November 2012 Reading Theme Wrap-Up

4 12 2012

Well, I don’t want to say that NaNoWriMo was a complete failure for me, but I didn’t get too far along in the process.  I did take a few steps though.  I set up a profile on the NaNoWriMo website (although I didn’t do it until the last week of November).  I also read one book about writing, Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine, which I think will be very helpful when I actually get serious about writing.  The book is written for children, but it still has some good tips and fun writing prompts.  Lastly, while I did not actually write a novel – or even a chapter- I did make some more notes on the novel I’ve been thinking about for a few years.  So, I think that’s progress.  I’ll try to do better next year!

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November 2012 Reading Theme

25 11 2012

Here I go again posting my theme really late in the month!  November’s theme has been NaNoWriMo.  This stands for National Novel Writing Month.  I don’t actually expect to write a novel this month, but I do want to make a start on a novel I’ve been kicking around for years now.  As this is a reading challenge for me as well, I hope to read books this month about writing and writers that will inspire me in my writing.  We’ll see how it goes!