Okay, so my little blip in activity here has been a bit too long to truly be a “Halloween Hangover,” and the cause of my inactivity has much more to do with starting my new job and getting acclimated to it than anything else, but, hey, it’s a catchy title, right? My Halloween was pretty great and, thanks to only have two beers (a nice dry raspberry cider and the Eliot Ness amber lager from Great Lakes Brewing), I didn’t have a hangover, but I did have to pull a full shift today, and it got weirdly busy this evening. I spent my Halloween at a small party thrown by my friend, where a good time was had by all listening to spoopy music and playing Utter Nonsense. I dressed up as Ness from EarthBound (sorry, no pictures).
Halloween is pretty awesome, but November’s pretty sweet, too. I just may have finally caught my stride at work, which means hopefully being more of a presence on-line again. Of course, there’s a whisper of a rumor that they might try to phase me into another department, one I’ve never worked before, which is cool, but then there goes my equilibrium again. Just in time to get cracking on NaNoWriMo and World Unknown Review!
NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Novel Writing Month, which I always participate in and never actually complete. This year is Fearless, the final installment of The Slayer Saga, which I’ve definitely been itching to get to. I broke ground on it today. Not a lot. Not as much as I should have, but it’s off to a good start (I think).
And then there’s World Unknown Review. This will be the second volume, which comes with a new brand of excitement, as it takes the something new I started last year and turns it officially into a thing, a series, an annual, recurring entity. This year, I received submissions from 26 different authors, 32 stories all together, from five different countries. The scope of that is still slightly staggering for me, and I’m really eager to see what I’ll be able to bring to my readers this year, and many more years to come.
How was your Halloween? Anyone got any exciting NaNoWriMo plans? What’s been going on, Intrawebz? I’ve missed you!