November 16th Update
November 16, 2011 § 4 Comments
Everything’s going great. I’ve been doing really well on wordcount and just trying to finish the first draft. Nano is fun. Any time I hit a wall, I just make myself vomit up some more story and it gets going again. Doesn’t that sound promising? 🙂
I finished a really great book last night called The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (thanks, Susan!) and will be passing it along to my mom with strong recommendations. It was a little more history and description than I prefer, but that’s just me. It did deliver a powerful emotional experience (Fiction for Dummies reference)! Her style of writing is beautiful; there were several passages I really loved.
One big gripe: the present-day heroine is writing a novel which switches to the past (and this is done seamlessly, I thought) and she calls herself a “pantser” (writes by the seat of her pants) and doesn’t need to edit. I enjoyed a lot of the detail about her writing habits, but this made me call b.s. (I am way too much like my father!)
On a side note: the cover made me think it was about mermaids. It is not– I repeat– not about mermaids.
Have a great week! We’re halfway there, my fellow Nanonites!