I don’t know if your aware but it’s July which mean Camp NaNoWriMo is happening. That means crazy chats in the cabin and lots and lots of writing! 😉
Hi everyone! I’m back again and today I am updating you on how my Camp NaNoWriMo goal and novel (Newborn Faith) is going! Plus there will also be some snippets! 😉
About my novel:
Jane is a 15 year old girl who lives in the country with her parents (Joshua and Ashley Williams) and 3 other siblings: Daniel (13), Susanna (11) and Mason (8). When her city girl of a cousin, Diana (also 15) comes to visit, Jane is not so thrilled.
Helping out on the farm is hard for Diana. But as she becomes more tolerant of the chores she has to do, she also learns about God. Jane’s family are Christians so they are more than happy to teach her. Many mishaps occur along the way and they all learn a lot. Then a “care package” comes from Diana’s Mother aka Aunt Jilly (to Jane) and with this, some cupcakes from Diana’s favorite bakery back in Manhattan.
I think at some point, I should re-write the synopsis 😉 What do you think?
My goal this July is 1,800 minutes (30 hours)
Day 1 (7/1/18)
Nothing. I was gone on a trip. 😉
Day 2 (7/2/18)
Nothing. We actually ended up coming back a day early but we still didn’t get home til about 8
(pictures on that trip in another post!)
Day 3 (7/3/18)
I don’t even know what happened here. XD I guess we were just busy from unpacking and washing everything and catching up and stuff like that. *shrugs*
Day 4 (7/4/18)
Happy Independence Day!
Today I got 50 minutes of writing done. That makes 60 minutes total. Man, writing one hour a day and keeping up with life at the same time is harder than I thought it would be XD
(pictures from the 4th coming in another post!)
Day 5 (7/5/18)
So according to my
sloppy notes, I did “lots of sprints with Jo” yet only got in 28 minutes of writing…?
Maybe we did two half sprints or something, I don’t know. Anyway 28 minutes still isn’t very good…
Total time up to this point is 88 minutes.
Day 6 (7/6/18)
Today I got my total time up to 179 minutes with (I think) 91 minutes of work!! That’s a lot better XD
And I worked a few different things today! My novel, my CPC entry, and organizing my novel notes on Google Docs
By the way, my goal this year isn’t just for my novel, it’s also for all my other projects that involve writing such as care packages, my novel, other novels (if I get around to that XD), a writing project I’m doing with my sister and friend, CPC, organizing my notes, and all that stuff!
Day 7 (7/7/18)
We are now one week into Camp NaNo!
Today I finished up my CPC entry (Challenge 3) and got my total time up to 208 minutes. (29 minutes of work)
Wow. I didn’t realize until now what a bad job I was doing at this 🙁 makes me all the more motivated to catch up! *rubs hands together* 🙂
Day 8 (7/8/18)
Today I wrote in my novel and did a fun scene for earlier on in the book!
I also did some sprints but I didn’t write down who with 🙁 anyway, I got my time up to 276 minutes!
So 68 minutes is pretty good!
Day 9 (7/9/18)
And then later on I did an afternoon sprint with Tess!
I was able to write 60 minutes that day so that was good!
Day 10 (7/10/18)
And I got in 56 minutes of work!
So close to an hour… oh well at least this is better than the beginning of the month!
Day 11 (7/11/18)
Today I got 49 minutes of work done. Again so close, kinda!
Day 12 (7/12/18)
I don’t think I got very much work done yesterday… let me check.
Though it was my 1 year blogoversary!! I am hosting a giveaway, so if you haven’t checked out that post please do so here!!
Yeah, I only got a half hour in. Oh well!
By the way, all these “sprints” I’m talking on about are word sprints which my cabin mates and I do on MyWriteClub! Go check it out, it’s really fun!
I’m definitely going to try and catch up this coming week! 🙂
“These hamburgers are amazing, Josh!” Mom commented. But then again, she said that about everyone’s hamburgers.
For two reasons. One, she was just that kind of person, happy, cheerful, loving, and full compliments. Two, hamburgers were just about her favorite thing — no, food — in the world. Not that I blamed her on that one, they were pretty delicious!
Mom grabbed the water bottles. “We’re leaving now. You two girls are in charge. I’ll give a phone call later but I’m not sure when we’ll be back. Let the other two kids sleep and make breakfast for them when they wake up.” she gave us each a quick hug and then left, going the same way Dad and Mason went.
“Be praying!” she called back.
“Oh dear… these are peanuts!” Mom murmured, casting a pitying and yet slightly disappointed look towards Diana.
“It was my fault, then.”
It wasn’t a question, it was simply a realization and statement of that newly found fact.
Wait who’s allergic to peanuts? I mean, what? I didn’t say anything. No, nothing! XD
This challenge is hosted by:
Team Squirrel: Points: 90
Team Bird: Points: 100 *
*As far as I know these are correct… let me know if I missed your submission!
Let me remind you of the rules…
Rules and things:
- Each Thursday we will post on our blogs with this poster and talk to the people who signed up for the contest, and give you the rules, categories, and challenges for that week.
- You will have until the next Thursday to submit your thing(s) that you did, if you do not make it you will not get any points for that week, but you are still in the contest. (let us know if you have to drop out)
- There are certain points for certain challenges you do. You can do one, or all of them! And you don’t have to do every category, do what you enjoy most! 🙂
- Contact us or link your posts in the comments please!
- Let me (or the other hosts) know if you have any questions!
Remember: You don’t have to every challenge and you can do more than one, also you don’t have to choose from the same category, either!
Week 4 Challenges:
Remember, there are 3 categories: Photography, Writing, and DIY. You don’t have to choose one category- you can do as many as you want.
Take a beach photo (5)
Take a crafty photo (10)
Take a planner photo (15)
Writing: Write a 2,000 word story max. about the characters in one of your favorite books. (Example: Lord of the Rings, The Wingfeather Saga, etc.) (20)
Write a story that is 2,000 words max. about a dream you once had, (if you don’t dream make one up), and your character, (which can/can’t be you), has that dream and then it becomes reality. (25)
Write a preface/introduction that is 1,000 words long, (approximately), about one of your favorite books/series. Note: A different book from the one you chose to write a story about the same characters. (15)
Make a summer craft/DIY (5)
Make a craft/drawing showing something that has happened to you in the past (10)
Sew something of your choice (15)
Thank you so much for reading and make sure to check out my giveaway post!
Thanks so much to all the girls in my cabin and who have sprinted with me! 😀 <3
How’s your Camp NaNo goal going? Tell me about them in the comments! Did you enjoy my snippets? Got any snippets to share from your WIP? Are you doing RATC?
See ya on Monday!