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So I'll admit I'm feeling a bit burnt out. I'm close to finishing my first draft, and while that should inspire me, all I can think about is all the work that's going to be needed to fix that bad baby. So you know what I'm going to do today? I'm going to show you some of my favorite pins that I've pinned to my secret Pinterest board for this story. Yes? Yes. (if you said no--go away!)
Please join me in pretending that the world I've crafted around these images is plot-hole free, is populated by fully-dimensional characters, and is polished to a blinding sheen.
My main character's home.
There are a lot of fancy parties in this book.
Oh, and this otter. He's a cheeky little thing.
Mustard yellow and messy hair.
There are hot air balloons at night, which I feel is pretty magical.
Muriel and Chessie, whom the story revolves around.
I really love this guy (let's not talk about what happens to him...).
Light As Clouds Meringue Drops, a treat from The Miner's Sweet Tooth.
And lastly, our setting, the glorious Lake District in the UK.
Now, on to the question for November: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
That would be the joy I get out of the fictional worlds in my head. Not the actual writing (ack, so hard!), but the time that I spend just thinking about my characters, and their problems, and solutions to those problems, and handsome men, and the villains, and the dialogue (that comes so easily & witty in my head, of course), and handsome men. Wait...did I mention that one already? ;)