Friday, November 13, 2009

Halfway there

It's been a productive week. On Monday I went to the YA committee meeting for the library and heard about a whole bunch of wonderful books I now want to read.

Tuesday was Fran's author visit. If anyone out there is thinking about inviting Fran to your school or library, she's wonderful. She has the rare ability to engage an audience of adults and children, keeping everyone interested in what she has to say. Lots of the girls from our book group came, and it was a big deal for them to talk to a real author and find out that she was once a kid who equated being an author with being a superhero.

I spent Wednesday in the company of the entire staff of the regional library system, learning ways the library can better serve the community.

Yesterday I hit the halfway mark of my NaNoWriMo word count.

Today I hit a wall. I was so tired that I overslept, and probably need to eat something and go straight to work after I finish this post. I won't be writing 2000 words this morning.

NaNoWriMo saw that wall coming. They periodically send out emails from well-known authors. This morning I had an email from Maureen Johnson. If you haven't read her, and you're a YA author, give her a try. I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes. She addressed the issue of middles, and the vast wilderness that exists there. I feel better. And I have a whole weekend to wander that wilderness.

6 comments:

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Way to go with sticking it out with NaNo!

Jennifer Major said...

Way to go Michelle!! Both of you are doing great. I had a head start and am still at 6,000!

Lisa said...

I noticed yesterday that you had hit the halfway mark! Congrats. You should be proud of yourself. Keep pushing and you'll get through that wall.

Tess said...

You hit the half way mark before the month is even half over...

do you know how cool that is?

you can totally reward yourself with a sleep in. and brownies. and trashy tv.

i say so ;)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the support, everyone!

I plan on a big writing weekend. We'll see how it goes.

Sarah said...

Go Michelle!

This isn't going to be a big writing weekend for me. Joan and I are off to the Mid Atlantic SCBWI conference tomorrow- at 5:30 in the morning...

I'll get some writing in Sunday, once I recover.

(Amy, we'll see you there!)