50,000 words, a new job and skiing before Thanksgiving
Yeah you could say that I’ve been busy.
Let’s start with the novel. I posted here before say that I was taking part in NanoWriMo this year. First off, it was great fun overall and I did finish make my 50,000 word goal by the end of the month. Having a deadline on something as large as a novel (even a small one like 50k) is such a good thing, it forces you to just pour the words out onto the page. No matter how bad they are, and believe me, they are bad. Everyone writes crap for a first draft, especially under a deadline, but as many writers that chimed in on the NanoWriMo pep talks each week said, “A shitty finished novel will always beat an unfinished great novel." I am inclined to believe them if only to stroke me ego a little. So make your plans now, signup for NanoWriMo 2009 and write yourself a novel!
The new employment situation: I am the new front-end web developer for Entermotion. They are a Kansas based company that builds webpages for clients and also develops web apps under the moniker Paste Interactive. It’s, so far, been a fantastic gig. I am super busy day to day and I am now working from home. It is a remote job, meaning that I can work from wherever - this is going to be pretty key for the impending move to Italy next winter.
And no, I haven’t moved to Colorado. I’m not sure who did the snow dance so well this fall but I’ve already skiied 4 days this year. Three at Whitegrass on the xc sticks and then yesterday at Snowshoe on the tele skis. It’s been all beautiful snow and soft powder (east-coast style, no cold-smoke). Here’s to the wonders of winter and the beauty of sliding down a hill really fast with sticks attached to your feet!
A few images of the xc at Whitegrass from the last few weeks for your viewing pleasure.
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