an hour of plotting || planting the garden

Friday, June 10, 2016


I don't know how it happened, but somehow, Camp NaNo is starting again in less than a month.
like, whhhaaaaa?!
I believe I've decided on starting a new novel instead of editing for July NaNo. I've been working on my book for over a year and a half, so, starting a new book is going to be interesting (and kinda hard, but fun).
oh, and I totally have the best cabin this month. xD

The other night Julia and I talked for an hour, trying to come up with an idea for my novel (I'm one of those writers who isn't constantly flooded with ideas but has to dig for them. yay), and we ended up spending an hour plotting out Julia's book for NaNo. lol. At least I have a few more weeks, right?

We planted our garden a bit late this year, actually, because a bit of cold weather popped in un-invited. Actually, tomorrow is supposed to be warmer so we might be able to go swimming. :D Can you believe how fast the months are going? I wish it could be summer forever.


are you participating in camp nano next month?
are you constantly flooded with story ideas, or are you "dry as dust" like me?


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  1. yay!!!!!! Camp Nano! If I get my novel edited before then I might be starting on a alice in wonderland retelling thing (i'm changing a lot) but it's sci-fi so I will see how that goes...........
    i have way to many ideas and pinterest helps me organize them

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    1. I'd like to finish up my novel before I start another, (whatever that may be). Sounds super cool! What's your word goal for NaNo?
      *jealous of your many ideas*

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    2. Yeah. I'm almost done editing. And I hope it is :P
      Agh it'll probably be like 30k maybe. I just did about 60k in the last two months so I should be able to do it.
      *will give ideas if need any*

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    3. hahaa, I know. You could never be *done* with editing. There is always something to change, but you just have to do the best you can. :D
      So are you starting a new novel, or adding on to your current one?
      *readily accepts and ideas* Throw 'em at me. ;)

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    4. Well for NaNo I plan on starting a new one if I'm done editing and ugh editing NEVER ENDS.
      What genre(s) do you write?

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    5. oohh! Starting fresh is always nice. :D

      Well, I write in a wide range..there are also many sorts of books I'd like to write. As in, a pioneer book, a world war II book, a Bible times book, 1800's book, western..those are all sorts of books I'd like to write. Currently, I'm writing a medieval book. I'd like to try a pioneer book for camp though. :D HBU?

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    6. Ah I love Ww2 books. I do historical and futuristic, sometimes contemporary. So it's a wide range I guess :P
      And 1800's I want to try that sort of thing around that time period

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  2. The best Campnano cabin ever <3 <3 <3
    -Mic

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  3. I KNOW. I'm freaking out over Camp NaNo. I have this /one/ plot point that I simply /can't/ figure out; if I do figure out, then the whole process will unfold from there. *arghh* :P AND I FEEL YOU. I DO NOT get story ideas easily, either.

    Cold weather? I can't even imagine that right now. It's up to the 100s where I live. *dies* But we have a pool, so we've basically been swimming non-stop because of the heat. :P Trust me when I say that summer heat in the desert is not pleasant. :P

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    1. ugh. Yes. There are those little things sometimes..isn't it awesome when you do figure it out and everything seems perfect? Hope you figure it out soon!

      The 100's. um, really? Like, uhhhh. I think that hot would kill me or something. hahaa, I'm sure the autumns are nice for you then. It's pretty warm today, yay! :D

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    2. Heh, thank you. :)

      I KNOW. And at the /hottest/ part of the year, I'm skedaddling down to Alabama on another move. YAY. MOSQUITOES AND HUMIDITY. xP But I am glad, because the heat won't be quite as intense, just stickier. *more yay* xD

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    3. ew, mosquitoes. yuck. :P Well, that just means a lot of swimming, right?! ;) Hope your move goes well! :D

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  4. So you finally convinced Julia to plot? Good, I am pleased she shall be joining us for next month's marvelous adventure.

    Hahahahaaaaaaaaaa. I get more story ideas than I know what to do with, I think one problem you might have is that you talked about how you don't feel your new story ideas right away, you don't feel them like you do with the book the you've been working on for A YEAR AND A HALF. Of course you don't, remind yourself that Freedom Warriors started out like all your other ideas, just a tiny little spark, just a whim, perhaps a single thought, trust me, that's how all my story ideas start out too, some of them fizzle and fade, but all my best plots and characters and stories started out with the tiniest little idea, you need to nurture that spark of inspiration, you need to keep it alive until a becomes a flame, and once you have a plot amd a storyline and you've gotten to know your new characters, you will 'feel' your story.

    P.S sorry for such a long comment, hope it remotely made sense and was of some help too you, my struggling friend. ;)

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    1. yup. xD We'll just have to keep her sticking to it, won't we? ;)

      IT'S SO NOT FAIR. Like, you have all those pinterest boards of books to be..and I'm here like..empty. :P Isn't it funny though, I don't really remember even starting my book. Weird, huh? Maybe I should go more in depth and create my characters more? I'll just have to try a couple things before I get it..thanks for the tips!

      P.S. you should totally write a book on writing or something

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  5. Lovely photos! Good luck with Camp NaNo. I did NaNoWriMo several years in a row, always so exciting.

    I always had so many ideas but I would have trouble tying them together since I never put enough work into extensive outlining beforehand. It's always best to plan, plan, plan before you start your novel!

    Talking through your novel plots/characters with someone else is also really helpful.

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

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    1. Thanks, Dani! <3 Will you be doing it this year??

      I like to do basic planning, it helps me a lot more I think. And I definitely have to know where I am going with my book-as in, how it's going to end.

      I have many writing buddies that help me with that. They are pretty awesome. Thanks for the tips, Dani! :D

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  6. EEEEEP THIS ALL SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!! <3 Good for you, working on all the books!! Camp NaNo sounds really awesome :) I'm still trying to scrape up the courage to do NaNoWriMo in November!! I'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE AND I'M JUST SLIGHTLY INTIMIDATED. :D

    abbiee

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    1. I actually didn't do NaNo last November. lol. I think it was a bit daunting to me..I mean..50k?! YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO IT. How many words was your book you just finished?? I STILL don't know why why don't have NaNo in February-that's when everyone is dying of cabin fever. Why pick November, the busiest month of the year?! Should we petition for a February NaNo? ;)

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  7. Yep. My first ever CampNaNoWriMo next month... XD We do have a good cabin, don't we? I'm very glad to be included in it!! And, yes, I find that it's somewhat harder for me to come up with new plot ideas (so you're completely NOT alone in that, Sarah!)! :) Good luck on your new book! I'm sure you'll come up with something soon. :)

    Micaiah

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    1. YOU CAN TOTALLY DO IT. Oh yeah, we have the best cabin. ;) I just don't get all those writers who are loaded with ideas. Glad your with me on the barely-any-idea thing. :P

      Thanks, Micaiah! Thank goodness I have a while left before camp starts, huh? :D

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    2. Aw, thanks! You can totally do it too! :) Seriously, though, sometimes it's frustrating not coming up with tons of ideas. XD It's nice to know you deal with the same thing!

      Yep! Three weeks exactly to come up with a new idea! Aren't new ideas fun? They're so fresh and it just kinda feels nice sometimes. ;)

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    3. IKR? It's like you watch your friends all around you with heads full of ideas. And you help them come up with plots from those ideas. I can totally come up with plots-once I get some sort of inspiration-which is rare. :P Oh well, guess it helps me stick to my current novels since I'm not constantly flooded with temptations of new stories. ;)

      It's really fun and nerve wracking at the same time to start something new, I think. It's nice to have a fresh plate though. You are starting a new book, right? :D

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    4. For me, I wonder how those authors keep writing books so frequently... ;) And, yes, friends! :P YEAH. I've never thought of it like that before, but, YES, it will help us stick to our current projects. :D

      It is! Well, not really... I've been wanting to write this book I'm doing CampNaNoWriMo with for ages, and have been rewriting and rewriting, so it's not a new project! But, technically, I am *starting* it. ;) Just....starting it again. ;)

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    5. IKR? Or you look at those published authors who have written 70+ books and you are sitting there trying to write one. :P

      ah, starting "again" is pretty good still. I actually rewrote a book recently and it came up to a completly new thing. Funny, huh? ;)

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  8. I'm doing camp NaNo my sister and I have made our own cabin this time, because last time it was just a bit meh...

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    1. Awesome! What's your word goal for next month?? How many times have you done Camp NaNo? Have you ever done the NaNo in November? I admit, I haven't yet. Maybe this year I will though. :D

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  9. Your photos are incredible! It looks like you had a fun day. :D
    Good luck on your book! I bet it will be fantastic. <3

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophia! I really enjoy your blogs--so glad I found them. <3 <3

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  10. I am so glad to have found your blog, its lovely. <3

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  11. I'm so excited for Camp! I haven't done NaNo in general since last summer, so this will be interesting. I'm hoping to rewrite another draft of my novel because I have most of the plot holes cleaned up! I just need to find cabin mates, and that's it! You have no idea how pumped I am right now!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Sounds like so much fun! hahaa, I did a rewrite of my novel and it ended up being practically a new book. ;) aw, our cabin is full. Hope you find one soon! So glad you have a plot though. ;) Good luck at camp! :D

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  12. I just stumbled onto your blog and it's so amazing! Your photography is so beautiful!

    p.s. I tagged you in my most recent post (waffles vs. pancakes) and I thought I'd let you know ;-)

    -Madilyn

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    1. So glad you found it! aw, thanks so much, Madilyn! <3

      I tried to get to your blog--but it said it was removed. Do you have a new blog now?? :D

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  13. Your garden is looking spectacular. I would be the same way when it comes to coming up with ideas for books.

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    1. Thanks so much! lol, it can be nice at times..but mostly it's just hard. :P xD

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