Catching Up on Things
Forgot to talk about Technovation Weeks 4 and 5. The problem is I’ve been super-busy with dayjobbery, and then also getting my stuff together for graduating (PS I’m graduating), and also I now have to work on my novel for-serious instead of writing a new one for-shiggles.
Well, unfortunately, the girls are a little behind. This is largely because we have double the class size and not enough people to help. Kind of what happens with these gigs. I’m optimistic that they can catch up, but it won’t be easy. Still, most of them seem really excited and eager, so here’s hoping they make it to pitch night!
So technically I should also be talking about week six. Why am I not? Well…
Oh, sheesh. You ever have one of those days where everything you touch breaks? That’s been me since last Wednesday evening. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. Thankfully my boss seems pretty understanding about this. Still. It’s to the point where, after 15 hours of fighting with systems to validate a bug fix (one. freaking. line.) I finally finish, so happy, so elated, and then I go to check it in, only to be denied access to the code repository. I threw my hands up and shouted, “Oh, come on!“
Wednesday I got hit with a customer issue that kept me at work for a solid ten hours, wherein I was lucky to grab half a sandwich and a pop tart for sustinance. As a result, I missed teaching on Wednesday. And I was pretty mad about that, because I’d done up some awesome slides, and I was ready to get the girls motivated to kick ass and take names. I understand that my absence caused chaos. Sadface.
Uhm, well, I have seven scenes for-sure set up, they’re all in a row and start at the start, so that’s pretty good. I’m working on getting my MC to Earth without killing too many people and keeping my MC from punching too many faces, and I think all both of my blog readers (hi) know what a challenge this is for me, so I’m chugging along there, slowly but surely. The first time I wrote this novel, I didn’t outline at all, I just sort of went for it. I’m hoping an outline fixes a lot of the problems I have in the least-painful way possible.
Do I talk about my book in terms of titles and names? I’m not sure what’s the protocol here. I mean, who knows if the names will stick, right? If this thing gets sold, editor could be all “who the hell names their main character a verb, stop being weird” and then this post will make no sense. Basically I over-think everything.
At least I don’t have to worry about the swearing yet. Yet.
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