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Camp NaNo July 2017 Winner

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I validated my Camp NaNo project about a week ago, having finally reached 50k on it that morning. It always feels like a great accomplishment to reach that word count goal, even if your project ended up being more like various scenes from old ideas and fanfiction that no one else will ever see.

Still, it’s always great practice and a fun way for me to relax. That kind of writing is more on par for me nowadays, with me just having fun rather than working on a longer novel. I still have novel ideas and would love to write them one day, perhaps enough so they’re publishable, but for now I’m good with just dabbling with writing. I would love to focus more on articles and journalism for topics I’m passionate about, like diversity in mediums and video games.

I hope everyone else is doing wonderfully with their creative projects!

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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Home

 

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Camp Coming to a Close

Camp NaNoWriMo is coming to a close for me at the end of this week. If you’re still doing it, you still have another week to catch up with your word counts, so keep going!

I’m at about 45000 words right now, so only 5k more to go for my 50k goal. My project is a hodge-podge of scenes and chapters of old and new ideas alike. I’ve been having fun either way, so I’m counting all of this as a win.

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I’m hoping everyone else is just as pleased with their progress on their latest creative projects!

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Home

 

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Not Writing As Much

It’s become clear to both Rachel and me that without the NaNoWriMo sessions, we wouldn’t be writing too much.

Of course, we both enjoy writing and have a few novel drafts in the works, but after this past April’s Camp NaNoWriMo session, we both realized that we haven’t written anything original since. Even in regards to our writer’s group, with Rachel submitting parts of her Camp NaNo and me submitting pieces of an older work in progress that I tweak when needed. My Sunday Scribbles lately are stories that I tend to find hidden deep in my writing DropBox folder (on the other hand, it’s nice to be reminded of some older stories that I would love to get back to eventually).

July’s Camp session starts this Saturday and I have no idea what I’m going to do. With my latest NaNo projects, I’ve started with a novel idea that is usually the reoccurring theme in my NaNo, with shorter stories here and there to break up the monotony of just writing one story for me.

Writing is one of my favorite pastimes and needs, but I’ve been slacking in that department. I’m much more interested in writing blog posts and articles, for here, Double Jump, and perhaps a few other places. I suppose it’s a natural step after writing new genres and mediums and figuring out how and why you want to write.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2017 in Home

 

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July Camp NaNo

The next session of Camp NaNoWriMo is around the corner — a week from tomorrow, in fact!

I absolutely love it when the start of a NaNo session falls on the weekend. It really helps when getting ahead in word count! At the end of July the family and I will be going away, so I’m aiming to get my 50k words in before we leave.

I finally got placed in a cabin about a day or two ago after Rachel reminded me to do so about three times. I didn’t do it in time to get placed in a cabin with my sister (oops), but it should be interesting seeing how all the people in each of our cabins do. She’s upping her goal to 100k words instead of the normal 50k words like I am, and she got placed in a cabin with some other folks with similar goals. My cabin consists entirely of people trying to reach 50k.

I’m not sure what I’m doing for camp exactly. I claimed the genre of my project as “short stories,” figuring that I would at least get some Sunday Scribbles prepped with this session. It’s on par for how I write, anyway, haha!

Anyone else gearing up for Camp next month? What are your projects going to be about?

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Home

 

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Goodbye to Camp

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Another Camp NaNo has come and gone. I made it to the end, writing double this past weekend due to a few skipped days, but it all worked out well. I quite liked Camp NaNo beginning and ending on weekends, and I wish that all NaNo sessions worked that way!

According to the Camp NaNoWriMo site, my official word count was 50,116 words. It was a Word document filled with random one-shots and scenes to add to a couple of half-finished novel ideas. The last couple of days, however, I did start up a new story with some new characters, and I rather like it. The first part I had put up as my Sunday Scribble yesterday.

Of course I would think of something new to write the last three days of NaNo, right?

Ah, well. I hope everyone else is doing well with their writing, or other creative, projects!

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Home

 

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Catching Up

I really don’t have much to say today, except that I got behind by a day in my NaNoWriMo word count. I’m just thankful that NaNo ends this month during a weekend, so I have plenty of time to catch up!

I hope everyone else is doing well with their writing projects, or any creative projects, this month, be they Camp NaNo related or not!

(Hey, think I can add the words of my posts to my NaNo count? No? Okay, fine…)

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Home

 

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Keep Calm

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Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Home

 

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