Nangbaby (nangbaby) wrote,

Something Positive...(no, not the comic)

Well, I failed NaNoWriMo, but this time at least I can say that I did learn from the experience and got further with this half-baked idea than I did with the others. I did like the idea of writing without editing, but it seems I can only do that with an idea that is so nebulous and ill-formed that if I do fall behind, I lack the motivation to continue. In the midst of this, I actually remembered why and how I messed up last year -- I should have written it in the first person and not the third person. Actually I never tried that with any of my NaNoWrimo ideas. It's something to keep in mind. For the first time, I'm actually looking forward to trying again.

I think I'm going to try my hand at The 24 Days of Final Fantasy III again. I sat out last year because I foresaw that the distractions would be too great to allow me to even try (although I later learned it wasn't as bad as I had feared). In 2005 my paternal grandmother died, and since she lived out of state, attending the funeral took precedence. In 2006, in addition to a job where I worked six days a week and general, I had a near-daily driving lessons that sapped up a lot of free time -- a good 3/4 hours a day. I later learned that my monitor was on the fritz and continued to be for years, being so dim that I couldn't even see how to play in some points. In 2007, I learned my grandfather had terminal lung cancer and I went with him to daily radiation treatments, as well as doing other things concerning palliative care. Since no one has passed away this year, I'm worried that 2009 won't pass without another out of town death, although at least with mobile Internet, I may have a backup plan.
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