It’s been a while, hasn’t it? (Cheat sheet updates don’t really count.) In the last month, I’ve been writing (of course), learning a bit of programming, traveling, interviewing for various jobs, and hanging out with friends. The latter has involved eating delicious food, watching good movies, making cake, and talking about life, the universe, and everything. I’m still in a state of transition, it seems, but for the first time in a while, it doesn’t feel like my life will be that way forever.
I’m almost done with this round of revisions on the protospace novel. I’m not quite ready to segue back into serious work on the new novel yet, so this month, instead of doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, in which people who are crazy write 50,000 words in a month), I’m doing WriSoMiFu (write something, you miserable… etc., in which underachievers such as myself write for ten minutes every day). A lot of times, I only write for three or four days out of any given week, so even doing WriSoMiFu should make me more productive, I hope.
Overall, I’ve enjoyed the aforementioned traveling. I even like flying, except for the parts where I actually have to spend time in an airport. Around the end of October, I went to New York City for a job interview, and almost immediately afterward, I went to Nashville just because. Tomorrow, I fly to Boston for another interview. In all those places, I got (or will get) the chance to see good friends. I feel incredibly lucky to know awesome people in so many different places.
By the way, if you are ever in New York City and are interested in such things, you should definitely check out Books of Wonder, a children’s bookstore on 18th Street. It’s gorgeous and lots of fun, and the staff was incredibly nice and helpful. I may or may not have spent some of my limited funds on not one but two books. The first was justifiable because I needed something to read on the plane ride home. As for the second… compulsive book-buying isn’t that much of a problem, right?