Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Reading

Several of the blogs I follow have been talking about their reading lists, so I'm jumping in. My taste varies - my shelves are filled with a wide range of books.

Lately I've been enjoying YA, reading everything from John Green (favorite= Looking for Alaska), Laurie Halse Anderson (favorite = Speak, but Twisted a close second), recently finished and loved Out of Reach by VM Jones (a New Zealand author).

On my TBR pile are Generation Kill (because I loved the HBO series so much), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Time Traveler's Wife and Practical Demonkeeping.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Konrath's e-book predictions make a lot of sense

Read JA Konrath's blog Should e-books be cheap?

He makes some excellent comparisons to the music industry and in my opinion he 'gets' piracy and how to avoid it.

If only I had a damn e-reader already...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So far, so good!


Mon 6/8: +1035 xcellent
Tues 6/9: +1054
Wed 6/10 +996
Thurs 6/11 0 - in my defense, this was the day E got back from Ecuador
Fri 6/12 +2162
Sat 6/13 - spent day kayaking, then downtown for dinner. All work and no play...
Sun 6/14 +564
Mon 6/15 +2098 xcellent!
Tues 6/16 +1387

That jumping potato man is a bit much, so I'm using a plain meter:

Remember, this is misleading because I'm not starting from 0, and when I delete words in revision I then have to overcompensate to come out in the +, but still, it's an excellent way to track progress. So far, so good : )

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Up for a Challenge

Just got back from breakfast with my local writing group where as usual I got inspired and motivated. The trick is making that 'I can do it' attitude last...

While checking my favorite sites like inky girl's willwriteforchocolate I found out that inkygirl is promoting a 1000 words a day challenge.

I'm in!


This will also mean I'm going to have to post more often to check in... so that works with TrackRick's PoMoOftMo


Nice! Inkygirl provides a bunch of fun links to use for progress meters. I like this one from Writertopia:

For the record, I'm not really at 0, and my book is longer than 50,000, but for the purposes of this exercise, I'm tracking from 0 to 50,000.