Friday, April 24, 2015

An Update

This is only going to be a short update because we are still in the midst of Camp NaNoWriMo and I am behind on my word count.

Camp NaNoWriMo

 It was a struggle to get back into the groove of things for The Letters of Lee Ames at the beginning of the month, but as I head into the final stretch of the story I am starting to gather a bit of steam. I just keep telling myself after I write a section that I feel is horribly written: "Don't worry, when you get to edits you can redo it." *deep breath* I just have to keep going.


 When it comes to reading, I have slowed down a bit on account of NaNo but have still managed a fair amount. I finished Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and also managed to read Parnassus On Wheels by Christopher Morley this past weekend. Via the wonderful world of audiobooks I read Partners In Crime by Agatha Christie while cooking dinners. I like to multitask and audiobooks are wonderful for that. I only wish they weren't so expensive. I also managed a biography on Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond.

What have you been up to so far this month? Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo? If so, how is it coming along for you? Oh, and have you been reading any really good books this month?


  1. You can do it!! How many words are you up to? I feel the same way with first drafts...just get it written then go back and polish it up. =)

    Wow! It sounds like you managed to get a lot of reading done! I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Purple Moon, The Short Life of Sophie Scholl, and Soldier Boys this month. Maybe I can manage to squeeze one more book in before the month is out...=)

  2. I reached 34,331 words last night for what I have written during Camp NaNo. I have been trying to write at least 2,000 words every day in an attempt to catch up in time to reach 50,000. I think I might need to raise the daily word goal though.

    I saw Soldier Boys on your Goodreads shelf and it looked interesting. How did you like it?

  3. I'm doing Camp Nanowrimo too, a very small goal though, at 20,000 words; I honestly have no idea how folks can manage to write 50,000+ words in such a short amount of time...
    How was Partners in Crime? I've only read one Christie so far, N or M; I found it great fun so I've been looking around for more.
    Good luck with Nanowrimo!

  4. Mary - It is definitely quite a struggle to get 50,000 words written in 30 days. I tried three times before I finally managed to make it last November.

    "Partners In Crime" was delightful! I love the Tommy and Tuppence stories. You should try out "The Secret Adversary", it is the first Tommy and Tuppence and is available for free on Gutenberg Press

    Thank you for your good wishes!


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