Made great progress on Chapter 57 this week. Finished and posted at the *NSYNC Fiction site… hopefully the feedback from the readers will be good. :) I also finished Book 1 of the Pretty Little Liars series. It ended with a cliffhanger… good thing I have all 8 books! I started reading this on my lunch breaks, as something light and fun that I can read in 30-35 minutes at a time. I ended up finishing it this morning, cause I just needed to know what happened! Contemplating trying to read them all before the TV series starts up again. Interesting story line… not ready to review yet but for […]
Yearly Archives: 2010
Progress. A little, but progress nonetheless. I had a nice little back and forth convo in my head earlier and I sat down to write it and it’s totally gone. GRR…. plus I’m tired and I have a cold coming on so my brain is not working at capacity. Hoping I can recapture the spirit tomorrow. Oy. One day I will learn to take notes. Word count ending today at 5994. I usually aim for about 9000 in a chapter so I have ~ 4K words to go. No big. Got a lotta story to tell.
So. I might possibly be a total dummy, but I pledged for 2011. The big one. The INSANE level. I know, I know. Oh my GAH. 350,000 words in 2011. I have to write 1000 words a day, every day for the next year to just skate by. Uh. What? But it’s ME. I write a lot of words. Usually. This means I have to get back to blogging but since I’m dumping my personal blog, I will be doing more reading/reviews and writing blogging. Which is just fine with me. Trying to get into my daily writing groove now, instead of waiting until the New Year and trying to […]
Tomorrow is December 15th… that marks 16 days until the end of the year and the last hurrah for writing. It’s also the day that we make our pledges for the next year for Get Your Words Out. And I…..have no idea what I want to pledge for next year. My saving grace this year was having two longish serial stories I’ve been working on. Add in a few other stories and I am just sliding in at 300K at the end of the year. I feel like I’d have to write my butt off to do the same next year as I have zero intention of writing AIWD all […]
Room by Emma Donoghue My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just… wow. I read this book in one day… couldn’t stop reading it! It’s like sitting in the mind of a 5 yr old as his world changes. Told in 5 distinct parts, the story opens when Jack turns 5. Ma (and the room the live in) is his world. All Jack has ever known is Room. And Door and TV and table and Ma. He knows nothing of the world outside of an 11×11 square shed, a virtual prison for his 26 yr old mother. All he has ever known is what is inside the square. Everything on TV […]
I’m. so. excited. I’ve updated my word count with my sparse 17,709 words for the month of November (ehhh… low, but I’ve been suffering my constant crisis of I totally suck at this) and I came in at 296,940 for my 2010 total. That puts me at 3,060 words remaining (99%) to hit my goal of 300,000 words for the year. Had I done NaNo, I would have knocked it out of the park. I will still exceed it, just not by as much as I would have, if I had another project. I am really excited to be so close to meeting/exceeding the goal I set for this year. It’s almost […]
An innocent man is days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him.
It’s been awhile since I read this book, but I wanted to make sure I got a review in on this one. I remarked to someone earlier today that I’d put this book in my list of most enjoyed of 2010. Grisham includes a high level of detail, specifically when he’s talking about the physical illness of his main character, Travis Boyette.
FINALLY a new book by Grisham. I love his legal thrillers. His last book, the Associate, was fantastic. After a few ‘off’ novels, he seems to be the Grisham of old with his last and now this current novel. Can’t wait to dig in. I’m at about Ch. 3 or 4, I can’t tell cause I am reading with my Kindle app on my iPhone… my fave way to read!
I wrote like, half a chapter and put the WIP away. I’m in another ‘my writing sucks and I don’t feel like improving it’ cycle. Took a break until November, and will try to pick it up again. I’m also officially not doing NaNo. I don’t have any story ideas anyway. :( Boo. Where is my brain? I read some of my old stuff and I can’t even believe I wrote some of it. I feel like I couldn’t do the same today. Blah.
Quick and dirty, this month. September word count – 26,778 words. That’s the end of Same Time Next Week, the most recent chapter of All I Wanna Do and the current chapter up through 9/29. No words from blogs were counted. I haven’t blogged in forever anyway. This brings my word count total to: 279, 231 for the year, leaving 20, 769 left to hit 300,000 words for 2010. Good job me! :D