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I was genuinely attempting National Novel Writing Month this year with a brand new idea involving a steampunk version of the Lohengrin legend.  Then, a freak accident occurring exactly two weeks ago landed me in the Emergency Room with a broken ankle.  I’ve gotten to wear a cam boot for the better part of two weeks and out of work.  I gave up on Nano with the overwhelming depression coupled with the staggering feeling of being useless.  I’ve spent the time idling away on Internet surfing, moping, and video games.

Meanwhile, I have my second story for my Creative Writing class due and I am hurriedly trying to finish it as well as trying to find a way to solve the initial problems.  Though, this third attempt gave me two previous story ideas I might try at a later day.  But it always fun to dapple in one’s own fantasy world, is it not?

The poetry I mentioned posting is at a standstill.  I don’t have the energy or the will to format it properly.  I’m feeling itchy and uncomfortable and annoyed but such is the way when I am in a rut.

My foot hurts me constantly and I just want to go back to work.  But I fear that I won’t be able to for longer than expected.

But I’ve been writing, whatever little progress it is.  On my main project, I’ve reached over 46,000 words which I realize isn’t much when you think to pass Nano you have to reach 50,000.  But I am determined, as always.

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I was in the break room some few days ago, furiously scribbling away in my notebook.  A lady passes me, sees what I am doing, and mildly asks, “Writing a book?”

I respond timidly, “Trying to, at least.”  (Mind the colloquialism.)

She, rather surprised, stares and essentially says, “Oh, that’s great!  I thought you were just were working on homework; I was just kidding.  But keep at it and get the hell out of here!”

The conversation made me smile for the remainder of the day, until I was met with some rather unkind people, as is what usually happens when I go to work.

In other news, with my current project, I’ve broken the 40k word mark and completely filled an entire notebook.  So now, I’ve retired one notebook and started on a new.  It’s pretty exciting for me.

Meanwhile, I am learning just how time-management skills are important with work, school, a speech, two papers, and a bad addiction to writing and video games!  Too bad I lack them.  The time management skills, that is.

Also!  Have a picture of me and the Boyfriend!  It’s his birthday today!  And my grandfather turns seventy-six as well!

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