soooooo i did camp nano* for the first time and I made an account and did the the whole cabin shebang and thing.
spoiler: IT WAS EXHAUSTING
*camp Nano is this online writer camp thingy, and NanoWrimo stands for 'National Novel Writing Month' which is officially in November, but the events/camp that happens otherwise in the year is called Camp. Hence the title.
And it was one of my favorite times, even though life(!!!) got in the way far too many times (wHY) but I'm so thankful that my parents supported me. YEP. I told my parents that I'm writing a book and getting all serious about it. no pressure.
To be completely honest, the words were annoying and hard to get out.
But I wrote them.
Those messy, first-time words that took a small piece of my soul with them each time I pressed the space bar, and even when I didn't. I was constantly thinking about it, pressurizing myself.
|A REAL LIFE GIF OF ME, BASICALLY|
At first, I set the goal for 30k
and then it hit me that with my current schedule, it was changing, my life was changing. There were chores to be done and guests to be attended to and driving lessons to be attended. and as a result I decided that I probably couldn't succeed in writing what was essentially 1K PER DAY, so I reduced that to 15k.
and then we had some more guests and I had to do more chores. AND then I had more chores and then my mom fell ill,
so I felt super pressurised, and tried to keep pushing myself, but near the final days it became obvious that even 15k was too much to ask of me.
So I reduced it to 10k (DON'T CALL ME A CHEATER YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH BOB)
Despite evrerything, I'm proud of what I've accomplished, so thankful for the strengh nd determination that pushed me to follow this through (because honestly, there were so many times that all I wanted to do was lay down and NOT DO IT) and to my parents, who let me write when I needed to even when it meant
so, what exactly is my novel about, you ask? what is the plot, the characters, the setting?
well, yes, that's a fine question and all that.
It's a YA sci-fi spy adventure novel that takes place, in part, in a castle in the ice laden, frosted over mountains of Europe, and the rest of it takes place in a ship. Exciting, no?
I've been planning this thing since the summer of last year, and so you can imagine how attached I am to my little unfinished baby. It's a mess, I'll be honest,but over the past few days, weeks, months, as I've written it and fleshed out scenes and laid down the bare bones of some others, I've discovered things about my characters that I didn't know.
HUZZAH FOR COMPLETING THIS SHIZZ AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU WHO DID AND WON CAMP NANO YOU DESERVE AN AWARD (and ice cream, obviously)
AND A STANDING OVATION
|HARRY AND ZAYN ARE CELEBRATING YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS LOOK|
and anyone who didn't get to complete it, well, be happy still. you took the initiative and wrote down more than you had before. SO HUZZAH FOR YOU TOO. HERE, SON, HAVE SOME ICE CREAM.
(no, my ice-cream won't make you diabetic, pfftt.)
ANYWAYS HERE ARE SOME SNIPPETS
|A letter to a brother, by VINCENT DONNOVAN|
How did your Nano adventures go? what's your story about? TELL ME!