Mood: For anyone paying attention to Twitter this afternoon, you know that my mood is high. Elated? Certainly full of exclamation points. I finally figured out what scenes I needed to push through the middle to the next turning point in this story!
Inspiration: Even though I'm beyond thrilled with this story right now, I'm still in the throes of querying my dragon hunters story. While I've had some successes, rejection is always hard, especially when reading REALLY awesome books. That being said, today's inspiration is more for my writing journey than NaNoWriMo. From Francine Prose:
“To be truthful, some writers stop you dead in your tracks by making you see your own work in the most unflattering light. Each of us will meet a different harbinger of personal failure, some innocent genius chosen by us for reasons having to do with what we see as our own inadequacies. The only remedy to this I have found is to read a writer whose work is entirely different from another, though not necessarily more like your own—a difference that will remind you of how many rooms there are in the house of art.”
Goals as of today: I'm taking a quick break from today's writing (a reward for getting 1/3 of the way through today's goal) to write this update. I'm hoping to finish at 3,000 today--though I may push on to 4,000 because tomorrow's schedule is filling up pretty fast.
Mason could kiss her.
Mason wanted to kiss her.
Her short hair was matted to her forehead. Mason pressed his hand to her skin. It still burned. He brushed her hair away from her face and sighed.
Mason couldn’t kiss her.
Non-NaNo News: My husband's work just started selling a knock-off of Butter Beer (can you make a knock-off of something fictional?). Guys, it's as good as I always dreamed it would be.
Something Shiney (posts of fun things, other friends blog posts, etc.): Here's that butter beer I was talking about.