Update This And Update That

I Have Important Things To Say….

 

I have no idea where to start! I have a lot to say and I don’t know if I’m going to remember it all. I had Starbucks today and I am extremely wired! Seriously, ask my sister…and my mother…I was bothering them both. Singing, dancing, making weird noises, walking funny, yelling, laughing, falling on the floor, being loud…true story.

ANYWAY, I have three things to talk about…at least that’s all I can remember that I had to talk about…

First, Spilled Ink is back up for business. About two years ago, my sister and I started a writing website. Life got in the way and we kind of let it die. However, we wanted to get back into it so we made a new website for it. We came up with some new ideas for it, kept some old ideas and scrapped the rest of the old ideas. We hope the website grows a lot and is very successful.

Let me tell you a little about it: There are prompts, tips, writing races, co-authoring, and a role-playing section. There’s a place where members can review and discuss books they have read. Also, each member has their own board where they can post their own stories and other people can review the stories. You know, give feedback and critique. The link is on the Come Find Me page of this blog, but here it is again: Spilled Ink. Please go check it out and if you like, go ahead and join. We’d love to have you. 🙂

Next, I was thinking of adding more to this blog. My sister gave me this idea a while ago and I have been thinking of doing it ever since. I just never got the chance to actually do it. I was thinking about it more today and I think I’m going to really do it. However, I want to get your opinions anyway. So, if you don’t mind, please comment on whether you would enjoy this and want me to do this: once a month, I was thinking of doing a volg (video blog, for those of you who don’t know). So, once a month instead of posting words, you’d get to hear it straight from my loud mouth. Wouldn’t that be awesome? I don’t know when I would actually start doing this, but I thought I would throw it out there and see if you guys would like that or not. Of course, if the majority of you say no I may do it anyway. 😀

Third, I guess I should update about my actual writing, huh? I have been writing bit by bit each day since my last post. Since my last post I have written 7,659 words on Take Over. I plan on writing a little more tonight, but I probably won’t get the chance to update this later tonight and tell you all how wonderful I have been doing with my writing! I’ve been a good girl lately. 😀

I guess I do have more to talk about…fourth, my sister and I went to Barnes and Noble today (hence the Starbucks). We were looking at writing books when we were supposed to be writing. I have been thinking a lot about my future lately and I decided that it’s time that I really start looking for publishers. I have two children’s books written and ready to leave the nest. So I found one of those books that lists publishing companies, agencies, magazines, etc. I wrote down a few publishing companies that represent picture books. So, while I finish Take Over, edit Hunter and Diary of a Lover, and write Saving Each Other for Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ll be sending my two picture books off to publishers.

Also, Writer’s Digest sent me a thing in the mail about their annual writing contest. I’ve done it before (and lost, obviously), but that was two or three years ago. I think I’m going to try to do it again this year. I think I’m going to send in a poem. I don’t write poems often, although I would like to. I wasn’t going to bother with the contest again this year, but the other day, in math class of all places, I thought of a poem idea. I think that was my inner muse saying, “Do the Writer’s Digest contest!” Because seriously, when do I come up with poem ideas?

Anyway, that’s that. Send my picture books to publishers, polish off my young adult novels, prepare for Camp NaNo, finish Take Over, do the contest…I have a lot on my plate right now. But I like it. I have wanted to be an author since I was ten and I finally want to get started on it. Meanwhile, I’m going to promote myself as much as possible. So follow me on here, on Twitter (the link is also on the Come Find Me page), and on my other Spilled Ink website. Then sit back and watch me succeed. Because I’m going to make it no matter what. 🙂

 

2013: 72,855/365,000 Words Written
2013: 1,749/18,250 Pages Read

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Camp NaNoWriMo

1,667 Words + 30 Days = 50,000 Words

Can anyone tell me what is coming up soon? That’s right, it’s Camp NaNoWriMo! For those of you who do not know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. This happens annually every November where writers/writers-to-be/people who just want to have fun write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. Some people sign up and don’t do it (like me), some people start it and don’t finish it (also like me), some people make it exactly (again, like me), and some people go way above and beyond to win (unlike me). No matter what category you would fall under in the list I just provided, all should join and participate. It’s a whole lot of fun.

So, I guess I explained NaNo, but not Camp NaNo, huh? Well, Camp NaNo is exactly the same only it’s a summer camp for NaNoers and it falls under the months of June and August. Yes, I said June. It used to be July and August, but they changed it for some reason…so let it be known that it is JUNE and August!

So, I joined in 2008 but didn’t participate, I participated and won in 2009, and in 2010 and 2011 I participated, but did not finish. I have only done one Camp NaNo and that was in August of 2011. I won that (go me!). I only did August because I never heard of Camp NaNo until the middle of July 2011. I was quite sad that I missed half of it. But I know about it this year

I will be participating in June 2012 and August 2012. Although, it is May 18 and it does start in June, so I’m only worried about the June for right now. I am a wee bit concerned because I haven’t the slightest idea of what I am going to write for it and it starts in half a month…I’ll get back to you on that.

Here are the links if anyone is interested: www.nanowrimo.org is NaNo for November and Camp NaNo for June and August is www.campnanowrimo.org. I am Fiery_Sapphire on both of those websites if anyone would like to look me up. I also have the links and my username to these websites on the Links page of this blog.

Now look to the right of this page…you may or may not have to scroll up or down…do you see that countdown? That countdown is how many days we have left to prepare for this event. As I said, I have no idea what I am going to do for it. I will have to get back to you on that and I hope that it’s soon.

If you are participating as well, leave a comment! I would love to hear your ideas and/or be cabin buddies on the site!