Bah, I really wanted to write a non-IWSG post this month. I even tossed some ideas around in my head…during the commute to and from work, when I couldn’t do anything about it.
Well, anyway, I actually finished the draft I was working on about mid-month, giving me some time to play around with a new fanfic (which I didn’t come even close to finishing) as well as time to do some prep for NaNo.
I’m pretty confident that I’d have super-duper no problem finishing this year’s NaNo novel if I had no other demands on my time. But I have a presentation and a paper to prepare (and as of this pre-writing, on Oct. 30, I’ve only had my main source for 24 hours, and have read about five pages of it, max), plus the museum where I work will be decorating for Christmas, which will likely take away the majority of a day when I’d normally be free to write (probably two or three, actually, as I’m going to need at least a day to pull all the toys that will go on display, plus I’m supervising a display case we always fill at a local library for the holiday season), and as Christmas season approaches I’ll have to be working more days as we get more busy at work. So…yeah, life is going to do its best to throw a wrench in my writing plans.
Maybe there’ll be a freak snowstorm and I won’t be able to go to work for a week. That’d help me keep caught up on NaNo and my class work. Might kind of suck otherwise, though…
(Also, I am totally creeped out beyond anything any Halloween-related movie is likely to do. Not ten minutes ago, a mosquito landed on my computer. Inside my bedroom. This is all kinds of wrong, and has left me compulsively scratching all over myself as if it’s already bitten me everywhere (despite that most of me is covered with cloth). How did it get in my house? How did it get in my bedroom when I always keep the door shut? How is it even alive? I know it was unseasonably warm today (70+ degrees Fahrenheit), but earlier this month we had nights that were down below 40; it should have died of cold. Even worse, I didn’t wanna squash it on my computer, and so it got away, and now I don’t know where it is…)