Monthly Archives: April 2015

Two Weeks

I hate it when I break a streak. But who doesn’t? You go for so long without breaking your habit, but when the streak ends, it seems to take forever to get back into the groove of the habit you created. That’s how I feel about this blog.

Life sometimes gets insanely busy, and because of that, you have to put somethings that are awesome on the back burner. That’s something that I’ve learned these past two weeks of not blogging. I love writing, but with the craziness of a new show, the final weeks of classes, the flippin’ ACT and work, I had to let something that was really fun go for a while to focus on what was really important. I broke my streak of consistently blogging because I had to do other things that are more important right now. And that’s okay. Seriously guys, all I really want to do right now is devour  with my copy of 5th Wave and binge watch 30 Rock while hiding in my Fortress of Solitude (aka my loft bed). Sadly though, I have to be responsible and put my school stuff first.

If you are dealing with a ton of stuff and just wanna cry in a corner….

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Know that you are going to get through it, even if it means not getting to do all the fun stuff you would rather be doing. Learn to prioritize and how to say, “NO”. If you do, your life will be a tad bit easier.

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To all my friends gearing up for finals while dealing with a hundred different responsibilities , I feel your pain and I am right there with you. Hang in there, folks. Summer will be here before you know it!

I’m hoping to get back into my usual schedule of blogging this week! Thanks for sticking around 🙂

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Until next time,

Abby

Camp NaNoWriMo (April 2015)

Ah NaNoWriMo. An adventure only the bravest of writers attempt, and a challenge that only the most courageous win. It’s a battle that you fight with your biggest enemy: yourself.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. The official month is November, where you spend the 30 days working to write a 50,000 word novel (Around 1,700 words a day). I have participated since 2012, and this year, I decided to join the camp experience (which started yesterday). The camp is a little less daunting; you get to set your own writing goal. Due to my work load with school and Godspell, I set my word out goal to 10,000, which is roughly 333 words a day.

It’s been a little rough for me writing wise over the past six months. Last November, I came no where near close to finishing the 50,000 word goal. It was really frustrating, and it kind of put me in a funk. But this year, I have made it a goal of mine to get something, ANYTHING, finished and published. I have about five novel/series projects started, but I have only finished one, and that was in eighth grade (and it sucked). Through trial and error, I have learned what I like to/am good at writing, so I have chosen to work on a story titled “Almost Twins” that has been outlined and reworked multiple times. It is a big goal of mine to get a rough draft done by June, so Camp NaNoWriMo will give me a jump start on that.

I hope to give you a great report at the end of this month giving you an update on my novel. If you are interested in a challenge like this, check out these websites below! They have great writing resources and are constantly updating with videos, pep talks and challenges. It’s a good way to get motivated to get those awesome stories out of your head 🙂

http://campnanowrimo.org

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Until Next Time,

Abby