Weekend reads and writing wildly...

I would have sworn it's been more than a week since I last posted here, but a week it is.  It's been a pretty incredible week -- got settled at my retreat center and have had some pretty productive writing time (and one super unproductive procrastination-heavy day!).  It's kind of amazing to have this much time to just write -- and very daunting.  It's amazing how many excuses I can come up with to not write, even when I'm not at home or facing any sort of chores or work.

Are any of you NaNo-ing?  I'm participating and would love to be writing buddies with any of you!

I'm not reading as much as I had hoped -- I'm actually pretty exhausted when I got to bed -- so am still finishing Avery Hays' The Sixth, Jodi Daynard's The Midwife's Revolt, Nicola Griffith's Hild, and Anna Lee Huber's Mortal Arts. I promise I'll post giveaway winners tomorrow!

So, what are you reading this weekend?  And if you're NaNo-ing, what is your book about?

Comments

  1. Go go go!!! So impressed with you because as you say, there's always something else you can do. But you're doing it. (And I can honestly say, I'm only slightly jealous.) I can imagine the pressure inherent in taking the time to write. And you're still reading? Wow.

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  2. It's definitely easy to come up with excuses when you're faced with a blank document or an uninterrupted chunk of time, but you totally got this! I didn't put two-and-two together that your sabbatical coincides with NaNo . . . this is the first year in many I'm not participating, sadly, but I know I'll just got totally nuts if I add that to the stress of the coming wedding. But I'm totally sending good vibes to you and can't wait to see where the journey takes you!

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  3. Yay for productive writing days!! I'm wishing you lots more of them!

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  4. Just added you as a writing buddy, dear. Have fun on your retreat--it sounds great. I'm taking a few days off from work this month, not today or tomorrow though! :-)

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  5. No more Nanoing for me. But that's great that writing has been so productive for you!

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  6. Keep at it Audra :) A day of procrastination actually sounds like a good thing, it'll remind you that the time's limited and it's good to give yourself a break.

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  7. It sounds like the writing is going great, Audra! So happy to hear this. Keep up the good work, you have all kinds of fans here rooting for you. I wish I was Nanoing...hopefully next year. No worries about taking breaks, long or short, you need them sometimes :o)

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