Something validating: Remember how I drooled over The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Booklist's book group blog just called it "a book that begs to be read in August." (The release date, by the way, is July 29.)
Something to try: Via Caroline Hickey, a suggestion to try writing a character's dream if you're stuck. (Yeah, I think Jo's going to have a few now.)
Something only I would get excited about: A "pulsating carbon white dwarf." Yes, complete nerd here. We already established that.
Something useful: In response to HipWriterMama's discussion of plot, PJ Hoover posted a copy of her Hero's Journey plot outline.