For those of you who live on the west coast you may not have heard of Meijers. I know I hadn't until I moved out here to Ohio. It's a Walmartesque store, but a bit nicer if you ask me. Anyway there's one right down the road from me, and I recently discovered it has the best store-brand ice cream! Their mint moose tracks is inspirational! (Right now I have the desire to say that it is LITERALLY inspirational, but since one of my pet peeves is the incorrect use of the word literally, I will refrain.)
So my second book is coming along swimmingly at about forty-thousand words (after two months of not writing that is quite good for me). I've also felt inspired with a new idea that I love! I want so badly to write it, but with one book in a never ending edit and another two-thirds done, it really wouldn't be a good idea to do more than outline it for now.
When the time actually does come to sit down and pound it out, you can be sure there will be a red plastic cup full of mint moose tracks next to me. I have no doubt it will be the fastest book I've ever written, and I'll only have to gain twenty or so pounds to do it. (I'm estimating, of course. It would be silly to claim that I could actually know how much I might gain during a set sedentary period full of mass consumptions of delicious dairy treats.)