Friday, December 3, 2010

NaNo NoNo

For me, National Novel Writing Month... wasn't. November became the month of Oh No rather than NaNo thanks to a head cold (mine), a migraine (mine), a bad asthma attack (M's), a head cold (M's), renovations to my family room (new carpet, new furniture, new paint) and the kids' bathroom (new flooring, new tub, new shower, new everything) still ongoing, Thanksgiving, a head cold (R's)...

Yeah. Everything BUT writing happened last month. Eh. It happens, but when it does it's frustrating from a writing perspective. I'm used to seeing between 20 and 30k done in a month, and I didn't even break my  low end number. I have two more weeks before my mother in law comes to visit for the holidays; I'm hoping to bang out around 15k before that happens. Jeff and Fenris WILL get done. Oh yes. They will.

On the flip side, I did manage to get stuff back from my beta readers on Artistic Visions. I've changed its status to Submitted, but the truth is I'm turning it in this morning. Finished the synopsis last night, but couldn't hit the send button due to... you guessed it.

A head cold. Poor R is vomiting and sickly and blech. He's been out of school three days now, but at least today he sounds a little better even if he did hurl again this morning.

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Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford