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But I have been BUSY!
It’s NaNo season, which around here means I’m trying to keep order at meets, frantically trying to confirm events with venues, bemoaning how they keep losing our reservation, and spending my work days overcaffinated. Also, writing. I have to do that somewhere in there. At least I’m on track with my goals and the story is even starting to turn into something I kind of like. It’s not proceeding exactly as I planned (what story ever does?), but I like some of the twists that it’s taking. Lots to consider for the re-write.
NaNo is a different energy every year, and I’m still trying to figure out this year’s energy. Personally, it’s been a year of fits and starts – I started my new job on November 5 so I spent the first four days getting my word count to 25K. It’s a good thing that I did, because apparently working for 8 hours a day is something I am no longer used to. But I think it’s going well. My Project Engineer advised me to “sparkle”. I think I can do that… where’s my glitter?
Seriously, the new job seems like a good move so far. I’m learning a lot already, mostly about the specifics of the project and the team, and it’s a very exciting project to be involved with. Fraught with challenges of the non-technical sort, of course, which is not something I’m necessarily good at solving, but I’ve done it before./ I’ll be working under a Senior Project Engineer and the Project Manager, and they both seem very reasonable to work with. A lot like people I’ve worked with before, so I feel like I already know what they expect of me. Right now, I’m still getting my feet wet and learning all that I can. I get to meet the client next week! Should be fun.
Anyway, you can sort of see how I’ve been busy. Busy and tired. And I apologize for not checking in here more regularly. I wasn’t foolish enough to try the Epic Month of Blog posts in addition to NaNo and MLing. I think the idea is really cool (write a blog post a day during the month of November), but I did something like it in April along with Script Frenzy, and it was too much. So you’ll have to live with the little bit of me that you have here!
I promise to try and find some time next week to come back here and update you all. I’m hoping that I won’t/shouldn’t be quite as worn out by the day job, now that I’m starting to get used to using my brain again!