Monday, November 5, 2012

NaNo Check-in #2

Progress (word count or a general status update): I'm 6,758 in, and at this juncture I'm considering a switch from first person to third. 

Mood: So in love. I'm enjoying this new story immensely.

Inspiration: "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." Madeleine L'Engle

Goals as of today: 1,000 words today. I plan to knock them out on my lunch break.

Recent Favorite NaNo-WIP Line: I reached out for the Star Lines. Their energy pulsed through me, filling me with fire and life. I'd only ever thought of their power as a comfort, a deeper connection to God and the earth. Violence didn't seem possible, but the longer I held onto the lines, the stronger their power drew me in as if it might consume me. I had to let go or unleash it. It was in that moment that I realized the stars could destroy. And if they did, they would destroy completely.

Non-NaNo News: I didn't bake the pumpkin pie because I ended up having to work. I do, however, have all the ingredients and hope to bake it this week. 

Something Shiney (posts of fun things, other friends blog posts, etc.): YA Highway Carpool. If you're participating in NaNoWriMo and haven't signed up for these emails, I strongly recommend it. They have some great tips and inspiration. Check it out here.

Also, here's the current inspiration for Mason Longshore, Danielle's love interest.

Picture taken from this site.


  1. Great excerpt, Liz! :D I read it through a second time in third person and both sound great. Tough call! I think I'd like to try writing something third person sometime.

    I'm trying to decide if I want to NaNo today or not. I know I should, but I need to get some stuff done relating to my other WIP. We'll see. Good luck with your goal today!

    P.S. I think the inspiration for Mason has really nice eyes. :)

    1. Oh gosh yes, me too on the eyes! I did a scene from his perspective on my lunch break in third person. I think I'm going to be switching the earlier scenes over at the end of the month.

  2. Yay for love! It's so awesome when a story is all coming together ^_^

    Good luck with the rest of your NaNoing!

  3. Your excerpt rocks, Liz! I'm trying third-person for the first time ever with my NaNo project and I have to say... I kind of love it. Who would've thought? Oh, and your inspirational quote for the day: Perfection. :)

  4. I love this update post. Very cool! And I love your excerpt—especially the last two lines.

  5. Love that Madeleine L'Engle quote and I love her opinion that stories should not be dumbed down for children. So true.

    Those lines from your WIP sound amazing! I'm eager to hear more!