NaNoWriMo – Update #1

I am writing this from the field of battle.  Words are flying all around me, characters are battling one another.  Swords are clanging, magic spells are colliding.  My literary compass is pointing to “most excellent” in the land of NaNoWriMo.  I’m off to a decent start.

My favorite passage in my W.I.P. so far?

“How do you know they were stolen by the fae, hmm?  Have you witnessed a thieving?  Have you seen a maiden laid upon an altar?  Have you seen the great dragon devour a damsel with your own eyes?”

Title of my W.I.P. :  SUMMERFIRTH

Inspirational Quote of the day:  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goals for today:  reach 3500 words.

Distractions hindering my writing:  I had two sides of an ingrown toenail removed Wednesday.  It’s throbbing and hurts, especially when one of the 3 dogs steps on it, like what happened just now.  Can anyone say OUCH!

What’s on the agenda outside of NaNoWriMo?  Start making my homemade vanilla extract for the holidays.  Buy dog food.  Stockpile some words so I can go to Busch Gardens (if my toe cooperates).

Random thoughts:  My prayers go out to everyone who was in the path of Hurricane/Sub-Tropical/Nor’easter/monster storm Sandy.  Help in the form of blankets and clothes are on the way from Florida. I know many of our electrical crews from the Tampa Bay area are up there to help restore power.   My heart and soul grieves for all of you and prays for a quick recovery and brighter days.  God bless all of you.

Happy Friday, everyone, and have a spectacular weekend.