It’s almost Spring

Sadly, we got one last bout of snow before Spring sent it. I can’t really complain because it’s been an incredibly short winter. Generally, I have to shovel a hundred feet or so along the fence in my backyard so the dog can’t get over, but this year, the snow never got more than 2 feet high. So, while I have no complaints, I’m still itching for sunshine and heat.

I mentioned it previously, but work has gotten really busy. Last year at this time, we had one tech architect and two senior architects and now all three of them are gone, with me left in their places. I can’t say I’m keeping up, but nothing’s exploded yet. Hopefully, we do some hiring soon.

I have been making it a point of logging off at 5 though and getting on with the rest of my life.

Last month I finally passed the 50 thousand word mark on my NaNoWriMo ms. I’m still unsure how anyone could write 50K words in 30 days (albeit really impressed) no matter how much time they have. I don’t think I can plot that fast. I need breaks to let the story stew in my brain and figure out what’s going to happen next. Regardless, I’m getting closer and closer to the end of the first draft. Next, I’ll be going through to add some additional conflict and address all the little notes I left myself in Scrivener. Mostly, I think I need to do more research into 1911 China for one specific section of the book.

I’m currently reading The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin. I was trying to get through something else, but it was just not good, so I figured book 2 of the Broken Earth trilogy would be a better way to spend my time. The worst thing about it so far is that I want to know what happens, but I don’t want the book to end. That’s a good problem to have.

The other night I read a short in the comic Bitch Planet: Triple Feature by Matt Fraction called Everyone’s Grandma is a little bit Feminist which was just fantastic. I don’t know if he and Kelly Sue Decconick have any kids or are planning to, but if they did, that kid would probably be the best comic writer in history.

Time to pop open Scrivener before I find some other way to procrastinate.

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