Day 11: A bit slower, but better than nothing. Also, a new book to read!
Today didn’t go quite so well, at least as far as writing goes. I started my session very late today, having spent much of the day busy with other things, and only cranked out 498 words before deciding to call it quits and start earlier tomorrow. I will honestly be astounded if even 100 of these words make it any further than the first draft.
On a happier note, I’ve now finished the book I was reading (a freebie which was requested for review, available for download here if you’re interested) and will be posting a review in the near future. Furthermore, I already know what I’ll be reading next: Next of Kin, by Erek Frank Russel. This is a somewhat obscure SF novel which was recommended to me by a good friend of mine. As soon as I saw the blurb, I just knew that I had to read it:
Scout-Officer John Leeming knew from the very start that his reconnaissance mission deep into enemy territory was likely to be a one-way trip. But when his ship finally let him down and he crashed on a far-distant planet and was captured by tough and ruthless aliens, he knew he wasn’t just going to give up. Armed with a piece of wood, a coil of copper-like wire, his quick wits and an imaginary ally called Eustace, Leeming embarked on a brilliant campaign to gain his freedom – and coincidentally undermined the entire alien war effort!
If the book is half as good as that blurb, then I reckon I’m in for a treat. If anyone here has any experiences with this author, then I’d love to hear about them :).
Finally, to all the writers out there: how are your current WIPs coming along? Had any particularly good/bad days lately? Feel free to post below.