It's weird to be Facebook friends with people you had small crushes on in high school or earlier. Weird to remember that little thrill of passion when you saw them or talked to them, only now to see them in photos with their wives and little kids. And you in yours. Weird.
I've been writing pretty steadily for the past five days. As any of my Twitter followers know, I start back to the new semester of nursing school this coming Monday, January 9th. Back when I was college the first time, I actually looked forward to the return to semester. Breaks felt like a lot of flailing around with nothing to do. This time, I'd easily give an arm for another month or two. I know there's no sense in complaining, but I'll do it anyway, right?
Anyhoodle, I've pretty much written this entire draft of Token (new title pending) in fits and bursts. I went two and a half months without touching it, then did NaNoWriMo, then stopped, and have written almost another 20k since last Thursday. It's weird. I'm not like that. I'm definitely the tortoise--slow and steady, 2k per day kind of thing. But this has results, I can't deny it.
The book has a fairly extended climax, or rather several smaller climaxes before the big one (still talking book here.) I'm in the second of these four climaxes, and it's now to the point where Husband can tell what kind of scene I'm writing based on the angry music pounding out of our office while he plays Skyrim from the safety of our living room. So far the tune of choice has been A Perfect Circle's "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums."
My original write goal was to be at 80k by Friday, but now that I'm already nearly to 75k, I'm going to push it up to 85k by Saturday. I've had this crazy feeling that I won't be able to write once I start back, but that's silly. I have to save a little time this weekend to study, though, because guess what I have to do on my first day back in class? Take a test. And it's one of our pass/fail the program ones. No pressure. I'm not too concerned about it, honestly--it's a med calculation test, and I made a 100 on the one we took in November just like it. So yes, you want me to calculate your drug dosage. I'm also learning how to insert IV's and catheters this semester--any volunteers?
It snowed on Tuesday, too.