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Twas the night before Halloween

. . . and I just realized that I can't go trick-or-treating with my daughter this year, since I'll be in class. Aarrgh!

This week has been very odd. I wound up spending a lot more time working on my composition papers and preparing for the debate we're going to be having in class than I thought I would. Between that and the stuff I've been doing at work, I've just been burnt out as far as getting any writing done on my novels. I've written a few sentences here, a few paragraphs there, but nothing substantial.

Did manage to unearth my desk from all the stuff that had built up on it while we were redecorating when my folks were here. Still have a lot of stuff that needs to be consolidated and transfered onto a computer or a jump drive, but at least I have some semblance of order on the flat surfaces and most all the papers are filed. I'm going to extricate my laptop out of the living room and move it back into my desk. I seem to do much better at being consistent with my writing when I'm sitting at the desk and not distracted by the comfortable couch or the TV in there. It's an all right place for web surfing or answering e-mail, but beyond that, forget it.

(Also, one of my distractors has been the fact that TCM is running a series of Alfred Hitchcock movies this week, which has been drawing my attention into the TV. I'm a huge fan of his work. I think his movies with Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant were phenominal. North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, Rear Window, Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much are some of my favorites, plus his horror movies (Psycho, the Birds) were really creepy, not only the first time I saw them, but all the other times I've seen them. The man knew how to spin a yarn.)

I had a pleasant surprise this week. One of the members of the Absolute Write forums is Petrea Burchard. I thought her name sounded familiar, so I dropped her a PM and found out my memory isn't as bad as I claim it is (just almost). For the non-otaku who may be reading this, she's the American Voice Actress for Ryoko from the Tenchi Muyo anime series. She's also done a lot of voice acting for American and other anime series as well as being an author. I've really enjoyed her work as a voice actress. I'm going to have to track down some of her work here in the future.

Anyway, I did manage to get some writing in this evening. Between editing the little bit I did earlier this week and the new stuff from tonight, I added another 1172 words to Harbinger. That puts me roughly halfway through Chapter 30.

Current Harbinger status:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
128,032 / 140,000
(91.5%)

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