Dateline 11-20-2017

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Good morning crickets and welcome to day number 20 of this year's NaNoWriMo Challenge where I am still two days ahead of the recommended pace and am damn close to being two days ahead of my SNL viewing challenge as well. I think I mentioned this yesterday in passing but my new plan is to get ahead of my work as much as possible to be able to take a couple guilt-free days off for Thanksgiving.

I'm sure I'll go into the history of this more on Thanksgiving Day but I have a drinking tradition that I've consistently practiced for at least a decade and a half. Now that I think about it, this is more of an anti-celebration but it's still a tradition to me. In fact, I think it's the only annual practice that I've to fail to repeat and actually look forward to doing it.

I am extra excited about this year's reclusive festivities because it will be the first time that I will be taking an official day off since I don't know when. Granted, I did just use my safety net backup review just the other day when I accidentally turned a nap into slumber but the fact that I didn't plan ahead for this break, the guilt that I felt for not keeping my lead left me wondering if it was really worth it.

I'm hoping that by Thursday I will be three days ahead of my schedule allowing me to take not only Thanksgiving off but the day after as well since I'm sure I'll be suffering from a hangover. The third day ahead would allow me to do all of this nonsense while keeping at least a scrap safety intact in case I might need it for a future accident.

In order to do this, I really need to get to work so it's now time to move on to my next task for the day. As always, I'll keep you posted as to what I end up getting into when I check in with tomorrow's update. Until then, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

  Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. If you are reading this and playing along with this year's NaNoWriMo feel free to add fubunker as your writing buddy and I will buddy you back.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.