Because I missed last weekend’s Readathon, and because we didn’t have much going on this weekend, I had all good intentions to spend yesterday and today getting caught up on my reading. You know, sort of like my own private Readathon to make up for what I missed.
I wanted to try and finish Station Eleven for a review commitment. On the heels of that, I have another review deadline for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Instead, I spent all of Saturday in bed with a migraine. I woke up later than usual and felt like crap. (I blamed it on the two slices of regular pizza I ate for dinner the night before because I was too cheap to order myself a gluten-free pizza.) Within an hour, I was back in bed with an ice pack on my head- and I didn’t wake up until 4 p.m. What a complete waste of a day.
I managed to do a little reading last night and thankfully, today I felt much better.
When I did wake up, I discovered that my short story “Extractions” had hit #1 in its Kindle Short Reads category, which was pretty cool to see.
(Today is the last day for the free download, so get it while you can.)
Speaking of writing, this week I decided that I’m going to attempt NaNoWriMo again. This will be my third year (not consecutively). The Conversations and Connections conference inspired me to hunker down on this manuscript and start submitting portions of it to lit magazines and journals.
Anyway, the reading.
I can’t say too much about Station Eleven because of the pending review; however, I will say that I liked Last Night in Montreal and The Lola Quartet much better. Perhaps because of that, I had high expectations for Station Eleven. Still listening to Drood on audio – I’m up to page 295. And, I also have a few poetry collections that I’m dipping into.
What about you?