Monday, 1 November 2010

Happy First of November, NaNoWriMo and A Contest!

Let me thank everybody who visited my blog and left comments for Theresa's Halloween Haunting!  I'm so pleased to meet new bloggie friends!!!! 

Writers get all busy today, as it is the first day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) so all the best to all of you are participating!  I hope that November will not be too quiet or it will be too lonely for me and the rest who have not joined the fun!

Not a big blog post today.  It's been a busy weekend but in all the 'busy-ness', I still got myself a few more books to read - three of which are Sister by Rosamund Lupton, Family Album by Penelope Lively and I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.  I am so excited to read I am Number Four.  I couldn't find a paperback so I've got a hardback which is toooooo heavy to carry around with me (Kindle to be considered??? Hmmmm.) And of course I also look forward to reading the others!

And...I'd like to share with you a very beautiful quote which my bestfriend sent me (Thanks, Wen!).  It's from a book entitled "A Perfect Day" by Richard Paul Evans. Here it is:

"All life belongs to you, [young novelist] and do not listen to those who would shut you up into corners of it and tell you that it is only here and there that art inhabits, or those who would persuade you that this heavenly messenger wings her way outside of life altogether, breathing a superfine air, and turning her head from the truth of things. There is no impression of life, no manner of seeing it and feeling it, to which the plan of the novelist may not offer a place."
By Henry James
The Art of Fiction

Waaaiiittt!!! Please visit Ali Cross' website, she's got a contest and you can win Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero!!!! Go now go!!!! :)


Theresa Milstein said...

That's a beautifully-written, inspirational quote!

Thanks for haunting blogs and I'm glad your blog was haunted too.

Enjoy your new books!

Ann said...

Glad to hear you had plenty of Haunting! Happy reading.

Melissa said...

What an excellent quote!! Enjoy your books, I've already entered the contest

L'Aussie said...

Hi Len. All the best for NaNo!

Lydia Kang said...

Oh, that is such an inspiring quote. I should post it up so I can reread it on the days I feel bad!

Old Kitty said...

Awww thanks for the lovely quote!!! And I'm also going to be at the sidelines with my best pom poms and cheerleader outfit doing my bestest to cheer the nano people participating this year!! :-)

Have a great time catching up with all these fab books! Take care

Jessica Hill said...

Great quote! I'm not participating in NaNo this year either. I too hope it won't be too quiet around here! :) Oh, and I really enjoyed I Am Number Four - I hope you do too!

Ellie said...

Good luck for your NaNo!