It’s done! I finished on July 30, 2020 with 30,158/30,000 words written! What’s the biggest thing I learned? I think I’m now a PLOTTER??? During my first Camp experience, I delved into Authortube to learn new techniques and join in on some writing livestreams to stay motivated. An author I found, Abbie Emmons, uses templates … More Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 Final Update
And just like that, I have created a new challenge for myself. I only have a few more scenes to write to wrap up my draft, but as I was skimming over my words, I realized I wasn’t happy with my character development. This story is supposed to offer representation for transracial adoptees struggling with … More Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 Update 3
How is your writing going? I am still in Camp NanoWriMo, but I’m definitely feeling the pressure. Writing every day isn’t hard, but hitting the word count goal is. I took two days off to deal with personal stuff, and now I’m playing catch up. I have to write about 1100 words a day for … More Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 Check-In
Week 1 of Camp NaNoWriMo is done and I think I am getting into a good writing routine. I am less concerned about my side project, Project NB, and focusing mostly on Project HQ. The pressure is also off because my word count goal for Project NB is only 5,000 words for the entire month … More Week 1 Update | Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020
It hasn’t been long, but I already have another writing update for you. Are you aware that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Did you know that every November, an online community of writers all do the best to write 50,000 word novels from November 1 to November 30th? It’s a cool idea, right? … More Camp NaNoWriMo 2020
So, what is self care exactly? When do you do it? Do you only allow for self care after you’ve gone through a period of extremely hard work? That’s what I used to do. I wouldn’t allow myself a break or period of treating myself unless I achieved a specific level of success. That was … More Reward or Necessity?
What a mess! I woke up late today, and it totally threw off my whole morning. My sleep schedule is very off, and I need to get it back on track. I used to be an early riser and would go to bed around 11 PM. Now? Now, I may be awake until 3 AM. … More Yummy Cupcakes
I have somewhere to put the thoughts instead of isolating them in my head where I can overthink for months. It helps that I truly enjoy writing. Sitting down with an iced coffee and something to write with brings me so much happiness. … More In my head
I love Thursdays. I know that’s kind of weird. I love being super productive at work and knowing that tomorrow is Friday. Today is the first pretty good day in a while. I haven’t felt like I’ve had an actual good day since the breakup. I’m still trying to figure that mess out. I’ve found … More Unstable
I stared into the mirror with frustration growing inside of me. I had been trying to apply liquid, winged eyeliner for the last twenty minutes. Nothing was working. I had applied, wiped off, and re-applied too many times now. Tears were starting to form. No. I could not cry. That would ruin the rest of … More It’s Not About Being Beautiful. It’s About Being Comfortable.