The first week of Camp NaNo is usually the week where I tear my hair out.
Let me restate that: I would have torn my hair out if my stomach flu didn’t sap all the energy out of me.
While we’re on the subject, let me just say that my 4th of July sucked. Why? Because I didn’t have an appetite for ANYTHING…not even buttery dinner rolls! I never would’ve imagined the day I’d turn down a calorie filled dinner roll…
But that’s life for you.
I WAS behind on my NaNo novel.
But after downing two glasses of coffee I sorta went postal on the keyboard…
So I woke up this morning, like most people do in the morning, and stalked into the kitchen. Snatched a mug off the shelf, filled it to the brim with sugar and drizzled coffee on top. I knew that I needed to work on my Camp NaNo project but I thought:
Meh. Going on wordpress and deliberately procrastinating sounds so much better.
So I did and then–
Taylor Grace nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
It took me a moment to come to grips with this. Partly because my potent pancake syrup (aka coffee) was causing my brain to move faster than a herd of horses, cheetahs, leopards, and [insert fast animal] put together!
But once I eventually came to the realization that I’d been complemented…
“Honest, gutsy writer who tells it like it is and has a fantastic sense of humor.”
– Taylor Grace
I felt…well complemented!
I mean Inspiring Blogger? Holy crap!
So the rules are:
The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link to the blog they got nominated from.
The nominee shall nominate fifteen (15) bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.
I love simple instructions…I really do. Well here are fifteen bloggers that have inspired me in someway (this was very hard to narrow down btw).
Today is, sadly, the last day of June. I must say, that I’ve been pretty busy–and by busy I mean doing the things that I love to do. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to kick back and just cruise.
But all things must come to an eventual end, I suppose. I’m just hoping that July will go as smooth for me as June has.
Looking back, this is what happened at the Tavern:
You and I have something in common. Want to know what it is?
We made it to the finish line.
Whether you participated in one of the national events (NaPoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, or A to Z Challenge) or accomplished something else–you did it! Sure the road was rough. Sure you made a mistake or two…or three? Who cares! You did it!
There’s a snobby space-elf at table three, dwarves are brawling in the bathrooms, someone set a bonfire in the middle of the Tavern…and an old guy is swinging a shirt over his head screaming “ANARCHY!”
This is the type of stuff gray hairs are made of!
Ok… I am not really dealing with a tavern in the state of anarchy but I do have a lot going on. I’m dealing with a book report, term paper, presentation, research paper, critical analysis, finals, not to mention the four quizzes coming up and a nasty fever. So yeah, I’m a pretty busy gal.
Don’t feel sorry for me, that’s all apart of being in college.
Aside from my studying aka legal torture, I wanted to share a few things about my WIP(s).
First, my Camp NaNoWriMo project is going…okay. I planned on writing 50k this month but it was an utter mistake didn’t work out. However, I am glad with what I did write!
On a brighter note, I’ve been using April to critically read another WIP that I finished in March. I don’t see it being sent off to editors or beta readers any time soon but I am happy with how far I’ve gotten it.
My big goal this week is to see some progression in both projects. Whether that’s writing 20 words a day or critically reading ONE paragraph (or even a sentence).