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Camp NaNo Week Four

Yes, I skipped week three.  Instead I did a post about my favorite podcasts.  Check it out here.

I currently am 66,897 words in, according to, and I'm 64,226 words in according to Scriptito.  Also, I've cheated and reduced my wordcount goal to 75,000 words.  But!  I'm still writing until the end of August.  I want to hit my 75,000 by the end of July so that I can hopefully get on to the end of The Neif by the end of August.  Or at least as close as possible.  Winning begins today at Camp NaNoWriMo, and as you can see, I still have about 10k to go!

Here's a passage for you from this week, edited for spelling only.

Arka walked through the double-wide door from the path to the foyer of the Reformery.  The waiting room.  Whatever.   He was shoved aside by rough gloves.  "Emergency!  Make way!"  Four neifs rushed past him carrying another on a stretcher between them.  There seemed to be more like that of late.  This one had its right leg hanging …

Podcast Bonanza

Hello friends! I'm behind on my word count goal and I have no idea where I am more specifically than that.  I've been writing on paper for the last few days because I got an adorable new dog who hates technology, or just loves to chew charging cables and headphones. So Amazon is sending me a new cable for my Chromebook and I'm writing by hand.  Also, since I've been writing by hand I don't have a selection of writing to copy-pasta right in to my blog for you guys, so today I'm talking about my favorite podcasts. (In alphabetical order)Helping Writers Become Authors by K. M. Weiland
I haven't read anything Weiland has written, but her writing tips are really good and delivered in small bites. I particularly enjoyed her Crafting Stunning Character Arcs series. My only complaint is that she sometimes goes overboard with examples and tends to use examples from movies rather than books. The Lackadaisical Writer by Anma Natsu
Anma is one of my personal writing f…

Camp NaNo Week Two

Good Morning, friends!  I hope this finds you well.  At the end of this week of Camp NaNo-ing, I have 62,853 words by their count, and 60,382 words by Scriptito's count.  Yes I'm a little behind, but I haven't written anything yet today.  I still have time.  
Also, last week I cleared 3,000 views total for the blog.  Thanks!

Here's another selection of The Neif from what I've been working on this week,again only edited for spelling.  Enjoy!
She glanced up at the feathered flyers making their chatter in the trees.  She was not so far from the tree where she had nearly met her own end.  She unlashed her coracle and poled away, in the opposite direction.  She made her way slowly as the poles floating behind her liked to get caught on floating moss and grass, and narrow passages.  At one point, the poles were lodged between two bends facing opposite directions, like the bends a swimming vine could make with its body.  By the time she got the poles unstuck and was on …

Camp NaNo Week One

Hello friends!  Happy Fourth!  I'm exercising my freedom of speech by updating my blog, even if all my free internet speech is monitored.  (waves)  Hi NSA!

This week was the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo.  For this month, I've decided to post selections of what I write during the weeks.  I love you guys, but I'm writing enough adding words to my story and I wanted to put most of my effort towards that.  For this week, I've added 4,900 words!  My total word count according to Scriptito is 55,828.  Interestingly enough, when I validate on the Camp NaNo site, I have 58,066 words.  I'll take it!  This selection is unedited other than a spellcheck.  My notes to myself are left in.  I haven't read for consistency or flow, but that's what first drafts are for.
Resigning himself, Benae pulled away the curtain hanging in the corner and slid the bowl out from under the counter.  Another of the petals had broken off, but it was still a thing of beauty. Keppo took on a …