Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Camp NaNo July ~ Week #4 & #5

(My upmost apologies for abandoning The Blog for ten amazing days. But never fear, I am here! *congratulates self on corny rhyme*)

Well, folks. 

I have did it. 

I have slayed the dragon, conquered the world, and...COMPLETED CAMP NANOWRIMO MY FIRST TIME EVER. *shrieks* 

This may not be too in depth, but I'm going to go ahead and give you this —extremely overdue — recap. ;) 

Day Twenty-Two // Friday // 1,022

Friday morning I worked, went to Walmart with Mom, wrote enough to stay caught up, and read about 30% of a book. (Which was fantabulous. I miss reading. :'( ) 

Also, Jolly Rancher slushies are AWESOMENESS. And brain freezing material, but ya know...my brain deserves to be frozen after all this writing nonsense. 

Day Twenty-Three // Saturday // 948

Saturday I slept in and didn't write until after 5 PM (no, I did not sleep until then. sheesh. XD) I'm not sure what else I did that day other than chat with a friend and read some more. 

Hannah, my Camp NaNo cabinmate and late-night word war partner was away for the weekend so I had good excuse for not writing...Yeah, I know, my excuses are getting worse and worse. :P 

Day Twenty-Four // Sunday // 2,150

Firstly, isn't that a GORGEOUS number?!? *squeals* 

Sunday was our homecoming at church, so that meant a big meal in the fellowship hall. (With some awesome deserts. XD) I wrote on the way home and was over 1,000 words by the time we got home that evening. #feelingawesome

I continued to write like crazy until late-ish that night, (Hannah is back!!). Also, I misspelled sympathy, and then I spent the evening all...

*is hurting my precious charrie* *is crying* 

*sniffs at the remembrance* Seriously, this book is KILLING ME... 




<3 Cute doggies are basically my life. Basically. 

Day Twenty-Five // Monday // 457

July twenty-fifth, thanks to the radio announcer, is forever etched in my memory as five months until Christmas. WHAT EVEN?! Where has this year gone, people? *is sad* 

Monday evening we left home and went to the campground, a little over an hour from our house. Which is awesome, I love camping. But...*gasp* what if that were to interfere with my writing?! 

Day Twenty-Six // Tuesday // 364 

Tuesday morning I had to go out and work. And then I read...like all day. B-) Twas epic awesomeness. 

Day Twenty-Seven // Wednesday // 260

Wednesday...we were still at the campground...I was still reading oodles. Writing was suffering, but I wasn't too freaked out over it. 

Also, I brushed my teeth with a praying mantis...like it was on the wall of the bathroom and I was brushing my teeth. #awkward 

Day Twenty-Eight // Thursday // 725

So...Thursday night when came home from the campground, but left the camper (because we went back the next week, which was last week, which was awesome, which I will tell about later. ... Kay?) 

I got some writing done on the way home and that night. I'm pretty sure I was back caught up by then. :D 

Day Twenty-Nine // Friday // 1,771

Friday...Erm...I don't even remember. (Exactly why I shouldn't wait so long to write such posts. Grrr.) I worked that morning. I wrote in every spare moment. I was confident that I could finish Camp on the thirty... 

Day Thirty // Saturday // 1,237


As of 11:40 Saturday night, I am officially a Camp NaNoWriMo winner, July 2016. *shrieks* *flails* (As you may have discovered by all the un-readable, confusing, weird language and lack of grammar here, let's just say I've spent a great deal of time in the fangirl circle here of late. :P) 

War Tears (my precious, precious book that I love so much *huggles it*) was, by this time, a grand total of 55,010 words long. Wowsers. O.O  The good/bad part is that it's no where's near done. Now I'm looking at 70-75k as more like reality than possibility. ;) 

WINNER!!! XD Isn't that gorgeous?!?!? :D 

So...yeah. That's how it went, when I won, and all that good stuff. XD I honesty can't think of anything else to share at the moment, so I'm going to skedaddle off of here and...read, write, eat. Ya know. ;) Hehe, kidding, I'm going to watch a movie. :) 



  1. Yay!!! That's so great, Faith!! Congrats!!!
    I love that quote - "The older I get, the more I understand that it's okay to live a life others don't understand". So true. And thankfully as the Bible says, we have a Lord who DOES understand everything even when others don't. I just read that verse the other day and thought on it. Tis a good 'un!
    Glad you had fun reading and camping! :D

    1. Thank you SOO much, Raechel!! :D Twas amazing, I tell ya.
      Yes, isn't it great? ^_^ I need that reminder a lot. It's okay to be different from those around us. We're CALLED to be different -- a peculiar people. We're not of this world. <3

      Thanks for commenting, Raechel!

  2. YAY!!!! So happy you got NaNo finished!!! Seeing the "You Won" words on the screen is the BEST part of the whole thing! ;) War Tears is moving along AMAZINGLY! Soooo excited for this story!!!
    I'm so glad you had an amazing time camping!! I'm looking forward to seeing your camping post. :)

    1. Thanks, Jesseca! :D Yes, it is! And "Congratulations, Novelist" was pretty awesome. I'm a novelist, people! XD Aww, you're too kind. It wouldn't be to where it is without you. :) <3
      I hope you enjoy it!

      Thanks for commenting, Jess!

  3. Awesome!! Glad you're back and I enjoyed hearing about your trip:)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed and thanks for your comment, Lauren! :)

  4. Congrats on winning Camp NaNo!! I only had a small goal for camp this year, but any writing is better than no writing! War Tears sounds amazing! :D
    (Also I agree on your comment that cute doggies are your life. They're mine, too.) ;P

    1. Thanks, Livi! :) Yes, absolutely!! Writing is tough, and any writing is an awesome accomplishment. I'm glad you think so! ^_^
      (Aren't they the BESTEST??? :D *huggles sweet puppies* Glad to hear you agree. ;))

      Thanks for commenting, Livi!

  5. Congratulations, once again, for completing Camp NaNo, Faith!!! :D
    Oh, yum, that Jolly Rancher slushy looks good. :)
    Christmas can’t be five months away! It doesn’t even seem like summer can almost be over!!
    Brushing your teeth with a praying mantis is a bit strange, but I can definitely see how it could happen while camping. ;) I look forward to hearing more about your trip!
    I enjoyed reading how the last part of Camp NaNo went for you, Faith! :)

    1. Thanks, once again, Rebekah!! :)
      They're soooo good. :D I love Jolly Rancher-anything. ;)
      I know, right?? *is sad* It doesn't seem possible that it's already August...because that means it's almost time for schoooool. O.o
      Hehehe, isn't it though? ;) Mom was reading this post and she's like "you brushed your teeth with a praying mantis?" XD
      I'm so glad you enjoyed and I hope you like the other post to come as well! :)

      Thanks for commenting, Rebekah!!

  6. AHHH!!!! :D CONGRATULATIONS, FAITH!!! YOU DID IT! *throws more slushies and confetti and balloons at you*
    That is amazing. :D War Tears sounds soo interesting; I cannot wait till I can buy it on the shelves!
    God bless! ♥

    1. *is still reveling in this* AHHH!!! THANK YOU, ANGELA!!! *slurps slushies* *dances in confetti* *smacks balloons*
      :D Awww, you're sweet words mean so much to me! I hope you get to opportunity to read it someday. :)

      Thanks for commenting!