If we were having coffee, I’d probably be doing my level best to drag the conversation out for as long as possible. There’s about a foot of grading in the car, and I didn’t assign any of it and I don’t know what any of it is, so you can probably imagine how excited I am about getting to it as soon as possible.
It’s been a busy few days. We had friends over for dinner Thursday, which meant that I spent the entire day cleaning and prepping and cooking for seven. One of the extra four was another four-year-old, my son’s best friend, and they spent the evening carefully tearing apart my nice clean house, so I’m glad I made sure the place was spotless. We had dinner at my in-laws’ Friday night, and yesterday we went to the zoo and then had dinner over at my parents’ place. What this means is that I haven’t touched Sunlight in a few days. Now, I’m not officially doing NaNoWriMo, so there’s no actual notion of being “behind” to work with here, but I would like to get a lot more writing done in this upcoming week than I did in the previous one.
Also, I managed to get through the week with a minimum of panic-attack related stress. I’m pretty sure I actually pushed one away at one point, too. Which is all good.
I’m pretty sure NaNo would be impossible this month anyway. We’re doing Thanksgiving twice; one of my best friends will be in town all next weekend for the first one, and I’ll be in Indianapolis at a conference the weekend after normal Thanksgiving. There is no earthly way I’m going to get any writing done in Indianapolis. It’s not even worth considering. So that’s at least three if not six days I’m already down. If I end the month halfway through the manuscript (currently targeted at 75K words) I’ll be happy. I should finish up the first major section today at right around the 25% mark, so that’s all good.
You are, hopefully, also playing Fallout 4, so that we might discuss that for a moment too. I’m enjoying the hell out of it although I don’t expect to have a lot of time for it the next few weeks.
The job front is … well, about the same. More on that next week, maybe.
Also, I’ve decided I’m done with Force Awakens footage until I see the movie. I’m not trying to put myself on a spoiler blackout or anything, I just feel like I know enough. I’m still not convinced it’s going to be appropriate for my son, which is kind of disappointing, but I’d love to be wrong.
Love to be wrong.