Have I been doing anything productive these past few days? Nope. Did I tell you guys that I was doing NaNoWriMo? I totally forgot.
I’m here now, so there’s no need to cry. I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in a while and really, I have no excuse except for the fact that I’m trying to reach my 50,000 word target by the end of November. Some of you guys may have heard of National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo, I know Sophie over at Demented Squirrel is doing it, but for those who don’t know what it is: NaNoWriMo takes place every year in November. Thirty days and night of literary abandon! The aim is to try and write a novel within 30 days, and to win you have to write 50,000 words. I attempted it last year but that kind of belly flopped, so I thought I’d try it again this year.
I have 15,000+ words under my belt but I’m WAY behind because on Sunday I was meant to have already done about 20,000+ words. Taking into consideration the fact that failed last year, I think I’m doing pretty well. Cheers for me, let’s bust out the wine. I’m having a go at writing a scifi novel – let me tell you, it is tons of fun. It’s like my story is a bowl of soup and I keep chucking things in. Hopefully it’ll turn out tasty in the end. My plot in one sentence: Five teens have to save their universe from being taken over by the parallel universe. What do you think? Here’s an teeny snippet, to wet your taste buds.
A knock interrupted the man’s musings. He frowned. He told his assistant that he wanted nobody disturbing him. Why do people not listen?
“Come in,” he called. He heard footsteps come closer to his desk, and a shuffling. He didn’t bother turning around and continued staring into the fire, “Speak,”
“Sir, Cantrell Interrogation Unit Five has been infiltrated by the Confederation,” the man clenched his fist, he had suspected as much. This Confederation lot were starting to get on his last nerve. He had strived so hard to bring this country out of the dust and these people want to try and fight him?
“… And of the girl they took in for questioning?” he asked. He heard a sigh and then paper being flipped over,
“It seems she has escaped as well, sir,” He swivelled his chair around and slammed his hand onto the desk. The woman in front of him jumped about a mile in the air, a frightened look settling upon her face,
“Can’t you people do your job, God damn it?!” he shouted, spit flying from his mouth, “Find her! Find that girl and then bring her to me,” he waved the woman away, and watched as she scuttled away. He glanced at the glowing glass box that was settled on his desk. He’d be damned before he let anything get in the way of him continuing to rule this country.
China is keeping it real. We’re hopefully going to Beijing sometime at the end of November, but because we have lessons and we don’t get a break, I don’t know how that’s going to work out. Fingers crossed, though. I miss home because the Christmas adverts have started air. My mummy sent me an Advent calendar and some chocolates, so that’s okay
Fan of the TV show Community? Here’s some news for you: Community has been benched mid-season. This is a travesty. Sign the petition to save it: http://save-community.com and if you have Twitter, tweet with the hashtags #savecommunity #occupygreendale #brittadit #sixseasonsandamovie #savegreendale. Tweet the hell out of NBC (@NBC) and spam their inbox by visiting http://www.nbc.com/contact/general/ This is the only support I can give because I live in the UK (am in China, at the moment) and they don’t air Community over there and even if they did, it wouldn’t effect ratings. So, if you live in the USA your support would be awesome.