Monday, November 8, 2010
My mini NaNo and Latest Audiobook Love
Set in England after WWI, it's the story of a Russian countess, Anna, whose family flees to England after the revolution. She goes to work as a house servant for the Westerholme family, keeping her identity a secret. But her free spirit and cultured upbringing capture the attention of the master of the house, who is engaged to be married soon...and not to Anna.
The writing is witty. The characters are wonderful, even the ones you love to hate. It also deals with some of the attitudes that made the atrocities of the Holocaust happen. It's well worth reading.
Now, NaNo. I so admire those who do this. I'm too much of an edit as I go type to pull it off. Plus, I always seem to find myself in the middle of a book or revisions when November rolls around.
I have, however, been struggling to fit in writing time lately, so I've issued myself a mini-NaNo challenge. 1000 words a day. I'm still doing some revising and editing along the way, so this is way more doable than the 1700 or so words you'd need a day to reach 50K. The good news is, I found myself staying up last night to get my last few hundred words in when I would've just given up any other night.
How about all of you? Doing NaNo? Have before, but not this year? A mini-NaNo or unofficial NaNo? How does it work for you?