NaNoWriMo is going better than I thought it would

It’s sort of funny that I can say that even though I ended yesterday at a little over 800 words behind but for me that’s not really that bad. Going into the second week is usually about the time when I’m certain I’m going to bomb but I’ve been keeping up.

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For those who are uninitiated, NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month, is when, during the month of November, millions of people join together in their attempts to write a 50,000 word novel.

1667 words a day is hard for me but most of the time it’s pretty fun. The idea is to start on November first with a brand new original project, but really it can be used to get you motivated to work on any sort of writing project. This year I’m doing short stories, both original and fanfiction.

The last three NaNo’s have been a challenge for me. Last year was my first while being a new mom and I didn’t even break 10k words but I learned a lot about time management. The year before that I was pregnant and let me tell you, pregnancy brain is no joke. It kept me from being able to focus on ANYTHING.

This is my tenth year participating in this crazy venture and I’m determined to see it through. 50,00 words here I come!!!

October Wrap Up

So I only managed to actually finish reading one book during this month. I feel myself sort of entering a reading slump and there was a lot of trying to figure out what to do for NaNoWriMo this year. I also picked two very slow books so that wasn’t something that really helped.

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Spindle’s  End | by: Robin McKinley

This book I really wanted to LOVE. Anything that re-imagines fairy tales are pure gold to me and this book came very highly recommended by my sister-in-law. I did like it, sort of. I liked the world, I liked the characters, and I even liked the magic system. I just couldn’t stand the pacing of the story.

 

 

 

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Cinder | by: Marissa Meyer

This is obviously another fairy tale retelling. I do plan on writing a full review of this book but just know that I freaking loved it. It was fast pace which was what I needed after the last one.

 

 

 

I began to read A Gentleman in Moscow and I’m really enjoying it but I wasn’t able to finish before the end of the month. That means it will probably wait until after NaNo is either over or I give up.