Grumpy Words

November 18, 2008

Finding time for fiction

Filed under: Uncategorized — grumpywords @ 7:28 pm
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I never thought I’d say this, but…

I have too many books to read.

I know, it’s blasphemy. And it’s a good problem to have! But I’ve just been signing up for some new blog assignments for my corporate life, and most of them require me to read some awesome new books that are coming out early next year. Plus, a coworker friend of mine has a book coming out in March, and she’s just given me a hot-off-the-press copy. So my pile keeps growing, a nice blend of yet-to-be-released YA books, some highly-reviewed contemporary novels, and a bestseller or two.

In between them, though, I’m trying to write my NaNoWriMo stuff (uh…trying would be the operative word there), and to organize my “real” novels I’ve been working on for a year+, and now, I’m obsessed with villanelles and sestinas after Saturday’s Girls Write Now poetry workshop. It’s tough, y’all. There is no time to do all of this, but it’s all so amazing, that I’m trying my best.

I have a sinking feeling that I won’t get anywhere near the 50K word deadline for NaNoWriMo, though, but I had fun trying. Maybe I’ll post bits and pieces of what I’ve done here when the month is over.



  1. I’ve got the same problem right now. I have a good 5 or 6 waiting on me right now. I’m also trying to keep up with my magazines (I have far too many subscriptions!). But I guess having too much to read is always better than having nothing to read.

    Comment by dorothyzbornak — December 2, 2008 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve had this problem for years, partially because my family never met a bookstore we didn’t like. I have a pile of books at my parents’ house to read, a pile in my apartment, and my roommate’s bookshelf should probably count as another pile. So many books, so little time…

    Comment by cate3710 — December 6, 2008 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  3. the month is over! pOST THEM!

    Comment by angiesyounglover — December 8, 2008 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  4. Ha – ok, stay tuned, AYL. I’ll post some passages!

    Comment by badenbaden — December 9, 2008 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

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