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Hey! It’s Day 5 of Camp NaNo, and I’m actually keeping on a decent enough track that I feel good about what I’m doing. I hit a stride writing for a day and got some fics finished up/some things posted on my A03 (which I haven’t done in months!) I’m only at 2,000 words… but since I have a 5,000 word goal, I’m pretty pleased with it. I plan on being at 3,000 minimum before the day is out, so we will see how all of that goes!

I’d love to hear how all of you are doing as well! What are your goals? How far are you into them?

My favorite thing about Camp is the fact that those goals are adjustable! I was talking about it to a friend earlier, and it just got brought up again today. Even if you start the month out with a 50k goal, you can end up lowering that to 10k, if you realize that you bit off more than you could chew. Camp isn’t about banging out that novel as fast as you can without taking a breath to notice your mistakes (AKA: NaNo in November, which is all about the novel xD). It’s about getting some writing done, getting your stride, and completing a goal… and more than anything, it’s about enjoying the community that NaNo provides, in this particular case via your cabin and cabin mates. My Discord Writing Channel has a great environment for writing and community. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without them. I’ve made some amazing friends through it, and I know that my writing has improved because of them.

Writing is a cumulative experience – we are always growing and changing. People come in and out of our lives, and they influence how we write, what we do, what we strive for ❤ So I think that it’s a good thing to surround yourself with people who have a common and equal goal of writing, of creating, if you can! That’s what makes Camp so damn awesome… because there are thousands of other people who are working towards the same thing that you are… and that thing is creation! 

Anyway, there’s my little pep talk for the day! I really would love to hear how you guys are doing so far in Camp. I’m going to try to get a few words banged out this morning as well! I had a sip of my husbands coffee before he left for work, and I felt my inspiration flicker its head >_> I really do think that there is a direct correlation between the flavor of coffee and my muse.

She must be a coffee whore. It’s just too bad that she has to wait a little while longer before I can properly start her engines like I used to! Ah well! Off to writing I go, and you guys should do the same!

Until next time, guys! Let me know about your Camp NaNo plans!

Author Amanda McCormick

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BookWow, so, it’s been a while since we’ve had one of these, hasn’t it? I’ve been doing a poor job of keeping the blog up to date this month, and I do apologize. Things have just been a little hectic, and I suppose that every now and then, it’s okay to have a month where you’re just hitting your minimum goals and getting by on that. I usually don’t settle for it, but I’m allowing myself to this month, and it’s been refreshing. Between the heat and new room mates moving in, I’ve had my mind elsewhere.

Don’t worry, I’ve still hit all of my writing goals, and that’s what we are about to talk about!


So, as you can see… I haven’t been doing a horrible job. I’ve been getting my words in, and a few extra. I’m at 50k for the month. I looked at my yearly calendar, however, and realized that I should really write about 19,000 more words this month in order to be at 700,000 for the year.


We’re going to see if I can manage to do that over the next few days. (I still need to edit that calendar so that the 30th is its own day to count words.) I’m going to have to lay off of my biggest distraction this month (other than everything that I mentioned.)

What is that distraction?

tumblr_od7g68vrtn1r12q27o8_1280Well, this is that distraction. It’s my newest Fallout character, and his name is Salem, and he’s been the biggest damn distraction as of late. I don’t know why, exactly, other than the fact that he started to get a damn good story developing in my head the instant that I started creating him.

Honestly, the stuff that I’ve written for him has taken up a lot of my words for this month. I’ve been thankful for it, because I love creating new characters and worlds. With my Fallout Characters, quite often, I’ll actually end up writing enough original content for them that they could have their own standalone novels, if they so chose.

That’s the case with Salem, so it’s not a complete waste… but when I spend all of my free time during the day playing Fallout instead of writing about him…

Well, you can see how it becomes an issue. So, as much as it wounds me, I might have to tuck Fallout away just a little bit, if only so I can hit that 19000 words that I want.

My poor Salem. I’ll be back to him, I swear.

Anyway, that’s my monthly update as of yet. I’m sorry that I haven’t been doing my weekly updates, as usual. I’m going to try to get back into it, since writing my blog is a good part of me staying on track with my writing ventures. For now, I’m going to get off of here and see if I can’t crack out a few thousand words of editing my novel.

Sidenote: My Discord Group (click to join) is starting to rev up for NaNoWriMo! If you want some help with plotting and a group to stay steady with after, feel free to click and join!

Until next time guys!!! Keep reading and writing, and keep being absolutely awesome!
Author Amanda McCormick

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