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Why Am I Interested in Non-Fiction Only?

mood: very very happy!
today’s weather: freezing, but sunny and beautiful

Writing went super well today. I can’t believe I wrote over 6,000 brand new words, no pre-writing draft included at all! W00t! :) I’m very very happy with what I’ve done, and I’m uber-excited about what I’m planning to work on tomorrow! The first draft is coming along very nicely! Yay!

So…today’s progress:

word count page count
previously written 33,431 164
newly written 6,460 31
total 39,891 195

On to other stuff —

I’m a fiction writer, so you’d think that I read tons of fiction. But for some reason, all the novels I have in my apartment don’t grab me. I have zero interest in all of them. This doesn’t mean that they’re bad. There’s really nothing inherently wrong with them, but they just aren’t making me go “I gotta read this now!” Right now, I’m much more interested in non-fiction. Currently, I’m reading Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask, which is absolutely fascinating. Still, I feel like I should try to read more fiction. Any recommendations?

8 comments to “Why Am I Interested in Non-Fiction Only?”

  1. Jennifer Shirk
    · January 13th, 2009 at 10:29 pm · Link

    Wow!!! 6,000 words is HUGE!

  2. May
    · January 13th, 2009 at 10:48 pm · Link

    You’re not the only one. It’s not even because of my exams that all I’m reading is non-fiction.

  3. Bethany
    · January 14th, 2009 at 6:28 am · Link

    Yay for uber high word counts! You should treat yourself for that :)

    As for book recomendations, lol, I’m sure you can guess who I’d tell you to read :P.

    It’s still sitting in my TBR pile, but have you read Mr Darcy Takes a Wife? I’ve heard only good things about it, and I’m really excited to pick it up. It’s the next in line after I finish the one I’m on.

  4. Hero Material
    · January 14th, 2009 at 5:41 pm · Link

    The Soloist, by Mark Salzman

  5. Nadia Lee
    · January 14th, 2009 at 10:02 am · Link

    Thanks, Jennifer! :)

    May — I know you’ve been on an NF binge for a while. I think it’s contagious. LOL.

    Bethany — I know who, but I don’t particularly find her re-readable or great. But I’m very particular about historical novels. I heard about Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife but the concept just didn’t grab me. I don’t care for sequels to classics, esp. when they are written by contemporary authors. Their voice and outlook, etc. are very jarring compared to the original authors (in this case Austen) and there are times when the sequels read too fan-fic for me.

  6. May
    · January 15th, 2009 at 1:28 am · Link

    Here you go again! Blaming me for everything! :P

  7. May
    · January 15th, 2009 at 2:05 pm · Link

    I’ll take the blame for Holly Lisle’s writing course, but this has nothing to do with me.

  8. Nadia Lee
    · January 15th, 2009 at 11:41 am · Link

    Hero Material — I’m just not in the mood for that book for some reason.

    May — because you are truly to blame.

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