Thursday, November 02, 2006


Wow. After a false start, I am up and running with Nanowrimo 2006. A daily target of 1667 words means I'm up to date and can finally shuffle off to bed.

Yesterday was a disaster. I started The Bootleg Boys in what I thought was a fascinating and productive new way, but it didn't work out. So today, I scratched what I wrote and started again. Fortunately, it seems to be working.

What an insane idea! 50,000 words in a month!

In other news, life toddles on. In reality, T and I are both stressed out. The future it sitting there on our shoulders like a big fat vulture. I'm desperate to return to America, but it's only nine months until Tina can apply for a British passport. In some ways, it would be crazy to leave before she gets it.

I'm still loving my job, but a horrible reality is dawning on me. Copywriters aren't rich. They're never rich. And maybe our one-up-one-down in Winchester is all we'll ever be able to afford while I'd doing a job I love.

Nobody else I know likes their job. Am I being crazy doing something I like?

Well, I have 1667 words to write a day, so I don't see what I'm doing wasting them here. Mind you, I have started a new blog at Editiorial Bear to discuss political issues. I post derisive comments targeted at a couple of the more loopy commenters on the interesting PCBS occasionally and am sick of them replying on this blog, so I've started a new one for political opions and comments - I've started with a few words about the De Menezes shooting, which is in the news again. You can find it here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like my job!

Mycroft, Oxford