Tuesday, November 30, 2010

down time

This month has been a down time, so I certainly haven't kept up with blogging at all. Figured I'd just drop in and let you know I'm alive, and at least keeping up with reading my blogger friends, and forums, if not participating with them.

Depression (which is chronic, and hits sometimes worse than others) has been prevailing, on top of severe financial woe. It's aways pretty hard to get by, but these past couple or so months have been particularly bad.

Well, I don't like sob stories much, and especially not my own. Like Neil Young says... "You got your hard luck story, I got mine." Ain't it so.

I've been keeping inside mostly, which is an old habit of mine when things turn south. All this will pass, I imagine.

These holiday times are always particularly hard, I guess, since my dad died. Even though its been 19 years this December 8th. About now is when I typically start withdrawing into myself. But this year we have Logan's first birthday on the 9th, so that will open up a bright time, and maybe usher in better times. I can't believe he's going to be one already; where did the year go?

If you're so inclined, please send prayers and good vibes my way. I don't usually ask for such, but I do believe in the power of prayer.

Hope to be back in the swing of things real soon. Be well.

Monday, November 8, 2010

nano down the draino

On the day Nanowrimo started (Nov 1st), I had completely forgot about it. That night, I managed to eek out 747 words, not even enough for a minimum needed word count for a day, but it was something. Now it is the 8th day, and I haven't written a word more. My mind has been very preoccupied by the malady of the quotidian, so to speak, and writing hasn't been one of those preoccupations.

I haven't yet finished the first novel I started during the last Nanowrimo. I'm over 111K words, and I can feel the ending in my hands. It's hard to get started on a new novel, especially when it is somewhat of a sequel... But it should stand alone, it's just that this one's main characters were secondary characters in the first novel.

Thus my lack of updates on my Nano-progress. Not sure it'll get any better from here on out... it may just be bad timing right now.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

2010 NYC Marathon

As they go through Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, having just come off the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, from Staten Island, NY