Firstly, I have to say that I have been jonesing like hell for gaming, and I haven’t done anything since my Warcraft account was cancelled. When you spend a portion of every evening and weekend doing something, the loss of that something leaves a gap. Even if (since I went casual and haven’t raided in quite a while) I was getting a bit bored with everything, I still miss it. Hence removing as much temptation as possible by making sure that I didn’t have a current MMO subscription. I just tell myself that SWTOR is coming out in December, and GW2 sometime after that, and I can certainly wait until December.
I can, can’t I?
The F Word
NaNoWriMo starts in a little over a day. I started out feeling nervous about trying it, then went through a really excited phase where I outlined the hell out of everything, did character sketches and so on, and then recently went into a phase of total panic. I am totally, absolutely terrified that I will sit down at my desk on Tuesday morning and nothing will come out. I’ll be like an engine which has siezed up, with steam coming out of my ears and not a word or phrase making it from brain to keyboard. I am so afraid of failing.
I do know that I am not a quitter, so realistically I know that I will sit in that chair and type one word after another until hopefully it all starts to flow a bit more. That is basically the point of NaNo, anyway – not to worry about being fucking Shakespeare (Shakespeare probably wasn’t even fucking Shakespeare) but just to write our little hearts out until we somehow come up with 50k words by the end of November. I think, I hope that I can do that. But still my stomach feels as though it is full of snakes right now.
Writing Blogs and Research
The following are some good writing blogs that I’ve recently discovered:
To be honest, right now reading writing blogs and following NaNo tweets and reading the forums is just work avoidance. I need to be writing…bring on Tuesday! I do, however, keep coming up with ideas which get written down before they fly right out of my head again, and that is always fun.
Sentient London fog, escaped from a lab.
Fox Flamel. (My favourite name so far.)
Alternate-world travelling via a clandestine after-hours trip to the British Museum. (My favourite rooms are the ones that house the displays of gorgeous mechanical contraptions, astrolabes and timepieces and orreries.)
The robot cook.
Patting the arched neck of her favourite horseless carriage.
The F Word is also for fun. :)