Captains Log, well, it isn’t really a log, more of a file, but not one that will cut bars, unless they are fig. I digress. Ever since the unfortunate death of Security Guy Six by accidentally sentient saber-tooth chipmunks Councilor Helen and the away team have endeavored to educate the Federations newest furry members.
“Councilor, status update.”
“Oh, hey, Captain. Well, Scotty is out back showing the Munkians how to make bottle rockets. Confused Doctor’s Kid is holding an advanced class in using the alien device, he calls it Modern Warfare 301 but I have no idea what he means. He’s kinda creepy.”
“It isn’t just you Councilor. Boy creeps me out too.”
“I don’t think he would notice if we left, Captain.”
“I’ll take that under advisement. How is Brainy Annoying Vulcan’s class on the Theory of the Hypothesis of Logic coming along?”
“Well, BAV’s student,” giggle, “has taken to wearing a helmet after suffering a concussion from banging his head against the wall.”
Comm signal. “Captain, Star Fleet Command is ordering us to pick up medical supplies and deliver them to PlotMia. Apparently, they are experiencing an outbreak of Trope’s disease.”
“Very well. Councilor, gather the away team, I’m declaring NaNoMia conquered, er, peaceful law-abiding tax payers.”
“Um, sure, Captain.”
“Oh, and Councilor.”
“Leave Confused Doctor’s Kid, I’ll just take his mom out for dinner and tell her he’s been given an important assignment to rediscover Jello or something.”
*smile* Hi everyone.
Jello is exactly what my brain feels like but I’m okay with that. As of 2:46 on Friday I am officially a NaNoWriMo Winner! The purple bar
tastes looks great on my NaNo profile and let’s just say that I breathed a huge sigh of relief when it appeared.
I want to congratulate my other NaNo buddies that have completed NaNo as well: Alberta Ross, Em (wants to write and did), Juliana Haygart, Lena Corazon and Lady Antimony. You all rock! I’d also like to give a shout out to my ROWbro Kerry Meacham and Lauren Garafalo for leading the #ROW80 Sprint charges over the past month. Without those sprints I would have struggled to make it. Thank you *smile*
So, what now? NaNoWriMo is over for me (winners badge in my side column) and Kristen’s blogging class is over (notice the new banner and more is coming soon), so it is time to establish some new goals to keep moving things forward.
New goals, as of today.
1) The NaNo story did not go as I expected. No surprise. So over the course of December I’ll be applying the story building and structuring principles I’m learning through WWBC (Warrior Writers Boot Camp) to restructure it in preparation for a rewrite starting (hopefully) in January. I’ll also be participating in PlotWriMo to get extra insight. The only definable goals I can come up with for these are to hand my WWBC assignments in on time on Fridays and listen and apply each of the PlotWriMo lessons on a daily basis. Neither should be an issue but I’ll reserve the right to adjust this goal as things progress.
2) Participate in a treadmill challenge with Marcia Richards. Marcia is a great bud of mine from the Life List Club and over the course of December and January we will be keeping each other accountable for our treadmill times. I know Marcia has been gearing up for this and I’m excited to have her as a workout partner. Goal: 4 30-minute sessions on the treadmill every week for 32 total walks over the 60 days. Exceed this and I get a kid-free phone-free dinner out with my wife which is a rare and precious thing for us.
3) Revamping my blog. Already started on this but there will be more coming. Watch for a possible shift in site theme, new buttons and other tweaks. This is actually more of a warning then a goal, since I can’t define exactly what I’ll be doing. But if you happen to be visiting while I’m sitting here
cursing at WordPress working on the adjustments just be aware that things could get a bit messy.
Well, that’s it for this update. I hope you all had a spectacular week and I look forward to visiting many of you today. Be sure to spread the love to your fellow ROWers *smile*