Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rainy Reading

There are many things I love about Autumn and Winter... NaNoWriMo, Thanksgiving, Family, delicious food... but one of those things is also rain. Rain is just so comforting to hear against the windowpanes and I love the smell of rain.

And, because the sound of rain is so comforting, it's the perfect time to read a book. Fantasy seems to work especially well for reading in the rainy weather. (Not in the rainy weather exactly... I really prefer to stay inside when it's raining. But to each their own.)

Currently, I am reading The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima, the fourth book in a series about magic guilds. The fifth and final book in the Heir Chronicles (this is the name of the series) came out last month, and I'm in luck-- the library has it. So it is lucky for me that over the Thanksgiving Break I get to binge read both of these thick fantasy books.

In NaNoWriMo news-- I'm at 74k words right now, which means I'm behind my goal by ~3k words, but I'm hoping I can catch up (despite the masses of homework I have been assigned. Woe is me.) Additionally, I'm beginning to lose faith in this book. The inciting incident has not even happened yet, and the entire novel is just really lousily written, and really rambly. I'm trying to decide if I should rewrite it. I don't want the 100k words I'm planning on writing to go to waste, but, I really feel like being sick every time I think of my book.

That's a bad sign, isn't it?

I could really go for a bit of cheering up right now. Is anyone else writing for NaNoWriMo? Perhaps you are doing the Blog Ahead challenge I've been hearing about? If so, how is that going for you? Hope to hear from you all!