It’s summer! Well, for people who get summer breaks, it’s probably nice. I just get hot weather. But summer usually means more time to write for some people.
It should come as no surprise that I’m behind again. Hey, that is what I’m best at.
I could lie and say this was my best NaNoWriMo ever, but that wouldn’t do anyone any favors. The truth is that this NaNo was one of my worst ever. For a while, I legitimately thought this would be the year I lost. There were some pretty bad days in November and a lot of days away from my computer, but I made it.
There’s a good reason I tend not to write sequels to completed novels. I don’t want to ruin my own canon. There’s a difference between a sequel, a spin-off, and a continuation. I say, when you have a completed series, don’t create a sequel that could potentially ruin the previous books.
And by 1,000 I mean one. Warning, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child spoilers ahead.
I read a lot of YA even though I am probably 10 years out of the demographic now, but I didn’t read a lot when I actually was “the right age” if there is such a thing. As a child, I read a lot, but I don’t know if most of those books would be considered young adult, at least not in the way it’s considered now.
I promised myself, back in January when I redid my goals for the year, that I wouldn’t read a book I gave less than three stars to. I’ve officially failed that goal thanks to this book, The Furies by Mark Alpert. I thought I was getting fantasy. What I got was science-fiction.