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Hey everyone! How is the NaNoWriMo Camp experience going for you? So far, it’s been pretty fantastic for myself. I’ve decided I’m probably going to do my blog updates every other day, because it seems easier for me to keep up with. I’ll give you a little info about what’s been happening with me for the past few days, and then talk for a second about a few other things!

So, I’m still caught up on my words (though I need to update my wordcount on NaNo.) I actually didn’t do my words yesterday; instead, I did them all today. It was fairly easy to do, and it was nice not to have to stress about it. I’m happy with my decision of what I am working on, and my word count limit.

I think that everyone needs to know that they can reconsider the amount of words that they’ve set for themselves if they realize they’ve bitten off more than they can chew. It’s important to have fun with Camp, it’s important to feel like you can get your words, that you can do a good job ❤ Because you can! And when it comes down to it, what you’re accomplishing now is pretty damn amazing, no matter what you set your wordcount to!

Other than that, nothing really eventful has happened. I’ll post my writing prompt for tomorrow for everyone to partake in, if they so choose. I may post more than one a week on here, but I’m not sure yet.

Now then, onward to the other thing I wanted to discuss, I’m probably going to post a blog about my thoughts on a netflix series called 13 Reasons Why soon. I may read the novel first o-o I’m not sure. I kinda marathoned it in one day, and now I’m buzzed with thoughts and emotions. So, just giving everyone a heads up that I’ll be interrupting my regularly scheduled NaNo program for that ❤

That’s all for now though ❤

So, until next time! Keep read and writing, and keep being the awesome people that you are!

Author Amanda McCormick

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So. I’ve been saying that I was going to make a to-do list before NaNo… and, of course, I waited until NaNo was 3 days away before I even set about doing that. So I’m making a to-do list and getting it all done in 3 days. Heh. Procrastinationnnnn.


I have a few things on this list, and some of them I’ve already taken care of today! Your list doesn’t have to be like mine, but you should make sure you’re prepped!

  • Clean up my writing area. I am such an odd person in that I will keep the rest of my house very clean… but I’ll let my personal space get out of hand. I’ve already fixed this on both fronts!
  • Make a word count chart! I got a brand new notebook and did a word count chart in the front of it!
  • Announce that you are doing NaNo. Whether with your family or your blog, get it done!
  • Get your plot outlined. I thought about putting mine on notecards and hanging it up in my writing space, but I’m not ready with it yet… yeah >_> I need to do this one.
  • Stock up on candy, popcorn, your snack of choice, etc. Make sure that you’re ready for the long haul of writing.
  • Make sure that your family and friends understand that it’s NaNo time.
  • Get new notecards/pens/notebooks etc.
  • For me, this one is important. Get a new usb flash drive to carry around! I have an external hard drive, but it’s bulkier than I’d like. I want a portable usb.

I realize a lot of these tips are things that I’ve been saying all month. But the point is that you need to make your own personal list and see that you get everything done! NaNo is only three days away! You have to make sure that when the time comes, you aren’t scrambling last minute!

Until then, keep reading and writing,

Author Amanda McCormick
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