Blogtober Novel, thanks to Hexmum
I love reading novels, it is one of my favourite things to help block out the real world. However due to co-sleeping and baby liking the dark and I’m not a huge fan of the kindle (although it is great for this reason). I’ve not really read a lot lately,certainly haven’t read anything new.
I also really love Harry Potter, but my confession would be I’ve never read all the books. Silly (not silly) reason. I was reading them in hospital when I was pregnant with Melody; it was a way of taking my mind off being a long stay patient. The night before she was born I became seriously ill, I was taken for one to one care over night. Baby’s movements had reduced to almost none, I was just getting sicker(later confirmed HELLP syndrome).
The following morning I was seen by the consultant and was told I was allowed back to normal care for during the day. He noticed I was reading book 4,said how his children loved the books particularly the talking books.
He then went on to say that he wouldn’t be touching the baby until I’d read The Deathly Hallows.
I felt confident in his word. I’d had hundreds of bloods each worse than the last one. So I was relieved that I would reach my 28 week goal.
That was 930 am. She was born at 1346. I was minutes from seizures, my urine output was minimal, everything was beginning to work less and less. She was better off out than in. At 26+6 week she was born.
I never finished reading the series, I love them, I love the films. I will finish one day. Book four is in her memory box.
Other Novels I Love
I am rather guilty of loving the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, once a fan of the films; but the books are far better.
I love Glass Demon by Helen Grant, I must admit I haven’t read any of her other books yet, but I do love this one.
The Green Mile by Stephen King; I love the film too but again I think often the films miss out of so much that the books can give.
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien; it amazes me how many worlds people can get lost into just by putting pen to paper.
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen about life within a traveling circus; the book originally started out written as part of National Writing Month.
The Casual Vacancy By J.K. Rowling, absolutely brilliant book; it was turned into a BBC series; but if you have only watched it, then please please read the book. Unfortunately things were changed from book to series; which made it an almost different shape. Highly recommend reading the book if you haven’t already.
Novel Wish List
Lord of The Rings. I am afraid, I wasn’t keen on the films – however with a husband who is a big fan, I am open to try again. But I want to read them first – I have made a start.
Bridget Jones’ Novels. I absolutely love the films; I must get around to reading the books too.
These are the top ones I really must read. They have been available for such a long time, it is about time I started.
Novels I am writing
Or at least planning.
I have made a start on a few of the ideas I have running through my head. One is a thriller which is a little out of my comfort zone, but I have loved putting it together; unfortunately I have yet to finish it; but it is one of my 2018 aims to complete it. I have a beginning and an end. Characters, plots and back stories. I find wasting my time trying to name and re-name characters – even more time than my own children. I began writing it a good while a go *coughs* 2010. Life happened I go back to it, then I abandon it once more.
I have also planned a series of books, so far with a total of five adventures, with more ideas coming all the time. I have almost finished Book One, and half way through Book Three. Plans are in place for number two. I had started writing Book Three with a view to complete as part of National Writing Month 2016; I think I got to 25,000 words out of 50k.
Procrastination certainly needs to stop! And fear too. I love writing; I of course I write about our life as we live it etc; but making up characters and wanting to get them right is a whole other kettle of fish; definitely a lot more than just giving them a name. I am excited about sharing these stories with you all.