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Hi everyone,

 

I thought a blog would be a great way to exchange book recommendations as I love reading and writing reviews. I've also started putting pen to paper, and have recently completed a creative writing course. Maybe you'll be reading one of my books down the line!?

 

If you want to share about what you're reading, or anything at all for that matter, let loose and go for it!

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 19

As soon as I got up this morning I started study and for most of today I continued with that.
 
This evening, what with the televised election debate (there's an election coming up in the U.K), I didn't get much time to write. I did get 614 words, though.
 
What with all this philosophy study and an essay due on the 6th of December I really don't know if I'm going to continue with the goal of reaching 50K. I'll still go to the rest of the Nano events in Belfast and continue to write as much as I can, but I'm really not sure whether to continue with the 50K goal. I'll need to make my mind up very soon, because I'm getting further and further behind. I think I'll just try to get as many words down as possible, but concentrate on my degree. Any thoughts welcome.
 
 

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Nanowrimo 2019: Day 18

Quick update because I'm really tired.
 
I'm not sure exactly how many words I wrote today because I deleted some and wrote others last night, which went onto today's count, even though I consider it yesterday's work. All-in-all I think I wrote about 1000 words. Not great, but not terrible either, considering I had the dentist today and a lot of philosophy work to do.
 
I'd hoped to be caught up by now, but I don't want to put undue pressure on myself. I'd rather concentrate on my studies and just do what I can.
 

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Nanowrimo 2019: Day 17

I'm still writing at the minute and plan to keep at it for another while. I got up a bit late today, so I'm a little discombobulated (love that word), but I have to get up early tomorrow, so I'll be back to normal.
 
Anyway, back to nanowimo stuff. So far today I've only written 597 words, but I was getting quite behind with my philosophy work, so I concentrated on that and I'm glad I did. I've just found a live nano broadcast, though, so I can write 'with' people for the next hour or so. I'll let you know tomorrow how much more I do tonight.
 
My total word count is 23150.
 

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 16

Today I had a pretty good writing day, managing 1890 words. I went to a write-in in Belfast which was good fun. I was hoping to write a little more today, but I'm happy with what I got. I now have 22553 words overall.
 

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 15

Yesterday I had a great day at the snooker (a little too good judging by the drinks!) and was basically resting today, so I only wrote a little: 651 words. I'm getting back into the swing of it, though and plan to work consistently tomorrow and hopefully catch up a bit. I'm going to a Belfast write-in, so that'll help.
 
Overall my count is now at 20,733. I should be at 25005 words, so I'm quite behind, but in a few days I plan to be back on course.
 

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 13

Today I felt quite tired, so me and my boyfriend didn't go to the snooker. I figured it was better to rest up and enjoy being there tomorrow, rather than not having fun on *either* today or tomorrow. I feel much better and my mood is vastly improved, so I made the right chioce.
 
I took it easy today but still wrote a bit as I want to keep writing every day. I only wrote 304 words, but it was something. I'll catch up this weekend when I go to another Belfast write-in.
 

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 12

I tried to post this yesterday, but somehow I couldn't, so here it is.

 

I mostly had today off, but I still wrote something. It may have only been 127 words, but I still wrote. I'll keep writing a little bit until I hit the keyboard properly again on Friday.

 

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 11

Today i was at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast watching the snooker. I should actually still be there now, but i came home as I was very tired and still have another 3 full days to go there. I pushed myself too much by forcing myself to write, rather than taking some time off. My illness is such that i become mentally tired very quickly, which soon leads to mental and physical exhaustion. I've been thinking and it's crazy to push myself this hard considering I'm also studying philosophy at the minute, so I'm going to take the next 3 days off, then see what happens. I think I'll continue to write as much as I can for the month, but forget meeting an arbitrary number of words. I'm at a very critical point in my recovery, in regards to my health, so that comes first. Anyhow, I did manage to write a good amount, 1277 words, meaning I now have 19778.

 

Nanowrimo 2019: Day 10

I'm very very tired tonight, so this update is probably going to be quite short. I hope it will be anyway!
 
I went to a write-in in Belfast today and met some cool new people as well as seeing some familiar faces. I wrote about 700 words while I was there and more when I got home, so my grand total for the day was 1765 words. That means I have 18501 words in total and I'm very happy with that.
 
I'm going to the NI snooker open in Belfast for the next 4 days, so I might struggle a bit, but I'm bringing my laptop along so hopefully I'll be okay.
 

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Nanowrimo 2019: Day 9

I had a pretty boring day, but on the plus side got loads done. As I said last night, today was double-up day and I was hoping to write 5K, or at least double my output for the day and write 2 x 1667 words, equaling 3334 words. Well, I'm very happy to say I reached 3334 words and went a little further, writing a total of 3399. I didn't reach 5K, but I can't be bothered writing anymore. The snooker is on T.V. (a nice preamble to going to see it live next week) and Mac is on my lap, so that's me for the day. Tomorrow I'm going to a write-in which I'm really excited about, so I'll hopefully get a lot more done then.

 

Currently reading

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World by Youngcheol Lee, Haemin Sunim, Haemin Sunim, Mark Geoffrey Young
Progress: 68%
By Sam Harris Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (1st First Edition) [Hardcover] by Sam Harris
Progress: 5%
Circe by Madeline Miller
Progress: 20%
My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Progress: 60%
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Progress: 20%
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works-and How It Fails: or, How Capitalism Works-and How It Fails by Yanis Varoufakis
Progress: 43%
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken by The Secret Barrister
Progress: 42%