I got an email near the beginning of April to inform me of a writing camp coming up in April and July. Yes, you guessed it—I signed up! It’s called Camp Nanowrimo in case you’re interested and need motivation and encouragement to write a few lines!
Those who know me will remember that I have been writing a book for quite a while now. This writing camp put me in touch with other aspiring authors. My “cabin mates” have been great, but I was so busy that I didn’t even start writing again until about a week ago. My current word count is up to 9,632 words! I’m almost halfway to my personal goal! Every word I write is a victory for me. My book, White Skin, Mexican Heart, details my family’s experiences in Mexico. If you’re really interested in getting a sneak peek at it, you can find it here:
The best part about writing is that I can do it after work, and I can wear my jammies while I do it. 🙂
Ysabela got me head phones for my birthday! I was thinking I needed a pair, but I hadn’t mentioned it out loud!
I spent all summer stressing over finishing classes, work and all the other daily responsibilities like cooking dinner and having meaningful conversations with my teen and more. I tried hard to fit in the important things, but too often I got sidetracked by tiny details that don’t really matter in the long run.
Your opinion of what matters might very well be different from mine, but I have a goal—I have started writing a book, and I want to finish it. I’m only 13 pages into it, but all writers begin with a sentence, right?
I am ashamed to say that I didn’t add one word to my rough draft over the summer. Since my work and study schedules are lighter this year, I think it’s time to remedy that. Maybe I will have a completed manuscript by the end of the school year.
Today’s question requires no fancy writing. Have I ever been involved in a group blog? My short answer is no. I would, however, love to have that opportunity…..if someone will be kind enough to explain how to go about it!
I like to think I can stick with blogging, even if I have only a handful of people who read it. I enjoy writing, so it’s really not a chore. My happiest times have almost always included reading and writing. Don’t get me wrong—I can be social, but solitude is very important to me as well.
1. Watching a loving father care for his child(ren)
2. Well-behaved, loved children
3. Animals finding good homes
5. A job well done
6. Time with friends and family
8. Time to read and write
9. Learning new things
10. A good cup of coffee