I made a promise to myself to write during the months leading up to NaNo and once again…I broke it.
I admit it! I’m no good at keeping promises. Unless it involves money...then I always find myself keeping them… xD
Anyway, here’s me ranting about all the writing and NaNo related things that have happened to me over the last two months.
First of all, after July’s Camp NaNo I decided to make a cover for myself using photo editing software I received as a gift from my Mum. I showed the cover to a few writing friends and they told me that they would like covers too.
Therefore I started a Thread on the NaNo Forums to receive requests for book covers. If you’re interested here’s the LINK to the page. On it is the form to fill in if you want a cover and many examples of my work.
Second, Can you believe that November is just a month away? Time flies so fast… Anyway, come November I’ll be writing the third and last section of the Maiden Squire the first instalment of The Ashford Legacy Trilogy.
Now that’s some exiting news!
Once the whole book is written I’m either going to start on the second book and then edit the first book as desired or simply sit down and outright start editing the first book. I haven’t decided yet…
But lastly, has anyone checked out the NEW NaNoWriMo site?!? Amazing or what?! Now that was worth waiting for. Just seeing all those blank bars and number dials is getting me restless for November to start. :D
After November I’m going to resist (but probably end up giving in and doing it anyway) the temptation to start counting down the days till my birthday. I mean, come one, what’s a teen supposed to do? It’s my 18th…it’s a landmark I teenage life. :D
So here’s to the new NaNo site and to the remaining noveling adventures left to be had before the New Year starts.
Hello there virtual friends.
Today I would like to give you a chain.
Yes, a chain. Or more precisely a link to my NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNo profile
I like keeping tabs on other campers and Wrimo's no matter where they live, and so if any other wrimo's who blog see this, I would just like to say "thank you for honouring me and reading my post".
I love seeing everyone's little word bars go up as the month goes along and so I shall now
present you the links to my pages.
It would honour me if any other Wrimo's out there were to mail me via the NaNo site and tell me what they think of my books or my blog.
To see my Annual November novel writing progress please see this link - http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/aerin-s-heart-s-song
To reach me on the separate Camp NaNo forums and keep tabs on my semi-annual
novel progress, please see this link - http://www.campnanowrimo.org/campers/aerin-s-heart-s-song
Another little tool that I use which I shall post on this site is a gadget found on the website www.tickerfactory.com.
With customizable banners and event counters, it is a handy tool for any event.
With that said, I leave the virtual world at peace with a sweet farewell and a softly whispered "adieu".
It used to be every November that millions of people would shut themselves away and loose themselves in the daunting task of writing a 50 thousand word
novel during the 3o day month of November.
National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it is informally known is a fun and exiting literary adventure for people of all ages, weather looking to write their next killer best seller of weather just writing for the sun of it.
But then out of the smoke of all those novelists came the wondrous Camp NaNo. A lite version of National
Novel writing month, held twice a year in July and August.
This year in 2013 the camp system changed and the camp sessions were set for April and July instead.
Last November (2012) I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time and after winning and thoroughly enjoying myself in the process, I decided to join up for Camp NaNo in April.
The word count goal was flexible and after my quick win last November I decided to up my goal from 50,000 words to 65,000.
It is now day 24 of The April Camp NaNoWriMo and I am currently at 53,157 words and going strong.
NaNoWriMo is a fun experience for all sort of people, no matter your experience or skill. Anyone can do it, and so everyone should. It is fun to meet new people from all over the world and chat about different aspects of your noveling journeys.
I am completely confident that I will reach my 65,000 word goal for the month of April and so thoroughly intend on participating in the next Camp NaNo in July.
I encourage everyone who ever wanted to write a novel to give NaNo a go. It doesn't matter if you win or loose. At the end of it, you can say that you sat down and worked alongside millions of people worldwide in an attempt to write a novel in a month.
Some writers take years to get their novel down on paper. NaNoWriMo is an
incentive to write.
It will not be perfect, but it will be written. After the month ends, do with your novel draft as you wish.
Edit it, revise it, put it away for a while, pick it up later, or in extreme cases, bin it and start again. But
whatever you decide to do after NaNo, if you haven't written anything, you can't do it.
I never knew I could get so much satisfaction from writing. I become my characters, they become real to me. I know them inside out and they help me learn about who I am as a person. I grow stronger as they do and feel their pain like it were my own.
I can become whoever I want to be. I can be a knight in a fantasy realm, I can be a warrior in the forests of the Amazon. I can be a fairy in a glen or even a captain in a hovercraft seven thousand years from now.
I can live anywhere I want. Be anything I want to be. That type of release comes only from writing and delving into the magical realms I create in my books. Nothing makes me feel so fulfilled, and nothing can take away the joy I find when becoming my characters and letting them lead my life.