Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010, Day 2 - The Fail Begins

2520 / 50000 words. 5% done!

Whether I keep going or not tonight, this was my word count at midnight, so it will have to do. I spent the late evening watching the election coverage instead of writing, and couldn't make up the difference fast enough to hit the 3,333 mark. One problem is that I can keep up a fairly good clip writing on a notepad, but I get bogged down typing it up and end up doubling my workload. Still, some words are better than none!

I don't know how to feel about the national election results just yet, but Maryland looks like it's going to be a mixed bag. Governor O'Malley retained his office, which is... well. I don't like him, but I voted for him over Ehrlich anyway. I've liked Ehrlich as a person ever since his guest appearances with the Sports Junkies, but he ran too far to the right on some social issues this year, and he couldn't communicate a satisfactory plan to pay for the tax cuts he was promising (although the odds he'd be able to get them through the legislature were slim anyway). So I voted for policy over my gut and I'm hoping I won't feel bad about it four years from now.

Our local Congressional delegate got creamed, which would be fine if the guy doing the creaming didn't strike me as a total wingnut. On the plus side, a lot of local candidates I did like and voted for won their races, and the big referendum on slots at the mall ended in a solid "yes" to building the damn casino already, so we've successfully defeated the Horse Lords of Anne Arundel County and will have plenty of hooves to hang over our doors come midwinter.

Right, I'm exhausted and getting a bit loopy. More madness as the month progresses.

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