Are you a WriMo?

November is National Novel Writing Month affectionately called NaNoWriMo. I have bee a participant for four years. It is one of the most taxing stressful wonderful things I do.

You commit to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. You make friends and support each other. Then you claim your win! It is that simple and that difficult.

How is it possible to write an entire novel in a month? Well others have done it. I have not.  I have been so close, so very close year after year. I am determined that this is my year!

If you decided to jump on this crazy train look me up. We can be writing buddies. My username is my name. I know not very creative. I am about as transparent as a window.

Check out NaNoWriMo here or the nifty logo below.

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Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison

I chose this book simply for the title. It seemed funny and something to lighten the mood from all the serious books I have been reading lately. The story was cute and true to life in a lot of ways. The protagonist Quinn had a rough time getting over a betrayal of her boyfriend, Burke. An enjoyable romance with plenty of swoons and humor throughout. I loved Quinn’s gay best friend, Glenn, who runs the specialty wine and cheese shop next door to Quinn’s dress shop. Glenn is the voice of reason throughout the story.

I was disappointed at the ending. It was a bit anticlimactic. After all of Quinn’s agonizing, crying and pining over lost love she slips easily into a new relationship. I expected more of a build up to the end and a less predictable outcome.

I wasn’t blown away by this book, but it was a good Sunday afternoon read. If you are bored and need something to pass the time this book will do, but it reads like a bad Hallmark movie.