Inspired by the New Hampshire Writer’s Network Live to Write – Write to Live blog, I’ve decided to start my own regular posts about what I’m currently reading in books, audiobooks and blogs, and what I’m working on in my writing. I hope to make this a regular (weekly or biweekly) feature on the blog.
I hope you’ll share what interesting things you’re reading and writing in the comments, and please feel free to link back to your own blog!
What I’m Reading
I picked up Falling to Earth, a debut novel by Kate Southwood. The story is set in 1925 and centers around the Graves family. Paul Graves and his young family are the only ones who still have everything after a devastating tornado flattens their fictional town of Marah, Illinois.
When I read the description of this book, I just knew I had to read it. I can hardy put it down.
What I’m Writing
With NaNoWriMo approaching, I’ve started preparing for my NaNo novel. I’m mostly freewriting to get to know my characters. Last year, my struggle was that I didn’t feel I knew my characters well enough to tell their story. I fizzled out about halfway to the 50,000 word goal. This year, I’m preparing and on November 1st, I’m going to start over. This time, I’ll tell the story from a different perspective. I’ll be blogging about my progress!
My Favorite Quote of the Week
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
– Louis L’Amour
Blogs and findings around the Interwebs
Your Writer’s Mind
I loved this relatable post from blogger Jamie Lee Wallace about the mind of a writer.
5 Ways to Write Like Your Hair is on Fire
On the Today’s Author blog, I love Jacqui Murray’s suggestion to “Write everything as though I have a deadline that must be met.”
Writers, you’ll appreciate these 10 Thing Writers are Tired of Hearing
Read any good books lately? Are you preparing for NaNoWriMo? Share your reading and writing adventures in the comments, and feel free to link back to your own blog!