Thursday, July 24, 2014

What I'm Reading Wednesday - This Lullaby, Dream Class, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

A little late because I just got back from a vacation to Big Bend National Park and the McDonald Observatory :).

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Just started this one last night! It's a reread for me (I've read all of Sarah Dessen's books), and I'm reading it because my main character has a similar arc and I wanted to take another look at how Dessen handles her character's arc. 

Dream Class by Michael Linsin

Finished this one yesterday! I love how practical the advice is, and it fits in perfectly with my views on classroom management. Now I just need to figure out my procedures and practice them ;). 

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (audio)

Finished this one yesterday too (I love road trips). It was a little strange compared to his other books...reminded me a bit of The Odyssey because it went from adventure to adventure. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I'm Reading Wednesday - If I Stay, Outlining Your Novel, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Picked this one up again and I'm really getting into the back and forth between what's currently happening and what already happened. 

Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

Kind of sort of slowly finishing this. 

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (audio)

New audio book!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What I'm Reading Wednesday - Siege and Storm, Outlining Your Novel, and Prince Caspian

 Sorry this is late! Too much nano-ing and procrastinating going on at the moment.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Loved the first one so much I got my hands on the second. I put off reading If I Stay to work on this series. 

Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

I loved the articles on her blog so much I got both of her books and decided to start with this one. So far it's not organized as well as I'd hoped but it's giving me some good ideas. 

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (audio)

Just finished this one yesterday and I've downloaded The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to start soon! (I've got to have an audio book at all times's critical). 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Oh Yeah! Camp NaNoWriMo Day 3

I forgot to post on here, but I've decided Camp NaNoWriMo is just the thing to get my butt in gear and help me finish my first draft before I start new teacher orientation in August. My goal is 1,500 words a day, or about 45,000 words for the entire month. If I keep the pace up through the middle of August I should finish just in time.

So far I've done okay.

Day 1: 756 words. Only half way, but I did spend a few HOURS plotting haha. It will be much easier to keep up this pace if I have a plan to follow.

Day 2: 2256 words (total). Hit exactly 1500 words yesterday, and stopped in the middle of a sentence so it was much easier to pick back up today!

Day 3: 3792 words (total). It was hard to finish today since I'm staying with family, but I'm proud to say I did it! 3 days down, 28 days to go.