This time tomorrow I will be in Hanmer Springs, hopefully having played a few games already and will probably be involved in a late game. I had considered not going this year, after five years of attending, so I could instead spend the weekend with NaNo people. It seems almost certain that next year I won't be heading up, unless I finally stop taking part in NaNo. This year I have been more inclined to write than I was either of the past two years.
This year we are starting a day earlier than we have in prior years, I don't remember why, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. With the extra day, and the slightly higher attendance, I am thinking we might, as a group, get 100 games played over the time we are away. At the very least I want to get to 2010/2011 levels of about 80 games played instead of the not quite 60 that we had last year.
NaNoWriMo is progressing, albeit at less than ideal rates. Then again, I've surpassed my total from 2011, and if I was to spend any time writing tonight I'd probably also surpass my total from last year. I'm also ahead of all but one year I won for this stage of the month. At just over 16,000 words I have got eight chapters down, four lines into the song I'm using as inspiration. If I do continue to make the effort, which will probably be difficult this weekend, I should manage to get at least close to finishing.
I haven't had a lot of work recently, this isn't good for my bank balance, but it did lead to a lot of free time last week, probably part of why NaNo has progressed better this year than the past two. I've also found more free time by ceasing to attend church, so far this month it's been to attend to attend NaNo write-ins (and this weekend for the game weekend) but at least so far I've not missed it.
Sunday afternoon/evening I was with friends at a goodbye party for a friend that's heading overseas for an extended holiday. I failed to prepare for the weather/temperature as I should have done, not really paying attention to the forecast I walked over in jeans. I also didn't take togs, which will surprise few people, but because I was wearing jeans I didn't really get in the pool at all which I regretted. The majority of my time there was good though, other people had fun in the pool, we played a couple of games of the Resistance, and had some interesting discussions.
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