I have read lots of books since my last review. Between the readathon and my own love of literature there are 6 or so books I have failed to review in the past few weeks. In my defense, I’ve been busy. Immediately after readathon I worked a few days straight, and then I was busy getting my apartment house guest clean for my Okie friends Bittner and Ame. Then I pretty much banned myself from the computer whilst they were here. I got out of the house (!), I only read a little (and that much simply because 13 Reasons Why is pretty hard to put down) I watched a butt load of Halloween horror movies.
My friends were here through the 2nd, so I dragged them to the Richmond NaNoWriMo kick off party on the first. They agreed, and both are actually planning on participating, which makes me super happy. Also at the party were my brother Michael and my niece Sam, both whom I introduced to NaNo. The party was a blast, and I went in quite happy, having woken early that day to get in my word count.
I’ve wanted to participate in the National Novel Writing Month program for a few years. Both times I chickened out. I love writing, and I’ve even written some short stories I’m not ashamed of. But I have always failed at writing a novel. I’m easily distracted by bright and shiny new story ideas. I didn’t think I had the discipline to write a novel (I know I lack the talent, but I’m full of great ideas). I was determined to do NaNo this year.
So far I am doing awesome! I’m ahead of my word count goal, I’ve ignored distractions and written even when I didn’t feel like it. At over 11k words, I’ve already written more of a novel than I ever have before. I’m beginning to believe I can do this! I don’t even care if it’s a suckfest, just being able to say I wrote a novel is going to be a huge achievement.
But I will try not to neglect you, oh dear book blog. You are part of the reason I feel confident this year. Through you I have met so many awesome bloggers, some even participating in NaNo, and some who are just cheering us word slaves on. Thank you! I might even do Script Frenzy in April (I’m not sure yet because I am not allowing myself to even think of an idea for a script at the moment).
So, books I’ve read recently and will presumably review in the somewhat near future:
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
Shadow on the Dial by Anne Lindbergh
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Dead Until Dark (re-read for Sookie challenge) by Charlaine Harris
Currently reading: Generation Dead- which I’ll try to do a Friday First blog with tomorrow.
But for now I am wordless and tired. I need my rest so that I can re-set my end of the week word goal to 17k- I would go for 20k but I work weekends and won’t have as much time to write as I would like, but I’ll re-evaluate after tomorrow. Wish me luck!