Yeah. So November really beat me up this year. There was some positive stress, but some seriously negative stress too. I feel like I spent the whole month busy as hell with nothing to show for it.
I decided to try out NaNoWriMo this year, for the first time. I never had any expectations of making the 50k word count, but I did hope to get at least halfway. Unfortunately, November is way too busy, between my job and other stuff, for me to accomplish shit. I got almost to 19k by the third week before I had to stop and move on to other things. It's doubtful that I'll do NaNo again because of how busy November is for me, but I think I'll give the Camp NaNo thing a shot in the summer. Apparently it's a lot like NaNoWriMo, but you can set a custom word count goal and it doesn't take place in November, which is apparently the worst fucking month of the year for my life. Goddamnit November.
I do plan on continuing work on the novel, however, it's just not going to be at such a breakneck pace. The story is based on a Star Wars Saga campaign I ran a while back. It lasted I think about four sessions but kid number 3 was born and we had to take a break and never got back to it. I loved what was going on, though, so I when I was struggling to come up with a subject for NaNoWriMo, I decided to use the material I made for the game and my session notes to write the novel. The setting was drastically changed, though, just in case I ever finish and try to publish this thing, I don't want to have to worry about copyright infringement.
In Doctor Who news, I have a few sessions' worth of notes that I need to type up into narrative recaps for the blog here. We are loving the campaign my wife is running. Our group plays other games and settings, but my wife's Doctor Who games are the ones that turn into "long-term" campaigns that we continually come back to. Some rather interesting things are happening, plot and character-wise, and I'm excited to share the story with all of my Schrodinger's readers =).
I think that's about all for now, hopefully within the next couple of days I'll have time to turn my notes from Doctor Who Anew Session 3 into something readable for everyone.
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