Monday, November 29, 2010

The Skin Map

"Had he but known that before the day was over he would discover the hidden dimensions of the universe, Kit might have been better prepared. At least, he would have brought an umbrella."
~The Skin Map, Stephen R. Lawhead
I recieved this book back in August from Tommy Nelson's Booksneeze program, which gives away books in exchange for free blog reviews. I only now got around to posting this review be honest, this book wasn't that good.
The opening sentence was incrediable, and the author did a good job of establishing location. Unfortunitely, a promising storyline got bogged down by the necessity of keeping track of five or six characters scattered thoughout the space and time of the Omniverse. I would have greatly appreciated a brief heading at the beginning of each section: "Egypt, x BC," or "England, 1600." Perhaps the next book in the series will better juggle the cast of characters.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update #3

I won!
And actually, I ended the story a little early and went for short stories for the last bit, but still...50.5k. WOOT!
Now I will start typing up old stories so I can edit them

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update #2

Sunday afternoon update
40k and trucking on. My characters got bogged down in the swamps of chronological confusion last week, but now they are introducing new relatives, doing interesting things, and being much nicer to work with. I hope to be done by Thanksgiving break!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

First NaNoWriMo Update

I reached 25k in seven days.
*breathes again* that's a new record for me, I think. And I'm not done yet. Just taking a break to get my speech assignment done.