A to Z Challenge 2013

Monday, October 26, 2009

Missing On Monday

The image here is me. Okay, it doesn't look alot like me, but it's how I've been feeling for quite some time now. This is why I've been "missing" for a while. I can sum it up in one word - STRESS. I have five days left. Five days until NaNo. Five days until I need to turn in my huge project paper for school. And I have so much left to do before then.

I have been lurking around in the shadows, of course. I've been reading your blogs, very occasionally commenting. But every time I stopped to write a post, the weight of this project would hit me like a sledgehammer. For those of you who haven't abandoned me totally, thanks. I promise, once I get through this stuff, I will be more expedient and regular with my posts. At the least, I plan on doing daily (or every other day) updates on NaNo progress.

I have been doing a little bit of organizing with regards to NaNo as well (though to be honest I still have alot more to figure out). I actually bought some legal pads and have started writing things out. I hope to have a decent amount done before the first.

Five days. And today is almost over. Yikes!

Oh, and this random thought occurred to me as I was talking to my son about various words. Isn't it weird that there is a word "ruthless", but you can't take off the suffix "less" and just have the word "ruth"? How many other words do you know like that? Sometimes English truly boggles the mind.


Lost Wanderer said...

Not abandoned your Eric, but I have been wondering what happened to your posts. Take a little time to distress. I must admit, I am not completely prepare with my outline for NaNo, so I worry about it too, but at the end of the day, if there are some holes left in the first draft it won't be end of the world. Though of course we should try to do our best.

We will all be right there with you on the NaNo journey, so we can manage stress together :)

Michelle H. said...

Calm. Take deep breaths. We're still around. No worries.

WindyA said...

Deep breaths, Eric. We're still here. Sometimes you need to take a couple steps back to be able to make more progress when you start moving forward!

Davin Malasarn said...

GOod luck with the work, Eric. You can do it! You can do it!

Cole Gibsen said...

I think the point of nano is to learn to write through the stress. You CAN do it!!!