And you were 20,000 underneath the sea
You were out of my league
At a distance that I didn't wanna see
Down to the bottom"
-The Blow, "True Affection"
Yesterday was a stressful day of stressful stress things, but it ended with a Halloween themed and costumed wizard rock show in Bellevue so it was ultimately a good day.
Matt and Justin stayed over a second night, and we intended on making it a wizard rock party fun night, but everyone was so exhausted from the non-sleep and pizza the night before, that.. well, I dunno about everyone else, but I was in bed by 1 AM. Pretty lame.
This morning I had a nice little morning chat with the boys before they headed on their way to Spokane, and I pulled myself from the couch and a day of Halloween movies on tv (ideal day, I wish) to a day at work. I'm only working five hours today, and it's really slow, but I want to go home and study for my Japanese American History midterm (I am SO lame) so I can be done with that and just focus 100% on my novel. Writing starts at midnight tonight, and I am kind of partied out, so I decided to just stay in, forget parties, and start writing at 12:01. My roommate PJ has a Chemistry midterm on Monday anyway, so she's staying in with me. We're going to eat candy. What.
I'm a little nervous because I feel like I know nothing about my characters, and I don't have a vision for how the novel should start, and I have a serious fear of pacing problems after the disasters of the last 3 novels I wrote. I think this is what makes NaNoWriMo fun though.
It's literally like throwing a bag of Scrabble letters against a wall and hoping when they settle on the ground, they arrange themselves in the form of an eloquent novel. This is very, very unlikely. But every year I cross my fingers, grab my laptop, and hope for the best. I think I've improved a bit each year as well. And while I know I am never going to write an awesome perfect novel in my first try, I can't help but continue to cross my fingers behind my back. Lemony Snicket wrote a novel in a weekend! It's possible!
I've decided to set a 10,000 word goal for myself by Wednesday. That's in 4 days (from kickoff). I will feel much, much better about leaving for EIGHT DAYS for Wrockstock if I get myself ahead like that.
In Wrockstock news, I am SO EXCITED. Eia and I met a handful of people at the show last night who are going to be attending as well, so we had a bit of a squee-and-dance party together in anticipation. It was fun getting to chat with some other people from Seattle (two of which I'd never even met before!) that are also getting ready to leave, and who understand how weird it is to tell people, "Yes, I am going to Missouri. Potosi, Missouri actually. Why? Erm. Wizard rock summer camp... thing."
People who 1. aren't going to Wrockstock and 2. aren't doing NaNoWriMo probably are going to want to kill me soon. Please don't remove me from your feeds! I promise that this, too, shall pass. xD
3 more hours of work. Back to researching carnie-life and thinking about writing. And, you know, occasionally answering the phone or something.