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By Gedvondur (Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 09:34:16 AM EST) writing, job, house (all tags)
Last year for the first time I did NaNoWriMo.  So did my wife, who is a writer by nature and education.

So I wrote 50k words about the exploits of two plumbers in 1912 with a water-based magic system.  These two men took care of various menaces in the city while remaining unknown to the public.

The problem for me is that the book idea started out as an idea for a table-top RPG senario including the water-based magic system.  I didn't have much of a story to work with and now NaNoWriMo is coming at us again.  My wife is pushing for me to continue to work on last year's novel.  Honestly, I haven't looked at it since I crossed the 50k mark at the end of November last year.  It was too fresh for me to edit at first.  I had never produced that much verbiage in that short of a time before and certainly never produced that much as a story.  Now I'm a tad afraid to look at it.  I have no idea how bad it's going to be in retrospect.  I know I need to outline it and actually figure out a better overall plot.  I need to have that done before the start of November.  Argh.

Moving on to other things, I've started my third job in two years at the same $giant_networking company.  This time I've moved out of marketing.  As it turns out, I'm not happy doing marketing.  I now work in analyst relations. The gist of that job, for those of you not familiar with this particular piece of corporate arcana, is to influence the influencers.  The industry analysts who cover the markets our company plays in.  AR also advises and coaches various company people who have to talk to analysts.  The new team is fantastic, very nice folks and the new boss is a great guy. 

Things at home are good.  I think we are going to buy a new house next year.  I've been in this one for 15 years.  I'm more than a little tired with it.

How are things with you?
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Well by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 09:50:28 AM EST
"the exploits of two plumbers in 1912 with a water-based magic system"

... the setup sounds at least a little bit awesome.

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indeed. by the mariner (4.00 / 6) #2 Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 10:01:20 AM EST
i had a similar idea about two plumbers with a mushroom-based magic system. it was perhaps a bit more fleshed out than what i'm hearing here in that i had worked out a scenario involving the kidnapping of a local fungus-based monarch by a coalition of mushroom- and turtle-based villains.

unfortunately, i just don't have time for naowrimona this year.

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The exploits of two plumbers? by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 12:21:17 PM EST
Sounds like an awesome setup for a movie.

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