in my head for longer than I care to admit to, and I think I'd like to work on them.

Let's see, what else is there to talk about?  The holidays are coming, and I can feel the stress building.  But Boyfriend's family is super fun, and we're doing Christmas with them this year, so it should be exciting!  Can't wait for the cousins and whatnot to get into town!  Retail during this time of year is ridiculous, but that's okay, I love money.

Idk, I have some funny stories, but I think I'm gonna save them for future blog posts.

You know what?  I apologize for having a blog about nothing so far.  This has to be pretty lame for the internet people who are reading this.  My bad, internetians.  I will strive to be more entertaining in the future.  Also, now that November is over, and classes end next freakin week, I'll strive to update with semi-regularity.  :-D

Well, I'm gonna shut up for a while now.  My kitchen is buried under a mound of recyclables and dirty dishes, I think I'm gonna go excavate it.  And pay rent!  Man, being an adult is hard.

Kay, so... bye now!

PS: Some people from real life were confused about the man-eating pudding when I posted about it on Facebook.  To clarify:





This is a man-eating pudding.  It is a pudding, eating men.  Not a man, eating pudding.  The difference is all in the hyphen.  I hope this helps.  Also, I do not know why the pudding has throbbing red veins.  I was going for pudding-y fat-rolls, but that is not what it came out looking like.  And I am not an artist by nature.  So this is probably as good as it is going to get, especially trying to draw with my wireless mouse.  Maybe if I practice my mouse-illustrating, I will get better.  Perhaps I will endeavor to practice drawing interesting things in the future.

PPS:  If the throbbing red veins bother you too much, pretend the pudding is garnished with pull-and-peel licorice.  Why anyone would do this is beyond me, but maybe it is better than vein-y pudding.  Or maybe pudding has licorice veins.  This requires further thought.  I'll get back to you on this one, internet.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

TWO WEEKS LATER!

 Tomorrow is November the 14th.  Officially two whole weeks into NaNoWriMo.  The day after tomorrow is the official half-way point of the month.


If I could write 1,000 words an hour between now and midnight, I'd be exactly where I meant to be.  Which is actually a couple thousand ahead of everyone else, because I planned on finishing by the 24th, so that I could not have to worry about writing on Black Friday and Thanksgiving.

This may yet happen!  I will be writing pretty heavy-duty extra for the next few days, but it is totally possible that I will succeed in finishing by the 24th.

We shall see.

In other news, I have no idea what else to talk about.  I am exhausted today.  I just wanted to update like I promised I would.  A week late. 

...My bad, internets.

Oh, also?  Idk.

Peace, love, etc.