Let’s switch things up this week and do the ROW80 update first, shall we? Because we’re crazy like that. 🙂
Reading: Guys I DEVOURED Throne of Glass be Sarah J. Maas this weekend. SO GOOD. If you like kick-ass heroines who actually have emotions and act like people (and who vomit when appropriate and holy crap, have to deal with their periods*), you might just love Celaena. I liked her better than Katniss or Tris; she seemed far more human to me than either of them. It did have a love triangle, which doesn’t usually impress me, but at least both of the guys were great characters who respect the girl they’re both attracted to, rather than being possessive of her and treating her as an object to fight over. I hate that. (For the record, I’m a bigger fan of Dorian as a character, but Chaol is probably better for her. Sigh.)
And can I just say, the cover is gorgeous, but the assymetrical cut of her pants’ waist pisses me off every time I look at it. SO IMPRACTICAL. Better than the hard-cover cover with a real girl on it, but still.
ANYWAY, between that and Breaking Bad with my husband and starting Rise of the Machines (and the trip to Corner Brook, and two nights/three days at the in-laws’ house for Thanksgiving), I’ve got bugger all done as far as writing goes this week. This afternoon when I have the house to myself I’m going to do some outlining, since I seem to have completely frozen again as far as actual writing goes. I’m having trouble switching gears between reading and writing now, and that’s a big problem. Something to work on, I guess. It also means I haven’t posted a chapter on Wattpad this week, but I don’t think that’s a problem for anyone. 🙂
Novels read this round: 2
Non-fiction books read this round: 1.5
Words written this round: 0
Scenes edited this round: 0
Jeez, that sucks. I might have to give up on reading in November if I want to get anything done for NaNoWriMo.
Well, moving on to WIPpet Wednesday. I have nothing new that I’ve been working on, so here’s sixteen words for the sixteenth from the last scene I edited… the first one.
“You’re a monster,” he whispered.
“I wouldn’t have to be if you’d co-operate.”
“Never.” He shuddered.
Wondering what other people are up to, or want to join in on either of these awesomesplosion blogamajiggers? You’ll find the other WIPpeteers posting here, and ROWers (?) putting their links up here. Er… I’ll add that link when it goes up. It’s never too late to join in on either, but be sure to share the love! Visit some blogs, encourage some people, offer helpful insights… whatever you can do to make the world a bit brighter and the load a little lighter. Writing is fun, but it gets heavy sometimes, too, and we’re all in this together.
Oh, final update: If you participated in the little blog game on the day of my blogiversary (or whatever I was calling it), your party goodies will be in the mail today. I make no guarantee of when they’ll actually get to you, but there you have it.
Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone! I’ll be back on Sunday (probably) for another ROW80 update, and I have a little belated present for you all tomorrow. Next week, I’m taking you all to the Newfoundland Insectarium! Lucky you. 😉
*Yes, it bothers me that female protagonists seem to never get periods. I know it’s just glossed over at lot of the time, but I adored the fact that Celaena was in the middle of a life-or-death competition and still had to deal with the kind of “HULK SMASH UTERUS!” cramps that so many of us are familiar with. Atta girl!
October 16th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
16 words is NOT enough. Just sayin’
October 16th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
October 16th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Oooh that sounds ominous. Whoever it is who doesn’t want to co-operate, I’m just glad I’m not in his shoes!
October 16th, 2013 at 12:26 pm
Me, too. I adore my characters, but I would not want to get on Aren’s bad side. O.o
October 16th, 2013 at 12:38 pm
Thanks for the review – I bought a bunch of books on my kindle recently (darn those kindle daily deals!!) and I’ve been trying to decide which one to read next. Throne of Glass is now moving to the top. 🙂
October 16th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
I really enjoyed it. I’ll be interested to hear what you think!
October 16th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
Throne of Glass sounds intriguing! I need to start building some master list of ebooks that I can remember to download. And I am all for a heroine dealing with her period. That’s life and the whole human race can thank us for it.
October 16th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
It made me far too happy to see that. It also bothers me that people in books (especially in romantic situations) never have to worry about going to the bathroom at inopportune times. Authors who deal with that get points from me. 🙂
October 16th, 2013 at 3:11 pm
Haha oh that’s so true– no one is ever sneaking away to relieve themselves in the midst of a tense scene, are they? Maybe they just don’t drink enough water.
October 16th, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Confession: “I have to go pee, if that’s okay with you” is one of my favourite lines I’ve ever written. Sad, but true. 🙂
October 16th, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Okay, I’m definitely adding that book to my library queue. Sounds fab!
October 16th, 2013 at 8:17 pm
“awesomesplosion bloggamajiggers” – Niiice. 😀
Very good excerpt. Excellent teaser. It’s the perfect cue for peeking through fingertips. 🙂
October 17th, 2013 at 2:09 am
Ohhhh, me too!! I totally have a “I’m so happy to read this” thing about bathrooms and characters who have to use them! Except… in my current story, I DO gloss over that detail. Hmm…
October 17th, 2013 at 8:26 am
Okay, what did WordPress do with my comment? 😦 *crosses arms and glares*
I’m definitely going to have to check out that book. Adding it to my TBR list.
And 16 words? Really? Fine, they are excellent words, full of malice and promise, but only 16? I quote, “You’re a monster.”
October 17th, 2013 at 8:28 am
Sorry. My evil laugh leaves much to be desired.
October 17th, 2013 at 9:37 am
I think the 4th round is always the hardest round because there’s so much to work around (holidays and family stuff). I think, with that in mind, that you are doing fantastic. And it may have only been sixteen words, but they were very powerful ones. Good choice.
October 17th, 2013 at 9:39 am
Thanks, Gloria. I’ll be happy as long as I can get in gear for November, but round four and NaNoWriMo DO come at a busy time of year!
October 17th, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I like the sixteen words. They’ve got tension, drama, and a fair amount of characterization in a small place Thanks.
As for not getting anything written… Forgive yourself, then get to the keyboard and write something. 😀
That way by next Wednesday, you’ll be ready.
October 18th, 2013 at 12:34 pm
Glad I checked again. I had stopped by on Wednesday and didn’t see this. Your sixteen words make me want more.
I haven’t read Throne of Glass. It’s on my wish list though. The only I’d read that mentioned a period was THE NAMING by Alison Croggon.
October 18th, 2013 at 8:13 pm
One of my fanfic WIPs even has – *gasp!* – incontinence!
I’ll need to look at my revisions, and see if people are actually dealing with their periods, or whether I just allude to them.
Maybe I’ve been too focused on gruesome feeding practices?
A very intense sixteen.
May I offer you a cuppa something delovely, and a comfy seat with your writing tools of choice, so that we have some more, please? =)
October 18th, 2013 at 8:17 pm
Tempting! Actually, I already have more, but could still use that set-up…