I’m going to do NaNoWriMo – Sunday Post

Come Join The Madness

I have got the writing bug again, and just to make things totally insane, I am going to do National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo.  The idea is to write 50,000 words in the month of November.   It’s not even national any more and is a fully-fledged international event.  I am planning on giving you weekly updates every Sunday so watch this space.    If you are also doing NaNo, I would love to have you as a buddy on there.  You can add me here, or just check my progress.

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The winners of the Booker prize was announced this week,  I have both of the winner’s books on order from the library but with The Testaments by Margaret Atwood,  I am number 14 in a queue with 7 copies so by my calculations I am likely to get my hands on a copy sometime before Christmas, if I am lucky. With regards to Girl, woman, other by Bernardine Evaristo I am hoping to get it sooner (2nd in the queue) but with only one copy available, who knows.

In the real world, it’s the start of half-term in the UK (but silly me I was convinced it was a week later so it came as a bit of a surprise), not quite sure what we are going to do with the week yet.  Most likely the house will be full of kids, noise and mayhem.

Books Finished This week.

Reading wise, not too shoddy again with three books finished.  The fact that the last of these was only 70 pages long is irrelevant ;).

This is going to hurtThis Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

My Rating: ★★★★★

The first book to make me laugh out loud for a while.   It’s not a wonderful piece of literature but provided very welcome light relief from all the worthy books I have been reading lately.  As a nurse, I was not really surprised by anything contained within, and it confirmed what I already knew, that I would NEVER want to be a doctor.

Feel FreeFeel Free by Zadie Smith

My Rating: ★★★✬☆

Like all collection of essays, it’s a mixed bag with many of the referenced books unknown and unread. I read it as an audiobook, and in retrospect, It would have been better to read in print form as I was often unsure which book she was talking about. As with all Zadie Smith’s work, it is beautifully and simply written.

Rock Your PlotRock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel by Cathy Yardley

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

I have signed up for NaNoWriMo so am reading as many craft books that I have lying around.  This was recommended to me and the same price as a coffee (on Kindle).  Short and sweet, nothing in the way of new information but some of the info on planning scenes may well be useful.

Currently Reading

As per normal I have multiple books in the pipeline, and two of them are over 1000 pages long (Anna Karenina and Ducks Newburyport) so you are likely to see these on here for a while.

Linking To

I will be linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and then It’s Monday What are you Reading at The Book Date.

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  1. I plan to do NaNoWriMo this year, too. Last year was the first year that I actually wrote every day and got to 50,000 words, even though I have tried doing it for several years. Good luck to you! I hope you will share the craft books you have found and enjoyed.

    Have a great week!


    1. Ohh, fancy being buddy’s on the Nano Site? Mind you I am sure we can cheerlead each other on our blogs easily enough. And good luck with your Nano this year. Re craft books, I have just finished Save the Cat writes a Novel and Loved it. A truely helpful book imo, and I am not much of a planner with anything really.


    1. Thanks. I am quite looking forward to getting stuck in to a new project (I have been doing loads of brainstorming and charecter development this week)


  2. I am doing NaNoWriMo this year too! At least trying to lol I started planning earlier this month but life has gotten in the way and I haven’t been able to do any more yet. Hopefully I can before it starts. Good luck with yours!


  3. I’ve never done NaNoWriMo, but have always wanted to. I have two problems this year: one, I’m finishing up a book right now and don’t know if I’m ready to do another yet and 2) parent-teacher conferences are in November and it’s always really stressful. I’m seriously giving it thought, though. Good luck!


    1. It sounds like you are already maxed out at the moment. There is always next year, and then you might be in a better place to work on a new project. Good luck with finishing your book though.


  4. Ooh! Looking forward to reading what you write for NaNoWriMo. Luckily, my girls are older (sullen teens) so I’m looking forward to a half-term of quietly catching up on my TBR pile!! Lol! 😉

    Hope you enjoy your week.
    Flora x


    1. I keep on changing my mind. I was going to write about an author having a stroke and finding himself trapped in his invented world, but I am leaning towards a whodunit on a interstellar mining colony (which was a possible inner story of the previous idea). I think I am panster at heart so I will figure it out next week.

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