Thursday, November 13, 2014

Busy November: NaNoWriMo, Warlords of Draenor, et al.

Well, hell. So, November has been our busiest of the year, I think. So much is going on, not the least of which is that Blizzard decided to crash NaNoWriMo with the release of the Warlords of Draenor expac. Why they had to do this, I have no idea. October 13th or December 13th and it would have been fine, but they picked November 13th! So, I'm now trying to figure out how I'm going to work and play Warlords, and be productive, and right now it's not looking pretty.

Will I keep doing it? Yup. I am finishing NaNoWriMo this year if it kills me--especially since I'm so happy with the project I'm working on right now. Since Warlords is so laggy right now, being productive may be just as easily said as done. I'm currently waiting for my server to come back up and have a 20 minute wait. There are 1,200 people ahead of me in the queue. It's easy to see how I could be using this time to do something productive.

Instead, I'm using it for blogging. Which is, if I'm being honest, procrastination. I enjoy it, but I could be writing. Could being the operative word, right there.

But NaNoWriMo and Warlords of Draenor aren't the only things going on this month. Matt broke his foot, so there were doctor appoints. There's therapy. Matt is going to a scotch tasting/class thing in Fort Worth tomorrow night and I'm going to tag along, maybe get some Christmas shopping in while he enjoys his scotch. Next week, we're going to Dallas House of Blues for a Suicide Girls burlesque show--I got Matt tickets as part of his birthday present last month. Thanksgiving is coming up.

On top of all of that, Matt has worked 18 or the last 19 days. Oh, and did I mention he's averaging 10 hours a day? Yeah, he's busy and thank God that he loves his job, because it would be a lot if he hated it. We're blessed in that, at least.

So, like everyone else, we're super busy right now. I'm still writing, I'm sitting at a little over 21,000 words toward my 50,000 word goal. That means, sadly, that I'm actually behind. I think, though, that I can catch up. I'm looking forward to finding out. For now, though, I'm going to go see where I am in the queue and try to get back onto Warlords. It's release day, so I'm thinking if they fixed some of the bugs I may just play today and get some writing done... erm, later. Yeah, later. ;)


  1. Elijah REALLY wants the new expac, but I'm stalling in purchasing it because it would make for a kick-ass Christmas present. I'll play it a bit too, but I usually peter out after a week or so. Elijah wants me to write a fun middle grade book someday that's inspired by WoW, so at least any playing I do can be counted as "research" (haha). You'll have to tell me how you like it once you're able to play!

    Way to go on your 21K! From the viewpoint of someone who NEVER puts out high word counts, that sounds like amazing progress.

    1. Honestly, if you didn't buy it yet, be glad. There were so many problems with this release, your little one's head would have exploded with frustration. Mine almost did. You're right though, it would make a good Christmas present. All the kinks will be well worked out by then.

      Thanks about the word count. I spent a lot of the weekend doing nothing, so now I'm behind. Less so than when I started today, but still quite behind and getting more behind by the day. I'm sure I'll catch up though! :D

    2. We got it for him for Christmas, so PLEASE tell me they've worked out the kinks! I kept hearing all of these horror stories about the wait time for getting on the game.

      I just saw you added my author's page to your side margin. *hugs you*

      Hope you're making some progress on NaNo!

    3. Yes!! They got all the kinks worked out and it is AWESOME now. I could go into it, but I'll spare you. Let's just say I'm no longer calling it Laglords of Failnor. ;)

      I had no idea you had an author blog until I saw it on the cover reveal. So, of course I'm sharing it. For others, and so I can find it easily! I also shared your author page with my Facebook peeps. Oh, and I pre-ordered your book, Matt wants one too, and I'm going to buy it in paperback just because I'm soooooooooooo freaking proud of you! :D

      Oh, and NaNoWriMo is going okay. I started yesterday 10,500 words behind, but I managed to write 4,000 words. So, just when I thought I was giving it up and just working toward getting done, rather than getting 50k in November, I've started to pull my bacon out of the fire a bit. That's how it happens with NaNoWriMo, that's why I love it! lol