I have written slightly less than ten thousand words for NaNoWriMo today (and if you click that link, you'll see it says I wrote nearly fourteen thousand, and I assure you, I did not). So, my word count is now 45 00, which I was hoping for, and I think I have given yet another definition of "insane". And I can't write clearly, nor have I the powers to amuse, so I will keep this brief!
I'm writing, mainly, to wind down a little bit and to share with you who have not seen the latest Read-a-Thon, this time from Dead White Guys. It starts 7 a.m. EST on Saturday, December 3rd, and runs until 7 a.m. EST Sunday, December 4th. Amanda writes that you can start at what time you want, so rather than start at noon GMT, which would be the same starting point as those in EST, I'm thinking I'll start a little earlier perhaps. For Dewey's Read-a-Thon, I found myself bored all through the morning before it started then dying a death in the early hours of the following morning. I'll still be tired, I have no doubt, but not that tired I hope! I'm really excited about this one because NaNoWriMo has made my reading suffer a great deal, and I cannot think of a nicer way to spend a December day. I hope it's cold, and that we're buried under twenty feet of snow! What poor grammar, but guys, I've been writing all day.
I'll plan what I want to read further ahead, but I imagine Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Sense and Sensibility, and Paradiso will feature. It looks like I may have finished Clarissa by then, which will be sad for me, but I am looking forward to getting into reading lots and lots of books again, not just writing my crappy novel, then reading one, single novel, as much as I love it.
So, I hope some of you can join me and sign up to the readathon. And for now, I am done with the laptop! I'm off to bed, going to read for ten minutes and then let sleep soothe my hot, racing brain!