Bookish Things

The Very Belated Post About Gandalf and NaNoWriMo

I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to blog for a while. April and May are always super busy months! So much for “once or twice a week.” Let me rephrase that: “I hope I’ll blog once or twice a week, but it may not happen.”

Here’s today’s quote, from the first Hobbit movie:

“True courage is knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.” -Gandalf, An Unexpected Journey

As you can probably tell, I really like Gandalf’s quotes. They’re very inspirational. Actually, I just like Gandalf in general. I mean, he’s a wizard, after all. Comes back from the dead, rides a cool horse (Shadowfax!!!), has some great lines (mostly directed to Pippin) . . . the list can go on and on.

On a completely unrelated topic (such a smooth transition, right?), I’ve recently read a very inspiring book called You CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days! by DJ Mynatt. It’s her first book. A true story, it talks about a writer (namely, herself) who took up the challenge featured during NaNoWriMo.

What’s NaNoWriMo? Well, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place during November. Each year, hundreds of writers sign up at (or it could be .org, I forgot) to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It sounds impossible, but DJ’s done it – twice! If you want to write, I would definitely recommend reading the book. And signing up for NaNoWriMo might help you get more dedicated to writing (it means writing 1,667 words every day, if you want to be consistent).

(On a side note, I haven’t actually had time to sign up on the website, but I’m hoping to do that sometime this summer.)

Well, I think I’ve written enough for now. Thank you to anyone who reads this blog! I know I only have three posts, but still. Thanks!

And enjoy summer! It’s only here for about 2.5 months before fall sets in – or something like that. Enjoy it!


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