It’s great to have a wonderfully wacky group of writerly friends sharing the same cabin for another month of mischief, cheer-leading and writing!
Natasha does a great job in making sure we cabin-mates are on task (no food fights with marshmallows – yet!) and that we keep the chat board active. You’ve guessed it – Camp NaNoWriMo is back!
So, for the first lines of this month’s project, “After the Chaos”:
A thin ribbon of red flowed down the professor’s neck as the students looked on, too stunned to move, and too inexperienced to act.
“Can we resolve this,” the professor asked looking to the class. “Without any more bloodshed, I mean?”
The first response was the wrong response.
Even though I failed to share here this past month, it’s the little things (like hitting the 10k mark with 10,132 words!) that make this fun.
Updates/Details to be shared soon…
Aren’t You Supposed to be Writing?
I love my cats – Kit and Kat. They give me a necessary mental break from the various insanity detours of “real life.”
So, dropped the ball again on the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge. Maybe Sunday I’ll put together a list of the missing letters as related to my latest ‘bad habit.’ (Those of you I share a cabin with know what that is!)
Jotting down a few words a day in the (very long overdue) sketchbooks to wrap up a prequel of sorts to the first camp project, “Escorting in Twilight.” The three-part collection, “Before the Wars,” tells the stories of Atkinson, Jalem and Desmon before the subtle changes had a major impact on their lives – apart and together.
How about you? Are you camping this year; counting hours, pages or words?
Atkinson’s Chronicles Tea Tin Wrap
So, found a new habit brewing. While most writers and creative types try to stay away from Pinterest or wanderers stay away from Twitter/YouTube, I found a new tea site to play with.
It’s one thing to order more tea than a sensible drinker should. It’s quite another to discover you can create your own blends, too!
I was going to keep these ‘public’ long enough for a friend or two to see…
Trio of Trouble (for) Brewing
If you’re curious, the blends might last until the end of the week.
What crazy new habit have you found or fun creation made?
Gamboling Gretel gathered the grapes; ignoring the ruin of the drapes. As Hampton and Krupa and Gershwin played on, Gretel gamboled all the day long.
Continuing the prompts from the “A Story in a Month” collection…
“Where was this going to land? On solid land or in the water? Stuck in the clouds or someplace farther?”
So began the story between parent and child on the plane. Where this made-up roundabout story would end was part of the game!
No, the picture has nothing to do with the ignored prompt (Write a story in the structure of Hansel and Gretel), or the previous end-note from yesterday (which stories fit the Ugly Duckling model).
This is just a reaction to the fact that I’ve been blogging for six years now (well, actually, this site is a wee bit younger than the ‘parent’ site, but still…)…
What sort of splash have you made, big or small?