Friday, October 28, 2011

Putting a Price on Nostalgia

Just a few days left till NaNoWriMo. I will NOT be staying up until midnight on the 31st so I can start writing as soon as November begins. I thought about it, considering there's really nothing I need to do on Tuesday, and I thought it might be fun, but I'm just not a night owl. So, instead I'll be going to bed as usual, and then waking up bright and early on Tuesday to get started. (Lucky for me, "bright" and early on November 1st sounds a lot earlier than it really is.)

I'm hoping to knock out 10K on that first day. As I said, I have nothing else on the schedule that day, I'll have the apartment to myself for the majority of it, and I definitely think it's doable, especially considering that I have a really clear idea of how the beginning of the novel is going to go. This will be the most I've ever written in a single day . . . assuming, of course, that I succeed, and I really see no reason why I shouldn't.

In other news, my 10-year reunion has finally been scheduled, and I will most definitely NOT be attending. I was kind of up in the air about it anyway, since I already see a good chunk of my high school friends fairly regularly (most of whom weren't even from my graduating year), and I'm FB friends with most other people I hung out with, so it's not like we've had no contact. There's only really a handful of people I'd be interested in seeing, and of course no guarantee they'd even be there. Not to mention I don't really feel like I've accomplished anything since graduating, which is maybe a stupid reason not to want to go, but I know I can't be alone in that.

Anyway, I just got notification that the date and venue are set, and the price is $50/person. So, $100 for both Pat & I to go. To something I wasn't sure I wanted to go to anyway. So . . . yeah, skipping that. There'll be other reunions, and maybe I'll feel differently in 5 or 10 or 15 years.

Or, ya know, next year, when it's time for Pat's reunion. Though that will be more his decision than mine.


  1. Wait, seriously, it's $50 per person? Seems excessive for seeing people you don't even want to see... Chris and I were going to go, but I'll let him know about the cost. - J

  2. Oh, and I can't blame you for not wanting to go. :0/ But good luck, on your writing!! - J