And Then You Find Yourself Stopping

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2013 Update

Hi everyone,

Camp NaNoWriMo for July is coming to close. In my previous post, I talked about my goal being 25,000 words. Unfortunately real life interfered.  I had to help my sister because she was going through the death of someone very dear to her. Then I had to put everything on pause to study for the GRE. I had to lower my goal to 10,000 words. I don’t even think I’ll meet that one either. I did complete one out of three of the short stories I meant to finish. I’m happy I finished something at least.

This short story focused primarily on another sister who lives in a world which is mostly desert. She has the power over controlling the element of earth.  I’m very pleased with how her story came out, but I feel like something’s missing. I’ll just have to address it, when I go back to edit it.

Good luck on your projects.

 

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2013

Hi everyone,

I know it’s been a long time since my last post. I’m sorry about that. Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up for the month of July. I’m definitely participating in this one as well. I won the last Camp NaNoWriMo in April by meeting my goal of 25,000 words. I have decided to set another goal of 25,000 words. I will be continuing my fantasy short story collection because I did meet the goal, but I am far from finished.

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Camp NaNoWriMo: Update 2

Hello everyone,

I know this update is a bit late in the game, but I just finished my second short story not too long ago. If you recall, the plan was to write a total of five short stories for Camp Nano. The second short story just did not want to end. I’ll have to go back and cut some out because I know there are some unnecessary parts in it. I made it up to 10,000 words for this story, and my overall goal is 25,000 for NaNoWriMo. I’m up to 20,000 words now, after starting the third short story that focuses on another sister.

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Camp NaNoWriMo: Update 1

Hello friends,

Good news. I have been working diligently on Camp NaNoWriMo this month, it’s been going very well so far. I’ve completed my first short story in the collection. Now, I have four more to go for the rest of this month. I don’t know, if I mentioned it before, but the short story collection is basically laying down the foundation  for my epic fantasy story I’m planning. It’s helping me to get a grasp of how the realms should look and the background of my characters. (Making up names is hard.) Each story centers around a different sister. These five sisters are the main protagonists for my fantasy series. (Well, one of them is the antagonist.)

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2013

As you’ve read on my blog, I got halfway through my novel for NaNoWriMo 2012 in November. I still haven’t finished it. I’m still working through some plot points and characterizations that I would like to change. I have this urge to go back and edit the pages I’ve written, instead of continuing on with my novel. I know I’ll finish it eventually.

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The Cover Letter

If you’re preparing to send your short stories or poetry out into the literary magazine world and the like, you may read their submission guidelines. Some of them may ask for a cover letter.  The cover letter is very different from the query. What I’ve read is that the query is best suited for your novel submissions, so it has an excuse to be long. However the opposite is true for your cover letter. From the research I’ve gathered, it’s best to keep it short and sweet.

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The Best Years of Your Life

The Best Years of Your Life

            What exactly was the point of prom? To torture people’s ears with the same Top 40 songs they played on the radio over and over again, or to humiliate yourself on the dance floor. He wanted to take the streamers off the walls and stuff them in his ears. The oversized tux was itchy, and his hair felt like a helmet. He sank deeper into his chair and glared across the table at the people dancing. His conclusion: prom sucked.

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