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Right. So, I haven't looked back over any of my posts from last month. Beyond the cursory glances I gave it when copypasting from notepad to the various word counters that I used, and thence to LJ. So, I don't really know what I was really writing. From what little I can remember from actually writing them, I know that my tone changed quite a bit throughout the month, but I don't know what moods were shown.

From what I could gather by way of talking to my friends, it's filled with hopelessness and general pessimism. That doesn't surprise me, as it was a month that was generally not so great. My mood generally wavered between outright despair, malaise, occasional happiness and enjoyment, and sheer terror at the fact that I had no clue what I was doing. So, overall I would be surprised if the month was filled with anything but negative feelings.

However, I don't know for certain without reading it myself. This is something that I intend to do, but I want to give myself a little bit more time getting out of the NaNo mindset. After all, I no longer have a deadline looming over the horizon like a dyspeptic giant. Well, that, and the fact that I am still trying to get used to a new sleep schedule prevents me from doing a thorough analysis of my own writing.

Honestly, I think the thing keeping me from looking over it with a critical eye is that I don't much care. It was a month that I went through agony for, and I would rather just remember the simple fact that I beat the crap out of it. Not as badly as allura did, but I still finished over quota and before deadline. That makes for a ridiculously happy Nick, and I was celebrating throughout the evening of the twenty-ninth.

As it stands, I think I will continue posting regularly, but with posts nowhere near as long as November's. Still going to have posts of moderate length, as I want to keep in practise. That, and I'm not certain whether or not I want to participate in Script Frenzy this April. It's a thing sort of like NaNoWriMo, but instead of 50000 words, it's a 100 page script. Mind you, I would first need to learn how to properly format a script, but I have several months to acquire that particular bit of knowledge.

I have noticed that I am still being much more verbose when fewer words are perfectly acceptable, but I think I should have expected as much. After all, it's easier for me to inflate my wordcount as I write rather than go in afterwards and expand what I have written. Mind you, I still seem to find no difference in using more words and using less common words, so I don't think I am as verbose as I can be. Thankfully I didn't much care, otherwise this post might be even longer than it is already.

I woke up about an hour ago, now. I am definitely not a morning person, but my Grandmother is. It generally takes me at least half of an hour for me to truly become lucid and in control. Before that period of time, I can't make decisions and have a difficult time paying attention to questions. Really, all I have room for in my head at that point is to get moving. Well, maybe not moving, but definitely less immobile.

Even at the thirty minute mark, I'm still groggy, so I schedule myself a good hour before I really get to doing anything that requires more than cursory attention. It is for this reason that I can find one of the incredibly few blessings in being unemployed, as I do not have to wake up even earlier than I do now. I think I would go insane if I had to awaken any time before seven in the morning for any extended period of time. I have a hard enough time waking up at eight!

Grah. I need to get some chores done. As it is, I've written about 700 words, which is just a little bit shy of the halfway point for the NaNoWriMo quota, so I'm happy with what I have. So, with that, I sign off for a bit. Stay safe out there, everybody.
  • The Nekocon Experience- thought you might find this interesting

    On the weekend of November 7th, the event that took place in Hampton Roads, VA was supposed to be fun. Yeah, the first two days was fun for me. We were four hours from home, and it took us over 6 hours to get there because of traffic. We stayed at the Embassy Suites hotel right next to the convention center, literally! I came with three other people in my car. One I already know, one who my friend met online whom I've never met before, and an internet friend of my friend that we picked up from the airport in which this was the first time they were meeting in real life. So one friend I already know, and two complete strangers in my car, but it was all good. They were good people. We also made arrangements to bunk in with six other people we had never met before as well. My friend made the arrangements with one of the six other people on cosplay.com.

    As I had made mention earlier, the first two days of the convention were fun for me, because we only stayed for the first two days. It's Saturday night, I'm hanging out with some new friends I made at the convention. I go to the bathroom and then all of a sudden I get an emergency phone call from my friend telling me to get back to the hotel and pack up, some serious shit went down and we have to leave. So I run back to the hotel and when I reach my floor, there are the people from my room sitting up against the wall with cops standing around the room. Apparently there had been a dispute over some altercation of a hoodie. Drugs and alcohol were the fuel of the conflict. One guy took a knife and stabbed another. And that's when the authorities were summoned by the hotel. We were evicted from our room and banned from hotel property. We were left with the only choice which was to just go home. We had to take the internet friend from Tennessee back to the airport even though her flight was not for another day. She made it home safely thankfully. The remaining three of us officially embarked at around midnight. We got home, after dropping off the second friend, safely at about 4am. We were disappointed yet glad to be home. My friend was extremely remorseful for having set us up for something like that which resulted in an unexpected ordeal. I never went to cons with people I didn't know in the first place. An important lesson ladies and germs, only go to cons with people you know. Never book a hotel with a stranger, because you never know that one of his uninvited friends might be a knife-wielding and drunk-off-his-ass retard. If you plan on doing an online arrangement, at least meet them at least a week or two before the actual event takes place, that way you can find out if they're legit. That's all I have to say for now. Any questions I'll be glad to answer. Be safe out there. Peace.
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