Syndactyl Salutations

Thoughts on writing, knitting, and the world around me.

Friday, October 31, 2003

Trick or Treat

I like Hallowe'en on one level, the mystical, thin veil feel, the alternate identities... I'm not, however, fond of the greeting trick-or-treaters. I don't mind the giving out of candy, and there are always a few cool costumes, I just have a hard time dealing with strangers, even if they're two feet tall and dressed like puppies.

Maybe I'm neurotic, but those two hours of door knocking kick my anxiety into gear. I obviously need help.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

NaNo Meeting #1

I don't know why I try to organize social things every once in a great while; they never go quite as I hope. Two people showed for the kick-off gathering for NaNoWriMo, out of probably a dozen in the area. Not a big deal, just makes me feel like never organizing anything again.

It's not that the conversation wasn't interesting, it was, I guess I have outlandish expectations or something. Oh, well, end of rant.

I did get a little worldbuilding done while I was waiting for them to arrive, so I came out ahead in the deal afterall, I suppose.

End rant.

Now, this is an encouraging piece of news for those of us with almost-asthma and near constant chronic bronchitis. Of course, I guess that means I'll actually have to develop more of a taste for merlot.

I blamed Sheila Kelly (see links) for getting me into this mess, but it's really my own fault. I've been reading a number of weblogs for a few months now, and I guess they grew on me. I still can't figure out why I decided to start one, though.

Holly Lisle asked that question of her readers recently and many of them answered as she did, that they like to talk. I'm not really one for talking, though sometimes I wish I were. I'm the one at parties who sits in a convenient corner and watches everyone else talk. I guess that explains why I read weblogs.

I guess I just want to get myself out there a little bit. I'm very insular, I'm afraid of being social in many cases, and I guess this is a way of doing that whithout having to blush when I say something to someone.

I don't quite know what will end up in here, other than NaNoWriMo updates in November, or how long I'll keep it up, but I'm willing to give it a try

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Needed to update the time, must think I'm on the west coast. Since I'm not, I need to get some sleep, the cold still has a grip on my brain.

Sleep tonight, worldbuild for Nano tomorrow.

Monday, October 27, 2003

I guess I've taken the plunge. I've been reading several blogs over the past few months, and have finally convinced myself that I should give it a try. Wish me luck.