Progress (word count or a general status update): 17,634! Just a titch bit ahead of schedule.
Current Mood: Satisfied. After my first two chapters, I realized that I needed a second narrator, and I've been alternating chapters. I looked back at chapters one and two--both narrated by my guy narrator--and realized that they were practically crying out for an intermediate chapter narrated by my girl. It's like I knew and left space for her to tell part of the story. So I started writing that chapter today.
Inspiration: The Vitamin String Quartet. They are a string quartet that covers all kinds of pop/rock/whatever. My favorite so far is definitely "Hey Ya"--but there are some other great tracks. I've been listening to them on Spotify.
Goals as of Today: Get the dishes done and clean up the house! I've met my word count goal for the day, so now I'm off of writing for the weekend. I made a schedule for next week so I don't neglect my chores so badly.
Recent Favorite NaNo WiP Line:
I wake up on Sunday with the disturbingly strong and completely alien desire to go to the mall. This is unsettling and I want it to stop. I stumble downstairs in the hopes that some coffee and protein will restore my brain to its correct settings.
Non-NaNo News (because life DOES go on): I walked three miles yesterday! It felt awesome. It's a lot easier to be sedentary outside of New York City. Also, I finally pulled the trigger and bought plane tickets to see my students' play next week! I'm really excited to hit a few of my old haunts, support businesses in my old neighborhood that were without power for several days due to Sandy, and see my students and colleagues.
In my downtime (ha!) I’m reading: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (a re-read--I made November Cakes this week, and I read a little whenever I eat one!) and today I polished off What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Because: We are all going to have some serious revisions (that is, if you're working on a new piece/new words for NaNo) and when Veronica talks about it, it's easy to grasp and sounds actually kind of ok.
|Delicious November Cakes. Recipe courtesy of Her Maggiesty.|
As always, thanks to Katy Upperman for the template!