Started strong, but suffered from some restlessness on Thursday and Friday. Went “off-list” to read a few comics. Finally got into a good reading groove by Saturday. Therefore, I participated in more challenges earlier in the read-a-thon. I also decided to rebrand my blog on Thurs or Friday. Katherine’s Reading Notes became The Writerly Reader.
Challenge highlight: I won, I won! Won the Beach Soiree drawing sponsored by Kriss @ Cabin Goddess Reviews. Lavender bath sugars are heading my way and Dark Waters by Shannon Mayer is in my TBR pile. Thanks, Kriss!
Reading highlights: I read 577 pages of non-comics, which isn’t bad for me. Finished A Clash of Kings. Surprised at how much I like the Ultimate Spiderman books. Got an okay amount of writing work done.
Oops, I did it again…
Read-a-thons just might get me through the summer without a major case of the blahs. Again, I’m going to keep track of my writing progress as well.
These are all in-progress.
Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins and Other Nasties by Lesley M. M. Blume & David Foote Done
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, ed. by Kate Bernheimer
From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury Done
Through Darkest America by Neal Barrett, Jr.
Might decide to finish off A Clash of Kings Done
Number of pages I’ve read today: 5, 187
Total number of pages I’ve read: 192
Books: Caught up with A Clash of Kings read-through; finished Modern Fairies…
Words written: Editing — Restructured a 1048 word scene. Added a grand total of 164 words.
Day 1 Challenges
Number of pages I’ve read today: 12, 19, 150*
Total number of pages I’ve read: 223, 150*
Books: Finished a story in My Mother She Killed Me…, Two more chapters of A Clash of Kings, *Ultimate Comics — The Ultimates 1-2, Ultimate Hawkeye 1-4, Ultimate X-Men 1-3, Ultimate Spiderman 1
Words written: Editing — read through 20 manuscript pages, chopped 144 words & added a net 54.
Day 2 Challenge
Number of pages I’ve read today: 47
Total number of pages I’ve read: 270
Books: More A Clash of Kings
Words written: Editing — another 10 pages, 330 new words.
Day 3 Challenge
Number of pages I’ve read today: 128
Total number of pages I’ve read: 398
Books: Finished A Clash of Kings
Words written: 144 new words while rewriting a scene.
Number of pages I’ve read today:179, 255*
Total number of pages I’ve read: 577, 405*
Books: From the Dust Returned, *Ultimate Comics — Ultimate X-Men 3-10, Ultimate Spiderman 2-10
Words written: Ended on page 104 with 95 words net.