Monday, November 7, 2011
Bookspotting: Week 41 - NaNoWriMo Edition
This week my bookspotting involved a bunch of works-in-progress rather than proper books. It's National Novel Writing Month, and I'm giving it a try this year. My HK travel memoir is in the feedback and revision stage, so I decided to start a brand new project. It's another travel memoir that I've been thinking about writing for a long time. I'm sort of cheating since it isn't a novel, but it helps to have a daily word count target and other people to write alongside. To that end, I've been attending write-ins and meeting up with other Hong Kong writers in coffee shops this week. I've spotted aspiring authors working on mainstream fiction, YA, fantasy, dystopian, sequels to already completed works, and there's even a memoirist who is cheating like me.
Aside from the laptop-toting novelists, I spotted four people reading Chinese books this week and two people who were clearly reading in English, though I couldn't see the titles. I also saw two students carrying textbooks and two students walking and reading graphic novels at the same time.
What are people reading or writing in your town this week? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?
PS. If you are a Hong Kong writer looking for writing buddies, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org