This has been a weird week. It wasn’t truly bad, but everyday, things were a little off. I didn’t add to my novel for a couple of days, which always makes the day worse — got back on the horse yesterday. Pretty much all I accomplished was writing 2,000 words. I spent the rest of the day napping and reading; it felt great. I think it’s a given you’re supposed to be a writer when writing makes you feel like you’ve done your sacred duty for the day.
I didn’t do much outside of write, work, and sleep this week, but here’s some highlights:
- My Kindle. I’ve been loving reading on my Kindle and I’ve been reading a lot. I should have gotten one forever ago.
- Steven King’s On Writing. I found a copy of this book online years ago, before I knew for sure I wanted to be a writer, and read most of it. I’ve been wanting to buy a physical copy for a while, but I literally have no room for even one more book on my shelves. So, I got the Kindle version this week and I’ve been reading it. King’s tone annoys me sometimes, for a reason I haven’t quite put my finger on yet, but the man knows what he’s talking about. There’s lots of great wisdom in this book. I will probably do a full book review on it in the future.
- Grammar. I don’t like grammar, per say, but brushing up on it has been a significant part of my week. Many people I know have terrible grammar and punctuation skills, so I’ve assumed mine are pretty great. Wrong. There are a lot of little things I either never learned in school or have forgotten.
- Ibuprofen. Lord knows I needed it this week.
I’ve moved my novel’s word count to the side bar. I update it every time I post a new blog.