We are in the final month of the year which is exceedingly crazy! This year has gone FAST!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (4.5/5)
I’ve also read about 25% of Well of Ascension and I am really enjoying it but I was more preoccupied with TV and NaNo in November to seriously stick my teeth into it.
The Well of Ascension and I started Heroin Shikakku Volume 4 today too!
I have less than 30 days to read about 10 books – that ain’t gunna happen and I ain’t worried. I’ll have about 12 days off work this month so fingers crossed I can get some serious reading done in that time!
I did not complete NaNoWrimo, I only got about 12,000ish words BUT I don’t feel guilty or unaccomplished xD It was close to my personal goal which was 15,000 words so that’s great! I wanna finally get serious about writing and so between now and Camp NaNoWriMo, I wanna finish the story I began this NaNo and then once Camp comes around, I wanna start a new story for that and then work on that until the next NaNo and – you see the cycle plan I have going – but we will see. I always have LOTS of goals every year and never really complete any of them. So we’ll see.
How was your November Reading Month? What is your December TBR or Currently Reading? Are you freaking out that it’s the last month of the year?!
Two months left to go – holy crap!! But alas let us move onto what you came for: Book Information!
Not gunna lie… I didn’t finish a single book! I did read my monthly manga chapters but that’s literally all I ‘completed’ but getting through an almost 700 page book in a month is impressive (Name of the Wind) so I am very happy rather than disappointed xD
I was currently reading The Name of the Wind BUT I finished it yesterday!!! ❤
Review will be up for it soon, but just so you know: I LOVED IT!
So now my Currently Reading is:
I’m thinking of also continuing the Heroin Shikkaku and Orange manga this month.
Also, quick reminder I am participating in NaNoWriMo!
If you are too then lets be buds! My link is here.
I still haven’t gotten a solid plan but the past few days I’ve been filling in the 4 ideas that I have in my head and they’re getting very fleshed out and meaty which is great so hopefully I’ll have a solid decision and begin seriously writing soon! *yes I am counting my planning words as a word count – no shame!*
How was your October Reading Month? I know quite a few people on here got through 10+ books – congrats!! What is your November TBR or Currently Reading? HAVE A GREAT NOVEMBER READING MONTH!!
OKAY! So I’ve FINALLY thought of a story I really like and wanna stick to, so I am officially announcing my participation in NaNoWriMo 2015!!!!
BUT before I begin writing, can I request a favour from you all?
In your knowledge, do you know of any books/manga/anime/movies/tv that are samurai/sword-play/meiji/edo/historical themed? I know usual ones such as Seven Samurai and Rashomon.
PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!
It’s been about 9 days since I last updated and I gotta be honest; I haven’t written in like 4 days =/ I realised early last week that I hadn’t written out my plan fully and so had to spend time doing that which lead me to realise that I don’t remember my story at all! And it was rather disheartening trying to remember it but then realising you don’t and now knowing that whatever I write won’t what I originally intended… but hopefully I can power through the last 6000 or so words xD
I am participating in Camp NaNo! Hopefully I can reach my goal of 10,000 words before the 25th ^_^ I have decided to go back to my very first Camp NaNo story and finish it off while editing my second Camp story alongside it =] My first Camp story is currently at 6680 words (aye I did abismal the first time around) and my second Camp story is technically completely written but I have no idea how long it is (I think I calculated it to around 35,000 words) and I forgot to include things (it was hand written) and needs serious editing ^_^
I haven’t quite decided how I’ll update you all but I’ll figure it out.
To all fellow Campers!! Let’s motivate each other and help each other out!! =]
It is getting very close to the end and I’ve hit a section which I find very difficult to write; fight scenes. I have never written one in my life nor have I read many in books =/ so obviously I am roaming the NaNo forum for help and also googling but I was wandering if;
– Do you have any (sword) fighting scenes advice?
– Is there any books that you’ve read that have featured great fight scenes? (chapter specific would be a bonus is case I have the book!)
PS. I’ve just broke 30K! Let’s hope I can write the remaining 20K in two days – eek!
I think I’ve finalised my list – did I miss anything?
Writing Systems = Laptop, Notes, Notebook, Pencil, Word, PowerPoint, Scrivener, ZenWriter, Written? Kitten!
Community = Writing Buddies, NaNoWriMo Forums, WordPress, Twitter
Inspiration = Pininterest, DeviantArt
Stay Warm = Blanket, Slippers,
Stay Alive = Tea, Water, Chocolate, Fruit, Ramen (quick meals!)
Kindle – book quotes, timer, alarm clock, dictionary, thesaurus
Reward System – watching TV!
Back-Up = External Hard-Drive, Google Drive
Help = Brandon Sanderson’s Lectures
Good luck to you all!!!