Welcome To The Tired

I was nodding off this morning while trying to get my writing/reading done, so I went back to bed for a little while. When I got back up to get ready for work the first thing I did was turn on the TV. I found out that the Red Sox had lost and that Rush Limbaugh had been forced to quit because he said something last weekend on ESPN that some people found offensive. I was mighty pissed off — and it was only 6:45 in the morning.

Of course, the day ended with the Red Sox losing again. So, things didn’t get any better on that front. I think, come Saturday, I’m not going to pay any attention to the game at all. I just think that the very fact I am intrigued by them at this point is bad luck. I’ve always thought that any team I want to win will lose and that seems to be very true lately.

The rest of the day, as usual, was standard-issue. There’s not much to report except that I kept forgetting to take out the garbage and I kept forgetting to call my parents to see if Monday evening was a good time for us to go out to celebrate my birthday. We go out to dinner every year on each other’s birthdays and, since I’ll be at REM on my birthday this year, I figured Monday would be a good alternative. But, I keep forgetting to call.

I’m kind of at a loss about this contest I found out about online. NaNoWriMo.org sponsors National Novel Writing Month and has done so for the past five years. It’s a fun activity where a bunch of people sign up to write a novel (actually a novella, about 175 pages, but they want to call it a novel because it sounds cooler to them) during the month of November. They emphasize just getting it done, putting all your thoughts down — the art of the first draft. I think it could be a very cool activity but I don’t think I’m going to have the time at all.

You don’t even have to share what you wrote at the end. You only upload your story so that the words can be counted. Their program then destroys your story. The way they determine winners is just by how many people reach 50,000 words. Everyone who reaches 50,000 words is a winner.

Anyway, I won’t have time but it’s something I’ve been thinking about.