Ok, so this idea of mine to participate in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrMo) is starting to look like a huge mistake. At this point, I'm left with nothing more than feelings of inadequacy and a violent temper towards all things creative. First of all, I decided to axe my original novel idea, and go in a completely different direction…which means that I have started over on the 8th day of the contest…which means I’m more than a week behind. It also means that I have a very small chance of actually finishing before the deadline on the 30th, which means I’m a pathetic loser. Secondly, I think my story sucks ass, and needs to be drowned at the bottom of a very murky lake somewhere. I’m not even sure where I’m going with my plot, and I’ve found that the “come up with ideas as you go” technique may work for blog posts and term papers, but it does not work for a novel.
To be fair to myself, I only write when I am at work because I don’t have a computer of my own to waste time on. And even though many people have the ability to write out longhand on college-ruled paper with their favorite pencil…I cannot do that because I hate is so much, it makes my teeth itch. So I’m left with only being able to write a little bit each day while I’m at the office, in between my awesome blog posts, and my need for online chess and porn.
I guess I’m going to be a NaNoWrMo failure, but that’s ok. I sort of jumped into it, without knowing what it was and so now it’s slapping me upside the head and calling me Sally. I’m expecting it to braid my hair and put me in a dress by next Thursday.
On a different subject, I’ve decided to start a new “thing” here in the blog-universe. Most of us have heard of Half-Naked-Thursdays and just recently have I heard of Self-Portrait Tuesdays and so that got me to thinking: I can exploit a day for my own selfish desires, as well. There’s nothing on Wednesdays that I am aware of, and so today is going to start being “Office Supply Wednesday”. I’m calling it that, because it sums up the whole thing rather well. I may change the name when I am more creative, but for now we’ll just stick with that.
The premise is simple: on Wednesdays, take a picture of something on your desk and then post it. It’s really that simple. Here are the rules: It must be a picture of something on your desk/in your office. It must not contain any fish. That's about it. I don’t expect this to catch on, but I figure at the very least ONE other person will do it, and then I can start telling people that I am a leader, or something. If nobody else does this, then I’ll feel like a loser and I’m pretty sure I’ll boil my own head to help quell the emotional pain and rejection.
So anyway, happy Office Supply Wednesday!!!