Not Dead – Yet!

Long time no write…

Work has been amazingly hectic and I have spent the last two weeks sad that I do not get paid hourly.

I had to take a hiatus from NaNoWriMo (excerpt below) and spent the holiday weekend frantically pounding on the keyboard. I don’t have time to write about it right now, but it’s amazing how many writing ideas you can come up with when you’re trying to focus on a different one.

Related, it’s amazing how poor my typing skills have gotten the more I write. I am now misspelling more words than I spell correctly. It makes no sense.

Anyway, I’m now over 37k words as we head into the home stretch.

I even managed to squeeze in a bit of WoW and finally hit exalted with the Klaxxi after sitting at something like 20k/21k for almost two weeks.

My DK got exalted with the Tillers but is best friends with none of them. My farm looks so sad and pathetic. Continue reading

Too tired

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way” –E.L. Doctorow

So far I’ve managed to average at least 2k words a day.

Last night it was a bit slower after a rough day of work and I barely squeaked out 1670 words.

And then it was time for WoW.

Got all my cooking up to 600 and started collecting mats for the Master questline. Unfortunately, I was short by one mat for all the recipes I had to cook and was far too tired to do anything about it.

It will just have to wait. Like getting exalted with the Anglers. That should have happened last night, I’m one quest away. Continue reading

There be charts!

So at my work, we can cap our paid time off.

As in, if you let too much paid time build up they will stop giving it to you until you use some.

We dance a delicate line around that limit, making sure we don’t lose any time.

To assist me, I built a spreadsheet that calculates what my time bank looks like at any given time and is color-coded to warn me when action is needed.

My supervisor emailed me to notify me that I was getting close. If the employees don’t take time off, our management gets yelled at for not managing us properly.

I responded not to worry, I already had time requested and approved off and would be good, per my colorful spreadsheet, until February.

Her response? Continue reading

Proof of Insanity

Maybe I was dropped on my head as a child.

Repeatedly.

Because, hey, I’m already overwhelmed with work and feeling hopeless with dailies.

Why not add more stress?

That’s right, today is November 1st.

Today is the start of National Novel Writing Month.

I toyed with the idea back in January, was planning on doing some preparation, and sort of forgot that November starts after October. Continue reading