Various Wednesday-ish Shenanigans

Let’s switch things up this week and do the ROW80 update first, shall we? Because we’re crazy like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

โ€œYouโ€™re a monster,โ€ he whispered.

โ€œI wouldnโ€™t have to be if youโ€™d co-operate.โ€

“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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

*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!


About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with six cats, two dogs, and just the right amount of humans. USA Today bestselling author of the Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy), Into Elurien, and Vines and Vices. Writing dark, decadent, and deadly Urban Fantasy as Tanith Frost. View all posts by Kate Sparkes

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