What happened in my life this week, you ask? I will tell you.
1) I finished NaNoWriMo!! Yayyyyy. I’ve written exactly 50,000 words. Unfortunately I still have a LONG way to go on the actually book, which will probably end up being 80-90,000 words *cries* Which is much longer than any other book I’ve written, but I love it, so that helps.
2) School has been UTTERLY freaking me out. Which is why I skipped a post this week. Between performances for drama and dance, assignments handed back and it being the last term of year 11, everything is just happening way too fast. So gradually I might start doing 6 posts a week instead of 7 – not much of a difference to YOU people, but it will to me.
3) I got a new laptop! My old one was taking about half an hour to load, had a problem with the hard disk, and charged to 0% (so I had to have it plugged in 24/7. My old computer is on the left, new one on the right:
On the left: Larry, my faithful friend for more than three years (I’m not sure if you can tell but she has lots of Harry Potter stickers on her. Yes, Larry is a she). Then on the right, Alice, my new friend. What? You have to have a NAME for your laptop! And ohhhh, she’s so much better than Larry. Sorry Larry.
Then my cat decided he wanted a photo as well. This is him, the infamous Wonderkitty (aka Angus):
It’s a lot of effort for him, especially considering this was his position earlier on:
(okay, I’m done with cat photos now, I promise)
So that’s this week!
I’m almost glad I don’t have a Stacking the Shelves because my TBR has been neglected enough as it is!
Books Read Since Last Week
Gasp, I know! Only two books! The Protected by Claire Zorn was ABSOLUTELY incredible and sad and a definite five stars (which makes BOTH books by her five stars, which makes her my new favourite author at the moment). Geek Girl was very different in that it was funny and awkward, so a nice contrast.
You were all right, everyone. This book is AWESOME.
Head of the River by Pip Harry, which looks very interesting 🙂
Gif of the Week
I tried to train my cat to do this. Didn’t work – he’s too lazy and dumb.
Posts on the Blog
Monday: I talked about what I wish I had known when I started writing.
Wednesday: I reviewed The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn (ohmygoshsoamazing)
Thursday: I reviewed Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier – ghosts and razors!!
Friday: I interviewed perfectionist character Charlie Kim, from my WIP Wanderland
Saturday: I reviewed Geek Girl by Holly Smale, a really funny book filled with awkwardness