Random Sunday

Apocalyptic Literature, Vacations, and NaNoWriMo

I heard an interesting lesson in church today.  The Bible readings today were focused on the end of the world predictions in the book of Luke.  The sermon was on the concept of apocalyptic literature.  I had not realized that this style of literature in general tends to be written, at least in part, after the fact even as it predicts what is to come.  That’s why, to some extent, the literature seems so accurate.  Plus, this style of literature is about comforting, not doom saying and scaring.  Yes.  There are bad things that will happen, but there is still hope.  This is the message, regardless of the specific words.

I both love and hate taking vacation days.  I know I need the time off and I love going on the adventures I do when I take time off.  But, then I have to come back and it seems like the things I need to catch up on grow out of control when I am gone.  I mean, seriously, does this stuff multiply when I am not right there watching?  Or do I really do this much on a regular basis and it’s only when I’m not doing, i.e. on vacation, that I realize how crazy busy I always am?  I don’t know, but it’s nuts no matter how I cut it.

I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog because I’m doing NaNo right now.  For anyone who does not know what NaNoWriMo is, it is an event where writers try to write an entire novel, 50,000 words, in one month.  That’s almost 1700 words per day.  Every day.  Yes, I know it is a rough draft, but it is a challenge none the less.  I’m having a blast doing it, but it’s consuming a ton of time.  I’ll be picking things back up again.  I promise.  Until then, watch for little excerpts from my NaNo project.

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