Well, I’m still taking part in NaNoWriMo.
So far, I’m ahead!
Well. Ish. I still have to write 1667 words tonight. My current “encouragements” for writing on a daily basis comes from a friend and my former professor.
You see, if I don’t write my word count, their pets end up in gastric distress.
(Their pets are fine, don’t worry! Well. Hopefully the cats are. My friend has mentioned his are puking a bit, which is concerning. Trying to make light of a possibly worrying situation in these stressful times.)
Anyway, the goal for NaNoWriMo is to write 50K words and/or finish the comic script. Whichever comes last.
In other news, Thanksgiving will be, for the first time, celebrated without family. California’s going purple almost everywhere. I’m okay with that in that we really need to keep people indoors and folks need to wear their masks.
I’m also aware that businesses could die and make the problem worse, so I’ll just boycott Kentucky as my response to that.
(Just as well; I aim for Irish or Tennessee whisky anyway.)
But yeah…this will be a fun Thanksgiving, I guess. Last year’s involved going through the infamous Grapevine (we got through it literally as it closed behind us from the snow last year). That was fun.
It’ll also be the second Thanksgiving without my grandmother (or Grandma from here on out). Last year’s was okay because it was with the rest of the immediate family. This year’ll be fine for me, but I worry about the rest of my family. We aren’t really a bundle of neurotypicals, I guess you could say. I’ll probably be texting my aunt to ask about any recipes from Grandma she knows.
Because this year will consist of just me and the boyfriend, it’ll be an experiment. Fortunately, we both like stuffing and mashed potatoes. But, alas! Green beans? Hard no from him. Sweet potatoes? Should probably find out. Turkey is eh, but honestly that’s okay. Buying a whole turkey is both out of budget and a waste. We’re gonna try little quails instead.
And, of course, we aim to make enough food so neither of us have to worry about cooking or dishes for days.
Ah! And before I forget given how it’s in the title…
I have a Twitter! I’ve had it for a while, actually. But I decided to just go ahead and finally share it (it’s also on the side of the blog page now): https://twitter.com/c_salix
My postings there are more scattered and far more scathing. It was really there to force me to be held accountable about posting bad art on a daily basis (and we all know how plans tend to go when I touch them).
Now it’s just to post and find out which of my 3 friends like me the most ;P
Oh and PS I’m getting screened for ADHD next week. My therapist gave me the questionnaire for it. I scored a 14!
14+ is “highly suggestive of ADHD.”