Camp Nano: End of Week Three Update

6:00 AM

 

(Because you all totally want to know how things are going between me and camp Nano. Come onnnnnn. Admit it, you stalkers.) XP

Oh and just so you know, I made some updates to my What I'm Writing page. Feel free to check it out! *whispers* I added some info on the next project I am going to write mwahahahaha.


Camp Nano went a little better this week, starting on Tuesday. I hit my daily word goal for the first time in for-ever. *pauses to let everyone belt Frozen*

For the fiiiirst time in for-everrrrrrrrrr there'll be writing, there'll be liiiiiiiife!

Ehem. Anyway, for the first time in ... quite some time, I hit my daily word count. It was hard. And it took a lot. But I did it again on Wednesday. It's Thursday as I'm writing this up, since I won't be here Friday-Saturday, but hopefully I will hit my word goal tonight.

Any-whoooo. This lead to a revelation.

We writers are awesome.

Yeah, I already knew that. But I mean, we are like ... really awesome. Everyone just sit back and give yourself a pat on the back and revel in what a boss you are. Have some coffee and/or hot chocolate. Eat lots of junk food. You deserve it.

One word came to mind when I thought of just how awesome we are. No matter what kind of writer you may be, I think we all have this one trait in common.

Perseverance.

Merriam-Webster describes perseverance as, "The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult."

Us writers? We don't give up. We don't abandon our books because they're terrible they need some work. We push on. We strive to make the Things the best they can be.

Us writers? We don't let failure or fear stop us. And if you are letting past failures or fear or *gasp* fear of failure *duh duh duhhhhhh!* stop you, then you need to stick your chin up and take a deep breath. Go read my post on fear and kick it in the butt. Okay? You don't need to be afraid.

We are really amazing people, us writers. So when you're drowning in edits, when you're overwhelmed with all the stuff wrong with your book that needs fixing, when you've allowed yourself to believe that you're a failure (which is a STUPID L I E E E E E AND YOU NEED TO NOT BELIEVE IT BECAUSE IT IS STUPID) ...

Just take a deep breath. Look at what you're doing. Remember how far you've come, how much you've already accomplished. Like, W O W.

And also, you don't have to do this. This is your choice. Let that sink in. Let yourself bask in your own amazingness for a moment. You are doing this Thing. And you know, deep in your beautiful writer heart, that you can't quit.

We are awesome!



How are you guys? Still holding up? Has anyone finished nano yet? *eyes a few certain people* Or are you like me, struggling to get there? Either way, we all deserve some coffee. *hands out warm mugs*

WHICH REMINDS ME.

Ehemmmm.

Very serious matter here, before I wrap up.

It has come to my attention that quite a few of you do not ... *swallows hard and bits lip* like ... coffee. *hugs Stan and sobs*

Anyway. I have decided to hand out coffee and hot chocolate because I must be considerate. There are a lot of new people hanging out here *squeals and waves vigorously* and Stan and I must be welcoming.

Anywho. Yeah. Go do Things and persevere and BE YOUR AMAZING WRITERLY SELVES, OKAY? OKAY. I'M DONE RAMBLING.

[Hehehehe not really. I'll never be done rambling. Now, you must tell me (after reporting your status of life and nano) if you like coffee or not. I must face the truth.]

(I hope this was coherent. Was this coherent? My apologies if it wasn't ... ah well. HAAIIII BAIIIII *stumbles off to edit*)

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28 comments

  1. *hangs head* I don't really like coffee!!!!! Okay, now you know. I'll take the hot chocolate though! Thanks for tolerating all of us non-coffee lovers. ;)
    ~Emily @ A Purpose and A Promise

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    1. *sad sigh* it breaks my heart, but I suppose it can't be helped. XP

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    2. I also nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Tag, if you're interested. http://apurposeandapromise.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-infinity-dreams-tag.html

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    3. Oh thank you! I am planning a big tags post soon :)

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  2. Congratulations on hitting your word count!!! You already knew this, but....I do not like coffee. *sighs* I do like hot chocolate!

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    1. Ah, yes, I did. *tsks* So sad. XP

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  3. Yeah... No coffee :|
    So my week at NaNo has been okay... I am luckily still a day ahead. But if it weren't for my lovely cabinmateses willingness to word war, I would be WAY behind.
    »Hann«

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    1. Ahhhhh, yes word wars are amazing! And congrats on being a day ahead! That's great! Like, high five!

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    2. *high fives*
      Thanks :)
      What's your NaNo word goal??

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    3. Eugdsahfdshujhe.
      Ehem.
      My goal is to edit 40k words. *sigh* I don't know if it will happen but I'M TRYINGGGGG! How about you?

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    4. Since this is my first year doing Camp, I went with an easier goal.
      I'm hoping to write 20K words.
      YOU CAN DO IT :D *hands chocolate and coffee and sour patch kids*

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    5. *takes allllllll the goodies happily and gobbles them up* 20k is a good goal! *high fives* YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!!!

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  4. I find it interesting that all the people that have commented so far do not like coffee. WELL we won't take the time to reiterate my opinion of coffee. :P *sips hot chocolate*

    But yeah Camp NaNo is going good and I'VE ALMOST REACHED MY GOAL *flailing, kicking, throwing hot chocolate* OOPS. *cleans up spilled hot chocolate* But yeah like Hann said (she's in my cabin) without my cabinmates I would be drowning in 12k words to go or something like that. XD XD

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    1. *cries forever* I knowwwwww. I'm so sad. It breaks my little coffee bean heart :'(
      But good job on nano! *high fives* that's great, bro! *helps you clean up mess and offers you more hot chocolate*

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  5. Okay, I'm going to be the 'rebel' and disagree with everyone who's commented so far... I. LOVE. COFFEE. *cheers* Seriously, that stuff is so darn awesome. Starbucks is the best, but my dad's coffe with chicory is great too. XD

    Hi, Hannah! *waves* I found your blog through Katie Grace's and it's awesome. :D I'm not doing Camo NaNo this month, but this post was so encouraging. :)

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    1. AHHHHHH FINALLY! A COFFEE LOVER! *hugs you forever* We'll have to help each other out against all the coffee haters *frowns at everyone else*

      Hi! I'm so glad you found Stan and like it! <3 We welcome you most happily :D (especially since *cough* you LIKE COFFEE YASSSSS *ehemmmmm*)

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  6. Hannah, you witty and lovely human being. <3

    xD I started laughing at that Frozen reference, and I'm not crazy about that movie, so... that was a surprise. xD

    YOU ARE DOING SO GOOD HANG IN THERE YOU CAN FINISH THIS THING. *pumps fist* *orders trucks full of coffee to drive to your house*

    Oh, and thanks for the hot chocolate. *sips* Mmmm...

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    1. *squeaks and runs out to meet truck happily* COFFEEEEEEEEEEE AHHHHHH
      Ehem.
      Thank you so much! Ahhhh your comments always make me so happy! *beams and hugs you forever*

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  7. YOU'VE GOT THIS KEEP WRITING! It took me forever to become a "disciplined" (hahahah) writer and hit daily goals but you feel so accomplished afterwards xD

    I JUST finished my novel this week, so I'm super happy about that. Now back to editing, sigh.

    *casually hides behind cat* I don't like coffee .-. Hot chocolate is perfection though.

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    1. *sighs in defeat* I must accept this. I need to have an official poll to see exactly how many people like and don't like muh drink. XP Although from the comments here, I'm not sure I'm willing to have my heart wounded any more *dramatic sigh*
      THANK YOU AHHHHH. IKR? Meeting goals is THE BEST FEELING EVERRRRRR. CONGRATS ON FINISHING YOUR BOOK AHHHHHH!!! *gives you big mug of hot chocolate*

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  8. YYYEEEESSSS KEEP SMASHING THE WORD COUNTS. WE MUST WAR. *charges*

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    1. Yusssss we must. *goes to message you*
      THANKS! *also charges off* MUST. EDIT.

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  9. You can do it! I took like a three day break. *hides*

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    1. Ahhhh yes, breaks are good *nods* But then the catch up is not fun. Unless you brainstormed great over the break and got pumped to start again which would be ideal but ... XP
      You can do it too!

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  10. I love coffee, it makes me sad that some people don't. Drinking it does make me feel like more of an official writer somehow.

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    1. SAAAAAME. Although, tea works too for non-coffee drinkers =D I like the look of coffee though, and the black boldness of it. It makes me feel ... Hardcore XP

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  11. I prefer tea to coffee to be honest.

    I can't do NaNoWriMo because I'm lazy... yeah...

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    1. *sniffles* I suppose I can forgive you for the beverage preference ... *tearful sigh*

      Remember that with camp NaNo, you can set your own goal. ;P Kick laziness in the butt!!!

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