I've let this slide a lot lately, it's requiring something like effort and I've been putting it off. So, as has become my habit, you get a catch up post of tedious length.
First off, NaNoWriMo.
I only posted once, which is generally a very bad sign. Well I did hammer out 50,000 words and "win" again but it was soul sucking and joyless and the first pass edit took out nearly half of those words. I spent all month restarting the story and getting myself to points where I hated everything about it and restarting it again. I think I can maybe tweak three of those false starts into one timeline but I suspect still more words will be cut out before I even think about adding to them.
So the lesson of this NaNo? If I don't have something I'm really interested in writing, do not do NaNo. Also, if that interesting thing involves any amount of "mystery" to the plot I'm basically shooting my foot before I start the race. I'm just plain bad
at writing mystery, probably because I'm bad at figuring them out in the first place. XD
Other things. Well part of the hassle of NaNo was that there was kitchen renovation going on while I was trying to write. We have an awesome kitchen now though. :)
I think I'm down to the knitting portion of our program, so have a cut. ( Have some knitting related news. )
And that leaves one bit of knitting out from under the cut. Why? Because I actually wrote up the pattern and put it up for sale today.
Modeled on two different dolls. (The booty shot is my new girl, Talar, who also needs a photo shoot....)
As a result of having this pattern up for sale I've been dusting off Omnifariously Knotty
. I need to get that site template working with OpenID (the hooks are all there, the layout just doesn't display anything for it) and, you know, put some content in there. XD