Well, my “book” is “done” — I know that’s far too low a words-to-quotation-marks ratio there, but the truth is the truth. I do not actually expect to do anything with this piece of writing other than halfheartedly editing it and then storing it in the same dusty old My Documents folder as the last two NaNos and my old PSY281 projects. Seriously, for a while there I’d just uninstall my word processor between semesters to save space.
So, I passed 50k, but that’s pretty much all, folks. Back to your regularly scheduled programming. It was a fun ride, I got some nice cramped fingers and wore out my keyboard a little. Mostly, as usual, I got some minor bragging rights and a little storytelling practice. What this one does have going for it, though, is that I actually got it to end when and where I wanted, instead of hitting 50k and trailing off because there was no real reason for me to want to go any further. The downside, of course, is that I basically just wrote words until there were enough, and then stopped, because that’s how this one was set up. I haven’t gone back to read any of it yet, but I can’t imagine it’d be a fun task. It’s like 60 pages’ worth of this blog, minus any actual informational content.
Don’t get me wrong, it was actually pretty fun. And of course, it’s not like I did anything with my NaNo drawings from last year, either. But writing, when I’m the one doing it, has always struck me as particularly futile. I’m aware of the irony of this coming from someone who currently writes one weekly and one monthly blog, but *those* have pictures. I never even made up any illustrations for this book; frankly, I figured I’d wasted enough time on the thing already. I actually went and wrote part of it as a poem, just so I’d feel like I actually “made” something.
Which is why today’s picture, once again, has nothing to do with the majority of this entry’s content. In fact, very little has anything to do with today’s picture. Today’s picture (again, not a drawing, sorry) is a bunch of musical fish puns. It took a lot longer than you’d imagine, especially since I didn’t even draw the fish (don’t worry, they were public-domain, but still). I blame it on aforementioned NaNoWriMo time-wastage. Some might argue that this is an equal example of time-wastage, as fish and music aren’t really two interests that are known for overlapping. But … but … fish scales. Treble hooks. Sea bass. TOO TEMPTING TO PASS UP.
That said, I actually know nothing about music (I took an intro music course and had some piano lessons as a kid, but for whatever reason musical comprehension is just completely beyond me), just fish, so if there are mistakes … well, you’re not allowed to make fun of me, because I’m severely musically-challenged. It just wouldn’t be sportsmanlike.