So, it's half past three in the morning on November 1st and I am wide awake. No, I didn't just get home from any sort of Halloween party -- in fact, for the first time in a couple of years, I didn't even dress up for the thing. With no classes on Fridays this semester and no other plans, there wasn't any point.

Instead, I spent a few frustrating hours at the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library researching my term paper for theatre history class. It was frustrating because all of the material I identified as being of use to me was not on site. Some is actually located at a different location, and others are out of circulation for barcoding and digital cataloging. The former means another trip into the city, and the latter means I can probably forget about seeing it before my paper is due. *grumble*

Why is it that things never seem to go easy???

Anywho.... It's November 1st which means that it's time once again for NaNoWriMo ( http://www.nanowrimo.org ). This year's novel has a working title of "Untitled Melodrama: 2008," and so far I 555 words. Do I think I can do all of my classwork plus write 50,000 words? No, but NaNoWriMo is fun, and so I shall just go with the flow and see where it takes me. Best of luck to all of you who are working on a novel too!