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Getting back to this…

I moved AGAIN this weekend, but hopefully for the last time now.  Unless things go horribly horribly wrong, I’m here to stay.  Which means I can get back to updating this with more regularity, even if my schedule isn’t.

My goals for this week:

Review the book I just finished (The Name of the Wind)

Update Realm of the Gods

Choose a cover for NaNo 2011

Edit NaNo 2011

Poetry Day

and any other suggestions that you might have.

Are there any topics involving writing that you would be interested in learning more about? Or at least my viewpoint of them? Please let me know!

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Roadtripping and Books

Thursday through yesterday was spent Road tripping with S. as we went to his grandfather’s 90th birthday party.  I ended up meeting all of his family at once (at least on his dad’s side), which quickly got a little overwhelming.

But there were also wonderful conversations about books and writing, and how it seems now we, as readers, are more interested in the “instant-gratification” of books and story, and hate to sit through those that have too much detail and setting creation.

It got me thinking about what books are still out there today, being written today, that are written like that: poetry in the prose.  As much as I want to be able to, I can’t think of any off the top of my head (though that could be lack of sleep), and that is something that saddens me.  A lot of books in times past truly were able to take you away, and we as readers could almost hear and smell the world around us after getting sucked into that world for hours at a time.

Are there any books out there that still do that to you?

In other news, Borders is closing.  As sad as that is, it also means great deals on books.  A quick trip with S over to the local one landed me three new books for under $3 each.  Now on my reading list is Demon Bound by Caitlin Kittredge–I fell in love with the first one and lept at this one when I saw it–Mercedes Lackey’s old book The Fire Rose, which is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast in San Fransisco in the 1800s, and finally, upon much squeeage from Jim Butcher and his Gnome Priscilla, I also picked up Harry Connolly’s Child of Fire.

There’s also a surprise that I am currently working on for next week, but it involves me finishing another book first, and writing up a weeks worth of material.  For next week, my friends, is Dexter Week here on Inkblabber!

Now to get ready for work and then recover from this road trip.  See everyone later!


Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Ink Blabber.  I fell in love with writing as soon as I learned how to write, and the addiction hasn’t stopped since.  I am a two time participant of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I also plan to participate in the first ever Camp NaNo later this summer.

My goal is to one day have a novel published, but I have a long way to go before that is even a glimmer in a publisher’s eye.  So here, I’ll hone my craft, and hopefully meet with other like-minded (Or even non like-minded) individuals to discuss books, movies, write my own reviews on different books I have recently read, write some articles on my own writing process, and hopefully share some of my own writings with you.

I hope to be able to update Ink Blabber every Monday and Friday.  Every Monday will be an article of some sort, whether it be a book/film review, an article on how my writing process, or even just an article that I have found in my own readings that I think others might find interesting.  Fridays will be the days where I share some of my own writings, which will include everything from short stories, to excepts from my NaNo novel, and hopefully a weekly, serialized story of some sort.

I look forward to writing with you all!

-The Ink Blabber