Nanowrimo is coming to a close and I know I’m not going to finish. And while I’m mildly upset that I won’t reach the 50,000 words in time, I’m not really that upset? But I’ll come back to that.
I’ve had a particularly busy month, and quite frankly, I’m completely exhausted. But it’s been a good month and I owe a long post. We’ll see if I can get the jist of it down while I’m at work, since I’m attempting to not fall asleep since I’m so tired right now.
I went to see Tori Amos with my old friend from high school, Emily, and her boyfriend. Tori puts on a great show and it was really good to see Emily again.
Keiran came to visit last month. I dragged her around and made her do all sorts of things with me. Heh.
Raine Maida busked downtown and I made Keiran come watch him with me when he was in the financial district. It was a little awe-inspiring to be that close to someone whom you have worshipped music-wise for… my god has it really been over 10 years? Anyway, he used the footage as a music video (I saw me in there heh) and it’s posted up on his myspace.
I saw Matt Good when he was playing in Toronto. I had a great seat and it lead to an experience that was beyond words. I’ve heard him live before, and it was amazing, but the acoustical tour… was out of this world. I have photos which will be posted eventually in my gallery.
I won two tickets to see Raine later on, from the mailing list. Which, btw, I STILL can’t believe I won haha. Alright, it was a free show to begin with, but the odds of me winning anything are slim to none to begin with. And to win something like that… But yes, anyway, I dragged Emily with me (Well, she went willingly) and I had one heck of a good time. Chantal was playing piano for him and that was cool too.
Hannah and I took a Community Mobilization course with the police. I learned some interesting things, to say the least. I feel better educated heh.
Whatever weekends were left in there, I was working. Covering shifts and what-not. The parents took me out last Sunday and we went to a Toy show where I bought some “nostalgia” toys.
Now that November is almost over, I can finally relax? Except, you know, next comes the Christmas rush.
But yes, back to Nano. I’m not upset about not making the goal. I thought I would be. But… Here’s the thing. I’ve been surfing the Nano boards and I see all these people that now hate their story. I was afraid I’d be one of them. These characters of mine… they’ve been a work in progress for years now. And I don’t. I’m still in love with my characters. I still want to finish telling their story. Finish guiding them through their life. And I’m still excited over them. I’ve got a good chunk done, and I know there’s still a good chunk left. So I’m happy even though I’m failing.
But yeah. I need to stop procrastinating and get back to pretending to get work done heh