Camp NaNoWriMo Diary- Day 5: My Writing Space

Hello friends!  How is Camp NaNoWriMo treating you so far?

As of now I’m on track with just over 3k words, although I didn’t write at all yesterday. Today I’m trying to get a little bit ahead but I’m struggling with the scene I’m working on.

My main character just had an accident and was found by her friends and grandmother. Right now I’m writing the aftermath. None of the characters know what actually happened so it’s all worry and speculation. This scene was technically in the last draft but I’m adding in a couple of characters and a slightly different outcome. Continue reading

Camp NaNo Diary- Day 1- My Survival Kit

Hello and happy day 1 of Camp NaNoWriMo!

Are any of you struggling to get going today? I know that I was. I spent nearly one whole day this week going through the last draft of my novel and planning out what changes I wanted to make and what needed to stay the same. But when it came down to it this morning I looked at a blank Word document for a while before getting distracted by something else.

A few hours later I made myself come back to my computer. I made myself open up that new document. I looked over my notes, looked over where I left off in the previous chapter and started to write.

Once the words started flowing, I finally started to put that self doubt aside.

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Monday Musings: Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017

Hello friends. I know it’s been a while. I’m pretty crappy at this consistent blogging thing. I want to get better at it though.

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April is only a few days away and you know what that means– Camp NaNoWriMo!

Honestly, I am so excited for Camp NaNo this year. Last November was a complete bust and I kind of lost all will to write very early on in the game. But I have a great game plan for this year and I am so ready to go.

My project for Camp NaNoWriMo this April will be… The Girl in the Glass Coffin.

You might be thinking– wait, haven’t you been working on that book for years? Didn’t you finish draft 4 last year?

Yes and yes.

Earlier this year I was trying to plot out some events that will happen in book 2. I tried to start writing and things just weren’t working out for me. The story felt weird and the characters were blah. But I had a revelation. Continue reading

Monday Motivation: August Goals

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Last month was a very productive month for me writing wise!

I set a goal of 15k words for Camp NaNoWriMo and began writing draft 2 of The Source CNW_Winner_555-1Chronicles. Without that goal I would have never gotten as far as I did.

If you don’t know this about me by now, I am big into making goals for myself and creating to-do lists. It’s how I got through college and even afterward, it helps me to organize my thoughts so that I can get stuff done.

One of my favorite Author-Youtubers, Jenna Moreci made a video not long ago about Quarterly Writing Goals. It made me realize that having those longer-term goals to complete in a 3 month period might help me visualize how much I can accomplish in that length of time. Since we’re a month into the 3rd Quarter of 2016 (yikes), I’m not going to make any quarterly goals. But I am going to make a list of 5-7 goals I would like to work towards in August.

Goals for August:

  1. Revise and send 2-3 chapters of The Source Chronicles a week to my  critique partners. (Another 15-20 k added to current word count of 15k).
  2. Query 10 literary agents with The Girl in the Glass Coffin (2-3 a week)
  3. Blog at least 3 times a week— this one will likely be one of the most difficult for me, as I’ve gotten out of the habit of blogging.
  4. Read 4 books
  5. Exercise 3 times a week
  6. Journal more

So there ya have it! Things for me to accomplish within the next month. And I think I can do them all too!

What are your reading and/or writing goals for August? Let me know down in the comments.

Camp NaNoWriMo Diary- Day 10: Keep Swimming

As of today, April 10, 2016, I am 1/3 of the way to my goal of 15k words for this session of Camp NaNoWriMo.

Earlier this week I thought about giving up and trying it during the summer.

The excuses included but were not limited to:

  • You still haven’t queried the first book in this trilogy, why would you start the second book?
  • You have so many lesson plans to write, so much work to do.
  • Your house is a bloody mess. Don’t write, get cleaning.
  • And the worst– writer’s block.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Diary: Day 2- Let’s get it started

Camp NaNoWriMo Diary- Day 2

Confession: I did absolutely no writing yesterday.

scheduleActually I did write. I started my blog back up again. I wrote my lesson plans for next week and an introductory letter for our school’s monthly newsletter. So yes, I did write a lot.

But I didn’t work on my WIP at all.

Actually by the end of the day yesterday I was still wondering what it was that I really wanted to work on for Camp NaNoWriMo. I had three choices. Continue reading

Life Update & Camp NaNoWriMo

Life Update & Camp NaNoWriMo

Oh my poor, neglected blog. It’s been so long since I’ve posted. I’ve written about a dozen posts with every intention of finishing  and publishing them, but it just never happened.

But there have been so many good things happening lately.

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What I'm Reading and Writing Wednesday

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Yay! It’s Wednesday again. I had all sorts of posts planned for the first couple of days this week, but I’ve been so busy! Anyway, it’s time to catch you all up on what’s going on in my world. What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday is my spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Another awesome, similar feature is This Week in Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. Continue reading

What I'm Reading & Writing Wednesday

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Hello! Welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday, my weekly feature that catches you all up on what’s going on in my world. Two other similar features are WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words and This Week in Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. Drop by their blogs and check them out :).

So let’s get to it!!!

What I’m Reading…

Not nearly as much as I did last week, that’s for sure.

I just finished….

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. What can I say in this short blurb other than I loved this book! It’s probably going to be the first book that I post an actual review for this year. So. Good. It makes me want to read more from this author. Continue reading

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 13

Week 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo is about to come to a close and I couldn’t be happier.

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Week 2 has always been the hardest for me. Especially during NaNoWriMo in November. The first week is usually so inspiring and full of words and new ideas. Week 2 is where I feel blah about my writing (in this case, revising) and tend to fall behind. Continue reading