The wild and elusive Author Amanda McCormick appears from the brush – she’s been missing for a while, so let’s zoom in and get a close-up shot of her in her natural environment. Here we see her with a cup of coffee and black beanie on… in a robe, she types her words… and then furiously deletes them, only to type the exact same sentence again. This wild and rare species of Writer is hard to spot… and even harder to catch on film. 

    >_> Now that I’ve been a little silly! Sorry that I’ve been away guys. I spent the first half of the month doing a writing festival with a group of my writing friends. It’s called Lupercalia, and it’s honestly been a blast. My wordcount for the month has really appreciated the distraction. I’ll give you a screen shot of it (Insert it below after you write the blog, Amanda), so you can see what I mean.

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(I hope I inserted the image above, or there will be a weird space for now reason.) Anyway. As you can see, I’ve already climbed up over 87,000 words this month… and I’ve had multiple 10k days. It’s been an amazing feeling to write at least 1,000 words a day since the start of the year. Honestly though, whether you’re writing 100 or 10,000, if you’re meeting your goal, good for you! Even if you aren’t, but you’re getting writing done? Still good for you. You’re an amazing individual, and no one can put those words out but you! It’s really been the excitement of the festival. It just doubles my confidence that writing in groups, writing for something like NaNoWriMo or Lupercalia where you feel that real sense of kinship is so important for us as writers. I’m not saying that you always have to have a group or a goal to accomplish what you want to do, but I do think it helps.

Pep talk aside, it’s really been the excitement of the festival that’s helped me to hit those big count days. It just doubles my confidence that writing in groups, writing for something like NaNoWriMo or Lupercalia where you feel that real sense of kinship is so important for us as writers. I’m not saying that you always have to have a group or a goal to accomplish what you want to do, but I do think it helps.

Anyway, now that Lupercalia is over, I’m going to try to get back to the regularly scheduled writing prompts and what not. Also, if you guys want to see anything on here, please let me know! I love doing tips, tricks, etc. ❤ I’m always up for suggestions!

 

Until next time, keep reading and writing!

Author Amanda McCormick (The Elusive)

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