Here’s my first attempt at shaving a pumpkin design. I used a free template I found online. I think it turned out rather well for a first try. For those who aren’t Doctor Who fans, it’s the head of an evil robot called a Cyberman.
Photograph by Elizabeth West
No matter what you’re doing this year, please remember to stay safe. Watch those candles around costumes, and never leave them unattended. If your kids find the stash of candy you saved for yourself, don’t kill them. Just steal some from their bags.
From last year, but damn funny:
Tomorrow is the beginning of NaNoWriMo. I told you earlier that I would be participating this year. I’m not formally signing up, because technically, you’re not supposed to use NaNo for something you’ve already started. But I have to do something drastic, or I’ll never finish. This has been unequivocally one of the worst years of my life.
I’m creating a category—NaNoWriMo 2012—and I’ll probably only be posting updates this month, especially if I find a job. I’m not restricting myself from publishing any other posts if I think of one, but all NaNo materials will be under that heading for easy reference. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, I may be tweeting things there as well during this time.
Good luck to all other writers who are NaNo-ing this year!