Camp NaNoWriMo – A Start and Cheating

Camp NaNoWriMo and regular old NaNoWriMo have different "rules." Rules, in these things, are arbitrary anyway, but Camp, specifically, is about setting your own goals and getting there however you'd like. I decided to utilize camp, this year, to finish the third and last book in my still unnamed trilogy. If you remember, last NaNo… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – A Start and Cheating


#1LineWed – Theme: Was

I think blood is mentioned in every single chapter of this book, but I swear there aren't even any vampires in it (until book two), and this main character is an edgelord, but also it's supposed to be campy, and sometimes I'm super confident about these drafts and other times I am like what the… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: Was


Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

Day 14 - 3472Day 15 - 1486Day 16 - 3669Day 17 - 588Day 18 - 470Day 19 - 436Day 20 - 1912 Total as of 7/20: 42,170 words I still ended up hitting that mid-month slump because my plot kind of went sideways once again, but I am 1) still ahead of my own schedule… Continue reading Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020


Halfway There – July Camp NaNoWriMo 2020

Day 1 - 2571Day 2 - 1042Day 3 - 2011Day 4 - 2684Day 5 - 856Day 6 - 1700Day 7 - 3573Day 8 - 3626Day 9 - 2510Day 10 - 2075Day 11 - 1762Day 12 - 542Day 13 - 5185 Total Word So Far: 30,137 Today I was on fire with my best day so… Continue reading Halfway There – July Camp NaNoWriMo 2020

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

Day 1 - 2571 words. Day 2 - 1042 words. Felt too distracted to do well, issues in my neighborhood made me feel uneasy and paranoid (but the multiple cars that parked outside my house then drove off were probably coincidental and had nothing to do with the right wing crazies around). Spent the day… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1


Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020 Although this book is far from being completely drafted, I MET MY GOAL AND HIT 50K WORDS YESTERDAY! And with three whole days to spare which is, like, incredible for me, the great procrastinator. This draft has simultaneously been the easiest and most difficult I've done so far. I'm learning skills to make the… Continue reading Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020


CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There

I reached the halfway point in my camp project yesterday, just over 25k words, two days ahead of schedule. I have to say, after a shaky start, this feels damn good. And even better than how the word count feels is the plot itself. Vacancy has always been silly and loose, so in a way… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There


CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

Week one is (mostly) done, and so I thought I may be too. Not because I'm sick of this story--on the contrary I'm super excited about it--but because I didn't record my words correctly on any day, and I'm behind! I actually spent a lot of time reorganizing and plotting the first couple days of… Continue reading CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1


April CampNaNo Kickoff

It's finally April, a month I've been looking forward to (and also dreading a little) all year. When I planned out my 2020 writing schedule, I used the National Novel Writing Months as a framework for my first drafts. April, July, and November are all for drafting, while the other months are for brainstorming, plotting,… Continue reading April CampNaNo Kickoff


Art & Anxiety

This week has been one of the best and one of the worst. On one hand, I've completed something that I'm incredibly proud of, and I've put it out into the world. And on the other hand...I PUT IT OUT INTO THE WORLD! That's the eternal struggle. I want to dedicate my life to… Continue reading Art & Anxiety