October 19th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Contemplating NaNo, considering Ebay

Chapter 6 of Shades ("The Unforbidden Forest") (with a bit of smoothing out here and there) has been posted at the Quill.

So, I'm again staring at NaNo. Last time, I got just-so-far-and-no-farther with a story which I started to hate by mid-month. But it's still so very tempting to try. I have an idea (several things kind of conflating into a story), which was going to be in a "real world" setting, but which in the end I think I can do better as SF. It's more of a situation than a plot, though, which doesn't bode well for quick writing. I have to contemplate it deeply. I think my problem is that I don't know how it ends or who it's about. I just know the setting.

I'm starting to unpack the stuff my mom sent. There are a couple of unopened toys from Taco Hell that were released during the Special Edition SW release in '97. I wonder if I could get anything on Ebay. Who knows? Plenty of silly stuff sells there. I also have an unopened set of action figures (Princess Leia and R2), but the card is bent, so I'm reasonably sure it's as worthless as if it had been opened, so maybe I'll just pop it in my doll case.