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July in Review (IT’S AUGUST?!?!) + August Goals + Camp NaNo Review (DID I WIN?) + Photography Challenge Day 3

Hello everyone! Fun post today!

That was such a long title XD

I’m telling about what I did this month, and how Camp NaNo went! πŸ˜€ July was a great month for me, and I hope it was for you too! πŸ™‚

Let’s get started!

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July’s Goals:

What I completed is in purple πŸ˜‰

  • Have a relaxing hiatus

So, I guess it wasn’t exactly relaxing, it was pretty busy… but I’m glad I was on hiatus because it would have been so much more busier otherwise πŸ˜‰

  • Finish up RATC

Okay… kinda…?Β  Let’s count this as a half point in my favor. We (at least I did) posted the last week of RATC but then Ariana and Christina never really replied to the email thread… so I’m not sure who won :/

I did! I was busier so I didn’t do as many challenges as I would have liked but it was still super fun!!

  • Read 12 books

Uhhh. Let’s see… I read 7 books this month πŸ™

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It was super busy though πŸ™‚

Also, I have read 40 books so far this year (not all are on Goodreads)

  1. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha ChristieΒ  (Goodreads)
  2. Once A Stratton by Kellyn Roth (beta-read)
  3. Exile by Shannon Messenger (Goodreads)
  4. Wish You Were Eyre by Heather Vogel Frederick (Goodreads)
  5. The Vanderbeekers on 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (Goodreads)
  6. Betsy and Tacy Go Over The Big Hill by Maud Hart Lovelace (Goodreads)
  7. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall (Goodreads)
  • Do some blogging related things during my hiatus

Well I figured out my giveaway… and I think that is about all… πŸ˜› OH! And I added some things to my sidebar πŸ˜›

AND some pages to the top menu!! πŸ™‚

  • Finish my skirt

Hehe nope!

  • Finish up five sleepy bears

Again, not even close. We didn’t even sew this month πŸ™ Lots of crocheting was done though!

OH YEAH! IT WAS EPIC!

  • Finish my novel: Newborn Faith!!

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Do 2 lemonade stands

Nope, only one πŸ˜›

  • Be completely caught up on reading posts! (for real this time)

I made lots of progress πŸ˜‰

  • Work in my sketchbook!

Yep! πŸ™‚

Uhhhhhh

So I’ve read three of the Keep of the Lost Cities series so far. I guess only one this month. I read another Penderwicks… I’m currently reading King Arthur and my Dad is reading us out loud the first Lord of the Rings… I read Mother-Daughter Book Club #6 and that’s all. Not half, but some of them πŸ˜›


 

Goals for August…

  • Have a start to school…
  • Finish 2 Kings and Luke in the Bible
  • Read 10 books
  • Start piano lessons again (we get the summer off)
  • Make several sleepy bears
  • Make new skirts for school
  • Can several things with my Grandma and family (we canned peaches on the 2nd)
  • CATCH UP ON READING POSTS!

 

Posts from this month…

RATC Week 3

I’m Back + A Special Day (+ GIVEAWAY!!)

Camp NaNo Update + Snippets!

Camping! (THIS IS MY 100th POST!!!)

Camp NaNo Update + CPC entry + THE GIVEAWAY IS ALMOST OVER!!

The Winner is…

Celebrating the 4th {Fireworks Photos!}

A Photo Shoot in my Backyard {a few golden hour photos}

My Morning Writing Routine during (July) Camp NaNo!

Photo Challenge Day 1 + Syd’s Giveaway!

Cassia’s Photography Challenge β€” Day 2 β€” Writing


 

What I did in July…

  • Came back from camping (see post above)
  • Went to the dentist for the first time in a few months
  • Celebrated Independence Day (see post above)
  • Celebrated my brother’s birthday
  • Was on hiatus
  • Celebrated (so much celebrating XD) my 1 year blogoversary with a giveaway
  • Had these conversation with my brother…

Andrew: *comes into my room* *climbs onto my bed*

Liz: *is trying to get her computer to turn on so she can write*

Liz’s Computer: *is not cooperating/not turning on*

Andrew: *see’s cat* (on my pillow, she loves it, it’s so funny) *pets cat*

Liz’s Computer: *finally turns on*

Andrew: *looks over Liz’s shoulder* (I’m on my blue pillow/armchair thingy)

Liz: *is typing in password*

Andrew: Whatcha doing?

Liz: *pauses* Typing in my password.

Andrew: What is it?

Liz: You’ll never find out!

Andrew: I bet it’s Lizzy Franklin!

Liz: That would be a terrible password!

Andrew: *wonders when he’ll get a computer* You’ll never find out my password either! *after a pause* it’s hairspray.

Liz: *laughs*

Andrew: Now you know! I’ll change it! *whispers in my ear* it’s treasure chest!

Liz: *laughs again*

Andrew *plays with cat some more*

 

And…

Liz: *is sight reading some hymns when she’s supposed to be dusting the piano* *starts to playΒ My Country, ‘Tis of Thee*

Andrew: Really?! A Christmas song?

Liz: *stops* It’s not a Christmas song!! *play a few more lines*

Andrew: Yes it is!

Liz: *facepalm*

  • Pet-sitted my aunt’s dog, Gospel
  • It was such a busy month
  • Made an Evernote account
  • Wrote A TON!
  • Flowers bloomed a lot!!
  • My sister was obsessed with makingΒ pom-poms for a week or so
  • Got tons of books!!
  • Went to Hobby Lobby and a local book store
  • AND Participated in CAMP NANO!!!!

I’m probably forgetting a lot of things but whatever…

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Some pictures…

Hope you enjoyed that! ^ homemade ice cream, YUM!

Also here is my entry for Cassia’s photography challenge! Day three’s prompt is a pool. (this lasts for 10 days, by the way)

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I took this picture a few years back at my friends pool, underwater! (my camera’s waterproof)

And sorry this is an old picture, I don’t have a pool πŸ˜›

I actually should have used my Mom’s phone to take a picture while we were at our friends house yesterday because they have a pool… oh well!

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Camp NaNoWriMo review! DID I WIN?!?!

In this (last) section, I will be doing a daily review on Camp NaNo, July 20th-31st!

But without further ado… did I win my goal of 1,800 minutes? (30 hours)

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I WON!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ YAY!

Thank you to all my cabin mates because this was an awesomeΒ month!!

Screenshot 2018-07-31 at 5.22.09 PMΒ YAY!

 

Day 20 (7/20/18)

Today my working time was 77 minutes bringing me up to 919 minutes total! πŸ™‚

I worked on my novel, CPC, and story trio

 

Day 21 (7/21/18)

63 minutes of work, 996 minutes total while writing my novel and story trio, plus organizing my many notes! πŸ˜‰

 

Day 22 (7/22/18)

Broke 1000 minutes today!

90 minutes of work, doing the same things as the day before! *nods* πŸ™‚

 

Day 23 (7/23/18)

During the morning, I sprinted with Julia and JoΒ and then in the afternoon, I sprinted again with just Jo!

I only did novel work today with 82 minutes, 1166 minutes total.

 

Day 24 (7/24/18)

Okay. I wasΒ so proud of myself this morning! I got in over an hour with multiple sprints with JuliaΒ and Enni (seriously, it was like 4 or 5, but I wasn’t constantly working for all of them πŸ˜› ) Thanks, girls! <3

AND! I broke 50K words!!! I was actually kinda worried that this was gonna end up being a novella, (not that novellas are bad or anything, but I don’t know… πŸ˜› )

Then in the afternoon I did a sprint with Jo. Rebekah was there, not writing, but cheering us on! πŸ˜€ <3

There were so much snippet sharing today! πŸ˜€

Also LakeΒ Cobbosseecontee πŸ˜‰

Time: 99 minutes

Total time: 1265 minutes

 

Day 25 (7/25/18)

I did two sprints with JoΒ today! πŸ™‚ One in the morning and the other in the evening!

Plus I accomplished 53 minutes during the morning….

And ya know what else??

I FINISHED MY NOVEL!!!!

YAY!

I may or may not have taken longer than necessary to write the last chapter! πŸ˜›

Currently the word count is 51,762 words!

I kinda actually think I may end up re-plotting and re-writing it… πŸ™‚

 

Day 26 (7/26/18)

I got 63 minutes in during the morning today! I did two sprints, one group sprint which was super fun with Jo, Rebekah, and Julia! Then another one with Julia!

I didn’t write down my total time πŸ™

 

Day 27 (7/27/18)

Annnd I wrote nothing down for this day *facepalm*

 

Day 28 (7/28/18)

I got 53 minutes done before lunchtime today but I did not write down my total time…

According to my notes, “I did a sprint in the morning with Jo (kinda)”

Don’t know exactly what that means but okay! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

 

Day 29 (7/29/18)

I did an afternoon sprint today with Enni and Jo. And my working time was 78 minutes!

I worked more on reading through my novel and making light edits (this is not the editing stage, I’m just reading back over my work πŸ˜‰ ) and also on another story πŸ˜›

 

Day 30 (7/30/18)

I wrote for 65 minutes today with one sprint in the afternoon with Jo. πŸ™‚

I just worked on reading through and making light edits to my novel!

 

Day 31 (7/31/18)

The last day. Honestly guys, this went by WAY too fast. I don’t know if I can wait til April…

As you already know, I WON! At 1,811 minutes!

I did two sprints in the afternoon, with Enni and Jo!

Fun fact: On the second sprint, I won along with someone else… (we had both finished our goals by the end of that sprint), but… I’m not telling you who that someone else is *evil laugh*

(they haven’t announced it yet πŸ˜› )

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So that was how my crazy month went! Thank you sooo much for reading because this was a pretty long post πŸ˜›

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How was your month? How did Camp NaNo go for you? Did you make any goals for August? If so, what were they? Was your birthday in July? What are some funny conversations you’ve had with your siblings?

Til next time!

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10 thoughts on “July in Review (IT’S AUGUST?!?!) + August Goals + Camp NaNo Review (DID I WIN?) + Photography Challenge Day 3

  1. Ah, yes, Lake Cobbosseecontee. πŸ˜‰ I remember that!
    All those sprints with you were a blast! I may not have made my goal, but thanks for them! They really helped my book! πŸ˜ƒ

      1. I just hit 30k in this draft today. πŸ˜ƒ I want to reach 70k by the end of the month, because with grade 10 starting, my time for writing will be extremely limited. It’s a mess, and I can’t wait to edit it πŸ˜‚

  2. First of all, CONGRATS ON WINNING CAMP NAMO!!!!!! It seems like you had a pretty good month! Good luck with everything in August! It’s and exciting month because for me because I began school in August(technically I began on the 27 of July but it’s close enough :p) and my birthday is in August. :p
    Have a great day!

    1. THANK YOU!!! πŸ˜€ I did, thanks! Fun! For me, school starts the 15th… happy early birthday!! What day is it on? πŸ™‚
      You too!

    1. Thanks, Ann! πŸ™‚ Thank you! I hope you have a great month as well! You too! πŸ˜€

      Cool, I’ll go check that out πŸ˜‰

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