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Monday, 21 October 2013

November. Time of cheer and banging my head against the desk in frustration.

... And screaming down the phone that it's my weekend and work can live without me.

I'm trying again. Entering NaNoWriMo.

Admittedly I'm not very good at the whole deadline thing. But this year I have twelve days off work. Technically. Hopefully. Unless they screw with my shift pattern. I hope they don't screw with my shift pattern.

I'm trying steampunk. Probably the only time I'll research Victorian colour combinations.

I'm also trying MASSIVE PLANNINGtm.

MASSIVE PLANNINGtm is a new scheme which involves an awful lot of planning. I've already mentioned my character database. That is being used. My plot is being charted and tied in knots. And then cursed at, untied, and lovingly straightened out. I am using Microsoft OneNote (available for free or dirt cheap on android devices, and web-editable on the PC), so any notes I take can be seen and modified on any of my devices. I've also created a separate Reddit account purely for writing inspiration, by unsubscribing from the bullshit timeholes. If MASSIVE PLANNINGtm doesn't work, I'm getting my money back.

And I'm destroying the universe. Sorry about that.

Mike 'Destroyer of Tea and Biscuits' Barlow.

P.S. I really hope work doesn't screw my shift around until December. Problem is, I'm due one. I'm supposed to be being transferred to another part of the lab, but they delayed it. If I can make it to the 5th, I'm almost home free.