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.
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. :-/