The Ninety-Ninth Post: The One Where I Finally Bid Adieu To The Olympics…

Right now, I’m watching the gold medal game between Spain and USA (don’t spoil it for me) and with that, I will have finally gotten all my Olympics coverage done and out of the way. I am seriously considering getting another DVR for the Winter Games just so that I don’t miss anything this time. It’s going to be nice if I can swing it – but since we have this cable provider, I am a little dubious about whether or not I can pull it off. We’ll see. It would be nice to have a second recording device just so that I can’t miss some shows because of software issues in the device I’m using.

Anyhow, I did some writing on the novel yesterday and lo and behold, I might have to re-write a couple of paragraphs in the following chapter. I know I am going to have to do rewrites anyways, but in the chapter that might have to be re-written I have some great lines for Anya – who is beginning to eclipse the main character Rhona. Now, I know that some of you are going to say ‘Just make Anya the main character‘ and that’s one tack to take, but that’s going to take even more re-writing and that is a joy I would rather not take. More than likely the best bet is going to be to let the editor hash it out and see if there is a way to let Rhona take a more prominent role in a couple of chapters. While my goal is to keep the word count fewer than 70K, I can live with a 75K or even 80K at the very most. Anything above that and I’m going to have to do some deep cuts, but I don’t think that should be a problem.

Of course, the bigger news is that Borderlands 2 is going to be released in a couple of weeks! I was able to finance the pre-order and I got the two days off from work. I’m letting you all know this because there’s going to be a day in which my blog posting may consist of nothing more than ‘Playing Borderlands 2.’ So, don’t think I’ve lost my mind and am prancing about in a tutu for a couple of days. Monday, I’m going to spend the whole day writing something so that I can spend Tuesday shooting
something in the face several times. I also need to get Halo 4 pre-ordered, I’ve been dithering about that and I should get that taken care of the next time I’m paid. The only big disappointment this year was Bioshock: Infinite being delayed, but if they say that the game wasn’t ready, I am willing to wait. Bioshock and Bioshock 2 are two of the best games out there. These two great games that explain the underlying philosophy and the perils of Objectivism without getting wordy while demonstrating the ability of video games to effectively tell a story.

Well, speaking of enduring torture – I need to get ready for work.

Hope y’all have a good day.


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