YES, I managed to write my NaNoWriMo quota today. NO, it wasn't fun. In yesterday's comments, Suisan wrote, I can definitely see that the first week will be exciting, but I anticipate problems keeping up the pace next week and the next. Hmmmmm. Next week? Next week? It's only Day 2, and I'm already chafing. I don't like this. I want to finish reading Things Fall Apart before I forget all those similar-sounding tribal names. I want to waste time playing computer games. I want to read someone's blog besides my own (or the evil Sarah, who tempts me with her condom rants and tales of sex with pregnant women -- and, may I say it? That is the best). I'm reminded of a hideously ugly female I met when I was a kid. She was wider than she was tall and had all sorts of hideous crusties all over her body. Oh, hell. A picture is worth etc. Meet Mrs. Horta: That's her on the right, next to a few silicon balls, which are in fact her children! Since she was the last of her kind, Captain Kirk wanted to kill her, but Spock mind-melded with her and learned that she was in PAIN! PAIN! and was killing the miners only because they were stealing her eggs, or crushing them, or bowling with them. I can't remember. Right now I feel just like Mrs. Horta. I have to plop out so-many silicon balls a day or my species will die. Ugh, this metaphor dies an early death. Who is Spock? Spock would be Suisan and Jona and all y'all who are feeling the same pain. Who is Kirk? That would have to be Maureen, cuz she got me into this and that's how mean I'm feeling right now. Question: What denizen of hell thought up NaNoWriMo? Question: I think I can do this, but will I be better for it, come December 1st? Or will my muse rebel to the point that I will no longer be able to sign prescriptions? More serious question for my UK pals (and any history wonks in the audience): Can anyone recommend a good book on the English Civil Wars? Karen thought that would be a good place to start Jake's education on revolutions.
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