Sunday, November 27, 2011

One star is still a BIG FAT SHINY STAR

I got my first one-star rating on Goodreads. I guess that means I'm arrived! I wish the person had done a review so I'd know what they didn't like about the book, but at this stage of my career any rating--even a one-star--is good.

I hope everyone out there had a good Thanksgiving, or a good weekend if you're not in the U.S. My little vacation is almost over and this week will be crappy, since I'm punished for having a holiday weekend by having to work Monday-Saturday this week. No Thursday off.

My NaNo book is still hovering around 15,000 words, about half-done. I'd hoped to write a few chapters during my time off, but of course that didn't happen. Sometimes I think holidays are more stressful than not actually having the time off at all. On the other hand, I don't give one tiny damn that I'm not going to cross the NaNo finish line this year, which just tells me I shouldn't have bothered with it this year.


Cate Gardner said...

I won't woot your one star because that would be odd, but I totally get what you mean. It's a 'someone read my book or at least attempted to read my book' moment, and those are always awesome.

I always get more writing done when I'm at work than when I'm on my hols.

Kelly Robinson said...

I read a Joyce Carol Oates book recently that didn't have a single Good Reads review (what the hell?). So, as far as I'm concerned, you're even with her!

These little milestones are hard to explain to those who don't write/publish.

I remember how excited I was the first time I got a handwritten rejection for a magazine query. I felt like I had arrived. I know famous writers have mountains of those things, so I felt like a "real writer."

(Much happier now that I get acceptances, though.)

K.C. Shaw said...

Cate--At least I'm pretty much done with my Christmas shopping. That should count for something.

Kelly--Me and Joyce Carol Oates, we're like this.

Danielle Birch said...

It's crazy how holidays can be more stressful and busy than work. I hope you get some reprieve and some more wordage :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks, I hope so too!