The Huffington Post: 9 Ways to Start Your Own Revolution
What great books did you hear about/discover this past week?
Awww…I mean just look at the cover! And the synopsis makes it look even better. How would I not add this to my TBR list after finding it?!
This is from the same author who wrote Moneyball. This book looks both interesting and funny and I’m interested to see how it is.
What’s better than a funny travelogue from an author who relates his interesting journeys?! Nothing’s better for me!
Here are my Friday Finds. Now that NaNo is finally over (though I do miss it), I can actually indulge in my favorite thing which I have ignored for the past month: reading! I’m extremely excited to get to these books on my TBR list!
Have a Great Weekend All!
Ahem. I’m am pleased to announce that you are looking at another National Novel Writing Month winner!
*pops open a bottle of champagne*
I have officially completed the 50,000 word goal, and it only took me 28 days!
While I am excited beyond no end, especially since it was my first year competing and I won (YAY!), I am still not done with my novel. Correction: I am way, WAY NOT done with my novel.
Let’s see. I have exactly 50,000 words and have just started chapter 6. There are to be 12 chapters, so…I have…6 more chapters to go and probably another 50K words to write. There is still a long writing road ahead of me to finish this damn thing!
But that’s OK. That’s OK because I chose a story that is interesting to me and one that I want to keep on writing. I will not give up, and definitely not let myself lose motivation. Just because NaNo is over, does not mean my inspiration and writing schedule is over. No, no, no. I can do this, and I will finish it!
However, for the rest of the night (it’s 9pm here in Spain) I shall be celebrating!
Usually the questions for W…W…W… Wednesdays are:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Since I am not currently reading anything due to NaNo, I have not finished reading anything recently, and I have no clue what I’ll read next, I have decided, just for today, to change up the questions a bit.
So here are my W…W…W… Wednesday questions of today:
What are you currently writing?
Currently, I am writing my NaNoWriMo novel, which is untitled at the moment. I don’t want to give away too much what it is about, but the genre is Dystopia (no, I do not categorize that with science-fiction), and it follows the life of a 15 year old girl named Lola.
I have finally reached 40,000 words, and now I only have 10K more to go before I reach the NaNo goal of 50,000 words! I am very excited to “win” and finish with NaNo (though I will miss it), however, I still have a lot more work to do even after I reach the 50K. I have 40K and I am only beginning Chapter 5 (there will be 12 chapters), so my book will run way longer than 50,000 words.
Where are you currently writing?
I am writing where I am currently living, in Madrid, Spain. There are three floors (including a basement) in the house where I have been living for the past three years, and then there is a mini loft – I guess you could call it that – that sits above the bedrooms on the third floor. That is my current writing office.
My desk is positioned right in front of the window, which I open up while I’m writing to get a breeze and to hear the sounds of outside. No one usually goes up in the loft so I have it all to myself, though I can still call down to the boyfriend to bring me a cup of tea when I need it. And it has a good atmosphere up there; I need a good atmosphere to write. So, I am happy with my current writing location.
Here, I just took a picture of it for you all to see:
Why are you currently writing?
I’m currently writing because I’m participating in NaNo. I’m participating in NaNo because I have always wanted to write a novel (I grew up wanting to become a writer) but have never had the time or motivation to actually sit down and write. NaNo has given me that motivation and inspiration, and I have made time for it all.
I am quite surprised that I have actually made it this far and am so close to my 50K word goal. It feels great. And that feeling I get when I write is why I am currently writing.
If you are also doing NaNo, and have not read any books lately, then feel free to put your answers to my questions above in the comment section below!
Happy Writing and Reading All!