"warm weather" = barefeet || preparing for nano + a 600 page name book

Sunday, March 26, 2017

GUUUUYYYYSSS. WARM WEATHER. (okay it was only 60 degrees. stop laughing at me you people with desert-like weather you) when i took these pics it was warm anyways. today it's rain/sleet and like 30ish degrees. *wraps self into burrito* 

basically that warm weather brought me out in barefeet along with several snakes, wasps and mosquitoes. but I still love the warm weather - even those things can't dissuade me. heh. so, I was cleaning and moved my hand over and legit two inches from my hand was this huge black-ish looking wasp. *cue heart attack*

ALSO. GUYS. NANO IS REALLY SOON 

*doesn't even bother to count the days anymore* I've pretty much given up on getting Julia to plot her novel for camp nano. basically me trying to prompt julia to plot:
she'll prob come to me during april and be like: "I SHOULD HAVE PLOTTED" or she'll whiz thru 50k and be like whateves. who knows with Ju anymore. *throws hands up*

I'm relatively plotted. I still have to get some character names - basically, I'm working through another 600 page name book and making a list *headdesk* so. many. names. halp. so my current goal for camp is 50k. but, tbh, I'm such a horrible estimator that we'll just have to see what happens lol. i mean, i estimated my last novel to be 50k and it ended up 105k. *blinks* ohhhkaayy.

also, syncing your phones (clicking play to the same song at the SAME moment) when you don't have the speaker in the car is the coolest
whats your word goal for camp nano?
have you ever tried syncing phones to make a "speaker"??

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  1. you know. *raises eyebrow* you're still my little sister. Always remember that

    I'm always watching you - alllllwaayyyys watching.

    *walks away slowly*

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    1. Ha! I've given up trying to convince my sister I'm the oldest. Now, I just do what she says...

      And, I've never synced a song with someone before, but one time Tori started two versions of "I see fire" so she could listen to them together; she timed how long it took her to switch the page and turn on the second one (like 4 seconds?), set the second version to 4 seconds, turned the first one on, and then turned the second one on just as the first hit the 4 second mark; she had them singing together in PERFECT sync for the first little bit, it was awesome! Then they had different middles and it got kind of muddled. But it was hilariously well done on her part :D.

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    2. *whaps ju* xD

      ohmygoodness, Bri, that sounds so cool! especially with two different versions - that'd be hard xD I love stuff like that XD

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  2. EEE, your photos are so gorgeous! And haha, I can't even get myself to plot. *facepalms* And WHAT??? A 600-paged name book??? I'm torn between GIVE ME ONE and AGH NO WHAT IS THIS. XD I use nameberry.com but it's still hard. But one of my writer friends has come to the conclusion that the charrie will be fine with whatever name because the reader can only think of the charrie with that name; it's just the writer with the problem. Which sorta doesn't help but does at the same time??? And good luck with 50k! I'm aiming for 17.5k with a project I will discontinue after Camp's over. XD

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    1. eeepp! thank you, May! <33 *shoos you off to plot* I KNOWWW. but you should plot. you shouullddd. xD and lol yes, i'm slowly working through it. it's so. long. but so many good names to choose from (good, and bad lol) oooh that's cool. sometimes I just make the names up - whatever works :P trruuuee. but some names just click, ya know? and if the name doesn't work, I think it'd make it harder for me to write. XD oohhh, that's a great goal!! hope it goes well for you. I'm hoping for 50k but who knows tbh, it's gonna be so busy next month xP XD

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  3. YAY for warm weather!! According to the weather forecast we will be getting a lot of sunshine here in Switzerland the next few days and I couldn't be happier about it :) like ahh that feeling of sun on your skin is so beautiful! x

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    1. *cheers with you* whoooaaa. Switzerland? THAT IS SO COOL. yaass. sun is the best - it's beginning to feel like spring <3

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  4. Warm weather is FABULOUS! I've been enjoying it ever so much! ^_^

    Ehh, camp NaNo . .. I had planned to edit AQoL, but when I went over the series notes and plot again, books 2 and 3 decided to switch places. Sooo . . .yeah, my goal is not 150 pages, which is normal around a 50K first draft for me. ;)

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    1. *My goal is AROUND 150 pages. I have no idea what I was thinking when I wrote that. ;P ^^

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    2. TOTALLY. XD

      awweee. now we have to waaiitt loonngerrr. but i understand - somehow I started out writing middle book in my trilogy. xP oooh wow that's a great goal! good luck on that, Jess! can't to read it xD

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  5. Oh, we had a wasp in our house the other day. It was on the window and my brother pushed the window glass out when he went to squish it. xP Old houses for you. ;P

    Good luck with your book and nano! :)

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    1. eeehhhh. those things are so big - it's seriously not the same as a normal bee. :P omw!! LOL. your poor window tho.

      aww, thanks!! will you be doing nano??

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  6. HAHAA YEEEEP WITH WARM WEATHER COMES BUGS. *cringe* There were some gnats out today... lol

    CAMP IS SO SOON. I'm looking forward to it though! And honestly I should plot more but we shall see... And word goal?? Eeeh, i put only 10,000 on the site just so Michaila could invite me. XD It depends on how things go, but you can update your goal up to like the 21 of the month, so *thumbs up* I might change it.

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    1. UGH YES. lots of them - but that's okay, it's worth it for warm weather xD

      IKR LIKE *flails* SO. SOON. same, still kinda nervous at the same time tho. arg, same. I'm pretty well plotted tho. I just have to remind myself not to stress. :P 10k is great!! you should totally push yourself to write a bunch - somehow writing in nano months is a bunch easier. ah same. I'm going for 50k currently but it might be super busy so I'll feel out the month and see if I need to raise, or lower it. :D

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  7. Oh my goodness...that second picture is DARLING. ♥ ♥ ♥
    And three cheers for barefoot weather!!! We had some in February, but have lost it now...but there is always hope for more soon! ☺
    Great post, as always!
    Yours,
    G

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    1. awwwee, thank you girlie!! <33

      *cheers with you* totally! same. it was a weird warm streak then but it looks like it's going to stick around for a while now. :D

      aww, thank you! <3

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  8. I'm shooting for 50k, like Julia, I should of plotted... *grimaces*
    -Gray Marie
    graymariewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. WHOOOO! that's a great goal and yes you should go plot *guides you off to do so* at least do SOMMEE. xD good luck with your goal, Gray! (btw, I must say, I adore your name it's so cool xD)

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  9. lol I love the gif of julia and you....like so funny! XD And, OMW every time I get on here I'm just alskdjlfekjlrkej over your design! gahhhh
    YUSSSS NANO! I am so ready! Bring it on!

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    1. hahahaa ikr - it's so us. omw, guurrrlll thankyousomuch <33

      YES. what's your word goal?? i'm seriously so excited about your book (hoping i'll be on the list of beta readers XD) good luck on your book!

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  10. First of all those pictures!!! Love them!!

    My word count goal is a measly 24,000, but it's a school month, so I won't have as much time to write as I'd like. I've not tried to sync phones, but that sounds pretty cool. =)

    Micaiah
    www.notebooksandnovels.com

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    1. *squeals* thaannkkyoouuu <33

      uhh. 24k is NOT measly. never put down what you do. managing 24k in a school month is AH-MAZING, 'kay? good. I'm unsure if I'll be able to manage 50k with school but who knows, imma try anyways xD good luck on your book, Micaiah! YOU CAN DO IT.

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  11. YAY!! you finally got your warm weather girl! Haha, today it was 70-ish and we played speedball at church and i was DYING. I was so hot!!! But it was sooooo awesome! (It's like a realllyyyyyy intense soccer, or like frisbee football with a soccer ball!)
    And all those pics are like...(searching for a word) legit..? Like ya know, messy buns, doughnuts, park. And that park, omw!!! looks like so much fun!

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    1. ikr! totally loving even 60 degrees xD ooohhh. that sounds like lovely weather and omw so fun!! outdoor games like that are super awesome. :D

      *melts* ohmygoodness, Paige, thank you so much!! <33

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  12. YOUR PICTURES *flails for ten years* GAHHHHHHH How are you such a brilliant photographer?!!!!!!!! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

    And warm weather is always awesome! It's been crazy here...one day it's 70 and the next day it's 40. UGH. March. I wish you the best on Camp Nano! I'm not doing it this time, because I still need to like...finish my novel. *cringes* LOL AND PLOTTING *sighs* I really should've done that before writing xD

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    1. *dies* OMW, AUTUMN, srsly you are so sweet WAAHHT. your photography is SUPER. *nods*

      oh, yes. haha - that happened to us too. :P thank you! aw, you really should tho. Often I haven't started new books for camp but have just continued my project into camp - it's more of a helpful tool to get me to write. you should set a reasonable goal for yourself and work on finishing up your novel!! hahaa, well, some people work better without plotting. which...isn't me. I'm kinda inbetweem xP

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  13. Dude, the playground in that first picture looks a TON like the one our homeschool co-op used to meet at once a week... *is legit scrutinizing it*

    My goal is 40k for Camp...which will be a new record for me. *bites nails* Syncing phones? *laughs* YES I'VE TOTALLY DID THAT!! With iPods, not phones, but whatever. XD

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    1. dude no way. I actually know of like three of these nearby me lol. aren't they so much fun tho?? It'd be a great place for a huge game of tag XD

      ooohh, that's awesome!! YOU CAN DO IT. haha. the most I've done for a nano is 30k (but I've written more in normal months) but 30k has gotten pretty easy so I've just been working my way up. *thumbs up*

      omw that's hilarious!! isn't it the coolest?? XD

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  14. We have been having beautiful weather. Today is near 80!!!! But I think it's supposed to get cold again soon though. :( I'M READY FOR SUMMER!!!!
    - Maddy littlebitofsunshineweb.wordpress.com

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    1. wwhhhoooaa. 80?? that's like, summer. *wants your weather* ME TOO. SO READY. xD

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  15. Nano for me = editing so... *headdesks* I have a love/hate relationship with editing. If it weren't for that darn perfectionist in me, I'm sure I would have quit writing years ago xD

    60 degrees? Girl, that's considered COLD where I am. Legit. Only when it's 70 is it considered "warm."

    <3

    audrey caylin

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    1. ewww editing :P well, it's a good thing you have your perfectionism then. quitting would be horrible - but I understand the perfectionism. :P i'm a fellow INFJ so i understand xP

      guurrrll. 70 degrees sounds lovely. actually, 60 degrees isn't /usually/ warm, but there wasn't a breeze and the sun was out so it was nice anyways xD

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  16. My goal is 50,000.... my novel got a little over 40,000, and now, my goal is it to at least reach 50000. ;) I'm rewriting my novel this month. My goal also is to have an outline, so I don't miss anything in the plot. :P
    'Warm weather'... ;D It's thunder storming here, though, so any warmth is welcomed for me. ;D ALSO: those doughnuts. Wanna fight for 'em? ;D Kidding!

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    1. ooohhh - same. although, who knows what'll happen since I'll be stuffing this along with life already xP xD oohhh rewriting. yep. totally. outlines are pretty awesome - pretty much what I only do plotting xD

      okay thunder storms are awesome tho so inspirringg.

      *stands straight* ALRIGHT. LET'S. (bc donuts are obv worth fighting for *nods*) xD

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  17. UGH girlllll those doughnuuuuuuuuuts. HAND 'EM OVER. xD
    Great post! You and Julia always manage to take all these little bits of life and fit them into one whole beautiful post--TEACH ME YOUR WAYYYYS. xD
    Oh yeah. We've got those black wasps over here. Except they're more like black with highlights of blue, and they're called mud-dobbers. Now, I can't remember whether they sting or not, but DON'T RISK IT K?
    AND KEEP GOING ON THE WRITING YOU AWESOME HUMAN BEAN. *hands you giant box of doughnuts* *takes three for self* YOU CAN DO THIS. *fist bump*
    -Ariel

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    1. HEY, HEY. Angela already challenged me for 'em. ^^ *laughs*

      ohmygoodness gurrrll. that is seriously the best thing to hear thaannkkyouuu <33 HOW DO I TEACH YOU MY WAYS WHEN I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M DOING MOST OF THE TIME *flails* xD

      hmmm. apparently they have the capability to sting, but rarely do. aka DON'T MESS WITH 'EM. xD

      THANK YOU YOU AWESOME BEAN YOU *eats the rest of the donuts* so. many. donuts - BUT WHO CARES *eats them all* xD

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  18. THE PHOTO OF THE MATCHING MESSY BUNS OMW! Wowzers you two are blonde and ya could be twins. great work!!

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    1. *squeals* THAAANKKYOUUU. hahaaa well actually, our hair is normally darker but we got highlights (I got 'em last year and Julia did hers recently) just to freshen it up :D aw, thanks!

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  19. Barefeet! It was up in the 80s last week and yes! 'Course, as soon as I started getting my summer callouses back it plunged to the 40s. -_-

    YOU GUYS HAVE THE COOLEST PLAYGROUND

    I /was/ aiming for 24k, because it's supposed to be 12 chapters and I want at least 2k for each chapter... but then a plot twist happened and a new villain showed up and I don't even know what's going to happen at this point.

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    1. DUDE 80 DEGREES I AM SO JEALOUS WAAHHHT. okay not jealous of the 40 degrees tho *will stick with my in between weather*

      DUDE IKR *unashamedly played in it*

      ooohhh 24k is good. ah, yeah, right. a chapter word goal is a good idea. *nods* *rubs hands together* villain? villains are always good xD well, good luck, Brianna! YOU CAN DO IT

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  20. Hi again! (It's Amelia, lol.) <3
    Whoa, I've actually never tried syncing phones before! *Evil laugh* But it sounds pretty cool....;)
    That donut picture -- oh my goodness gracious I am envious to high-heaven! Actually, I live in the mountain region and so I haven't felt humidity in years. (Except I just had a trip to Kentucky so yeah). No bugs here, friend, except maybe an occasional ant. xD

    Brilliant post,
    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. Hey Amelia!! dude donuts are the best thing EVER *gives you some* whaaa? no bugs? SRSLY. CAN I COME THERE. (mosquitoes always eat me alive ugh) jeaallouuss XD

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  21. DUDE YOU AND JULIA ALWAYS HAVE THE CUTEST PICTURES (what camera do you use btw?)lollol totally thought that park was one by our house and maybe we live really close but nope XD

    Good luck on Camp NaNo! :D

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    1. DUDE SRSLY YOU ARE SO SWEET. ha ikr she steals my camera often - even tho I paid for it *squints* haha. I got the Canon Rebel t5 and srssllyyy it's sooo beautiffull. I have the 50mm lens (BUY IT) and also the kit lens jsyk. lol!! I actually know several parks like this around me so there must be lots around xD

      aw, thanks! are you doing camp?

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  22. I love the photographs, those donuts are making me so hungry!
    Good luck on Camp NaNo! I feel like I should probably be editing the first draft of my novel, but I'm kind of dreading doing that, considering that it's a mess :-)

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    1. thank you and hahaa sorry about that *would give you some but they are gone* XD

      aw, thanks!! ugh yes, editing...it's a hard thing, but something you should do to make your book even more awesome :D good luck on that!

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