The Month of November

November is over.

Today is December 2nd

Christmas is in 23 days.

**screams because I am not ready for Christmas**

Winter Workshop is in 26 days; I leave in 25.

**Screams because I have nothing prepared for critique group**

Thanksgiving was good this year. It was a chance to visit with my family, slow down, and write down stories from my grandparents’ growing up years. Seriously. Ask your grandparents for stories. Write them down. You won’t regret it.

I got my license! Little me should not have been worried all those years ago and just gotten that plastic card that lets me drive. The independence has been wonderful.

The Morgan family has started its yearly December tradition of watching The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  I’m disappointed in The Hobbit movies, but Smaug and Riddles in the Dark make me watch again. And it’s Middle-earth, I can’t not watch it, even though it hurts to watch some parts. That make sense? Or am I being weird? It’s not my favorite for many reasons, but Middle-earth calls me, and I must answer.

 

The World of Books

I read three books this month. *bounces*

 

Martin Hospitality [4/5] This was a nice, cute little story about a homeless, pregnant girl who is taken in by the Martin family. The characters were good, I just got confused because there were so many of them.  One thing I didn’t find believable was that Gemma washed her kitten and the kitten complied. I’ve had no choice but to wash my own kitten, and she scratched my hands bloody.

Some Kind of Happiness [2/5] – I loved the style this book was written in, but that’s really the only thing I liked. The book is depressing and sad. Finley, the main character, thinks and does things I don’t think most eleven-year-olds would do. I also didn’t like the bad language and the taking of God’s name in vain.

Unraveling [5/5} – ALL THE FEELS. THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN. I HAVE TO TYPE IN CAPS BECAUSE IT WAS THAT AWESOME AND SWEET AND PLEASE JUST GO READ IT YOU’LL THANK ME.

I went by my local library to get one book, since December is going to be so busy.

I got five.

1201171905b.jpg (Sorry for the glare. My camera was being finicky)

I’ve been wanting to read Red Queen and The Book Thief for a long time, so here’s hoping  they are good.

 

 

The World of Writing

I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo, and didn’t get as much writing done as I would have liked in Ashes Like Frost, but that’s okay. Mostly I’ve been making more character charts — a minor character decided he wanted to be a main one. 🙂 So now he has a full backstory, characteristics, and past interactions with my main character.

 

In Case You Missed It

Finding My Lost Joy

Guest Post // Outlining is Good, Even if You Hate It

Writing Distractions and How to Overcome Them

Three Reasons You Should Make a Time

 

Did you have a good Thanksgiving?

How was November for you?

Read anything good?

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