In book news, I finished reading a superhero novel that was just plain awesome, called Prepare to Die! by Paul Tobin. My favourite parts was the drunk and stoned teen versions of the main characters interrogating sheep regarding the secret identity of a certain super. I’m currently reading another superhero novel called Ex-Heroes, by Peter Clines, which is like The Avengers meets The Walking Dead. The zombies are called Exes. The characters call out which celebrity they kill, as they live in LA. It’s not as awesome, but I’m still enjoying it. I can’t wait to get into Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart, too. That looks great. I’ve read a little and liked it.
In writing news, I almost finished 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo. Then realised that I’d accidentally put a 6000 word chunk in twice, and now I’m back down to 44,000-ish instead of 500 words from the finish line. And I only had a day or two to catch up, but I was fatigued. Ah well, NaNo isn’t really for me anyway. I do make an effort, but it’s a bit restrictive. A version where you got to write a novel in a year,. or six months, would be nice. (Not one project has coincided nicely with November, anyway.) Does anyone know of anything of that nature?
I’m going to have to add heaps of stuff to the latter part of the WIP that was formerly two books but is now one book. I looked at the chapters towards the end and thought ‘wow, those are some short chapters’. I don’t know what, exactly, yet.
I also need to research relationships. This is also for my writing. I don’t know the first thing about relationships, as I’ve never had one. I dated a bit, but the less said about that the better, as it was all through online stuff. I met them on dating sites, or myspace, or other rubbish like that. Which probably explains why I disliked all of the encounters. My horror stories regarding online dating could fill a book in and of themselves, though… but what I’m looking for is stories about relationships, something that could guide me in my writing. Summaries of a relationship that you’ve had would be great, if those of you reading this don’t mind sharing. Basically, just talk about a relationship you’ve had. It can be happy, sad, infuriating, boring, scary, whatever. Just so I can get a feel for what’s realistic. Because the only relationships I know are the ones on the screen. The only scenarios I can think of are your typical Hollywood ones. So eh. Not very endearing, that.