T-Shirts, NaNoWriMo, and Discombobulation

It seems as though my blogging has gotten a bit more sporadic lately.  My goal was to post something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I haven't been living up to that. That along with exercising less lately and not journaling, I'm feeling a bit discombobulated. It's just a set of things that I should be doing regularly that haven't been happening.

I've recently been wanting a T-Shirt that says "Science is the new Rock 'n' Roll". There's a shirt that exists that says that, but it's out of print and pretty much impossible to find. The existing shirt is from a comic called "Nowhere Men". It's not a comic that I read, it's just a cool phrase. I've also been wanting to try my hand at T-Shirt design, so I made my own.  You too can now buy one of these shirts from Redbubble.com.

I don't know if T-Shirt design is something I'll frequently do, but here and there if I have a good idea, I'll make one.

I've been contemplating doing Na-No-Wri-Mo again this year. If you don't know what that is, it's a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. The whole goal is to just get a rough first draft written down and worry about editing it later. I successfully accomplished the challenge in 2008. I still have a fully un-edited manuscript from it. I tried to do it in 2011, but my job was super stressful then, and I just couldn't do it. I don't know if I'm in the right place in my life to try it again, but there's really only one way to find out. If I get overwhelmed again, I'll stop. The challenge works for me because I need deadlines to make myself accomplish things. This will also hopefully put a bit more pressure on my programming time to help force me to be more organized.

Normally, I would start writing right away on the first of November. This year, I'll be at Metatopia on that day, so I'll probably start off a little behind the game. If I find down time while I'm there, I'll have to force myself to find a quiet corner to write in. I won't be able to make word count on those days, but I'll at least get the surface scratched.  At least on the trip home, I'll have time on the planes and airports to write.

Now I just need to think up plot/characters/setting.