It’s the start of a new month, and for those of you following this blog, you know that means it’s time for another Novel Progress report.
Not as much progress as I would like, I’m afraid. July was a difficult month, and Ramadan started, which is the least productive month in Islam :p Seriously, you try fasting from 3am to 630PM and get anything done :p
In any case, I’m about two chapters away from my mid-point event, so I’m not too vexed.
Word Count as per the last update was at 41,330; it now stands at 47,597, which gives me an addition of 6,267, which is about half the progress I made in June.
In other news, I’m inundated with the love here! The awesome Delancey Stewart has gifted me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thanks, Delancey!
- Link back to the person who nominated you. Done
- Post the award image to your page. Done
- Tell 7 facts about yourself
1. My favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe
2. Math frightens me
3. I’m fascinated by true crime novels. Also, psychopaths.
4. I love music.
5. I love to travel, but hate the process.
As part of the rules, we have to nominate 15 other bloggers! Good Lord, that’s a lot!
MJGriffor of Novels from the ground up for always having such interesting posts, in addition to novel updates which motivate me to make progress on my own stuff.
William Stadler of Stadler Style: He’s a novelist who enjoys connecting with other writers. All his posts contain helpful tips regarding various writing issues, such as scene construction, plotting, creating tension, characterization etc. I highly recommend you follow him if you’re looking for short and snappy posts on writing.
Jennifer Eaton: Hers is a fun blog with a lot of interesting and entertaining posts about her journey to getting published. She calls her blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers or “Learn from My Mistakes.”” And it is just that Check it out if you’re looking for sympathy in your writing struggles :p
J.C. Martin of Fighter Writer has her debut novel coming out now. She also has interesting posts on a variety of topics, from author spotlights to giveaways to writing tips.
J. Keller Ford Young Adult Fantasy Author: She’s a writer with a story to be published in an anthology towards the end of the year. She’s very supportive of other writers, and is always full of encouragement and sympathy
J.R. Whitener: Another fellow writer who has insightful posts on the craft of writing, and publishing options. He also has an interesting way of viewing things that never fails to spark my creativity.
Heather Topham Wood of Heather’s Book Chatter: A writer and bookworm whose First Visions: Second Sight (Book One) is out now. Her posts deal with reviews of various books, book publishing and marketing, and other such topics.
Leah at Books Speak Volumes for sharing her thoughts on books and reading in a fun and cool way.
Ermilia Blog for having a very subtle and beautiful blog.
Lori’s Lane for having such wonderfully-varied posts, and for being such a supportive follower.
Okay, might have to stop there… Can’t think anymore, especially since I’m only on my first cup of coffee :p
Thanks again, Delancey!