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Novels and classwork

I figured I wanted to get November off on the right foot, so I jumped on Harbinger tonight after we got back from dinner. Nothing like Spicy California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls and Yellowtail Rolls to get the creative juices flowing. (yum)

I'm going to have to spend some time Wed/Thur/Fri getting ready for class Saturday morning. We need to finish getting our debate for class coordinated as well as actually having a draft of my third essay ready (especially since I blew off the first two drafts). I don't think Mr. Mandes would be that understanding if I didn't have my work done three weeks in a row. I'm hoping I'll be able to work in Harbinger writing before I go to bed, but since I'm doing the closing argument for our debate, I probably ought to make certain I have that practiced up just a bit.

At the weekly staff meeting today, the programmers spent 99% of the meeting arguing over issues with the system and how developers were spending more time trying to do maintenance on the system instead of creating the next version. Let's just say, the tech writer could have skipped the meeting and no one would have noticed. The only good thing about the meeting today (besides the fact I didn't fall asleep and start snoring) was I came up with nine S.C.E. ideas. I was working on my "pitch" technique for the "Writing for TV and Radio" class I'm taking, trying to come up with a two to seven word phrase that would convey the concept. If I didn't know kradical was so busy, I'd bounce some of them off of him (softly, of course) to see if any struck his fancy and see if he wanted me to develop them further into actual proposals. I'll let them percolate a little bit and then come back to them in a week or so to see if I still like them or if they were just delusions from the meeting boredom.

I revisited my basic outline for Harbinger tonight and realized the idea I had for the next chapter had been OBE'd by what I wrote in Chapter Thirty. (OBE - Overcome by events, for you non-acronym speakers out there.) So, I just skipped ahead to the next idea on the outline and did a quick recap to explain the events between the end of Thirty and the beginning of Thirty-One. When all was said and done, I hit 1,191 words, which would put me behind schedule for NaNoWriMo, but still a good night of typing for me. So, by skipping the chapter in the outline, I'm down to four chapters, counting the one I'm working on right now.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Now, whether that's the exit or the onrushing train, I'm not certain . . . yet.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Current Harbinger status:
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130,976 / 140,000

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