December 2007

Jeez, did anyone get the license plate on that month?

December has flown by. I’m facing some family dramas with my mountain relatives I’m not quite ready to discuss and some having over-booked myself in the activities-and-travel department in the next couple of weeks. On Monday I drive up to Asheville and back on Tuesday. On Friday I drive up to DC and back on Sunday AM sufficiently early for The Boyf to get to work by half past noon. A week from Thursday I fly up to Philly for a long weekend for GC. In the meantime I’m still trying to wrap up the last couple of chapters of Tooth and Nail and today I need to finish my shopping.

I did man up and go hold vigil at Maria’s last night for Yule, however. I’m exhausted today but had a fantastic time sitting by the fire and catching up on Order of the Stick and telling and hearing stories. At 7:23 we were all out on the front lawn, facing east, staring at grey clouds that covered the sky. Still worth it.

I crossed the 50K word mark a week in advance of the deadline though I still haven’t finished the story. One more chapter, maybe two, and an epilogue. Period. I’m estimating 60,000 to 65,000 words as the final final count. Regardless, year five has been a success. I feel much better about this one than I did last year’s.

On a completely unrelated note, my gallery gets a fair amount of comment spam I have to go in and delete every now and again. These are almost universally from .cn addresses advertising two things at once. As such, tonight I received a comment spam (sadly, now deleted) which tied the concept of Tr/ama/dol together with Castlevania and my first thought on reading it was, Wow, that sounds awesome!