I'm at the very beginning of Code Name Verity but book is INTENSE! And a seriously strong narrative voice. Wow. I can't wait to finish reading this... when I am alone so no one can see me sob, because I see the sobbing coming.
I picked up Where Things Come Back at the signing on Thursday. It reminds me of John Green a little bit and I really like it so far.
How many books do you own? This can include books in your to-be-read (TBR) pile(s) and books you have already read that are on your keeper shelf.I have no idea, but I have about 20 pages of books downloaded onto my kindle and about that many archived as well. I am too afraid to count, but I would say probably over 500, but less than 1000, paper books.
And I know I am not nearly as bad as some book bloggers I've met. I've gotten better at using the library and developed some self control at book stores. Not much, but some. There are books everywhere though. Which is one of the reasons it's so hard to count... I'm like a bookaholic, I have books hidden everywhere.
ROW80 is a writing challenge that allows you to set your own goals. My goals can be tracked on my 2012 Goals page and I use ROW80 check ins to keep myself accountable.
I haven't posted an update in a while, which I think means that I'm unhappy with what I've been doing. But I'm going to update at least once a week from now on, because I need to stay accountable. Recently, I changed from trying to write at home to only writing (first drafts) at the library on my lunch break. I'm actually more productive in that short time frame than I am with entire days at home. So, that's working. Even if the drafts come about slower than I'd like. I average about 1000 words a day by writing only on my lunch break.
At home, I'm going to focus on rewriting. I downloaded ywriter and am going through with a manuscript that I want to rewrite one last time. I'm breaking it into scenes and writing descriptions, assigning locations, and marking characters. The program should be able to give me a broad view of my story, which should help when I'm trying to fix things. I'll let you know what I think about the program when I finish rewriting.
I have a space dedicated to rewriting and I am good about staying on task when I'm there. My goal for this week is to get in there.