For the last year I’ve been tempted by the MasterClass products. You have surely seen these advertised. Patterson teaching writing; Steve Martin teaching comedy; and so forth. My friends told me that they put the All Access Pass on sale near Black Friday, so I’ve patiently waited. The wait is over. A friend and I have gone in on their 2 for 1 deal. If you’re interested in the deal, you can find it on Masterclass.com. If you’re curious about the course quality and are willing to wait on the deal until next year (which is what I did), watch this space and I’ll write my impressions of the courses, as I take them.
I seriously doubt that they will be as good as the courses taught by Mary Robinette Kowal or as affirming and business-focused as Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s courses, but I am willing to enjoy them for what they are.
Writing continues on. At this point I need to write another 8,673 words to complete the NaNoWriMo challenge, just a bit over 2,100 words a day. I think I’ll easily do that, especially since I have friends to sprint with.
I hope your NaNoWriMo has gone well and that you are closing in on 50,000 words. Even if you haven’t and are nowhere near, remember: you win this merely by playing the game. However many words you have, that’s more than you had in October. Dean Wesley Smith says, “Fail upward” in your challenges, so that even if you fail, you fail gloriously and proudly, better than you were before.
Or take on the words of my favorite philosopher:
‘Time means nothing. Jeremy Bearimy, baby. We’ll just get through this. And then you and I can chill out in the dot of the I forever.’ – Chidi Anagonye, ‘The Good Place’ 3×12
I’m surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed blogging daily. It’s a nice start to my day along with my tea. I used to start my day reading the headlines while drinking tea. This is better, at least until the headlines improve.
There are no more write-ins that I’ll be running this year, but I plan to attend the final writing extravaganza at the library on Saturday.
May the words be with you, friends!