I just realized NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. Anybody planning to participate?
I have participated the last two years, but have never finished a novel. To be honest, I get so drawn into things in the outside world I freeze on the inside. Last year I was bogged down in the medicine fiasco and the year before my Aunt was in the hospital.
Sadly, I let myself be intimidated.
This year, I am better prepared. I have two unfinished novels from which to choose. Not just two, of course, but two from the previous Novembers.
This doesn’t mean I won’t panic and think either is (or both are) trash, but here’s hoping.
How do you center yourself in order to keep writing?
“We still hadn’t learned, though, that growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you’re just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.” -Jim Butcher
“The only fights you truly win are the ones you don’t have.” ― Lee Child, Make Me
“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way—right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.
Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.
Like all the books in the Jack Reacher series, Make Me takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from cover to cover as Reacher once again finds himself drawn into trouble not of his own making. And, as always, he takes his brand of trouble right back to the troublemakers. I enjoyed Make Me. The characters are well fleshed in reality, the plot satisfying with enough twists and turns even I was surprised at what was actually going on. I did not see the ending coming, not only in regards to the plot but also an unusual change in Reacher himself. I honestly don’t know if I misread something, but I will be reading the next book to find out.
A fast, fun, read for anybody who like lone heroes taking on the world.