So last week I posted The Great NaNo To-Do List, which summed up all the things I hope to do as part of my NaNo prep. It ranged from the basics, like coming up with a title (something I always find hard) and writing a blurb (something 1000 times harder still), to making music playlists and media I’m going to consume to help get me in the mood.
So it’s just over a month now until NaNoWriMo. Eep. I wrote a little about it previous, and since then have made some decisions. Yes, I am going to do NaNo. Yes, I have decided what I am going to write. And yes, I am terrified.
Of course, with the decision to do NaNoWriMo comes at least a little bit of planning. I’m not talking about coming up with a great big outline, but getting a few little things done now so I don’t have to worry during the month of November. So behold: The Great NaNo To-Do List (2016 edition)!
So, like any good bookworm, I have a to-real pile. Although when I look at it properly – and especially if I were to add in the ebook library – it would be more like a tower. There are a lot of memes out there dedicated to showing off unread books, but if I were to give one book a week some focus it would take forever.
And I suspect I am not the only one in this position.
Many years ago, in the earlier days of my book blogging career, I was of the belief that it was my duty to finish every book that came my way for review. (I wasn’t one of those bloggers receiving multiple books a week, which made the idea seem quite feasible.) It was a holdover from my regular reading habits, where I managed to finish everything – mainly because I was pretty good at picking out books that I would, at the very least, quite like.
From five songs about vampires, to five terrible-amazing book title puns, Five-Day is the Friday-specific post series where I bring you five items on a theme. What’s the theme this week? Podcasts I Like!
I’ve wanted to go to Disneyland for as long as I’ve been aware of such a thing existing, and the same is true for Walt Disney World too. Being in America only seemed to add to the magic: they were literally in a land far far away. So I contented myself in watching the movies, singing along to the songs, and imagining what it would be like when I one day got to go to the magical kingdom.
We’re less than two months away from NaNoWriMo and yet it seems both nearer and further than it actually is. Then again, the year in general has gone by strangely fast – despite not much happening (at least for me). It’s a terrifying thought, that time and life is passing me by without experiencing much at all.
After I completed my first vanilla playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I started looking into mods to mix things up, speed it up and add new things. Unfortunately due to its engine, Inquisition is nowhere near as modded as Skyrim (the game I came from), or even the two previous games in the DA series, there are still a few mods that have discovered to be handy for my second, third, sixth games.