Got that done and tried to post it; had too many technical difficulties and headed out for the Lytheria Halloween Party late and very frustrated. Talked with people and did music, which was good, though some stuff I wanted to do in honor of it being Halloween I normally do on autoharp and I had only the guitar--one instrument is enough to drag into a monster party, and I didn't have time to tune the autoharp before the party anyway. Did pretty well on those, though. Left feeling much less frustrated, to hurry back and re-read my entry to the Torn World contest, polish it, scan the art, and submit it.
And I couldn't find it anywhere. Not in this computer or the ancient one upstairs or on either USB drive. I found other stuff I'd wondered if I still had, but those words appear to be totally lost. Sigh.
So instead of starting NaNoWriMo, I rewrote the whole thing. (Why waste a perfectly good piece of art?) Still, it's not the same. Maybe better, maybe worse (most likely a bit of both), but not the same.
Hopefully, I redid it in time, though with the Daylight Savings Time change and the differences in time-zones, I'm not positive about that.
So now I'm reading on twitter people's 2000-3500 word NaNo brags and feeling frustrated. And tomorrow I have to take the girl to a meeting, which will tie up my time for probably several hours.
Then I turn to my e-mail and find other stuff to talk about. But it doesn't fit the theme of this post, so you'll have to wait for the next one!