Monday it is then; it was a Strange weekend

Right. Well since this seems to be becoming a bit of a bad habit, I guess Monday is the new blog day (officially unofficially). Unlike last weekend though, I do have some slightly good excuses for why I’m late on this post. I’ll list first, and then get into some details. I’m late because:

  1. I spent six hours in a car on Saturday to go get shoes for somebody else.
  2. Somebody I care about was roofied on Saturday evening.
  3. I spent all of Sunday binge watching Stranger Things 2.

And that was my weekend.

So the shoe thing wasn’t a big deal. It took forever, but overall wasn’t that bad. I don’t want to get into details about item number two, but needless to say as scary as the event was, nothing else awful happened after the fact. It just goes to show however that you should NEVER leave your drink unattended, even if you’ve been chatting with the person beside you for hours. DO. NOT. LEAVE. YOUR. DRINK. Not ever.

After this happened I heard stories from other people in my life having similar experience with equally fortunate outcomes. It just highlights how scary life can be sometimes, whether you are a man or a woman. When somebody wants to take advantage of you, it doesn’t matter how big or strong you are, once you’ve been drugged the odds are not in your favor. I’m just thankful that the person I care about made it home safely with no injuries to body or pocketbook.

At any rate, on Sunday I decided to hammer out season 2 of Stranger Things because I was tired of avoiding all social media in my quest to keep away from all spoilers. I didn’t even watch the trailer cause I’d rather go in blind when it’s something I love and already intend to watch. I won’t go into spoiler territory, but while the second season was pretty different from the first, I still enjoyed it thoroughly nonetheless. Acting was great; some very emotional scenes, and as before, the story itself was very exciting. They closed the season up nicely and left openings for the next season – and this is JUST how I like it.

Nothing sucks more than a season ending on a HUGE cliffhanger. Doubly so if they end it that way and then the fucking show gets cancelled. So thank you Netflix, you did good. Keep it up and for god’s sake keep those writers and directors happy and healthy.

Other than that, I’m looking forward to November. I’m going to try my hardest at participating in NaNoWriMo, so hopefully by the end of next month I’ll have a finished rough draft. This latest Stranger Things season has made me consider a few things for my own WIP, so I’m excited to jump into that.

Next week’s post will fall in November, so I should have an update at that point with regards to my progress.

Happy Halloween!

Please stay safe!

Zombie Mode Writing

I see now the true genius in planning posts ahead of time. After all, who knows what the hell might happen the night before–or day of–that could feasibly delay writing. Because seriously, who knew that I would get little to no sleep last night? I certainly didn’t anticipate that. I won’t get into the details, but needless to say I am absolutely dead on my feet today, in total ‘zombie mode’.

And I’m not entirely sure if I should attempt novel writing in this state. Sure it’s only a rough draft, but truth be told, I am having a helluva time just writing this. Brain to finger communication is minimal, and I’m fairly certain I would fail any sort of test that requires basic cognitive function. But who knows, maybe writing in this state will produce something unexpected. Maybe I’ll give it a try and see what happens. At least there’s always delete/backspace if things get too weird.

All of that said, I just started watching American Gods (and am nearly at the end already), and I absolutely adore it! Definitely need to read the book now. Maybe I’ll do a more in depth review later, but either way I’ll need to finish watching before I decide.

Anyway I’ll keep this post short, mostly because I feel brain-fried. Hopefully next Tuesday will be better. Hung-over blogging, anyone?