How I plan during Camp Nano+cute excerpts!

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Welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! Today’s post is going to be another Camp NaNoWriMo themed post! Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month (which is in November!) Camp Nano is in spring and encourages you to write! It’s really fun because you can have a cabin with your friends and new friends and have fun writing! So in today’s post, I am going to be showing you guys how I prep daily during NaNoWriMo!

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So the first thing I do is write the date and my word goal! This way I can look back at my goal later in the day.

 

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After that, I write down what I need to do. Such as where the plot is going, things I want to add into my story, stuff like that!

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Then I log in my Word Sprints and write down my goals for them!

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(sorry for messy handwriting btw!)

This is a really great way to keep track of your writing and daily goals.

It really helps me when I set daily goals because I feel like I write more than when I don’t set goals!

Now onto the excerpts!

Now, these are going to be pretty cringey and I probably need to edit more but yeah!

+ Pippa climbed out of bed. Her foot pierced into one of her brother’s Legos. “Ugh,” She grumbled under her breath. “LEO I TOLD YOU TO GET YOUR LEGOS OUT OF MY ROOM!” She screamed, a little louder than she meant too. She was getting a little frustrated. She woke up late, stepped on a dangerous object, she was sure the day would only get worse.
Pippa stumbled down the stairs, she was greeted by her two brothers. Leo and Arthur. They were almost like twins, two months apart and looked exactly the same. Plus they both were awfully mischievous. “What trick do you under your sleeves today?”
“Nothing!” Leo grinned. Leo’s full name was Leonardo and he was named after Leonardo Da Vinci ironically he didn’t have any artistic talent and his inventions never were for the better good, they usually lead to Pippa yelling at them.
Arthur, on the other hand, was obsessed with drawing. It was funny but Art actually kind of looked like Arthur, the cartoon anteater, with his circle glasses and yellow cardigan. 
“Sorry guys, I am really moody right now and would love if you guys could move out of the way so I can get something to eat-“
“YOU SHALL NOT PASS. “Arthur mimicked a deep voice.
“Lord of the Rings reference, Nice. But really, can you let me pass so I before I punch you guys.” Pippa smiled a bit.
The boys giggled. Pippa sighed, awaiting a prank or some sort of trick, but surprisingly nothing happened as she walked down into the kitchen. 

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 His trench coat was one of his most prized possessions. Not only was the long black coat comfy, but it was also quite charming and gave him a sophisticated air, which made him feel brilliant. His trench coat was almost like a child’s blankie, a special connection no one really understood. Trenchie (as Virgil liked to call it) was always there for him. There was never a day when Trenchie would let him down. “Come on Trenchie,” Virgil smiled to himself, “Let’s prove those bookkeepers wrong” And with that, Virgil left his humble abode, slamming the door behind him.

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+Virgil sat down at his desk trembling. Being a FictFinder was his life and now he was going to lose it just like everything else he loved. His Parents, His brother. He sighed and pulled out his binder. Nothing was even happening so why did the BookKeepers make such a big deal? Virgil was frustrated, angry and confused. Why was this happening to him? Who was doing this? Somedays he thought his life was a book itself and the bad things happened so that the readers wouldn’t be bored. Is it normal for your brother to die by falling into a pot of disappearance? Virgil sighed again. His brother was his best friend, and he always helped him. If Vincent was here right now he could probably get Virgil out of this mess.
Virgil’s phone beeped and he quickly pulled it out. It was a message from one of the BookKeepers. “Great.” He muttered, almost about to set down his phone and get back to doodling all over his case files, but something sparked in his brain. Maybe he should see what it said. Maybe if he paid more attention he would get to keep his job. Virgil picked up the phone and opened up the message.

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The boy began to walk off.
“Wait!”
The boy turned around, looking straight at her.
“i-I uh have a blog if you want to chat with me there. It’s called Bookish Pippa. Then you could maybe tell you more about yourself.” Pippa stammered. “-Only if you want!”
Virgil smiled softly, “I would love that. Bye Pippa.” He waved and walked down the road.
Pippa watched him slowly fade away into the city. Her heart was beating really fast and she felt as if she was dreaming. “Wow.” She gasped. She mounted back onto her bike. This was the first time anything romantic had ever happened to her. It was like a dream
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On the Virge: Thanks. Why are you up so late?
PipReads: Bad dreams. Wbu?
On the Virge: I don’t really sleep.
PipReads: Ah, that explains the eye bags
OnTheVirge: very funny
PipReads: What’s up with your name? OnTheVirge?
OnTheVirge: Well it’s kinda an inside joke I made with my brother. I was always just melodramatic and angry as a kid so my brother said on the virge instead of verge
PipReads: Aw that’s cute xD
OnTheVirge: Thanks… I guess?
Pippa was smiling very hard and she didn’t know exactly why.
PipReads: So how was the rest of your day?
OnTheVirge: It was actually horrible. I thought it was going to be good because I met you. But life doesn’t like to make me feel happy. SO right after we met, some random wind came and took away my book and I fell and it started to rain and now somehow I am internet famous and known by the world as a total joke and I have no idea how to get back to my world and this random guy let me stay at his house but he might be a killer.
PipReads: …
PipReads: Wow.
OnTheVirge: Yeah… I mean like my brother got dumped into some weird pot and disappeared, some evil crazy queen is trying to destroy me and I lost my only companion.
Pippa laughed, assuming he was joking. He must have been a huge fan of the BookKeepers. That was basically what happened to the character Virgil.
PipReads: YOu definitely are a BookKeepers fan. You don’t have to hide it I am a huge fan too!
OnTheVirge: ???
OnTheVirge: What even is that?
PipReads: You gotta be kidding me. Its a book series that you described your life after!
OntheVirge: ???
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OnTheVirge: I should probably be getting to sleep. I have a long day tomorrow…
Pippa smiled sadly, she didn’t want him to leave.
PipReads: Okay! I will talk to you tomorrow!
OnTheVirge: Sweet Dreams Pip!
Pippas cheeks warmed as she stared at the message. It was so cute!
PipReads: You too!
Pippa smiled and sat her phone back on her nightstand, dozing off to sleep and dreaming of the boy who had stolen her heart.

 

 

And those were the excerpts

PLEASE DO NOT STEAL ANY OF THIS.

this story Idea is something that I love so much PLEASE DO NOT STEAL

AGAIN please do not steal any of my work. If you do I will hunt you down and FITE you

Just kidding guys.

I WILL KILL YOU

with kindness, of course 😉

XD I am having a blast with these jokes.

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I hope these tips helped you if you are struggling to write your novel! They sure did help me! Thanks so much for reading!

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Did these tips help? Did you like my excerpts? Are you doing Camp Nano?

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camp nano week one recap + introducing my podcast!

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am so excited about this post because I have some exciting news!

So I have decided to suffer and endure in camp nanowrimo! Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month (which is in November!) Camp Nano is in spring and encourages you to write! It’s really fun because you can have a cabin with your friends and new friends and have fun writing!

My Book WIP

I haven’t really made a cover yet (OOF) But I am still making okayish progress.

Word Count: 3304                                                               Word Goal: 50,000

Okay Maybe I am not making too much progress, but I really love how the story is progressing.

sooo what even is my story?

I really love this idea and I don’t really want anyone to steal it so I am going to kinda not tell too much but here are some sneak peeks about it

  1. its called bookish
  2. there’s a brooding guy with a trenchcoat in it
  3. there’s a bookish fangirl that has a book blog
  4.  fiction and the real world are combined sorta
  5. lots of cute scenesss

i am still deciding everything so i don’t have a lot of info lol

now onto the excitingg newssssssssssssssss:

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I started a podcast! Yes, I did! I have always dreamed of starting one but was a little nervous! But this month I decided to give it a try! Its called spilling the tea and it is filled with fun facts, blogging tips, Lifehacks, and inspiring stories!
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My favorite thing about it is that it is interactive! Which means that YOU can be a part of it! You can share tips, fun facts, inspiring stories and ask and answer questions!

so how can I join?

by filling out this form!

Here is our first teaser episode!

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I am so excited and can't wait to hear your stories and have fun being creative! I have been working hard on this since February and I really hope it turns out great!

Make sure to make your submissions to be in Fridays podcast! The deadline is on Thursday!

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I am so excited about the projects I am working on and I hope both of them turn out successfully! Thank you so much for reading today’s post!

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Are you participating in Camp Nano this year? WIll you be submitting to my podcast? Do you like podcasts?

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goodbye october. hello november

 

welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! HELLO NOVEMBER aka me trying to write a novel in 30 days and accomplish some stuff

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October was an amazing (stressful), fun (painful) and a nice warm month!

I love October (BECAUSE ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET) because its such a sweet month (PERFECT FOR READING AND DRAWING HAMILTON FANART) the leaves just fall and fill the autumn air.

But sadly October has to go…

AND THE MONTH OF WRITING WILL BEGIN TOMORROW!!

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i loved my birthday! it was so cute and so much fun!

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yup  i have a “small” obsession.

never mind that

we all know its a HUGE OBSESSION

 

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Its a really great series I really recommend!

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its really cute

PENPALS
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I recently got a penpal AND I LOVE IT!

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hopefully, that narrows it down xD

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surviving NaNoWriMo would be a blessing.

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because sadly I AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME DURING NANO!

start a design business and sticker shop

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write a novel

do the hamilton book tag

go see hamilton (BUT IM BROKE… oh I JUST HAVE TO PURSWADE MY PARENTS TO BUY THEM FOR ME) ah its good still living with your parents

start a design business so I can buy Hamilton tickets

cosplay as angelica Schuyler  and allura from Voltron and my oc Cleo

try to accomplish stuff

LEARN BURN ON THE PIANO AND FINISH LEARNING sATISFIED ON THE PAINO

LEARN SATISFIED ON MY CLARINET

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the end.

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october was great and I am looking forward to November!

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📖a messy nano WIP 📝

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web, today I am going to talk about a dangerous trial called; NANOWRIMO!!! It’s a writing challenge to encourage budding authors but it usually just leaves me burning in failure because I never plan well enough…😓

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Although I think it is a really great learning experience and kinda fun getting pushed to complete a novel in thirty days!

I am really excited for nano this year because I was planning on writing a novel this year and nano makes me really excited!

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I don’t feel comfortable sharing that much info on my novel because I don’t want anything to get stolen! I am still trying to decide on which book cover to use or what look I am going for AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE STORY IS GOING TO FLOW SO OOF

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If you guys like any of these please tell me! The hint for the book genre is DYSTOPIAN!!

Sooo yeah I am still pretty confused on where my book is going but I am sure I will figure it out somehow! Last year nano was so much fun because I did it in a little club with Tess(blackiesunshine) and some other fun bloggers! I loved it and I hope she hosts that again!! WINK WINK (please Tess host it again ;D)

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I worked reaaaally hard on these and I made only two of the MAIN MAIN MAIN MAIN CHARACTERS!

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YEEEEEEEEEEET! I really hope you guys like them! I did take quite a lot of hard

WORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRK!!

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I am really excited for nano this year, and just a LITTLE STRESSED OUT! *twitches* AND NOW ITS TIME FOR A LITTLE PIECE OF WRITING TO INSPIRE ALL OUR BUDDING AUTHORS 😀

Asher walked into the room in deep thought, wondering why he was even here. With a sigh, he took a seat in the blank room. Almost like the blank page when you start Nanowrimo on November 1st and you have absolutely no idea what to write.

“Hi there Asher, take a seat! Oh, you already have, never mind then” I smiled, waving at the insecure bean.

“Greetings and Salutations.” Asher nodded, feeling a bit nervous. He had never been in an interview before. He started fidgeting with the zipper on his black trenchcoat. It was getting warm in the room so he started to take it off.

“Uh, have you seen Cleo yet?” I asked, hoping not to frighten the anxious boy.

“No, sorry Miss. I haven’t… I don’t really know who Cleo is…” He mumbled, taking off the rest of his coat and sitting it next to him in the empty chair beside him. Then the door burst wide open and a flurry of a human ran in, obviously a mess. 

“Sorry, I’m Late!” The girl stammered, nearly dropping everything in her hand. She struggled to stand still, wobbling about and trying to regain balance.

I blinked, trying to conceal a giggle at the poor girl. Two anxious younglings in one day. That was different from the usual. “Are you Cleo?” I asked,”I’m Ava and I will be asking you two a few questions.”

“Yeah! I’m Cleo, sorry about the bad introduction, I was pretty busy this morning and…yeah.” She said, finally taking a seat in the blank white chair.

Asher glanced over at the girl and smiled a bit. “Hi, I’m Asher.” The girl nodded at him and softly smiled.

“Alrighty…” I said, biting my lip and looking over my list.”Just to let you both know, you are in the writing hub. Fictional characters that will soon be developed and sent to the other realities or fictional worlds.”

Asher felt quite confused. He never thought that he was fictional, or made up. He had feelings and thoughts and… he most certainly thought he was real. “Soo… we aren’t human like you?”

I sighed, feeling somewhat confused myself. It was hard to explain how stories and characters were made and it wasn’t often talked about. I had no training in this subject. “Uhhh… It’s hard to explain…I don’t even fully know all of the world’s writing secrets. You’d have to ask the creativity master.” I mumbled.

Cleo hadn’t spoken for a while, but her ears perked when she heard of some master. “Creativity Master?” She thought aloud, unsure if she was truly asking a question or not.

“Nevermind that! On with the questions!” I said, quickly scanning through my paper. Maybe I really wasn’t set out for the amazing role as an author, maybe I should just go back to reading books every day.

maybe I should just quit… and stop dreaming

“Ava?” The room is blurry and I hear people calling my name. I blink and open my eyes to the blank piece of paper facing me. Then I look up out the window facing me above my desk and I see a bird. A little yellow bird trying to fly. It falls at first, but then… it soars. The little bird keeps trying and trying until it can fly so high it touches the clouds.

With a smile on my face, I seize my pencil and begin to write. Because just like the little bird, I will teach myself how to fly.

Wow, that didn’t turn out well. 

I mainly posted that because I really wanted to write and I failed. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS DURING NANO!:P

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well that was fun HAH everyone’s nano WIP looks so nice and mine is just AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

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well. I hope you guys enjoyed me struggling at writing a blog post 😛

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Are you doing nano this year? Did you enjoy my hamilton gifs? Do you struggle to write?

thanks so much for reading! have a great day <33

 

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i was on a movie set?!+nanowrimo

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welcome back to my corner of the web! this week has been REALLY BUSY, from swimming lessons to band to BEING ON A MOVIE SET (and being in a movie set in the 70s that was really awesome!) The business was actually kinda worth it!

Yup you heard me right I AM IN A MOVIE-well more like a documentary BUT STILL THATS REALLY COOl! It was a lot of fun being in the showbiz with my siblings! My Poppie is apart of this alpha clan thing and PBS is making a documentary about it AND HE LET US BE A PART OF IT. So we all got to dress up in RETRO CLOTHES, which I already kind of do wear!

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my brothers in the background 😛

me and my sister at the shoot^^

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me^^ oof

also I have a weird pick of me rock climbing

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it was fun but a little bit scary

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it’s already almost November and that means!? NANOWRIMO! YAY! I am pretty excited for nano and I AM PROBABLY GOIng TO OVER PLAN because last year I didn’t plan at all and everything went bad! Heh 😛

So right now I am planning out the storyline and the characters! I was thinking about writing a totally different book with a totally different genre but I decided to try something different! So here it is!

INTRODUCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *drumroll please* *quality drum roll*

LOUDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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I really don’t know if I will actually use this plot and book idea for nano I may write my other book Idea I AM NOT SURE YET!

So this is a very different book genre than I usually write in. I usually write dystopian, sci-fi stuff like that but I decided to make a realistic adventurous book. It’s actually kinda dystopian I guess I DONT KNOW XD I really get confused when writing books 😛

But anyways the main plot of the story is about a girl named Zinnia Raine who’s mute and yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… I had a whole cool story idea but then I realized it made no sense so THAT’S WHY I AM GOING TO PLAN IN OCTOBER SO MY BOOK MAY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF WORKING OUT! 😛 I really like how the cover turned out though!

 

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September is coming to an end and there were so many amazing opportunities I had. Sure life was busy, but it was fun!