Hello, everyone! June got away from me and I haven’t had a chance to post in the last week and a half, but I wanted to stop by today and give you all two updates:
1) My good friend (and fellow writer) Tara and I decided to start a book review blog. I was supposed to launch it on June 1st but June 1st was a Friday and it kind of slipped my mind. We were both busy in June, though, so maybe it was a good thing. Anyway, I launched the blog today so go take a look! We don’t have any reviews up yet but will hopefully be posting some soon!
2a) Camp NaNo. I was planning to update throughout the month but for awhile it was slow going. I did as much planning for my novel as I usually do but realized about halfway through the month that I should have done more for this particular novel. Writing wasn’t going well and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to pick up the pace in time to complete 50,000 words. A little over a week before the end of the month I decided to switch to a novel that I’ve had in my mind for quite some time now. I actually put more words on paper (or on Scrivener) than I would have for the original novel in mind, but wasn’t able to reach 50,000. I ended with a good start and 30,000 words that are in desperate need of revision!
2b) The next Camp NaNo will take place in August. I had a novel in mind for that month and I still plan to write that one. I am also going to start planning this week and will work on a more detailed outline in July so that writing will (hopefully) be easier in August. I told a friend of mine about Camp NaNo and she immediately signed up to participate in August so I’m excited for her to be involved to provide extra motivation!
Wow, the amount of writing that you completed is fantastic either way! Way to go!