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I'm still alive, my novel didn't eat me, I promise.

I think I'm done, at 67k. There's a lot of editing to do, and I think I have one other scene to add before it's really done, but my story's been told, and my poor characters are exhausted. I'm writing a little short story with Em, Trout, and Nina - they're all going off on vacation on a different planet, in a tropical locale. I think they deserve it, poor guys. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to make Em polyamorous - she loves Trout, but she's got feelings for Nina as well. Ahhh, the drama. Poor Em. I've put her through so much in this novel - it's a wonder she still lets me write about her.

I'm sad that the story is over - while I enjoyed writing about the characters (and in Em's case, as the character) back when Pedro and I roleplayed back in 2001, I've grown very attached to them all after this novel. It's almost like they're human to me, and I don't want to leave them just yet.

I gave up waiting to put up my Christmas tree, and decided to put it up tonight. I'm ridiculous, I know, but I've been waiting to put this sucker up since I bought it at a garage sale in August for $5. I didn't quite realize just how HUGE this thing was - I went from a three foot tree to a seven and a half footer! I stuck my Princess Serenity doll on the top, instead of an angel or a star, and poor Serenity's head almost hits the ceiling. It was also a pain to put together - it was color coded, but I had no idea which colors went where. It was like putting together a puzzle that's only one color, and all the pieces are roughly the same shape. At least it came out relatively tree looking, even if it is listing to one side a little. Once my camera's battery charges, I'll post some pictures. It's a very eclectic tree - only on our Christmas tree will you find The Simpsons ornaments, Beauty and the Beast ornaments, Precious Moments ornaments, a sprinkling of tiny stuffed animals, and a Sailor Moon doll stuffed on the top.

I did a little bit of circle trimming today - mostly it was people who haven't updated in months (with the exception of [personal profile] nomnomchuupie, considering we're married and all that). If you're just lurking around DW, and don't post entries but still read mine, and you're sad I removed you, just let me know and I'll add you back. (Although, one person I removed hadn't updated in something like 78 weeks, so I doubt they're lurking.)

AUGH. I just looked at my tags. NaNoWriMo and Christmas tags shouldn't ever be used together. XD
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Or happy holiday of your preference. While I may not exactly be religious, Christmas is still what comes to mind for my winter holiday. I try to be as politically correct as I can, and wish people happy holidays, since there are so many holidays celebrated at this time of year.

Anyhow! I was woken up at 6:40 this morning by my little furry friends, and of course they woke me up early after I went to bed late last night.

And holy crap, last night I was popular. It's like everyone wanted to talk to me, all at once, and it was all people I haven't talked to in ages - like my ex, Gregg, who I literally haven't talked to since shortly after we broke up in 2004. And Dean, who drifted out of contact back in 2007. And Jason, who I haven't even SEEN since 2003. And Ken, who I saw on Tuesday! :D I haven't talked with that many people online all at once in a very long time. It was almost overwhelming. Jason wants me to go to Plattsburgh and hang out with him for a few days - I just may do that. We'll have a Doctor Who marathon, and when we get sick of Doctor Who (heaven forbid), we'll watch Torchwood and Sarah Jane adventures. :D It'll be so awesome to go hang out somewhere other than Potsdam, I think, and it'll be nice to see Jason again. I might even get to see Justin, too!

It's odd, spending Christmas alone this year. It doesn't really feel like Christmas this year, anyway... It's just been a rough year, I guess. I anticipate that I'll be spending my holiday watching Christmas shows, keeping the Pomeranians entertained, and wishing I was 14 again, where not only did I still get Christmas presents, I got the Nintendo 64. And the Sega Channel. Oh, now that was a Christmas.


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