I guess it’s time now to come right out and say that I’m doing NaNoWriMo. Yesterday I reached 30,024 words! It’s awesome seeing that my “Words Remaining” says 19,976. I’m over three days ahead of schedule. But it’s not because I’m such an awesome writer or I’ve had so much time. It’s because I’ve been inspired.
This is the first time I’ve tried tackling the kind of book I most like to read—one that blends history, faith, romance, and the messiness of life. One that has a strong female lead who isn’t perfect, but is still admirable. Again, I’m not saying that I’m accomplishing these aspects of the story well, but because I enjoy them and am intensely interested by them, I can keep writing.
Most of all, I have the examples set by some of my favorite books, which show that it can be done. Here are the books that have inspired me:
The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
What are the books that inspire you?