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A fast note from a busy day.

I'm buried neck-deep in work, because tonight I'm overnighting in the Boston area for a 7:00 conference with my boss, and I need to have a clean slate here at the school until I return. So I haven't had much time to snark or anything else. I also had to duck out and grab cat food at my lunch hour, killing my lunchtime snark time. And yet, I'm ducking in for a moment.

You see, they just got a shipment of British foods at the market, because... well, I don't know why. Maybe it's a Christmas thing. And I glanced at them quickly... and then saw they had relatively inexpensive packets of Kedem tea digestives.

What does that mean?

It means that right now, on my desk, I have a packet of biscuits.

Tasty, tasty biscuits.

Life doesn't suck.


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How does this impact your NaNo production? Does this mean that you're slipping a bit behind? (I'm hoping to spin off a 4k spurt starting right now. We'll see how it goes. I was up until 4:30 am and arose three hours later.)

At the moment, I'm at 13,999, which is like being at 14,000. I'm going to try to do some more before I go to sleep.

After being so far behind, I fought my way back into the schedule, 16566 / 16704.

Today was a cool day because I faced a disaster last night, faced it right down. I stayed up until 1am catching up and *then* discovered that I had added in the entire second chapter twice, throwing my post count off by 2k words. I nearly quit right there.

But being the bullheaded sort (I want to win my first full year out), I stayed up until I was merely 1k words behind. That was 4:30am, mind you, but I did it, and after a scant three hours of sleep, I came roaring back today with my single best day of work. I am now a mere 150 words back and I know what I need to do next.

Man, it feels good to dig out. Everything worked today and the novel is starting to really heat up. I even discovered a previously unknown class of heavy that I hadn't outlined, called The Riven. My guys ran up against only one of them and he messed them up *good*.

I just know they're going to end up meeting up against more than one at some point in the future and I have no earthly idea how that's going to work itself out. It's your basic delicious shiver.

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