So, it’s week two of NaNoWriMo. Also known as the “OH MY GOSH FRAYED COPYEDITS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK” week. I’m around the 10k mark (so in other words: so, so behind), but like last post, I’m trying not to dwell too much on the fact we’re almost halfway through NaNo, and I’ve hardly written any words. (Which is super-super unusual for me, FYI. Usually around the 14th/15th mark I’ve already FINISHED NaNo.)
Instead, I’m focusing on edits until they’re sent into my editors, then I’ll turn full attention into getting this novel DONE.
Like I talked about last post, I’m still SO obsessed with this idea. I love my story and my characters, and even though I’m painfully behind, I haven’t quite reached that stage of: “Oh My Gosh Why Did I Ever Decide to Do This?” Thank god. Obviously, one of my maaaaaajoooor inspirations for this one was fariytales, and I’m so enamoured by the artworks of Edmund Dulac and Errol Le Cain. Seriously. So far, they’ve inspired me so, so much this far in the novel. In fact, Errol Le Cain’s “Thorn Rose” was what inspired me in the first place—and from there, my love of fairytales and fantasy slowly developed into my NaNoWriMo story. Pinterest for me is SUCH an inspiration, and from there I discovered Edmund Dulac. A similar artist to Errol Le Cain, but my gosh, JUST as gorgeous.
Basically, even though NaNo hasn’t been going the way I wanted this year—I still love my story, and I’ll be focusing on it a lot more in the week ahead. So fingers crossed next week’ll be muuuuuuuuuch more productive.
NaNoWriMo aside, I’ve acquired some more books this week, too.
- THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
- THE GOOD GIRLS by Sara Shepard
- PRINCE’S GAMBIT by C.S Pacat
- REAWAKEND by Colleen Houk
- EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
- DUMPLIN’ by Julie Murphy
- HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Kiera Cass
- GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH by Martha Brockenbrough
- ICE LIKE FIRE by Sara Raasch
- THE IMPROBABLE THEORY OF ANA AND ZAK by Brian Katcher
So in other words, I’m struggling to choose which book to read next—and I’m leaning more toward ICE LIKE FIRE, because gosh, I loved the first book so much.