Archive for November, 2005
So, less than two hours ago I was berating Jen about writing her next novel for Nanowrimo.
So, somewhere along this path in the last one hundred and twenty minutes I decided that I’m going to participate again this year. What did it you may ask? I was taking the cat shit out to the trash can and low and behold I have plot ideas streaming out of my brain, all of which elude me at the moment. (One just found its way back to me.. its about a hypersomniac crime fighter that requires Starbucks coffee to stay awake, when he runs out he has to get more somehow, oftentimes pasting himself to the local Starbucks’s door with a Starbucks Card for the barista to fill his next drink up when they reopen in the morning. All hypercomedy style, so I can get away with long incoherent rants. (hey if you can’t get away from your flaws, make them part of the plot!) Yeah I’ll decide on that sometime soon.)
So I’ll need to average 1666.66 words per day.. wheee!
An this year I won’t have FedUp Kink copy-hell, or bull shit election-hell, or I’m going to Canada pleasure for relief from election-hell to deal with. I’ll just have Banana hurricane hell, so all-in-all it’ll be about even.
Chris Baty is a Genious. Nanowrimo isn’t anything horribly complex, it just is psychologically an extremely interesting mix. It takes all the good of peer pressure, the structure of procrastination, a time limit, a doable but tough goal, combined with just enough insanity..
But, it is at a horrible time. Whoever though that November was a good month to write a 50,000 word novel apparently has never lived my live. Without going ad nasuem into all the reasons her are just a few:
- Academic terms are right near their end. For any variety of student we’re already under a much larger workload than normal.
- Thanksgiving takes time out for all that family stuff.
- Hurricane season lasts through this month. In any case those of us unfortunate enough to work in an industry affected by hurricanes will be cleaning up the paperwork for the next three months, the bulk of which is really hitting the fan right now.
- Its the start of dark dreary cool weather, I want to be outside!
So here is what I’m going to do. I’m going to pick up the month of Nanowrimo and move it February. I’ve always thought February was a rather boring month and nearly a perfect fit. You’re not working off the hangover from New Years, and you’re not yet in the school crunch, and the fucking hurricanes have disappeared almost out of your memory. (only to be revisited by dinner in March to recognize for the efforts around the hurricanes that started in June (yeah Banana land is timely.))
So February, will be NaNiNoWrimo!
So, I’m behind in my school work, generally tired, and I’m working the bitch port that takes all my patience and then some, so what do I do? Same thing I did on May 19, 1999; Go see a premier of a movie slightly after midnight. Although this time I wasn’t 18 and watching my 15 year old sister while our father was out of town.
Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire is a good movie.
Now, I need to be sane and catch at least a couple of hours of sleep.