Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Night Circus

I recently read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I had been hearing about this book from several places, but wasn't really sure what to expect. It was a delightful read, with a unique magic system and intriguing twists. The night circus is more than just a circus, it is a venue for a contest between those that can really perform magic. This book is part love story, part tragedy, and part fantastic magic.

I look forward to more books by Morgenstern, because she has crafted this book beautifully. If you enjoy fantasy based on tweaking the rules of our world you will love this book. If you enjoy love stories, especially those with complexity, you will want to read The Night Circus.

Monday, November 21, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 Update 3

I'm behind, but I am still writing. I am still spending about the same amount of time each day on writing, and my actual number of words written is slowing down. But...I have still written more this month than I normally write. I can actually see this book coming together and becoming what I want it to be. I am very excited about how the book is coming together. Because this is a nonfiction project I am having to slow down to make some decisions and do some research. My word count is 30000 which puts me about a day and a half behind where I should be on my word count.

Monday, November 14, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 Update 2

It's another week. I didn't do quite as well this week at staying on top of my writing. Earlier this week, I was starting to think maybe I didn't have as much to say on my topic as I originally thought. However, with effort and a fair amount of slogging through the writing process, I was able to end Sunday the 13th of November with 21,674 words. The end goal for the 13th day of the month is 21,671 words so I have three extra words. I am ecstatic! I am actually doing it, and I made it through the first slump. I even have a plan for tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 Update 1

Last night I finished the day with 12,053 words written so far on my book this month. I feel like it is going quite well. The official goal for the day was 11,669 so I am actually ahead. I have been trying to get a bit ahead because I am concerned about getting much writing done Thanksgiving weekend. We are spending the weekend with family and I will be surprised if I get to do any serious writing. Just checking in to update, now back to writing...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

  It's November, and that means National Novel Writing Month has come again. This year I am working on a nonfiction project. I really think that I can reach my 50,000 word goal this year because I have been thinking about this idea for a while now, although I hadn't written a word on it until yesterday. This is day 2 and I have reached a word count of 4,009. The daily goal if you write daily and plan to achieve 50,000 words is 1,667 words. I realized that because of Thanksgiving and family time, I have to get a bit ahead of that number if I am going to make it. So, I hope to reach 2,000 words a day for the first week. So far, so good. Yeah, me!