Today used to be a day I loved, ( an extra hour in bed!) but the baby didn't think that was such a good plan. He woke with a howl at 5.30, which was really 6.30, but for some reason the digits on the alarm clock held more sway over my mind. I spent today in a daze that even a Pumpkin Spice Latte couldn't break. Hopefully my 1666 words weren't to dreadful.
Anyway I have two questions.
1) Is it just me or does everyone eat more when it's cold and dark outside?
I swear I'm eating twice as much.
2) Do you read the genre you write?
I mean I'm sure we all read in our genre, but when you're actually writing, do you read in it? This month I'm trying to stay away from YA, on the advice of some famous writer (I can't remember who). It's seems quite a sensible idea. I mean when you are churning out first draft drivel (or maybe that's just me), curling up with a Melina Marchetta or Elizabeth Scott is just a recipe for ripping your manuscript to shreds!
Instead I've been reading Sherlock Holmes, inspired by the new series, which has utterly charmed me.
The New Holmes and Watson - a perfect pairing!
If you haven't seen it yet, you must (especially if you're a Dr Who fan). The fabulous twist, brilliant cast, and excellent writing make this must watch TV. Of course, I expected no less of Steven Moffet - creator of Press Gang (best children's TV show ever) and writer of Blink (best Dr Who episode ever)
Yes I know he's no longer the Dr, but I prefer him to the new one!
Anyway I shall be back next week for my NaNo check in. Hope all of you who are participating are doing great and all those who aren't are reading great books!