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?


  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.

  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!

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

  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! :-)

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

  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.

  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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