Even though I have dozens of books I’d love to read right now, somehow I still have issues when staring at the many books I have to read. I just can’t decide which to choose and nothing is calling to me particularly strongly. I solved this issue in part when I found the sixth Sookie Stackhouse book in the library yesterday, but very shortly I’m going to be confronted by my indecision again. I reinstated my policy of rotating my oldest TBR books, review books, and then library books, just making a pile now, but it’s too dark for a picture. I’ll try to compare next week and see how far I get. My next book is The Foundling by Georgette Heyer, though, and I’m looking forward to it very much. Do you ever suffer from TBR indecision?
My Nanowrimo novel is still going very well. At last count I had around 31,000 words. I haven’t been working on it today, but this is only my second day off all month. At this rate, I will be nearly finished by next Sunday, especially because I made an essential discovery this week. The way I now write is vastly different from the way I used to write. I was a seat-of-the-pants writer, letting the story unfold as it would and as I went along. I can’t do this any more. I found it hard to just write without knowing where I was going and I found it stressful to try and put my characters into situations that would allow them to interact the way they wanted. So I sat down for a few minutes and plotted out the second half of my story. Suddenly the joy is back and it’s just as fun as it was in the beginning, when I did have a plan for how it was going to start. I’m not sure why this change has happened, but I do know I’m going to plot out all my writing from now on. I’m not sure if academics caused this or if I just like to have a plan these days, but I have a lot more confidence in finishing this thing now.
That’s about all that’s new from me this week; not much is going on in my life so nothing more interesting to report! I do hope everyone has a great week, though, with a wonderful book or two to read.