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What I’m Reading
Still reading Stonewielder, by Esselmont. One of the things that I love about his writing (and that of co-creator of the World of Malaz, Steven Erikson) is that he can tell a story with more points of view than we as writers are told work. Some might complain that using so many different characters to tell the story can take away from the voice of the narrative, but, Mr. Esselmont and Mr. Erikson are able weave these seemingly unattached strands together without ever losing the point, without losing what the story is all about. Great stuff!
What I’m Writing
I’m still writing Ain’t No Redemption, obviously, but, today, I reached the 50k challenge of NaNoWriMo and am officially a 2013 winner! And, while I still figure there are about 10 – 20k words left to write, I have to say I’m feeling pretty awesome right now. As for the story, I still think its going great. There have been a few hiccups, a few spots that will need more polish than others (and one section that I know needs a major overhaul) but, all things considered, yay!
What Inspires Me
Today, it was reaching 50,000 words. Tomorrow, it’ll be finishing Bates’ tale and seeing him through the nasty place that I just left him in. I wish I had a picture to share, or a link to something astounding, and maybe it sounds a tad self-indulgent, but, lately, I’ve been inspired by the work I’ve been putting into this novel.
Oh, what the hell, here’s the double rainbow video just for fun!
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Other than the X-File re-watch with the Wife, it’s been all work and no play, but, I’m trying to put together some gift ideas for the family – which has been neglected up until this point. Oh, if only I could rely on some Jolly Fat Dude to take care of that for me.
Happy American Thanksgiving! And I pray for those souls down there who brave Black Friday shopping.