Tomorrow's Guest Blogger
I hope you drop by tomorrow to read about Ginger Simpson's writing life. Well-published in romance and historical romance, Ginger is now set on conquering the YA genre. Here's the trailer for Shortcomings, scheduled for release in 2011 from Muse It Up Publishing.
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
I'm thinking seriously about signing up for NaNoWriMo for the first time. Last year I was invited to help the local library's chapter hand out awards and offer words of encouragement. I was so impressed with the number of people who participated and completed their 50,000 words, especially the middle school and high school students, that I want to be a part of that team and get to know them better.
Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? If so, did you accomplish your goals? Do you think it's worth the effort?
What I'm Reading
I just finished Lisa Brackman's Rock, Paper, Tiger, an excellent novel about a young woman who was injured while serving in Iraq. Now she's living in China, suffering physically and emotionally from her experiences, while her marriage crumbles. Her friends and her fears are responsible for pulling her into a dangerous real-life game played partially online. The novel is sometimes harsh and gritty, but always poignant. The writing is top-notch. Although I'm not usually a fan of present-tense novels, Lisa did an awesome job of moving between the present and the past by alternating present and past tense.
Next up are two novels I've agreed to review here on my blog. I'll keep them a secret for now. Reviews coming soon.
Feeling the Urge to Redecorate My Office
The wall colors in this room are bland, a kind of creamy non-color. The furniture is practical and brown. The lamp shades are white. The carpet is light brown. The room is so BLAH! I could fall asleep from boredom here.
Who has a great writing space or office? What color are your walls and carpet or tile? What colors would energize and excite you when you sit down to write?