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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 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.

 

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Nanowrimo 2019: Day 8

It was such a lovely day I decided to go to Holywood again and write in that florist/coffee shop that I stumbled across on my way out the other day. I went to the seafront to write as well.
 
Unfortunately I didn't have a great writing day and only managed 1200 words in total, but because I wrote extra yesterday I still reached my target. My total word count is now 13,337.
 
I'm going to the snooker tournament at the Waterfront Hall again next week (as I do every year), so it'll be a bit harder to write, but I'm going to try and build up a lead over the weekend to cushion it. Tomorrow is double-up day on the Nano site which effectively means trying to double your output for the day. On a usual day I have to pump out 1667 words, but tomorrow we're encouraged to write double that, 3334 words. Challenge accepted.
 

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Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

My Man Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse

I'm loving this. I see *much* more Wodehouse on the horizon.

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Nanowrimo 2019: Day 7

Just a quick update today because I'm pretty tired. Earlier I went to a coffee shop before I went to the South Belfast Writing Group and wrote about 1700 words, just over my target for the day. Then I walked up to the writing group and wrote close to 500 words, meaning today I wrote roughly 2200. That's the most I've written in one day this November. Hopefully I can build on that lead.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers

I'm still reading this, it's just going on the back-burner until December as I need something relatively uninvolved throughout November. The Wodehouse book is perfect for that as it's short stories.

24 Festive Tasks, Door 1: Dia de los Muertos

My Man Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse

I'm reading this for the book task associated with this holiday as it's the first in a series .I'm finding it the perfect light relief from the busyness of my life at the moment.

 

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Currently reading

My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Progress: 30%
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%