So Close

Well, I have been slowly but surely chipping away at my homework for November. I would like to get this done so I can solely focus on NaNoWriMo and actually maybe win this year. Of course, my professors could always add on more homework at short notice, but at least I will have the bulk of it done. I think that makes things a little bit easier.

I have written a little bit more of the outline forΒ Saving Each Other (SEO), but I don’t think that it’s anywhere near complete. As I stated not too long ago, I have the plot finally figured out…now I just have to figure out how to actually get there.

Do you want to know my newest problem? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now…my biggest problem has not been that I don’t know how to finish the outline, nor am I worried about finishing it on time for NaNo. I am not worried that I will not get my homework done before it begins, and I really feel confident that I will do well this year. No, my biggest problem is this: I have begun to play The Sims 2 once more.

Does everyone know what The Sims games are? The game where you creates homes and families and build them up so they can get good jobs and money to buy everything they want and make babies? Well, whenever I begin to play this, I play it non-stop for about…I don’t know, maybe a month? Maybe more.

However, I guess I could use it as an incentive. If, for example, I am still wanting to play Sims a lot during the month of November, I can always tells myself, “I am not allowed to play Sims until I write [insert amount of words/pages here] today!” I don’t know. We’ll see what happens. But right now I have about 45 minutes before I have to go to work, so…I’m going to go play Sims for a bit.

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20 thoughts on “So Close

  1. You are naughty! But then, me too. My ‘vice’ is to play point-and-click games. I tell myself the puzzles are stretching my brain, but really, finally reading Heidegger, or doing some writing would stretch it more.
    Be nice to you and reward yourself with fun. But be nice to you, and don’t spend now creating a past you’ll regret.
    Balance Daniel San! πŸ™‚
    ROS

  2. The SIms. The one game that has me blinking at the sunrise before I realize that I have stayed up all night (after playing it all day). I definitely understand the concern about finishing with that monkey on your back.

  3. Ah the good old days of Sims addiction. Or Medieval: Total War addiction. I totally sympathise! My poison of choice currently is watching (alternatively) Green Lantern Animated, True Blood, Merlin, and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

  4. Completely understand your Sims addiction. I love my Sims. Got all three ‘generations’ I guess you would say, plus the expansions πŸ™‚ I’m always wary of NaNoWriMo though, I feel like I just don’t produce enough to make it to the finish line. We’ll see! Maybe this year’s the year πŸ™‚ Good luck to you too!

    • I didn’t start playing until Sims 2 came out and I still play that version. My sister has Sims 3, but I prefer Sims 2. Just take an hour or so out of each day to write a little…even if you don’t make it, at least you wrote a little bit!

  5. The Sims, love it! My problem is Google Sketchup. Just one more thing to add/change/copy/retexture…. Argh! Good luck on your story!

  6. Have you done the nanowrimo before? It’s my first year and I’m crawling my way through!
    But of course it’s always good to read about someone who’s trying to prioritize too !
    So thank you!

    • Yes, this is my fourth year doing so. Of course, I have only won one year so far. Hopefully this will be my second. Good luck to you! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you stick with it for years to come. πŸ™‚

  7. I always name my characters in the games I play after the characters in whatever story I have pinging through my brain (assuming the game allows me to). That way, I feel like I am kind of writing while I play, in that I’m making choices based on how that character would respond.

    In the case of the few Sims games I’ve played, I’m not sure I’d ever allow a character in a book to pee on the floor just because I didn’t send them to the bathroom in time. Although now that I think of it, that does give me an idea for a story….

    • Yep, I make my characters as characters on Sims. I put the three main characters from the story I’m writing now and put them in a house together just to see how they would react to each other. So far it’s been amusing.

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