August Updates

1) I may as well get the disappointing out right away.  I lost Camp NaNoWriMo.  I would have had to tell you eventually.  I am still happy I got started on my story-hopefully this should help me to finish it in the future 🙂

2) I began an Online Japanese course!  Woot!

3) I painted most of my room, and should be done soon

4) I am going to camp soon.  It has cabins and wonderful food.  There is one night generally where one’s cabin sleeps in a lean-to or in the forest, and another where all the cabins in one section of the camp (there are three) go on a hunt for their flag in the middle of the night and try to make it back to the bell before the other campers.  It is a surprise which night it is, too.  We generally have to venture through a creek and hide in some bushes, giving a very good chance to get poison ivy.  Somehow, miraculously, I haven’t gotten it before.  But I have always been rather reluctant to do either activity, to put it mildly.  This time, however, I am going to try to not only be positive about it, but also make the best of it.  After all, there’s no point in ruining it for the people around you, right?

How did you guys do on NaNoWriMo?  Doing anything crafty?  Finally, is there any tips you gave for my camping experience, for example, what to bring, what to do, ect.?  I’d be happy to hear them in the comments below!  Don’t forget to follow and like if you enjoyed this post!

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

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Camp NaNoWriMo

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10,000 words.

I know, it’s really wimpy.  But that’s how much I plan to do.  Especially since it’s already halfway through the month and I haven’t done…anything.  Unless the start to my story counts.  I suppose that counts.  I did write it this month-I think.  I was waffling on the issue of whether or not to actually do this, because while I have tons of free time, the word ‘NaNoWriMo’ tends to elicit a stressful response from my brain.  I’ve done it a few times during November, which is much crazier, so why I am so afraid to do it during the summer is beyond me.  I think part of this is due to the fact that near the end of the school year I started to get kind of crazy with stress, to the point at which I just kind of went, “Um, yeah, this is ridiculous,” and gave up choir and vocal ensemble.  Of course I am also planning to take two languages next year, so that only shows my good judgment on how much stress I can take 😛  Oh yeah, and no study halls!  Yay!

Anyway, back on the subject.  I found that to make my 10,000 goal all I have to do is write about 667 words a day, which sounds fairly doable.  I will up the word count I am aiming for if I feel that I can, but I’m just trying to make sure it doesn’t become a super stressful activity every time I sit down to write.  If you guys have any tips about Camp NaNoWriMo, not just for me, but for anyone reading, please share them in the comments ^_^  Also feel free to share your word counts, your goals, and what you’re writing about.  Even if you have a website or blog about this experience, you can share it below, but please no spam, as it will be removed, which includes any website not relating to Camp NaNoWriMo.  Alright, start writing! 😀

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

IT’S SUMMER!!!

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-Picture thanks to editing software of pixlr.com and original picture from avatar.wikia.com

It’s summer!  3 months of fun, friends, and frolicking among the flowers.  OK, maybe not that last part.  To ensure that there is fun, however, I have begun on a list of things I could do!  No doubt you’ve noticed by now I like to make lists 😉  Here I will share some of the things I am doing that may be fun for you as well!

Summer Fun Times List!

  1.  Geocaching

          I don’t know how many of you already do this, but I have never done it before.  It seems rather strange to me.  I still don’t quite understand it.  But I’d like to try it at least once, maybe with some friends.  If anyone has any tips on how to geocache, please share them in the comments below ^_^

  2.  Cooking and Smash Booking!

          I have planned to cook more this summer–I have cooked before but not very complicated things. Also, due to an idea my sister gave me, I got a smash book for the crafts and food I make.  I have made a playlist on youtube called “To Cook” which basically consists of feastoffiction videos.  If you don’t know what feastoffiction is, it is a channel on youtube that makes videos on how to make foods from different media.  Check them out for yourself 😉

  3.  Go to a drive-in movie

          I got this idea from a badge on Lifescouts.  I’ve never done it before, but it sounds like a ton of fun.

  4.  Learn something new

          I have several new things I would like to learn this summer, even though I’m not sure if I’ll get to all of them.  Some of them are Morse code, fencing, and martial arts.  

  5.  Write, write, write!

          While I have wavered on the idea of doing Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve been thinking about doing something better.  If I write for at least 10 minutes a day the entire summer, no doubt I’ll get rather far with the book.  I might still do Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m just not sure.

So, what are you doing this summer?  Anything exciting?  Share in the comment section below!

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

A Very Potter Senior Year

The last musical in the series of Starkid’s Harry Potter spoofs-wonderful, and terribly sad-as it is the last.  It was different from the two others in many ways, and also, hilarious.  It’s so strange how such a silly musical can still make me feel compassionate for the characters.  If you have not watched these musicals, I will recommend them with a warning-it does contain adult/suggestive language.  That being said, it was totally awesome 😉

On to other news, I’ve been progressing rather nicely on my outline.  However, I still have decided to postpone doing Camp NaNoWriMo until July.  This is due to the fact that I would like to have a very detailed plan before I dive into writing the novel, lest it fall apart due to a loophole I missed.  Also, I love developing small details like how Annabelle only lets the people closest to her give her nicknames, or what her favorite flower is.

OK, writing challenge: What house would your character be sorted into if they were sent to Hogwarts?  I know it’s really simple, but as you can probably tell, I’m really into character development.   This is a fun game I play with my characters sometimes.  Annabelle is in Slytherin, by the way.  (In case you were wondering, I’m in Ravenclaw 😉 Oh yeah!)

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉