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.

6 comments:

  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. :)

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    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.

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

    Good luck with the rest of your NaNoing!

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  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. :)

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

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  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!

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