Dateline 11-21-2017

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Welcome to day number twenty-one of this year's NaNoWriMo challenge where I am now not only officially two days ahead of their recommended pace but I am also now officially two days ahead of my SNL viewing challenge as well. This is an awesome place to be since it means that no matter what I'll at least be taking Thanksgiving off with enough fudge room for an extra hangover day if needed.

My ultimate goal at this point is to get at least one more day ahead in order to afford to take off both Thanksgiving and the hangover day without dismantling my safety net. This shouldn't be too hard because as far as the NaNoWriMo challenge goes, I'll be so close to finishing my first draft that I won't need to rebuild my lead.

Once this month is over and I've completed this NaNoWriMo draft of the current novel that I'm working on, I plan to switch my focus back to write a polishing third draft of the novel I plan to publicly share on New Year's Day when I plan to start yet another challenge. I have so much work ahead of me that December will be a calm between the storms so I will need to take advantage of the brief lull in activity to build up a significant backlog of work to make sure that I'm safe enough to expand my daily workload.

I'm really hoping that next year is the year that I finally turn this mess of a life around, following this year's successful attempt to move past the can't get out of bed phase of depression that set in during my demon battle midlife crisis that knocked me out of commission for the past couple of years.

We'll see what happens, and as always, I'll keep you posted on my progress when I check in with tomorrow's update. Until then, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

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.