I entered Fantasy Community‘s last Halloween challenge with probably a minute to spare… I think. They said 11:59pm but no time zone, so I gave it a try. Halloween is when the veil between ours and theirs get thin, and our hero us intent to bring thr scariest story back to his neighbourhood. Check out “The Night the Boundaries Fall” here.
I completed the short story some 31000 feet (quite fitting for a 31st October story!) above Wuhan, China, as I flew back to the UK from Hong Kong. I also started my NaNo around that high in the air. No better way to kickstart it all! All the while, someone’s child is screaming and crying during my 15 hour flight.For those of you who are Facebook friends with me (feel free to add me! I don’t bite) may know I came to the unhelpful realisation I may have bitten off more than I can chew for November’s workload, namely:
– Two sets of 7 day shifts, amounting to roughly 80 hours each week, each with either 3 day shifts followed by 4 night shifts or vice versa, plus normal shifts when I’m not having post-night shift breaks.
– A medical research project involving 50 patients for which I have to collate and analyse data
– Ruined Childhood judging and prize-giving
– Blog updates
– March City updates
– and NaNo itself
So, yeah, I dug a hole for myself. I’ll still try hard for NaNo, even if it will take a backseat to work!