I’m pleased to announce that I know what direction I’m going with Good intentions. I have a very rough outline. I have a beginning, a middle and an end. I have a theme and some character sketches, so YAY!
I’ll start writing next week. The plan is a chapter a day. It’s not going to be a lengthy book. 1,000 words per chapter is the plan. I’ll keep you posted, and if there’s anything I can share with you about the process I will.
In other news, I’ve decided to be realistic about my reading challenge. It was originally to read 300 books this year, and thanks to Goodreads’ handy tally thingy, I was informed anytime I breezed by how far behind I was. The pressure got to me, and I abandoned my to read list of Neil Gaiman, Nelson Demille, Suzzanne Collins, Jodi Picoult and so forth for the easy to consume pleasure of Nora Roberts.
One fine evening, I clicked on the view books link to check out my reading exploits for the year, and discovered to my dismay that I had read 8 Nora Roberts and 3 other books. Well, that wasn’t the plan. The plan was to read more, yes, but also to read outside my comfort zone. To discover new favourites, and learn new things. 8 Nora Roberts was not the way to go about it. So now, the plan has changed to something more realistic, and less stressful – The 100 Book Reading Challenge. It has nice ring to it, no?
Anyway, I made the changes and now I’m 9 books ahead of schedule. Oh yeah! I am awesome.
What am I reading now?
Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer.
J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide
Max Lucado’s Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot
Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
Nicole William’s Earn What You’re Worth
And my easy, breezy #fridayreads is (drumroll, please) – Nora Robert’s Born in Ice.
…don’t judge me.