Sees dust everywhere.
Turns off lights.
Lights a candle instead.
I'm back. Kind of. Sort of. It was a welcome break, and I accomplished quite a few things during it. Most importantly to the real world, I finished a huge project at work. Not that anyone will acknowledge it publicly, but it's done, I feel good about it, and I'll get to repeat the process once a month. It was a beast of a project, and I bent it to my will.Yes, it fought back, but I came out victorious in the end. And with 45 minutes to spare last Tuesday before jettisoning on a long Thanksgiving weekend trip.
Speaking of which, I hope all of you that celebrate it had a great Thanksgiving. For those of you that this holiday did not apply, I hope you had great weeks of your own, and plenty of good things happen.
In other news, I finished NaNo last week. 50,000 words. Less than a month. Before you sound the congratulations, I'll go on record to say the same thing I did last year after I "won" NaNo...
I don't like it.
That is, I don't like my output. I still like the idea, but it takes a lot more thought than just writing down the words. To that end, most of it will be scrapped during the second draft. I'll keep the good things and send those I don't like to recycling. And by "recycling" I, of course, mean cutting the words and pasting them to another file. Just in case something needs to be resurrected.
Okay. There's work to do, and blogs to (eventually) read. Thanks for those of you that still stick around here. I'll be seeing you.
Word to the Nerd