The Two Hundred and Fifty-Second Post: The One Where I Fight a Dangerous Habit…

OK – when I feel that a novel is starting to go off the rails, I stop it and go on to something else. I go on to something else because everything isn’t coming together right at that point, so there is no need to spin my wheels as it were. Well, that would be all well and good, except that the project that going awry is the Nanonovel. The one that I am trying to get to 50K by the end of the month and it’s not going as planned. So, now I’m just trying to get along with it, but honestly, I can feel the call of other projects (sounds like a concert in my head with all the projects I have) – particularly my horror works. I’m just going to have to tough this out and see if I can get to at least 50K and then set it aside and work on it after I have gotten some distance and a better outline. Oddly enough, the whole thing is coming apart about where the current outline ends. Hmm…

Anyways, Thanksgiving is almost here and I’ve got to get everything together. Since it’s pizza, this might be the cheapest dinner to date. Seriously, I am going to cook some turkey meat (or chicken) and put it on a homemade pizza crust – stuffed of course – and bake it with pepperoni, cheese and maybe some ground beef. Spend the rest of the day watching football and maybe outlining something during the commercials. Yes, I don’t vacation very well when it comes to writing. Well, that and I am finally getting my feet under me as far as working projects go – thanks to the Chromebook. Seriously, the Chromebook has a great platform for office work (and writing) but it doesn’t have anything as far as games go – sorry Chrome, but the best game you have is Tetris. Granted, I like Tetris, it’s a great time waster – but I have it on my phone, so I don’t really need it on the Chromebook. Even better, I can set up multiple accounts, so I can separate horror from romance from fantasy from smut. In case you’re wondering – no, I am not getting anything from Google or Chrome for this…yet…. (hint)

With the vacation coming up, the only other plan I have after I am done writing for the day is to settle down and play the latest DLC from Bioshock: Infinite – which is still a game that I highly, highly recommend to everyone. This current DLC is supposed to take place in Rapture before the Fall – and I must admit that I bought the book that supposedly chronicles it, but I haven’t read all of it yet. I wish someone would put it out on an e-book format so I could take it with me. I’d do it, but I have a lot of better things to do than sit in front of a computer and type out someone else’s words.

So – with all of this said and working on my second cup of coffee, it’s time to put on my YouTube playlist… you know, the one I cannot play in front of my pastor and get working. I hope y’all have a good day, feel free to submit comments and thanks for reading.



Seething Apathy