||[Nov. 18th, 2006|12:11 pm]
Well, for all of my whining, I've completely dumped the iPod in favor of the Zune. Strangely enough, I think the deciding factor was being able to upload pictures of the two fuzzballs when they were, well, fuzzballs, and using that as my background. Now I have a completely representative picture of the two of them, and it greets me whenever I wake my Zune from standby.
Unfortunately, I still haven't found someone to actually share things with.
NaNo is still proceeding apace, aside from loss of words over the two days in the center of the week, and I'm within sight of the goal. Well, when in sight of the goal means the goal of NaNo - I still have 29 scenes left to write. But I'm less than 9,000 words out from finishing NaNo itself, which I'm almost certain to do in the next four days.
Gah. I just realized that according to my outline I'm less than halfway through, but I'm at over 41,000 words. It looks like the judicious (<- read, rampant, frantic, and critical) scene additions I've been doing have been paying off.
I think the last scene has to be rewritten, though. I wrote it, and it sort of gets across a point I needed to get across, but I think I tipped my hand too much. I'm starting to get to the point that I'm afraid that what I'm writing is complete crap, though I know that it's a decent story, and I think I'm telling it decently. It is coming together. I'm just afraid no one will care.
In other news, I put in a few hours into Rogue Galaxy last night, which made me feel much better. The funny thing is, I think I'm still in the 'tutorial' stage. I've only put four hours into the game, but it feels like it's chugging along pretty quickly. Strange.
...in further news, Viva Pinata is still cute, but if you actually think about some of the things that occur in it (and their beautiful, and yet horrible, motto: "Don't beat 'em, join 'em."), extremely disturbing. Solution: try to avoid thinking about them.
Goal for today: 2,000 words and read the manual for Project Sylpheed.