Tuesday, March 26, 2013

YA Book Club: Just One Day

This is supposed to be a review of Gayle Forman's Just One Day, and in a perfect world (a world in which my job isn't sucking the life out of me), it would be. Unfortunately, I only just started the book Friday. While I could've read it yesterday morning and this morning, I didn't have the drive to stay awake after taking my husband into work and instead crawled back into bed.

But--things are going to change. Not because there is some sort of big change coming, but because they have to change if I'm going to keep being me. I'm only 20,000 into my rewrite, which is well below my average speed. I haven't been reading. The only thing I've really been doing for fun is spending time with said husband (which has been great, by the way), but it's time for a change.

My favorite part about all of this is that none of you judge me for it (even if you've written 40,000 words, read five books, and raised a family this month). I don't have to pretend I finished. I <3 my YA community.

So, I should have a review up by the end of the week, at which time I'll read all the other reviews. I'm enjoying the story too much to read any reviews in the middle of it!

Until then. :)

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  1. You rock. :-) Looking forward to your coming review!

  2. Sorry to hear work is wearing you out and that it's been slow going lately. Hope you can find the time and energy to work more on your story and read some books soon! From what I've seen on lots of blogs lately, many people are struggling with these same things (myself included) so you aren't alone! :)

    1. Hooray for camaraderie! I just wish we could all be on the same page of writing ALL THE AWESOME WORDS and getting published and being happy. But it's okay. I don't mind the growth.