Still working on Falling Star, my NaNo project.  Probably will continue to for this week at least.  Wrote 2000 words yesterday and 1300 tonight.  That brings the grand total to 38,400.  Not bad for a months work, even if it is a messy heap.  Unfortunately, my schedule has firmly swung to nights.  I’ll have to squeeze out my words during the day tomorrow due to disc.

The fall season is almost over.  Tomorrow is our last regular season game.  Next week we’ll have one pool game during the week and wrap it all up on the 9th.  We have two losses thus far and many close wins.  Getting to finals will require a lot of work.  Disc this afternoon was good, as Wednesday disc usually is.  Today was our first really pretty cool day, and windy too.  I’ll probably close the last window tonight, that being the one in our bedroom.  But disc in the wind, when nothing is on the line, is ridiculous and fun.  Just try throwing a frisbee into a good gust of  wind a few times and see if you agree.

The 9th is also the date of Martha’s Christmas party.  We might go late if we’re not totally worn out.  And hey, I might go already tipsy.  …that can’t be a good thing…

The apartment is finally in passable shape.  Laundry and dishes tomorrow, stuck in between writing.  Oh, and putting up my outside lights.  Stuff that gets me out of the back room.

Now for some reading.  Reading is good.

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I’m not going to finish NaNo.  I hit 35K and then the holiday happened.  But, I’m going to continue working on Falling Star until the month of November is up.  There’s still a few things I want to play with before I take a look at Divine Fire again.  At least I think that’s the plan.

In the land of diet and exercise, there’s been too much of the one and not enough of the other.  It will be nice to get back to something resembling a normal schedule. 

But of course, I started putting up my Christmas tree yesterday.  I still have Halloween decorations up.

And it’s doubtful that I’ll achieve my reading goal for the year either.  I have six books left to read and slightly over a month left.  But, the goal got me finishing more books than usual.  I don’t know when was the last time I read over 22 books in a year.  It wasn’t since I’ve lived in Tempe, I know that much.

Today, one last dinner with the in-laws before Eric’s parents and Aunt Kathy head back to Nebraska.

The more I write for NaNo, the less inclined I am to update here.  Just too busy.  Today’s writing consisted of some rewrite.  With crossed out bits left in.

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31,005 / 50,000
(62.0%)

Since last I updated:

DiscObedience lost a second game.  There’s been so much zone being played this season that it’s almost ridiculous.  I’d say it works, but you know, man defense might work to if anyone played it.  I’ve found that it’s very hard to go from playing zone O to being on defense.  Zone O, as a handler, is slow with a grave need for calm.  It’s hard to switch on the ferocity after that.  I guess that’s something I should remember when we throw zone too.

The party for Magda on Friday was nice, but something upset my stomach terribly.  I think I’m still feeling the effects.

Despite my worry, the trip to San Diego went well.  Except for forgetting all kinds of minor things.  And being pulled over by the highway patrol (let go with only a warning).  And nearly running out of gas on the way back (the yellow Shell station sign might have been the light of Gawd shining down).  And me being quite sick, and Eric injuring his pinky toe.  But nothing went absolutely, terribly wrong.  We played lots of frisbee on the beach with Chris, went to see Casino Royale (very good) in a really neat mall, and generally hung out.  It was lovely and relaxing.  And reaffirming that one day I when I’m filthy rich I’ll live on a beach.

Tomorrow, Eric’s parents arrive. 

If only there was another week to this month…

Caught up on NaNo.  Woot!  Eric’s actually thinking about this as being a possible book.  Silly boy.  It’s even been given a name: Falling Star.  I’m happier thinking of it as not-a-book, but whatever.

A car has been rented and a hotel room reserved for this weekend.  Technically we’ll be in Coronado, which I’ve heard is nice.

New problem with me playing disc.  It seems the nubs I get in the palms of my hands are causing some bruising and inflammation.  It doesn’t hurt when I catch, but when I let go of a forehand throw there’s a certain amount of spreading that goes on in the palm of my hand.  That hurts.  Sharp, ripping pain.  So I taped it up and had no further problem.  What am I going to be like when I’m actually old.  I shudder to think.

I could get more writing done, but reading sounds more relaxing.

Over the weekend, I wrote 2000 words on Saturday and then took Sunday off.  Perhaps a silly thing to do considering all the upcoming events, but when I sat down on Sunday, I just couldn’t make myself write.  Happens sometimes.  Today I’ve done 2000 and I have intention of working tonight.  As it stands right now, NaNo Progress:

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20,051 / 50,000
(40.1%)

Got laundry done, and the apartment almost has a semblance of order.  Just in time for us to head off to San Diego.  How peripatetic of us.  I’m slowly feeling better.  I need to go running tomorrow.  I’ve pretty much hit my goal weight.  Now it will be a matter of maintaining it.  I just bought new jeans.  It would be nice if they stay comfortable for a while at least.

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11,515 / 50,000
(23.0%)

Done a little earlier and with fewer words added tonight. It was tough getting started today. And then tough continuing after disc.

Now a shower and reading.

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9,013 / 50,000
(18.0%)

Slooowly catching up on the NaNo.  Unfortunately for the word count, but in every other way, we’re going to go see Chris in San Diego on the 18th &19th.  There’s a party for Magda on the 17th, and Eric’s parents and Aunt Kathy will be visiting the 21st through the 27th.  So, it’s likely I might get caught up in time to get behind again.

Yes, I voted.  Last week in fact by early ballot.  So does this mean the ugly banners on the corners will make way for the Christmas tree stands, my mailbox will no longer be filled with the remains of dread trees, and I will get 99% few phone calls in a day since no one will want to know my thoughts?  Good…

Despite a minor case of con crud, I did go for a run today.  4.8 miles.  Felt good while I was doing it, but has left me pretty tired.  Time to take a book to bed.  I’m currently reading Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park.  Ellis completely walks the line between compelling and utterly boring.  An amazing feat.