Well, it's been a week. A week of late nights, scrambling days, and brainstorming in all the the free seconds. In the first seven days of Camp NaNo I have been successful in getting behind on my emails, falling behind in my reading, going to bed late and getting up late, and...*surprise* writing 7,020 words! :D So that's really all that matters for now, huh?
I know you're all dying to know how it's going. (Kidding, kidding. For all I know you couldn't care less.) *cough* Let's do this thing.
Day One // Friday // 1,000 words
On Friday, the first day of Camp NaNo, I worked at the art center until lunch. Then, that afternoon we went swimming. :) But I still managed to write 1,000 words and get some reading done. :D
Day Two // Saturday // 1,286 words
Saturday was a nice slow day. Despite the fact that Google Docs. was giving me a run-around, I managed to write extra. Day two and I was pretty confident that I could do this. Maybe too confident.
Day Three // Sunday // 591
Sunday means church here at the preacher's house. After church we went out to lunch with friends and visited my grandmother. There was no PM service for Independence Day, but we still didn't get home until 4:00ish. :P
I wrote some but really wasn't in the mood. Instead, Mom and I watched a movie that had came recommended from a friend.
How had I not seen this beauty before, people?! Epic. That's all I can stay. Utterly epic. I've been singing My Favorite Things and that Do-Ray-Me-Far-So-La-Te tune for daaaaayyyyss. :P
Day Four // Monday // 1,193
Monday. Monday was the fourth. Hooray!!! *sets off fireworks in the background* Actually our celebration wasn't that...spectacular. ;) We had a nice, quiet (welll, as quiet as this family is capable of being outside of a funeral, anyways) day here at home, and then grilled hamburgers and hotdogs that evening. :D
This was also the day that I discovered what disarray my writing space had fallen into in just a few short days. I mean, check out that picture (conveniently taken just before I decided to help the clutter). It's a wreck. But I did tidy it up, and it's much more orderly now. ;)
Day Five // Tuesday // 672
Tuesday morning I worked at the Art center again. Then I stayed late and did my own thing around the studio until Mom and Dad came by to get me about 2:30.
Then we went home. I picked flowers. Took pictures. Wrote a blog post. And fell behind in my writing. -_-
The porch is officially my new favorite picture-taking location. XD
Day Six // Wednesday // 1,276
Wednesday was a really good day. This was the day I fell in love with the amazing art of word wars. (People, I wrote 362 words in 15 minutes!! #firsttimeever) My cabinmates are seriously the bestest. *group hug* I stayed up late Wednesday night (after church) writing. :P
Day Seven // Thursday // 1,002
A full week into this thing! I'm actually one day ahead (as in, if I keep writing like this I'll finish on the 30th. :D) so that's cool. I actually did some email/blog stuff this evening too. ;)
Earlier I was freaking out because I couldn't find this list I'd made months ago of all the characters in War Tears with their first and last names. (I'm really bad to forget their last names and then have to refer to them as 'Mr.IDK'. It's awkward.) After I found it (finally!) I decided that I didn't like the last name I'd given a certain character. So I changed it. I was going to name him Joshua Harris, but then I remembered that that's an author. (It was one of those 'so that's why it sounds so familiar' moments. XD) And I also have another character with the last name of Harris, so that wouldn't work. In the end, I chose a super cool, highly unusual last name for him...which shall not be revealed until a later date. B-)
I hope y'all enjoyed this look into my first week of Camp NaNo. :D If this post is enjoyed, I'll be doing another each Friday.
Blessings, my friends! I got a million things to do and breakfast to eat before I leave for work in 48 minutes. (Who's counting?) Have a great day! :)