Friday, January 13, 2012

JaNo 2011 update #2 and Book Review

I just finished my writing for the week. I usually don't write on the weekends, but sometimes I squeeze it in. This weekend is busy, though, so it's unlikely.

As far as my JaNo is going, it's great! I'm surprised at how much I'm getting done. Here is my current progress.

Word Count: 34,468.

Conflict level: Awesome!

Character Development: The same.

Brain Power: Surprisingly high! Even with the growing baby inside. 

Hopefully I can keep it up until I finish! 

And I even read a book this week, which is something I usually don't allow during my JaNo.

In fact, I've finished three books this month. The first two weren't worth mentioning because I couldn't stand them. But the third one was awesome! It's been so long since I've gotten sucked into a book enough that I didn't want to put it down. And this one was like a black hole. 

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)

The character's are fantastic, the pace is steady, the conflict is great, and the romance is totally there.

I know, really vague, but that's because I think you should read it. Find out what it's like for yourself!

How did your week go? What have you read lately? I need more good book suggestions :)


  1. Wow, over thirty thousand words? Impressed. You're smokin!

    I loved Hourglass too! So good. Hoping there will be a sequel. Ended with possibilities...

  2. I'm so impressed with your progress! Keep it up! I remember when Hourglass came out, and I drooled over the cover. It fell off my radar, so thanks for the reminder to read it!

  3. Nice progress! And thanks for the book recommendation! It looks good, what an awesome cover. I read the CUTEST book yesterday, called The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Love love loved it!!! :)

  4. Four words: John Green. Ellen Hopkins.

    Or! Or! You could read When She Woke. I just finished reading it and it was so good.

  5. hey! Big congrats on your Jano progress! I was thinking I'd do a Febmo, but already Feb's getting eaten up w/projects. Grr... That book looks awesome. Thanks for the heads up! All the best to you and baby~ <3

  6. Wow, sounds like you're getting tons of writing in:) Keep it up!

  7. Yay for progress, Michelle! :) I LOVED Hourglass. Such a fun book. I recently also enjoyed The Book Thief, If I Stay, and Before I Fall, all of which were AMAZING.

  8. I'll have to check out HOURGLASS. I'm reading CHIME this week. It's wonderful. Your making great progress with JANO. Keep it up!

  9. Hey! Thanks for hopping by my blog! I love making new writer friends! AND... I'm so impressed with how JaNo is going! That's awesome. Especially with a baby growing inside! Man - that's when my brain goes on vacation! Keep it up! :) I'm your newest follower! YAY!


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