Notwithstanding my goofy superstition chat yesterday, I am extremely happy with my NaNo performance so far. In fact, I'd have to say that this has been one of the best weeks of my life, writing-wise. Lots of wordcount. Lots of good ideas. For the first time in a long time, I'm feeling in my element.
This morning I took a half hour and looked over some of my earlier chapters. Certainly, they'll need a lot of fixing up. My first drafts are very messy. But I also saw some flashes of--dare I say?--brilliance. At least brilliant by my own standards for my work. I'm relatively hard on myself most of the time, so when I see something I like--especially if I don't have the slightest idea how it got there--I naturally think it's an act of genius. :D Do you find the same thing with your own writing?
It was nice to revisit some of those scenes again, even if briefly, and I'm looking forward to getting the first draft finished so I can spend a little more time on them. Thus I'm feeling happy and warm and somewhat introspective this Friday. :D
But wait! There's more! I have other business to discuss. Two things, in fact.
Second, I received an award. Francesca over at Zap's Lobster Tank gave me the Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much Zap! I'm a new follower over at her place, but I've been nothing but impressed by her work ethic, style and sense of humor. In fact, she reached her NaNo goal: 90k words in 15 days! Talk about smoking up those pages!
I'm supposed to pass this on to fifteen folks, so I'm going to choose some fresh faces this time out, some folks who I've recently come in contact with or have been around lately that have impressed me. In no particular order: