Monthly Archives: November 2005

Writing: None yet. (None yesterday.)

Exercise: Wednesday disc. I had a pretty good day. I don’t remember throwing anything away and only one questionable throw. And I actually had a few touches too. It wasn’t like I had two throws and one of them was good. Also, two runs for scores. (Nothing yesterday.)

Food: Yogurt, granola bar, pizza slice, thus far. (Yesterday was an odd conglomeration of things: cereal, cashews, chocolate, granola bar, and chicken and dumpling soup.)

Fun: Neopets today. (LOTS of EQ yesterday.)

Other: Did most of the dishes yesterday, and I’ve been working on the whole Christmas gift situation.

I wasn’t feeling too well yesterday. I’m in the final day or so of PMS. Which explains the good frisbee day. My Amazon.com packages arrived, so it’s like early Christmas around here. I think I’ll watch some movies, do some more dishes, play some more EverQuest. I should probably talk about work tonight with Eric too. Briefly.

Type “[Insert your name here] needs” into Google and post the first 10 relevant results.

1. Katherine will need to file a fictitious name statement.

2. Katherine needs to ensure that we are on pace with SWE.

3. We feel Katherine will need a full-time paraeducator to be able to function in this new environment.

4. Martin says Katherine needs him now.

5. Katherine needs her awkward shadow-self in order to scintillate.

6. I think that Katherine needs a visit to the Bunny Planet. <– My favorite

7. Now Lake Katherine needs your help.

8. Katherine needs to get a resale permit from the California State Board.

9. Katherine needs healing.

10. Catherine needs many things to grow.

Writing:
Did a minor writing practice.

Exercise:
Arm weights and those quickness-increasing exercises. Those always make my butt feel like I actually did something.

Food:
Two pieces of pizza, some chocolate, coffee beverage.

Other:
Tidied and vacuumed.

Fun:
Too. Much. EverQuest. I spent the entire afternoon in the Lavastorm Mountains. Little bit of Neopets too.

We’re having burgers for dinner, and other than that I have no idea what Eric intends to do with the evening. I’d love to go shopping, but I have nothing to shop for. I’d love to go to the movies, but there’s nothing that I want to see.

I’m taking the rest of the month off. Yay! I need a break, dammit.

Writing:
None today.

Exercise:
Chris came over to game, so we took a frisbee break. Got some running in as well as some work on my into-the-wind forehand throws.

Food:
Cheese sandwich, mini-box of Nerds, some cashews, three slices of pizza, coffee beverage. Many carbs… Thinking about pouring me a vodka seltzer.

Other:
Ordered my brother’s Christmas presents. Organized Christmas card list and made a very partial list of books we’ve bought the lil’uns.

Fun:
Gamed a bunch. It was good. 🙂

1500 words and the Christmas tree is up and mostly decorated. Otherwise the apartment, like the book, is a mess.

PMSing.

Very much looking forward to disc tomorrow and then the four day weekend.

So, NaNo is kaput. I just couldn’t get myself working on it over the weekend. I fell into a bit of melancholy Friday and it lingered. What we did do over the weekend was get a new GURPS campaign going, just me and Eric. I hope it will last a while. I’m excited. I believe Eric is excited. It’s been a while since we’ve had an every weekend campaign. I guess gaming might seem trivial in light of writing, but it’s an absence that’s really been felt lately.

And then there is the rewrite factor. Layers added. Bits subtracted. We don’t do a ‘first’ draft, getting an inferior version of the story down, quick and dirty. We don’t outline, blocking out a story and making all of it fit the structure. We write and the first scenes, the first 20K, gets Eric thinking about how we’ve started, where it’s going, what the story will need. And then the changes start. Everything already written is fair game. It’s scary. It’s its own brand of messy.

Well, at least that’s how the last book was, and so far this one. *shrug*

What I want to continue doing is writing with some discipline, a good number of words per day. I’ve started a new way of logging things that need to be changed. I write them on 3x5s and sort through what needs to be done. Toss those cards when the changes are done. We’ll see how long that works.

So. I’ve done 500 words today, and I need to do some chapter juggling and then see where I get writing.
I got rid of the Halloween decor and put up some Christmas stuff. (I want a new tree!) I need to do the two loads of laundry that have been sitting since…well, too long.
That’s the plan from now until Eric gets home.

Edit: Chapters juggled, scene chopped. I’m now at -585 words for the day. Yay!

I’m going through post-league withdrawal. It’s never long enough. Eric and I are thinking about captaining next season. We’ll see.

But today, feeling *very* anti-social.

Behind on NaNo, surprise, surprise. We’ve decided that it’s better to get 30K of relatively clean words. Today, I know what I have to do, but I doubt my skill at actually getting it done. And I’m lazy. I wish it were done and I could leisurely do some apartment cleaning and play a little EQ. But no. I really should get to work.

Edit: Eric just called. His advice: “You have Red Bull, you can do it.” Fewer true word have been uttered.