Yesterday, in a fit of jealous rage, Inform 7 absconded with my attention. I spent most of the day reading through the manual and various examples of code to get that one stupid function to work. I made a couple minor breakthroughs and got a tone of new ideas for how to handle things. I keep forgetting that I have no practical programming background, so everything I have to do, I have to learn how to do first. It’s terribly inconvenient.

Last night I read my “homework” for CALLIHOO (the manuscript that was handed out last week to be critiqued today) and today I have to make all my notations and remarks and peanut gallery-esque comments. I found the piece disorienting — mostly because I heard the end of it read aloud before I knew how it began, and even though I knew how it ended, I wasn’t expecting it when it came. Hm, an interesting situation.

I’m thinking that Monday will be my big push to finish my novel for NaNoWriMo. I’ve requested the day off work so my mom and I (and some friends) can go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and I think that I’ll spend most of the not-waiting-in-line (then again…?) and not-watching-the-movie time working on the last 10,000 words I need to reach the goal. I’ll just work on the outline in the meantime.