A month back, I mentioned that I was participating in NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month – this year. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month.
I got less than halfway – 22,089 words. Now I have reasons: I got a late start, my insomnia went insane, our rat Margaret developed a tumor and had to have surgery (she’s doing well). And so on.
I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t do better, but regardless I am happy that I have a good set of characters and an interesting plot (I think) and I intend to continue writing this story. (Among other things, I bet Eric that I could write a book by the end of the year.)
This is why I’m not all that excited about the talent changes in the Mists of Pandaria expansion. Given the way I play, these are my choices, for every character from here on out.
Now admittedly I don’t vary my talent choices much right now, but at least I think about it sometimes.
I woke up this morning with the intense desire to own a monitor lizard. This happens to me more often than you might think.
Problem is, owning a monitor isn’t like owning a puppy or a kitten. If you don’t know what you’re doing, the animal dies. (Admittedly that can be true with puppies and kittens, too. But because they are domesticated and so much more deeply embedded in our culture, it’s a lot harder. But the vast majority of pet reptiles don’t make it past their first year.)
I don’t like to kill animals. Especially not because I screwed up.
I’ve just posted a long-delayed update to Warcraft Mounts. A huge, huge thanks to everyone who wrote to ask me if there was a problem and what you could do to help. I really appreciate your thoughts and I’m sorry I couldn’t respond to all of you.
So, what was updated tonight?
So. I appear to be participating in NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month – this year.
The basic idea behind NaNoWriMo is to write a 50k word novel during the month of November. Because so many people participate, it’s a great way to keep your enthusiasm up for at least an entire 30 days – which is actually plenty of time to get a (very rough) first draft done.
… Or so I am told. I’ve never managed it myself. Which is why I’m participating this year.