Lots of traveling, this month. I think I’ve traveled more this spring and summer than I have the last few years put together. There was a wedding in April, a Creation Conference in May, the Kingdom Pen retreat in June… At the end of June, I went with Dad and the three little ones to Iowa to visit grandparents. It was a glorified babysitting trip on my side of things, but I was able to make a number of collages and got a little writing done.
A few of my favorite collages:
And then, just yesterday, I was able to visit my great friend, Kate and explore some of the caves in the Hocking Hills. We brought my bow and some cloaks along and got pictures before it got busy, then explored and brainstormed story ideas and generally had fun.
I got writing done this month!!! *dances happily* I need to make up my own Camp NaNo every month.
- Scarlet Rose: Eh… five chapters. Ish? Around 5600 words. Not terribly much, mainly because I’ve been busy with Fidelyon.
- Fidelyon: Part 3 is finished! It was at 139,000 words with a whole final part to write, when I wanted the max word count to be 140,000. Not happening. But I did get 9 chapter written, for a total of 40,482 words.
- I won camp NaNo! I dropped my original goal to 32,000 words, but I ended up getting past 35,000 all the same.
- Outlined my Snow White story… mostly. 😉
- I also discovered Scrivener! It is much fun. More on that another time, but I am loving it.
- Write the Snow White retelling for the Rooglewood contest
- Finish Scarlet Rose
- Fidelyon… as much as I can get done; maybe 10 chapters? Maybe finish it?
- Get the cover and proofs and everything else ready for Blackened Rose, may paperback collection of the first three Legends of Light novellas.
- Psychological interrogation Cause reasons. Good cop/bad cop. Fun stuff.
- Psychological torture Cause more reasons. I’m so using white torture one of these days – basically sensory deprivation. Nothing to see, nothing to hear… *apologizes to characters in advance*
- How does one use sand when writing with a quill? Simple. sprinkle it on top, shake it off. It gets messy.
- Farther or further Because I trust my editors but I trust myself more. ‘The quick and dirty tip is to use “farther” for physical distance and “further” for metaphorical, or figurative, distance. It’s easy to remember because “farther” has the word “far” in it, and “far” obviously relates to physical distance.’ Nice. That works.
- How long is a furlong? 220 yards. Perfect. Thank you, Google.
When talking with my friends…
Not sure how I became the one with memes in my circle of friends… I guess it has something to do with my enjoyment of making people laugh and seeing what makes them laugh.
Let’s chat! What have you been up to this summer? Have you ever visited any caves? Did you do Camp NaNo? What was your final word count?