I feel as if I’ve been a bad blogger. Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It’s been 8 days since my last post.
Let’s lay the blame on NaNoWriMo, shall we? Sure, there are people who are not only doing NaNoWriMo, but NaBloPoMo at the same time. (That’s right, I’m looking at you Corina. Show off.) I simply don’t have that many words in me. Besides, my butt gets sore if I sit too long. However, I’m happy to report that chances are pretty damn good that I will cross the finish line and wrack up an impressive 50K plus words. Emphasis on the plus. You see, I got a little carried away, so at 50K, I don’t think I’ll be anywhere near finished with the story. I mean, I could just leave my main character there having her breakdown after her mom dies, she loses her job and her cat disappears. But, that would be mean. I’m already putting this poor girl through the ringer, so the least I can do is to resolve the crisis and have her come out the other side wiser and wearing a yellow pandit hat. So, I shall keep writing even past the 50K mark. Perhaps some scenes may get abbreviated – maybe fewer verbose characters – but, dammit I’m going to finish this month.
I start my new job the 2nd week of December. Yay! While I was hoping the transition would be smooth, it hasn’t been. My old boss has become a bit of a passive-aggressive dick about the whole thing. His parting words to me before he left on Friday, “well, I was hoping you would leave with dignity, but I just want you to be happy, so do what you need to do.” What? Just because he negotiated really badly with my new boss in terms of start date, doesn’t mean I’m not leaving with dignity. He refused to agree to a date to release me, so the new boss basically named a date, got HR involved and it was a done deal. And while the new boss is willing to lend me out to help old boss train a new person, I gotta tell you I’m not feeling highly incented to help out.
It’s going to be an exciting next couple of weeks: Finish a novel; finish a job; run down to LA for the weekend to celebrate my oldest, dearest friend’s 50th b-day; and start new job. Whew.
I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving, whether it is celebrated among hoards of family and friends, or just a quiet day with your thoughts and a turkey pot pie.