#CampNaNoWriMo- Completion and What’s Next #MondayBlogs


I felt that since I had mentioned last month that I was starting Camp NaNoWriMo, that is only right that I tell you all how it went.

Well, I had completed my writing goal, which was changed to 30,000. I ended up writing a little above that. From what I had mentioned last week about Camp Nano and Me

I had decided what I wanted to do. I’m sure this time. Though, after I write a couple more chapters, I am going to set it down and do something else and come back to it at a later date. I don’t want to bogged my mind down on two set of characters and their crazy criminal, sexual lives. Ugh! Sometimes characters in a novel can work your nerves for just being how they are. And sometimes, they can make you feel like you are the evil genius that is if you are the one writing about them and their lives.

 

The month of July was a month of craziness for me in general, suffering from pains out of nowhere, (that was last week) and feeling like I need to get back into the spiritual side of things.

Though, amidst of it all, I had realized that I shouldn’t try to perfect everything, and not be so hard on myself. Sometimes, you have to slow things down and calm your nerves. Breathe and recuperate. There are only one of you, and life is still going to continue with or without you. That’s what I tell myself at times.

And now I’m telling you the same. Don’t try to pile on everything at once. Give yourself some “me time” because it’s important that you do.

Camp NanoWriMo has been helpful in the way that it has, and I can’t tell you if I’m going to join the regular NaNoWriMo in November because I don’t know yet if I am. Though, if you haven’t tried either, give it a try for yourself. You might like it,

Thanks for reading, lovelies. I hope all is well with you and that you are all staying safe. Stay bless.

Muah!

–Pamela

 

#CampNanowrimo, Writing, And Me #MondayBlogs


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Hi everyone! I hope your weekend went well. I can’t believe how fast this month is going by.

When I started #CampNanowrimo, I had thought I had set some realistic goals for myself. Not only had I changed my word count goal from 50K to 30K, I had changed the novel I wanted to write.

Well, for one, I didn’t know that for the Camp, you can set your own work count goal until a week after I started. It’s different from the regular Nanowrimo where the word count is set to 50K and there’s no changing it.

I had started out revising Secrets Unveil to becoming frustrated and tired of it. I ended up jumping to the second novel, its sequel, which is called, Secrets To Live By. I had started out writing this novel during Nano 2016 and had gotten to 50k. I went back this month to attempt to finish it because 50K is too short for a novel.

Have you ever had this notion to change something constantly in a given month? And it left you almost feeling indecisive and struggling with it? Yeah, me too.

I had struggled with what I want to do with the two novels. The first is completed and the second is nearing a completion just needs a few more thousands of words and edits. Can’t forget the edits.

So I had this weird thought, well, not so weird, to put the second novel first and not publish the first one. Yeah, I know right, what? I questioned myself the entire month. I had stopped flip flopping and just kept writing Book 2.

Still, I wondered what to make of former Book 1, Secrets Unveil. So I posted my question to Quora. So I have decided to either:

Merge Book 1 to Book 2 or,

Cannibalized parts of Book 1 and add them to Book 2.

My original thought was to try to rewrite the first book to and released it before the second book, of course because 1 becomes before 2. The thing is I had tried to rework Secrets Unveil so many times and it had become to the point where I am like, “f*ck it!”

Still, I was also thinking of just putting the first novel on WattPad if I don’t merge it or add parts of it Book 2 since I don’t plan on publishing it for sale; at least, not anytime soon.

The truth about Secrets Unveil is that I had originally written it over ten years ago with a different title and the revisions had definitely changed countless times over the years. Life had gotten in the way and a lot of other things and I had to put it down for years. Long story short, this novel itself used to be two novels merged into one.

I had learned that I have to seriously make my mind up on what I want to do because I don’t want to spend another so years still not publishing what I have written.

Okay. I said a mouthful. I know, I know. I sometimes have issues trying to make something perfect and making a final decision on something. Yeah, I need to get my act together on that.

Have ever gone through this and how were you able to overcome it? Tell us in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

With love,

–Pamela

 

Joining The Writing Camp #CampNaNoWriMo #AmWriting


Scheduled post.

Oh wow! It is another month and I can’t believe how fast these months are shooting by. Anyway, I’ll make it short and sweet for you all today (sorry no strawberry shortcake) by stating what’s going on for the month of July.

First, my daughter and I will finally get to see my mother and my siblings for the first time in several months. With this coronavirus going on, it’s sad that we can’t get to see our loved ones how we want to. The other thing is, I am wondering if wearing masks is something we should do sitting in the living room as well at my mother’s. I don’t know and I dislike this new normal. Don’t worry. I won’t complain about the pandemic.

Well, anyway, whatever we do, it will still be great to see them for the Fourth of July. I don’t actually celebrate it, my brothers are coming down and my mom wants to see us. And we really want to see her.

Also this month, I am participating in CampNaNoWriMo. I have participated before in regular NaNoWriMo when it was going on in the month of November. This was back in 2016 and I remembered like dang, 50,000 words in one month? But I did it. Tried again the following year and gave up half-way through it. Now since they are having the Camp version this month, I was like why not. (I wonder if I’m going crazy.)

I am doing revisions of the novel I kept talking about before but haven’t gotten around to publishing yet. And that is the novel, Secrets Unveil that I been putting down for some time. It had been nearly two years since I last laid eyes on my manuscript, not counting looking at it over the weekend.

Secrets Unveil- Book

The book cover here is something I had created to aid me in pushing myself to do those revisions, work those edits, and get my novel publish someday. Since I just saw the email from NaNoWriMo about their camp today, (by the time you are reading this it will be yesterday) I am glad that I had done some type of prepping already. Tap/click the image or link to read what Secrets Unveil is about.

I am a bundle of mixed emotions on doing this writing camp, so wish me luck.

Is anyone else doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month or had back in April? What are other projects you are working on lately?

Don’t Give Up On True Love- Book 2 #MondayBlogs #CampNaNoWriMo #amwriting #fiction 


Happy Monday everyone! I know, I know I’m supposed to continued on Part 3 of Kevin’s story- Tell Me What You Came Here For, and from Part 2.

I’ve been busy juggling with many projects that- oops! I’ll forget what else I’m to do. The screenshot above is a piece from Book 2 I’m working on for Camp NaNoWriMo, a sequel from Secrets Unveil.

I promise to continue with Part 3 of Kevin’s story next Monday. Thank you so much for understanding.

What project(s) are you currently working on?