Progress (word count or a general status update): 12,000-ish words
Current Mood: I’m still not 100% over this cold, but I’m back to a functioning level, so … happy? I guess?
Inspiration (a writing-related quote): “The first draft is a skeleton….just bare bones. The rest of the story comes later with revising.” Judy Blume, speaking TRUTH.
Goals as of Today: Just keep writing. Even if I don’t get to 50,000 words, even if I have to throw out every word I’ve written, just keep going. It’s the only way I’m going to figure out what this story is really about.
Recent Favorite NaNo-WiP Line: I’ll see your line and raise you a scene snippet, mostly because, while I like this a lot, I’m pretty certain it’s going to be left on the cutting room floor when all is said in done. (Here, time-traveling secret agent Iris is waiting to be ushered into a meeting with the Vice President):
“Nonsense!” Joe turns to Colton. “Why don’t you run down to the Starbucks and get Iris one of those pumpkin coffee things all the girls are crazy about.”
I hold up my hand. “No, that’s—”
“Iris, you’re probably thinkin’ to yourself, ‘But, Joe, it’s the middle of the summer. They don’t have those pumpkin coffees until the fall!’ And you’d be right, except that there are a few perks to being the Vice President that aren’t available to the general public.” He winks at me.
Except that you aren’t the Vice President, you total, total tool.
Non-NaNo News (because life DOES go on): Hey, remember how my backyard is under major construction because we’re putting in a pool? Well, it should be done and filled with water next week. WOOT! Naturally, it’s now too cold to use it, but it’ll be nice to look at at least.
In My Downtime (ha!) I’m Reading: Dude. Nothing at the moment. But I just got a new book I’m really, really excited to start.
You should read this blog post: The Publishing Industry is Not Deserving of Special Protection By: Nathan Bransford Because: It’s the truth but rarely do people have the cojones to say it.
Gratuitous Photograph (because I love ’em!): My little girl turned three this past weekend. THREE! Insanity. In many ways, it feels like she was just born yesterday. We did a gymnastics-themed party at a gym, and behold, I give you pictures of cupcakes! (They were delicious).
How’s NaNo treating you? Or just life in general?