Camp NaNo 2017 Session #2: Week 3

 

This session of Camp NaNo has been going pretty great as I have met my 30K word goal! My plan now is to keep going to see how much I can get to. Not only did I meet my word goal but I also got back my motivation for re-writing/editing this story, which is always awesome!

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 30,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 31,472.
Word Count Remaining: 0.
Days Remaining: 7.

 

I can’t wait to see how much more I can get within a week. How is Camp NaNo going for you? I hope it is going well!

 

 

 

Camp NaNo 2017 Session #2: Week 2

 

 

So far the second session of Camp NaNoWriMo is going better than I thought! The plot for my story hasn’t changed but I have been trying to fix the writing itself. A writing buddy is reading over my work and helping me fix things that sound off or that she doesn’t understand.

Once I meet my goal, I intend to keep going. Then I will work on the changes my buddy reader suggests before trying another version with a different plot direction. I’m so excited. Thank you Camp NaNo for making me excited for this story again! Many thanks to my buddy reader πŸ™‚

 

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 30,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 24,578.
Word Count Remaining: 5,422.
Days Remaining: 15.

 

I have no doubts that I will finish my goal in time and can’t wait to see how much I can get done before the month is over. Still loving the story and characters.

How is Camp NaNo going for you? I hope it is going well!

 

 

 

Books in June 2017

For 2017, I have challenged myself to read 80 books. In June, I read five.

 

New Favorite: Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

Classic: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Old Favorites (Re-Reads): My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews

June was a slower reading month but I still enjoyed everything I read.Β Hoping to get a little more read next month. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was a re-read but since it was my least favorite of the series (still gave it 4 stars), I decided it didn’t count as a favorite.

 

My new favorite read for June … and also for 2017 so far. It was hard to put down!

Also ❀

My classic read for the month. I enjoyed this one even more than Tom Sawyer.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is my least favorite of the series so far but I still enjoyed it.

 

And My Sweet Audrina managed to make me love it even more this time around. It’s one seriously messed up story with even more messed up characters, but I can’t help it. I love it!

So what did you read in June and what were your favorites? How many books are you tackling for 2017?

jnc

Camp NaNo 2017 Session #2: Week 1

 

So far the second session of Camp NaNoWriMo is going well even though I have only written four out of eight days. I haven’t made too many changes to my re-write but I like the changes I have made and once I finish this draft, I plan to do another with major plot changes just to see how a certain direction turns out.

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 30,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 13,371.
Word Count Remaining: 16,629.
Days Remaining: 22.

So I am about halfway through with my goal. If I finish it, I plan to keep going until the end of the month. I had this week off and even though I kept fairly busy with decluttering my junk room and running errands, I still managed to get a good bit of writing done.

I return to work on Monday and I have already checked my e-mail to see that it’s probably going to be a rough week. But I am still confident that I will still be able to make my goal! And if I somehow manage to finish editing the entire book, great! At least it has gotten me motivated to work on this project again. I’d forgotten just how much I love these characters and story.

How is Camp NaNo going for you? I hope it is going well!

 

 

 

June Writing & Reading Goals Check (July Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

 

GOALS FOR JUNE:

βœ“ Read at least six books
βœ“ Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for my classic book
βœ“Β  Work on Whispertown re-write
βœ“Β  Read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
βœ“Β  Read My Sweet Audrina
βœ“Β  Read Blood Red Road
βœ“Β  Read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
βœ“Β  Do #PitMad on June 8
βœ“Β  Finish Six of Crows
βœ“Β  Do Book Pics

It’s been a very hectic month but I’m glad I at least got this far. Guess I will have to tackle some of these goals later on!

 

Here’s my goals for next month:

 

GOALS FOR JULY

βœ“ Read at least 6 books
βœ“ Read The Two Towers for my classic book
βœ“ Work on Whispertown re-write for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
βœ“ Read Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
βœ“ Read The Wrath and the Dawn
βœ“ Read Red Blood Road
βœ“ Read Vicious by V.E. Schwab
βœ“Β  Do Book Pics

 

If I have time, I might read and do a re-cap of Whitefern by V.C. Andrews (Andrew Neiderman). But only if I finish everything else.

 

What were your goals for June? Did you meet any of them? What are your plans for July?

 

jnc

 

 

Camp NaNo July 2017 Announcement

In April, I used Camp NaNo to finally finish my novel, Creeper, which had previously been two short stories with a conclusion in mind. Since I did pretty well with that, I thought I would try it again since I’m having trouble getting motivated on my own.

The last time I did both sessions of Camp NaNo, it was disastrous but I feel like I can swing both if I keep my goals smaller. I’m thinking I will do 30K with this one as well. It also helps that I have a week off in July.

So for July Camp NaNo, I will be re-writing Whispertown with a goal of 30K. I have been wanting to work on this and I hope it will motivate me to do so next month. I’m excited to see how the story I love hopefully become even better. I feel like Whispertown is an important and relevant story, especially as of late.

Whispertown is about a teenage girl named Cassie who finds herself pregnant after being sexually assaulted by her boyfriend, who also happens to be the local pastor’s son. Not quite sure how to handle the situation in her small, conservative town, she battles with whether to stay and face the judgments of others or leave town.
Here’s the updated cover, which I created in Adobe Illustrator:
Are you participating in Camp NaNo? If so, what is your story about? Best of luck!

Books in May 2017

For 2017, I have challenged myself to read 80 books. In May, I read six.

 

New Favorite: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Classic: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Old Favorites (Re-Reads): Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling & Web of Dreams by V.C. Andrews.

I had a great reading month. I enjoyed everything I read so I decided not to pick a least liked for this month.

 

 

My new favorite read for May.

My classic read for the month.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my favorite of the series so far. It was my favorite out of all of them years ago so I guess we’ll see if that is still true over the next few months!

Web of Dreams is definitely one of my favorite ghostwritten VCA books. I did a recap for it here.

So what did you read in May and what were your favorites? How many books are you tackling for 2017?

jnc