It seems my thief story has run face-first into writer's block. I've been trying various ways of getting my cyclops into the story, but it just wouldn't go. It finally contorted itself into another story entirely--a crossover between the Odyssey and Star Trek/Galaxy Quest. I tried a couple of beginnings for this new story, but in the words of Truman Capote, "That's not writing. That's typing," I've realized that "Who Mourns for Adonis" notwithstanding," Greek gods have no place in a far-future star-faring tale. Without Poseidon to block Odysseus' way home, I need another nemesis. I chose...um...Helen and to a lesser extent Menelaus . I shall take a whack at Camp NaNoWriMo. For "Star Odyssey," I guesstimate I can do 500 words per day because Homer has already outlined it for me. I shall need a couple of days off for trips to Tag and a day to do my taxes. So max, I can do [500 X (31-3)] = 14,000 words. Ehhh, I'll aim for 12,000 but will tell them 10,000.