#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

 

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?

PressThis: Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons #NaNoWriMo2018 


As we write our novels, short stories, poems whether we’re participating in NaNoWriMo or not, we all have it in our minds what we planning on doing next with them. You can be thinking about going the traditional route – finding an agent or a publisher. But what about if you are interested in self-publishing your work.

This article is very informative and useful. It shines the light on what KDP Select is and whether you may or may think it’s the best choice for you. It covered topics on:

  • 90 days exclusivity
  • Income from lending
  • Five free days
  • Income vs. Exposure

For those of you who are thinking about doing this- publishing it yourself, have you thought about where or what programs to go with? It could be KDP Select (going exclusive with Amazon.) Or, CreateSpace and IngramSpark.

For those of you who already self-published, which route(s) have you taken? Let us know in the comments. Thanks in advance.


Should authors take advantage of the Amazon KDP Select program? A comprehensive discussion of who the program is well-suited for, plus best strategies.

Source: Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons

Here I Come, NaNoWriMo! #amwriting #NaNoWriMo2018


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Late post.
Good morning/afternoon everyone! So, I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Last year, I had started it, got 3,000 words in (I believe), and quit.

So much was going on and I was furious at myself for not pushing and trying harder to finish. Or at least get close to 50,000 words which is the limit. I will spared you the agonizing details.

This is my third year with the first year I have completed my first novel, Secrets Unveil. Actually, it was just a total revision.

Now, I haven’t published it yet, but for this year for the second time, I am finishing the sequel, Secrets To Live By. 

Also, since I will be working on my novel and a short story for something entirely different, I won’t forget about you guys. There will be posts that will be reposted, and for most of you who may have already seen them, new ones will be thrown in.

For anyone participating this year, much luck to you. Don’t give up on anything you do. It’s okay to take time out for yourself, but don’t EVER give up.

Take care,

Pamela 😘

Life After NaNoWriMo: What You Can Do Next


Very helpful and informative advice when you’re finish with #NaNoWriMo. Please do check it out.

K.L.Wightman

You won National Novel Writing Month! Now what?

Life after NaNoWriMo can be confusing and anticlimactic—but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you can do over the next six months to keep your novel-in-progress in motion.


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