Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Lacking


I may be a few days behind my NaNoWriMo schedule. It happens, I'm not sweating it. A piece of my foot has gone missing, I feel like that is a bigger issue. In fact, now a smaller issue.

In the morning I went for my visit. My foot has been giving me trouble for months, so this visit was a long time coming. After a torturous hour, I'll spare the details, I was told to relax in bed for the rest of the day. I thought, "Sounds good! What more can I ask for?" It turns out, I could have used some fine print. My foot has been elevated all day, which means working from the office was out of the question.

A lazy day is nothing to be ashamed of, so I set my sights on playing some video games and watching Netflix. With Call of Duty: Ghosts having released, I spent my time on Infinity Ward's last offering, Modern Warfare 3. I've played Spec Ops missions at a friend's house, and wasn't too crazy on the multiplayer; I much prefer Treyarch's Black Ops 2. I went ahead and started the campaign, which I never touched, in relation to me hardly playing MW3.

I know some people did not like Modern Warfare 3's campaign, but I am pleasantly surprised. What a fun ride it has been, and a long one too! There is plenty of story to go around. I can see why some friends prefer Infinity Ward's games over Treyarchs', they have different feels to them. MW3 reminds me of times of the past Call of Duty games, which stressed being a single soldier in a giant war. At times, I truly felt like I was a small piece in a larger world. A perfect piece of entertainment to relax with.

Another big reason I've done little writing is The Dragon's Tear is preparing to release. That meant transferring from Scrivener to Word, and then the long process of fixing all the transfer mistakes. I had to get the specifications right for a physical copy, which was a pain, as I'm not used to Word's layout. Long story short, the mountain of little things that must be done at the end of the process. It's been fun, but I can see why some authors want the guiding hand of an agent and publisher. There are a lot of things I can do, to make a more refined product, that I don't know about because of my inexperience. At least I can say, "I'm trying."