Monday, April 23, 2018

Camp NaNo // Week Three {April 2018}

Three weeks in...and I'm back on top of things!! I also didn't take any picture worth sharing last week, so I'm throwing in a few from the storyboard to liven things up. ;)

day sixteen // monday // 115 words 

So...Monday wasn't that great. I spent the day doing school, reading, exercising, etc....and put editing off until that night. And then I was too tired to even care. :P

day seventeen // Tuesday // 2,247 words 

On Tuesday, I lowered my goal to 40,000 words. I was pretty far behind, and I just wanted to feel like I was making some progress instead of chipping at a seemingly-unconquerable goal.

The good news? *grins* I edited until 11:30 that night and got caught up (for 40k goal)!

day eighteen // Wednesday // 924 words 

Wednesday was pretty busy with homework, pottery class, and church. Somehow, in the midst, I planned weddings with two friends...even though none of us are even in a relationship. (I mean, it isn't like the groom is necessary or anything...right? xD)

Tonight, I only crave peace.  
Drawing the thin covering over my head, I cower and stuff my face into a pillow. My shoulders wrack and tremble.  
“I’m okay,” I whisper, but my voice sounds broken to even my own ears.  
Hollow. Lifeless. Worthless. 

day nineteen // Thursday // 5,229 words 

I edited for about an hour and a half on Thursday morning (procrastinating school, you know) and got nearly 2,000 words written/edited. got caught up - edited in the evening and night

I also got my prologue written! I had a prologue in the first draft, but I didn't like it that much and it doesn't match up to the twist the story decided to take. Anywho, I wrote a new one and I love it soooo much. <33

day twenty // Friday // 4,475 words 

Friday was pretty ordinary. I upped my goal, though, and edited several times that day. Ahh, it's so nice to be back in this story. I've missed my dears. <3

day twenty-one // Saturday // 5,319 words 

Saturday morning was spent working on blogging and emails. That afternoon I went to a wedding shower with my mom, and edited that evening/night. ;) I also raised my goal back to my original—60,000 words!

“I’m going to be completely honest with you. I like you, James, a lot. But I think you’ve about broken my little girl’s heart and that makes me not like you. Do we understand each other?”  
“Yes, sir,” I wince.  
“I don’t need to know details—that’s between the two of you—but I’m not stupid. She’s hurt. I haven’t seen her this upset since the last numbskull she let into her heart turned out to be even more of a jerk that I feared he was.” 

day twenty-two // Sunday // 5,512 words 

On Sunday, I snuck in a tad bit of editing midday and then edited until late that night. Got caught up on my goal!! :D I also hit a rough spot that I hadn't resolved during brainstorming, so I had to figure out what I'm going to do about that. Pretty pleased with the outcome, though. ;)


Goal (for 60k): 44,000 words
Current Progress: 44,097 words
Status: Barely ahead! The book is actually fluctuating around 63-64k, so hopefully I can hit my goal and then finish it as well. :D

How are y'all? Are you doing Camp? Can you believe April is nearly over?! O.O



  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm so happy for you! I knew you could do it!

  2. Nice job! And that's exciting that you are back to your original goal - I hope that continues to progress nicely for you!

  3. Yay! So glad you've gotten ahead--that's a lot of progress, wow. :D I'm doing Camp and it's going GREAT--although I've gotten to a super dark and emotional section of this book so I've slowed down a lot. But I hit my goal of 80k on Sunday night, so that was pretty awesome ;)

    Good luck with the rest of your book! I believe in you, Faith!!!

    1. Thanks! :D Yesss, I saw that on Goodreads. Congrats!! 80k is a TON. =D Ahh, dark and emotional can be sooo epic for the writer though. That's super. ;)

      Thanks so much, girl!! You're doing awesome too! <3

  4. Ahhh, I'm so excited you were able to up your word goal!! That's so cool! Good luck with the final week of NaNo! <3

    1. Thanks so much, Musicgirl!! Means a lot. <3

  5. Ohh, I loved those pieces of the story! *High five on your progress* I hope you continue to be able to do the 60k! It's always a nice feeling to be able to actually do what you set out to. =)
    I'm doing well. My camp progress had been kind of hard. I keep getting behind, than doing little surges and getting barely ahead. I'm thankful this is the last week! In a way it seems like this month has lasted forever, but it also seems weird that its almost over! ;D

    1. Aww, I'm so glad, Mikayla! *high five* Yes, it's a very nice feeling. :)
      I hop you're able to stay caught up on your goal and conquer your project. You got this! <3 Haha, I know what you mean! April seems to be a kind of crazy month even without Camp NaNo too. ;D

  6. Yay Faith! I'm glad you were able to catch up for your original goal.
    Love the snippets by the way. Absolutely precious.
    I have absolutely not talent in picking snippets from my own book to post. It's awful.
    I really like this series you've been doing. Nice job. *high five*

    1. Thanks, Libby! :D
      Aww, I'm so glad you enjoyed.
      I'm not sure I have a talent in it, but I usually just grab a few lines that I like. ;)
      Good to hear! *high five*

  7. Great job, Faith! Sounds like you’ve written a lot this past week :).
    I love the snippets!!
    Keep up the writing, you’re doing amazing.

    1. Quite a bit. ;) I'm so glad! <3 Thanks, Sarah!

  8. Sounds like you had a very productive third week!!! Way to go!

  9. Go girl! Let’s see this week I didn’t write a single word, except for an LA assignment XD

  10. I'm really enjoying these updates, Faith! I'm glad camp is going well. :) The snippets are fun to read too, thanks for sharing those. :D