I'm still reading Writing the Breakout Novel and it's gotten to the point that I have to have all my notebooks spread out around me while I read. Most of what the book explains is common sense but it's triggered all kinds of ideas for my novel. I kept jumping up and running over to my desk, so I finally gave in and brought my desk to the couch.
One particular comment about drawing out the details to really highlight a scene in the reader's mind inspired a whole new scene. For another book. One that had never occurred to me. I quickly wrote the opening scene - including an awesome hook - but I don't know what will happen after that. It starts with a murder, not something I thought I'd do, but I'll keep it in mind for a possible NaNo work. You're not supposed to have anything already written but I think 100 words is acceptable. (I'll check on that. If not, please don't tell.) You are permitted to outline and work on character development, so I can pour any new ideas into that over the next month.
I edited another 2500 words yesterday, bringing my count to roughly 16K. I'm not quite to the halfway mark of my notebook so I think my original guesstimate of 40K written is pretty accurate. Hopefully it's a little more. I hope to get it to at least 60K on this draft, but more would be fine too.
In other news, Ibis started smoothing the counter this morning and is currently out buying a new trowel (he'd borrowed the other one). After smoothing comes sealing, then we can put the kitchen back together. Smoothing isn't very exciting so I'll skip the pictures for today. ;)