I only wrote about 30 words so far today, all of it on the Familiars story... and that's fine by me. I did go to bed early yesterday, but it wasn't exactly a good night's sleep: I kept waking up every so often, much to the disappointment of the kittens who just wanted a still Mama to sleep on. I got up at about my normal time and did the normal morning routines. Katsuko got up slightly early, by around 9:30. Mostly, we piddled throughout the day.
I telephoned Georgia Perimeter College to find out where I need to go for the interview on Tuesday. They haven't been able to get in touch with my last reference, so I've been trying to track down one more FSU person to serve as a business reference. If none of the three people I emailed are available or are willing to do it, then I might have to see if roguegambit
can do it. We sorta kinda worked together at Waldenbooks way back in the day.
Katsuko started working on reinstalling The Sims on her computer. I took that to be the perfect time to try to get Trunks (my external hard drive) back in working order... and I've been working on it since the middle of the afternoon. First, it took a couple of tries to get anything willing to read it. Then I tried to reformat it, only to get a weird error. I rebooted the computer, again from the install disc, and was able to format it. Now, though, I'm getting another weird error, so I don't even know what's going on. Seriously, I've been working on this (and repairing permissions on Ripley herself) for the better part of five hours. Most of it is the long time spent waiting for the formatting to go through.
I'm all signed up and stuff for Camp NaNoWriMo. I have a title (of sorts), a word count goal, a summary (of sorts), and a synapsis (of sorts). I've added people to my cabin: desolate03
, user name=katsuko>, and Philia. I can't seem to add daimeryan_rei
; it keeps saying that her account isn't active and validated. I'm not sure at all what that means. Camp NaNo is basically going to be my Big Damn Finishing Project. I need to finish Betrüger
and Blood and Sacrifice
. I need to work on Crooked Way
, Dust to Dust
, CSI: Toronto
, and Street Angel
. The first two are going to be my priorities, though, and they will be the main part of my 750 words from day to day, if not all of them (plus my ongoing journal entries). I think I'm nearly to Day 160, but I'm not 100% on that right now, since again, I can't really use Ripley for much of anything at the moment.
I think what I might do is this: once the most recent format finishes, whether Trunks is fixed or not, I'll log back in to Ripley, do my nighttime stuff, and then set a full 7-pass format to go while I'm sleeping. It'll probably take most of the night, if it's running anything like the rest of this.
Dragon's World continues to be cute like a cute thing, but oh my gods, there are some things about it that I Do Not Like. There are very long wait times on some items: some dragons may take 24 real time hours to mate, it can take 8 hours to clear a tree, upgrading buildings takes at least 4 hours... and again, all of this is real time. The prices on some items are just ridiculously high as well: a water dragon habitat is 40,000 gold coins, and then on top of that, it takes another 60,000 gold coins to get the water dragon... which then takes 6 hours to hatch. It costs 1000 coins and an hour to clear a small tree, 2500 coins and 2 hours to clear a large tree, and 25,000 coins and 6 hours to clear a massive tree. Dragon food is pretty reasonable, up to a point, but most of the rest of it just makes me want to facepalm.
Anyway, I'm going back to my expensive dragons for a bit now, at least until this formatting pass finishes on Trunks. If I get caught in another "this takes too long in real time" loop again, then I'll probably go back to writing. All I know is that Serenity is going to need some serious charging tonight in order for me to have her ready for tomorrow.
Also, still sick, still with the headache. Later, all.