Day 6 of Camp NaNoWriMo

07 Apr
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I’ve been listening to the soundtrack to the television show Supernatural while I write. YAY! To mostly 70’s rock music. Plus I love that show :D. And my book “No Plot? No Problem!” by Chris Baty came in the mail today. YAY! I spent the majority of my morning with Mr. Rockstar (we had errands to run, which included picking up household items like bleach, Purex (which is what I prefer to wash our clothes with), toilet paper, bathroom and kitchen cleaners). We also had breakfast and coffee, well I’d actually call it brunch. Then we came home and I did a load of laundry; swept and mopped the kitchen, bathroom, and dining room.

Then it was time for a much needed nap for me. Over this past week we’ve rearranged our bedroom, moved my desk out of the dining room and into our bedroom, and I’ve cleaned and done laundry, not to mention the fact that I’m trying to put my winter clothes into bins to store in attic. So I’ve overdone it and have been in a great deal of pain the past couple of days. Mr. Rockstar ordered me to take a nap, and while I napped he fixed the lawn mower and moved our table and stools into the dining room. After we’ve hung the large picture on the wall in the dining room (which will hide all the small, um medium sized holes I put in the wall by hanging all my cork boards and inspiration stuff (yes, we’re going to have to get some putty and fix them and then repaint the wall) I will take a picture. But for now the dining room is a work in progress.

But my desk is not, it’s actually all set up and I’m in the corner of our bedroom and I like it so much better than being in the middle of the house in front of anyone and everyone who happens to walk in or is in the living room or going to the kitchen. It was distracting. It was great when I was home by myself and writing, but not once Mr. Rockstar and my son were home.

My word count as of right now is 14,216. I’m now on Chapter 4 and I think my chapters, at least chapter 3 is too long, but it’s an action chapter so maybe that’s why. I am not letting my inner editor get a hold of it though. It will stay long until after Camp is over and then once I’ve had a break from it and can read it with a clear and fresh perspective I’ll go back and edit. (I know it needs editing, keep quiet inner editor!)

I’ve opted out of the cabin and have decided that my own little cabin is much better than having cabin mates. I’ve joined a few groups on FB that are part of NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo and am getting encouragement and camaraderie from those. I am also reading NaNo forums every other day or so. I’ve also found a few Vlogs about NaNo and Camp NaNo that are great. Makes me want to vlog. But I’m not so sure about how to do any of that or if I would want to. I know I can create videos from my camera, but I’m not sure that vlogging is for me.

I enjoy writing and posting pictures. On occasion a video.

Last night (Friday night) Mr. Rockstar and I picked up a new (used) chair for my desk for $20. The chair looks brand new and it’s so much more comfortable and it allows me to actually sit at my desk the way you’re supposed to (with my legs under the desk instead of at the desk. I love it! Once again, I am so amazed and grateful that I have such a supportive husband. I’m very blessed.

Problem: Dialogue  I am having a bit of trouble with dialogue, as well as showing not telling. That’s something I’ll continue to work on throughout the process of Camp and definitely afterwards when I’m editing.



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3 responses to “Day 6 of Camp NaNoWriMo

  1. risingwoman

    April 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I finally got placed in a great cabin: everyone is around my age, everyone is writing, and people actually send each other messages. IT was my 6th (yes, really!) cabin assignment, after opting out of cabins with teens/ writing YA/ with word counts of ‘0’, and I had decided that it was my last go. If I ended up in a dead-end cabin again, I would just do it on my own. I’m glad I gave it one more shot!

    Great job on the word count, and on the work space 😉 Happy writing!

  2. adriejf

    April 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Maybe I should switch cabins… Hmm… I don’t mind my cabin not being too active though – more time to write! 🙂 That book is what inspired me to write 1,000 words per day this year, definitely motivational.

  3. Lissa

    April 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I opted out of a cabin…I have been imagining myself in that cabin from the movie “Secret Window” only I’m not the crazy writer. I figured if I had to be in a cabin with youngsters who only chattered about video gaming and twitter, or mates who barely spoke, or mates who didn’t bother to show up and those who did didn’t bother to put in their word count and/or speak I might as well be in a cabin by myself. So here I am in my beautiful cabin with a nice cozy fire and a wonderful cup of coffee writing.


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