#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,



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?

Here I Come, NaNoWriMo! #amwriting #NaNoWriMo2018


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 😘

Secrets To Live By- Book 2 (The Secrets Series)

This is Book #2 in the Secrets Series, the sequel to my novel, Secrets Unveil.

Paris and Trenton are back at it again. Still fighting for their love, their lives, and to stay above what life throws at them; even when a witness comes forth, they have to keep moving forward.

When Trenton Devereux was escorted to the police precinct for being a suspect in a mass murder of a group that brutalized his girlfriend, Paris Thompson, she thought she had lost him forever.

Although, Paris blames herself for putting Trent in that situation, she sets out to fight harder for their relationship, even if it means leaving family members or her job behind. The one person she can’t leave behind nor lose is Trent. Her soul mate. An imperfect man who will do anything for her.

She has buried secrets that she wants to keep buried from her family and job, and it’s nearly tearing her apart. She could risk going back to the institution she’s trying to stay out of, and risk having Trent locked up as well.

Trent had no remorse of what happened to the Mackleson crew or fear what awaits him. “They can burn in hell!” is his everyday motto. He never thought to indulge further into witchcraft to get his way or to keep the ones he loves safe, yet he feels like it’s working to his advantage.

When he believes the murder case is closed, new evidence is surfacing. Paris and Trent will have to live by their deep, darkest secrets or face what stands in their path.

Pamela E. Hester ©2016

***Synopsis is subject to change.