680 words tonight. I did stay up a bit later than I’d wanted to, but meh, I don’t have class until 1:00. It really didn’t take that long to write–what took up the time was the few games I played, and also the surfing around wikipedia and other random places on the web. I am sooooo ADHD. But yeah, the story is still rolling and it shouldn’t be that hard to get at least 500 words in every day.
I’m reading Mistborn my Brandon Sanderson right now for the Quark book club, and it is really good! It’s been a while since I’ve gotten into a book like this! The world and the magic system are interesting, the characters drive the story and are also interesting, especially the main character Vin, the conflict is pretty intense and the good guys aren’t involnurable. Each new chapter makes me want to read the next chapter, and I’m really interested to see how Vin changes and grows, and what happens to her. Plus, the magic system and other elements of the story have really stoked my imagination. It’s a good book! I’m looking forward to discussing it at the Quark reading group meeting this next November!
Speaking of which, November is nanowrimo, and I’m a little bit worried about it. We haven’t planned out too much for the month as a writing group, it looks like we’re just going to have a few informal writing parties at each others’ apartments, and probably some kind of a party at the end of the month where we share our stories with each other and do other fun stuff. But really, that’s probably all we need. It’s going to be crazy–and I’m not even doing nanowrimo this year!
Yay! My friend Reigheena won a contest for her short story! Good for her! I hope things just keep getting better for her. And man, she’s about to have a baby as well! Crazy! Good luck with everything!
I’ve been reading Aneeka’s story in any of my nonexistent free time. She sent me five chapters but I’ve read only two so far. I was really impressed with the dialogue, pacing, characters, and setting in her rewrite of the first chapter. And…I’d say more, except that I know that she reads this blog. Since she’s pretty sensitive about anyone criticizing it at this point, I figure I’d better not go into much depth here. Sensitive, as in I sometimes worry she’ll jump in front of a train or something…before she sends me the rest of the story! My goal is to eventually read the whole thing. Hopefully, that will be before it’s published, but we’ll see. We shall see.
We’ve got another writing meeting tomorrow. We’ve only got four stories this time, so we shouldn’t be rushed at all. I just hope that it wasn’t a mistake to schedule the next meeting only a couple of days later, on Saturday. Several of the members seem to favor meeting together more often, and I’m hoping that if we do that, we can lower the number of stories we look at at each meeting and not be so rushed. But secretly, I’m kind of worried that I’ll lose track of the schedule and miss some of these meetings. I’m so ADHD, it might just happen…