Sorry for my lack of posting lately! I have only now discovered the many wonderful delights of Skyrim and have been playing it a lot. Between work, Skyrim and exercise I have also been reading Inheritance By: Christopher Paolini. In between that I have been re-watching the Harry Potter movies which makes me want to re-read the books. Oh well, one thing at a time! I hope everyone is doing okay! Read any great books lately?
Even though it is most definitely not summer yet. (Here, anyway.) I was thinking this morning about the books I love to read the most in Summer. I know that my absolute favorite book to read in the summer is The Historian. Which I most assuredly plan on reading again soon. It is one of my favorite books anyway, but there is something about reading it in the hot summer with a cup of really strong coffee that just seems magical to me. Other books I will probably want to read are anything from L.M. Montgomery. The way she describes nature and life in her books is fantastic. Then there are always seafaring stories. I love the sea and one of my biggest dreams is to learn how to sail and eventually get my own sailboat. There you have it, some of my favorite summer reading adventures.
What kind of books do you want to read this summer?
Huzzah! I have reached the goal of 50,000! I wrote 50,072 words! Is the novel done? Nowhere near it, but I am a lot farther than I was before this month. Woo! Hope everyone had as much fun with this as I did.
I must say, I did not know at all what to think about this book until I was finished. Then I discovered that I really liked it. This book was confusingly awesome and was definitely an emotional roller coaster. I found myself worrying that I would hate the ending, but it turns out it was pretty great. I recommend this book if you have loved all of Cassandra Clare’s other books.
Side note: If you were worried about buying the hardcover because of the sticker, it actually comes off very easily.
Huzzah! Despite the fact that I should stay away from all repetitive motion, I decided while I was at work on Friday that I would go home and write like a crazy person. I rested for two days and it helped a lot. But also means I had some catching up to do. I am getting there, though. I am currently at 35,788 and plan on writing more later today. But first I must rest a bit.
When I first started writing my first book, I never really had any idea what to expect. I knew that I had the story outlined in my head and some notes. I knew what my characters were going to be and how they were going to act. Or so I thought! I never realized how little control I can sometimes have over my characters. I think that I know what they will do and then the ideas change as I am writing them. In a way this is awesome, but in another way it makes writing rather confusing at times. I am finding that this is happening in the book I am writing now as well. Overall, I think it makes it a lot more fun to write the unexpected.
Do your characters do what they want?
So there I was, writing happily. And there was the tendinitis, remaining pleasantly dormant. Until today, when it hit me so hard I could barely even hold a cup in my hand. Seeing as how I have to type all day at work, I decided to set Camp NaNoWriMo aside. Does it suck? It really does. But I am sitting here typing with one hand. Yay excuses!
At the very least, I wrote more in 16 days than I have in over a year. I wrote: 27,537. And! I know that I am capable of writing 50,000 words in a month mentally if not physically. I have suffered from severe tendinitis in my left arm and hand for years now, including a bit of nerve damage in my elbow on the same arm. Essentially, according to the doctor, any repetitive movement is bad. And typing is bad. But my job involves typing, so I type! I just need to go to physiotherapy. Which I will do soon, once the pain lessens! Yay whining!
Either way, now you all know my epic fail. My hope is that everyone else participating wins just as epically. Good luck, people!
So far this has been an interesting journey and here is how it has gone so far:
Day One: Wooo! This will be so much fun!
Day Two: I’m still excited. I can do this.
Day Three: Tiiired, but I must write.
Day Four: Really brain? C’mon, you can do better than that. Just a few more words.
Day Five: Must. Keep. Writing. Must not fall asleep at the desk. Yes! Reached my daily total!
Day Six: Man this book sucks. Who would want to read this? I’m so tired. Oh look! A big comfy bed! I’ll just lay there and think for a while. *Pass out – wake up a while later* Yes! Cookies!
That is how it has gone so far. But I have reached 9,987 words of my 50,000 word goal! I can and will do this! How are you all doing?
This is my first time participating in anything NaNoWriMo related. So far so good! Today was the first day and I met my goal. http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/tankwonka/novels/tree-of-rain/stats So far I am really enjoying this. I just needed something to push me back into writing and this seems like the perfect way. Next I have to actually finish with the edits on my first book and get it published.
Anyone else doing this during April?
At the great urging of my dear friend Writer Writ- Wrote? I finally read this book. At first I wasn’t able to get very into it, but that changed quite quickly. Soon enough I was swept up in the unfortunate adventures of Lyra. I just finished the book this morning and greatly enjoyed it. I already have the next two lined up and will begin them shortly. Also, I got them all for a buck each at the thrift store. Which totally rocked. So do I recommend this book? I do, I do! If you want to go on a fantastically chilling adventure, read this book.