And now... Another week has gone by, folks. My word count total now stands at 15,274 – 8,254 of which were written this week. :D
I've pretty much been leaving the tag open to my Camp NaNo cabin and, at times, I've been pretty sure Gmail was considering completely kicking me out of the system. But thankfully my inbox is in much nicer order now. :) (Only 6 emails in need of my attention. *sings the hallelujah chorus*)
Onward to the daily recap!!
Day Eight // Friday // 947 words
On Friday I spent the morning mixing chemicals, lost my blue pen *sniff*, and crashed into bed promptly at 12:16. XD
According to the Camp word-keeper-tracker-thing I only wrote 846 this day, because 101 of them were after midnight. Really? It didn't feel like Saturday then... (Come to think of it, it didn't feel like day at all. Or night. Just a blur of words and word counts and word wars...blah.)
Day Nine // Saturday // 1,408
PEOPLE THIS IS MY ALL TIME HIGH WORD COUNT FOR ALL OF CAMP NANO THUS FAR. *deep breath* I AM EXCITED JUST A LITTLE OKAY.
Aside from finding the MIA blue pen, I really don't remember what I did Saturday... But, obviously, I wrote a lot. :P
Day Ten // Sunday // 938
Sunday...ahhh, what a blur. It went like this – church, lunch, visiting my uncle and grandmother, meetings at the church for Mom and Dad (which meant me sitting in the car aimlessly browsing Pinterest. hehe), church again, and home.
Day Eleven // Monday // 623
*looks at word count in utter disgust*
Not even half way through and I've got the Camp NaNo blues, as my cabinmate called it. My brain no longer functions correctly (or did it ever?), my story seems stupider by the minute, and I just need a shoulder to cry on. *sniffs*
Day Twelve // Tuesday // 1,497
I know what you're thinking "those blues didn't last long!" And you would be right, thank heavens. My writer's block seemed to wear off throughout Tuesday, and by 10:30ish I was so pleased to discover I had... BROKEN MY ALL-TIME CAMP HIGH! *shrieks* Looking back, I should've written three more words so I could say "oh, sure, I can write fifteen-hundred a day". XD
This is also the day I revealed to my characters the art of button-punching. What's button-punching you ask? This is button pinching...
Get it? Typing! (Did I get you all hyped over nothing? Sowwwy.)
This is where we will pause to admire my first ever wheel-throw lidded jar. I'm so tickled with it. ^_^ (Just because it happened on Tuesday. Pardon my inconsistency here.)
Day Thirteen // Wednesday // 1,043
I assisted in a kid's class Wednesday morning at the art center, and we had church that evening. :)
Alllllssoooo. This gorgeous book arrived in the mail. :) Isn't it beautiful?? I absolutely adore the lightning in the background and through the wording. ^^
Day Fourteen // Thursday // 1,798
YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT ALMOST 1.8K WORDS IN ONE DAY. *shrieks* THIS IS MY BESTEST EVER, PEOPLES.
*is now hoarse from all the screaming*
I really wanted to reach 15k, my halfway point, this week. When I realized that would mean breaking my word count high again (because I didn't stick with this goal very well until here...), I wasn't sure it would happen. But...it did. *grins*
LOOKIE, FRIENDS! I'm over where I'm supposed to be!!! :D
So. Since I've been working at this novel for awhile now, squealing about it for the past two weeks, and have only offered the synopsis (on my Writings page) for the world to view... Anyone interested in glimpsing a snippet of my novel? Was that a yes?
America was now a country at war. And a country at war meant men called up to fight, to serve, to do their duty as loyalty-bound citizens. It meant him being called away from his home and family to defend those he loved, to defend his country and everything she stood for.
In that moment, he knew. Knew that even if he wasn't drafted, he would go. It was his duty as an American to defend the homeland, and it was his duty as a Christian to defend God’s people.
What do ya think? :D
Here's a little trivia I learned this week that y'all might enjoy knowing. But...you're going to have to guess at it. ;) And I'll let you know the answer in my next post. Please don't look it up, at least until after you place your vote in the comments. :P
When was Nutella first created?
A) the 1990s
B) the 1940s
C) in the past ten years
D) none of the above (explain in the comments).
I hope you enjoyed the recap! How's your week been? Have a great day, my dear readers! :)