Sunday Update!

I decided to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. I am not sure why I thought this would be a good idea with all of the craziness that November is going to contain. I guess I figured it would not hurt to sign up. When I was filling out my information for the website, an idea popped into my head for my story. It is day three, and I am sticking with my idea so far. Feel free to add me as a buddy (FunIsReading). I chose Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for my avatar, because I have to be as crazy as Pinkie Pie to be doing this.

Here are my rules to live by for NaNoWriMo:

1. Write 1,667 words per day. Do not overreach and burn out; there is one exception to this (see rule #2)
2. If I know that I will not have time to write (e.g., Wedding Anniversary and Thanksgiving), I need to get my word count done BEFORE the day off.
3. Just focus on writing one scene per day. This means that each scene will be at least 1,667 words. (This keeps me from writing the entire story in 10,000 words.) On November 30th, I will have written about 30 scenes.
4. Do not use contractions. Contractions shrink your word count.
5. Do not worry, if you do not remember character/place/etc names. Just come up with a new name and move on. This can be fixed during editing.

Weekly Book Haul

 I have nothing to report here! Seriously! I checked no new books out of the library, and I received no ARCs, galleys, or giveaway books. Okay, I did get a few cheap/free e-books, but I do not count those. If they do not take up physical space or my apartment or do not have a review deadline, they do not count! :) That is my story, and I am sticking to it.

I did receive emails that I won several books this week. I am going to hold off on talking about them until I receive them, because (1) I normally do not talk about books before I receive them and (2) no reason to have you spontaneously combust twice due to the excitement related to the giveaways and contests that I won. Seriously. I won some really cool stuff this week.

Updates

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis: Yes, I am still reading this book. I am not sure, if I am ever going to finish it. I think the book is lengthening. The book is a bit slow, but the buildup and tension makes the book feel like it is moving forward. Every time I listen to it, it seems like big things are happening. I get the impression that all of the puzzle pieces are being placed on the board, and something crazy is going to happen soon.

Read This Week

Suburban Legends by Sam Stall
Parasite by Mira Grant
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Season 8: The Long Way Home by Joss Whedon
The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

Clean Out Your E-Reader Challenge
This challenge is going a bit slower than my previous read-a-thons. I have just read one book, but unlike other challenges, I have the entire month to read my books. I am pacing myself. Sure that is what I would call it. :-/

8 comments:

kimbacaffeinate said...
November 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Sounds like you have an excellent game plan for writing. Sometimes no book weeks are a good thing! I need one..LOL I hope you loved Parasite as much as I did. Have a wonderful week!

Pabkins said...
November 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Combust combust!!
Go go go - write write write!

Chene Sterckx said...
November 5, 2013 at 4:40 AM

I am so excited to see you are taking part on NaNoWriMo!! I only saw it too late and have too much on my plate to commit to this! (Plus I don't actually know how this works.. So please do update up on everything!!)
Well done on not getting any more books.. I understand this huge sacrifice *wink wink* as a fellow book addict :)

I cannot wait to hear about your stuff you won!!
Like Pabkins said: Combust Combust!! Write write write.. *cheers*

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

Pamela D said...
November 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I did love Parasite. Hopefully the review will be out this week (I still need to write it)!

Pamela D said...
November 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

LOL. Okay, I may need to just do a post tomorrow, because the two packages I was really looking forward to came. Of course, YOU do know what they are! They are going to be a surprise for everyone else. :)

Pamela D said...
November 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Although NaNoWriMo starts on November 1st, you can start whenever you want. The basic idea is that you write a novel (or at least 50,000 words) in one month. This is supposed to be a first draft, not a final product. You are encouraged to ignore grammatical and spelling errors as you write.

I am just focusing on writing 1,667 words per day, so I can get 50,000 words by November 30th; however, you can write it all in one day, if you want. The premise of this event is that instead of talking about writing a novel, you dedicate a month to actually doing it.

Berls said...
November 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM

How's NaNoWriMo going for you? I'm almost keeping up (13,273 words), but I can't seem to find time to write every single day so I'm doing little bursts here and there. I also write a lot while I'm bored in class, which means I have to then take that and transfer it to the book later. My best scenes seem to be written when I'm in class though, irresponsible as that may be from a student perspective :-)

Good luck! I'm cheering you on :-)

Pamela D said...
November 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM

It has not been going too well recently. My adviser is out of town for a few days this week, so I am hoping that I can catch up on Tuesday/Wednesday.

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