Stacking the Shelves · Writing

Shelf Stacking and Writing Challenges

First up, my entry for “Stacking the Shelves,” hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Here are the books that have entered my collection last week:

  • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce – The third book in the Song of the Lioness series that I’m reading with Mark Reads. Reading with them, I should finish the previous book, In the Hand of the Goddess, tomorrow.
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – This one I got from the library. I had already read it earlier this year, but I want to try and read the other books in the series and couldn’t remember what had happened in this one.

Finally, I wanted to tell everyone that my writer’s group started their NaNoWriMo style writing challenge yesterday! Yay! This means that I will be updating the blog more, even if it’s just to make a quick post outlining my progress. I’m hoping this will keep me motivated.

Here’s my goal: our challenge lasts six weeks, instead of the traditional month of November for NaNo. Instead of trying to write 50,000 words, I am aiming for a more modest 30,000. I believe this will bring me close to completing my first draft of the novel.

This is so exciting! I’ve even found this nifty little meter to keep track of my progress.

1505 / 30000
(5.02%)

Wish me luck!