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In all the years I have done NaNoWriMo--six officially, plus that seventh year unofficially--I have NEVER been ahead this far in the game. I am typically struggling. I think I have officially written more now than I did last year. I've been putting things off--even homework stuff--and making NaNo my number one priority. I don't like doing that, but it is also my one thing that I am doggedly trying to get done this year, and early. I am going to the Redondo Beach write-a-thon *fingers crossed, if I can get a ride* in LA, and want to finish there, or by there. That's this Saturday. I need to average 4,000 words a day to get there. I can get this done. I have enough characters to play with right now.

I have hit that dull point in my story, sadly. That point where all the characters are sounding alike and they are getting a bit whiny. I need to have something to actually happen. There will be some fun mixing of a pair of ex's coming up soon. One's a witch and one's a werewolf, and he wasn't a werewolf when he was dating here. I did go into flying by the seat of my pants again. I haven't hit all the plot points I have wanted to yet. I'm not even sure what the end game is. Maybe it will not identify itself before I get out of the 50k. What I plan to do is after I write this, to read it, and make notes on it and expand and work it out. Cut and expand. My rough draft has just been about me getting it down in some form. It feels really tight to me. I remember reading the short story collection this novel is tied to and thinking how nervous my writing was. This shows me that I have indeed grown as a writer. It was really nice to see that.

Let's see. Other things that are going on. I am still working on getting my items sold on eBay for my fundraising, but I found that I need a copy of a letter from the OLL that says it's okay that I do that on eBay. Doh! Either I get the letter or not. If I don't, I am still putting the items up on eBay. :)

I have watched some good television lately. I have really become a big fan of Smallville of all things. This past episode, "Abandoned," really hit all the points for me. I loved how there were three storylines going on, where there was emotional development for each character. I think the show is hitting its stride. I hope it doesn't really end this season. There isn't good genre television around right now, especially genre that can get into a little bit of whimsy.

This episode got me thinking about the kind of writing I prefer in television. I'll be doing a write-up about that on my other blog soon. Hopefully before next weekend. I want to get a post a week, at least, there.

My Tuesday will be pretty interesting: [livejournal.com profile] brokenbacktango and I are going to go see Matt Smith on Craig Ferguson. I'm still blown away that I was able to pull this off. I found about the show really late in the game, even after Ferguson had started to tweet about it. There's going to be a Dalek there! I've wanted to see/meet him, but didn't think I would get a real chance given that he's filming and probably wouldn't be over in CA. So this was such a treat that came up. I've never seen to Ferguson before, so I have no idea how things are done over there. But can't wait!

In the second half of the month now and there's still a lot to do. One good thing is that NaNoWriMo feels so feasible. It was feeling like that already, but the ending is in sight. I have less than 20,000 words left. THAT is hitting home for me.

Gotta get to bed now so I can get up in a few hours and get back to work.

PS [livejournal.com profile] roxicons has some of the greatest icons I have ever seen. Go check them out! So colorful and pretty.
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