Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Camp NaNoWriMo . . .



Welp . . . tomorrow is the official start of Camp NaNoWriMo. Yay! This time, I vow to do my very best. I have to. I need to finish Endangered. I need to get Gilbert out of my head!

I heard about NaNoWriMo a day before it ended. I was on Youtube, listening to some really great instrumental music and scrolling through the comments. I've always been curious. I can't help it! So when I read a comment saying, "This is a great song! It's really helping me with NaNoWriMo!" I couldn't help but google it. I read about it, and then signed up. That was the day I realized I could not write 50K in a single day. >_<


I was disappointed to learn that it only came around once a year. And then thrilled to learn they had CAMP NaNo. I signed up quickly for that one too. And vowed to make 50K both times. *cough* Sadly, I didn't write much in June. At least, not for NaNo. But that was before I discovered 750words.com. THAT is the one thing that keeps me motivated. And I will be using it for Camp NaNo this time. (I highly recommend it. Really, you should use it.)

One thing you will probably learn about me is that I am extremely competitive. I hate losing. Who doesn't? I don't go crazy and get upset and throw temper tantrums when I lose, but I don't like it. So whenever I read that someone has made so-and-so words today, I start writing. It's motivation for me.

It's tough being a writer when you're the oldest child in your family, have 6 little siblings (and counting), homeschooling, blogging, and more. All of those responsibilities. And you still have to find time to write. And read. Oh, and when you have thousands of writing ideas, but try to stick to the one you started a year ago, and yet that story isn't cooperating, that's tough too. Which is why I've been taking a break from writing the past two weeks. I'm saving it all for NaNo.

I think today I'll start warming up with a few writing prompts. What about you? If you're competing in NaNo, how are you warming up?

God bless!
Galatians 6:9 KJV 

8 comments:

  1. I think I shall write a chapter of my fanfiction. And finish my plotting! (If I can...)You should post some prompts! (Where do you get your prompts, by they way? As in what site do you use?)

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    1. I get them from almost everywhere. I think I will post some. I will probably get a few from Go Teen Writers, But I'll probably do more from here: http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts :D I'll post some tomorrow.

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    2. awesome sauce! :D I also might take my characters on a picnic or something to see how they act. ;)

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    3. Haha, you should! I'm going to bring my characters on a walk or get-together soon. I fear how things will turn out.

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  2. I'm warming up by finishing a chapter on my WIP in preperation for giving that WIP up for the month. :) I hope you do well:D xx

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  3. Great post! Thanks for letting us know about Camp NaNoWriMo, I had no idea! I struggle to find the same for writing when I have so much school work, blogging and reading to do too. Good luck with your writing! :)

    Zoe xx
    www.bookhi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. Oh, and followed your blog!

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