Monday, November 7, 2011

NaNo 2011 Day ... 7? Also, more books!

One week, wow.

I broke 10k, but I'm running out of steam! Need some inspiration. Anybody have any brilliant ideas?

In other news, THEY HAD MISTBORN AT BARNES AND NOBLE. This is a Very Big Deal. Here's the short version of the story:

-Checked the first one out of the library after reading Warbreaker and deciding I kinda liked this Brandon Sanderson guy.
-Adored it.
-Became obsessed with the aforementioned Brandon Sanderson guy.
-Requested the second in the series from the library.
-Waited for months.
-Still waiting.

And the last time I was in a Barnes and Noble they didn't have anything by him. I checked. Multiple times.

So yesterday when I was in Barnes and Noble (for a preview Nutcracker performance) and I was walking by the F/SF section which is conveniently right next to the event space, and saw ALL THREE Mistborn books and OH YEAH A BOX SET I just about died. They also had Warbreaker, and Elantris (which I haven't read yet but want to) and a whole bunch of other authors and books which I REALLY want and I almost cried because I just can't spend that much on books and besides, I have nowhere to put them.

And finally, in more superdeduper exciting news I won an All Hallow's Read contest at Tor! Yay! So I get two copies of The Monster's Corner, which is a collection of short stories from the monsters' points of view. Still deciding who gets the extra copy...:)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NaNo 2011 Day 3/4

Word count is somewhere in the 5000/6000s yay! still working on the endings :)

A pretty:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNo 2011 Day 2

3194 words at the moment. About 200 more until I hit the target.

I've stopped writing chronologically and started jumping around. It's quite spastic really - I even wrote the ending.

Yep, NaNo day 2 and I've written the ending.

NaNo 2011 Day 1

1,785 words


The lion’s eyes were yellow and hungry. 

Shakily, she stood up, and raised her sword to salute the cheering crowd. 

It was very possible that she wouldn’t survive another fight. But the gates on the far side of the arena were already opening.

“Did you honestly think I would free you? When you earn me more money than all the others? Stupid girl.”
Now she was angry. Kel pushed away from the wooden pole, her fear forgotten. “I think you’re forgetting something, Kaspar,” she said. Kaspar missed the warning note to her voice, smiling and coming closer to grab her chin with his hand. He tilted her face up to his and leaned in close.
“And what is that, my darling lioness?” He breathed.

He started to leave the room, then turned back as a though struck him. “And find her some clothes.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

National Novel Writing Month is Here!

19 minutes and 419 words in!

The first sentence of Lioness:

The lion's eyes were yellow and hungry.

Here's to a month of writing insanity - let the great rumpus begin!