I began BookTubeaThon on July 15th. It was a YouTube challenge set by padfootandprongs07 and ArielBisset put forth to drag YouTubers into an awesome readathon.
So, I wrote down my challenges and got to work. Wouldn’t you know it, work destroyed any time I had to read in a marathon style. I got through most of American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which is more reading than I’ve done in ages. I finished it today, two days after the BookTubeAThon deadline In my defense, I read a second book, short though it was, in the three hours following my triumph over American Gods.
The second book was The Hope Chest, by my friend Jenifer Jennings. I had promised her I’d read it for AGES and I just suck at life and reading so…. It’s taken me over a year. I’m a terrible friend. It’s not something that’s normally up my alley, but I enjoyed it alright. The collection of stories surrounding the Hope Chest in the novel were poignant and engaging. I recommend it.
Now that I’m back to reading, I really do need to get more of it done. I’ve missed it.
For those of you wondering, I will not meet my Camp NaNoWriMo word count goal, but you know what? For once I don’t feel badly about it. I made great progress in my novel. It’s something I won’t hate at the end of the event because it was rushed or forced or under-planned. It’s a piece I have confidence in, and an underlying subject that means a great deal to me. Despite my word count failure, I’m calling this a win. Kadri and her crew are coming to life in my Scrivener file, and I can’t wait to have it printed so I can edit it and send it off.
Until next time. <3