Just in case you thought I’d forgoten, I’m going to talk about NaNoWriMo. I didn’t finish National Novel Writing Month in the end. This may have had something to do with getting Skyrim a day or two before it’s release and playing it a lot…
In the end, I had 12,691 words and not all of them that great. I spent a long time writing pretty much nothing interesting before I came up with a bit of a plot. The main character Terri got a part time job in a used book shop that she spends a lot of time doing relatively little in. The owner (who likes to wear velvet jackets) turns out to be a wizard and wants to take Terri on as an apprentice wizard. Being a wizard is a lot like being a top chef – a little natural aptitude is nice, but it’s mostly reading and practising and washing a lot of dishes. There was also going to be a wizard club and Brandle (the guy Terri works for) has an evil brother. That’s about as a far as I got.
During the whole time I did do NaNoWriMo (nearly two weeks I suppose) it was fun at times, sometimes it was a little dull and I knew I wasn’t writing anything at all worth keeping. I might try and do it again, maybe even with this story. A plan of attack would definitely be a good idea rather than jumping in blind like this time.
What I have gotten from this is that I really don’t read as much as I used to (other than admittedly reading a lot of news and blogs on the net, that are good, but still) while still having a lot of books lying around unread and a lot of books I want to buy and read. So I’m using my GoodReads account again – I’ve had the account for over a year now, and am trying to finish an Edgar Allen Poe book I started reading a whiiiile ago.