how i wrote 30k // camp nano


GUUUUUUUUYYS

 I did it. I wrote 30,078 words in ONE MONTH. LIKE WHATTTTTT. how?? I don't even know!! Well, maybe I do. It was a lot of Jane Eyre soundtrack music, (PLEASE THANK ABBIE FOR TELLING ME WHO THE AMAZING DARIO MARIANELLI IS), water (i mean a lot), Sarah (guys i would have died without her -- okay okay??), Sarah's alphasmart...guuuuuys, alright let me just admit it here and now.

Sarah is like the sole reason why I did Camp Nano. THANK YOU SISTER *hugs

 I found out that I'm a night writer -- if its like 3 p.m. and I try to sit down and write its like *crickets
 then 9:30p.m it's like *click click click click click* *glances up at sarah who is also clicking away
 me -"Turn the music up." 
sarah -*glares at me* "PLEASE?"
me - *rolls eyes* "plllleeeeaaaasse." 

  basically I'm so in love with my characters right now that I can promise you that this story isn't stopping. 60k is my goal, and be sure, it's going to happen. I was legit about to cry today when a little girl was dying.. AND GUYS I WAS WRITING IT. like what even?!?! uhg #writerslife

 *cough cough* I'm road testing on Wednesday PPRRRAAAYYYYY


Did you complete Camp Nano??
Do you have a writing buddy?





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  1. CONGRATULATIONS GIRL. I need that typewriter, BY THE WAY. :-O

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    1. AW GOSH GIRL THANKS <3 <3 yesss! You do -- it's ammmaaazzing. You can write away AND THEN download it onto your computer!! SO GREAT

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!! Aww, If I had an older sister, she'd definitely be my writing buddy too. As I don't, well.... I am totally a night writer as well- which works great sometimes, but not so well at other times. xD That third picture! GAH! You have a typewriter?!

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    1. waaaaiiiiitt, are you saying that Sarah is my older sister?? Cause she isn't xD lol!!!! I know, I was up one night until 1 writing, and then I JUST HAD TO READ -- so I ended up going to bed at like 2.....lol
      It's actually an alphasmart. All I can say is GO BUY ONE

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    2. Okay, I mis-typed that, sorry! *covers face* I know you are older (I'm the oldest too, so I know how it feels to be called otherwise!) I meant to say if I had a SISTER close to my age. xD

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    3. hahaa!! That's alright xD I wasn't sure if I MIS-READ it. Sometimes I read things in a different tone then other people meant them to be read it. :P Do you do that to??! lol!!

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  3. I didn't finish this month BUT HECK I'M SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS YOU ARE JUST THE BEST OKAY

    P.S. Thanks for letting me borrow your Sarah yesterday. ;)

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    1. But YOU WROTE SO MUCH GOSH GIRL YOURE JUST AMAZING KK?!

      p.s. you're welcome, I suppose. I missed her a lot..... *cries*

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  4. WOOOT CONGRATULATIONS, JULIA!! That is like a HUGE accomplishment like DUDE I WANT TO READ YOUR STORY WHEN YOU'RE DONE OKAY OKAY? Ooh, and I need to check out that typewriter thing...it looks so cool! Is it portable? You'd definitely be away from distractions with that. THAT IS GREAT.
    Ahaha I don't really have a writing buddy...I do have a friend who likes to write too but that's about it :)

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    1. duuuuuuuuuuuuudddddeee *puts hands up in protest* okay okay ;) Yup! It is -- ITS AMAZING ALRIGHT. like noooo distractions AT ALL. It's an alphasmart. GO BUY ONE.

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  5. Congrats, girl! I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Your book sounds GOALS!
    Love you!

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    1. AW GOSH GIRL THANKS!! <3 <3
      uhhh come on, we both know I love you MORE

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  6. Ahhh that alphasmart is like, the coolest thing ever!!

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    1. I KNNNNOOOOWWWW - I seriously think its one of the best inventions EVER

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  7. Writing at night is my favorite thing to do when I have good ideas! Everything just flows. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN! like I said before! And now I say again celebrate!

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    1. I agree - I think cause it's quiet?? I don't know! It just seems to work xD Hahaa I shall <3

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  8. AHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!

    the pictures for this post are perfect wow.

    I too am a night writer. I usually start writing around 9pm and write and write and write. thats why I havent been writing because Ive been working and being forced to write in the morning which never works out. lol.

    but Im so proud of you! yay!! are you doing regular nano in the fall??

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    1. aww gosh -- yeah, I can thank my sister for those. XD She's like aammmmaaazzzing.

      Really?! IM THE SAME! Have you ever started at like 1 because you forgot to do it earlier??? Yeah, that was me. :P lol!

      awww, gosh! thanks -- did you do camp nano?? I'm actually not sure! But, I'm thinking of attempting it. Once I finish this novel, I've got a whole one to start plotting with one of the characters siblings!! AH SO EXCITED

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  9. YAY! Congrats Julia! :P

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  10. Congrats, Julia! My novel is roughly near your word count range (actually, it'll probably be 70k because I'm barely halfway through my draft). But aghhh, exciting stuff!!!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. wooah, that's awesome! I didn't realize you are writing a novel too -- did you do camp nano?! :D

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  11. I can relate to the whole 'cry as you write' conundrum: I had to kill off one of my characters recently and I was just screaming in my head "WHHHYYYY???"

    Congratulations on 30K! I've never done NaNo, but maybe I will nest time around. As for writing buddies....well, people in my immediate vicinity basically run a mile when I even ask them to read a paragraph. So that's a no-no.

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    1. YES ITS SO TRUE LIKE WHHHAATT EVEN.

      Sometimes I feel insane and then other times its like "im sorry, this has to be." then I cry

      ooh! You really should do Camp Nano -- you write so much in such a short period of time! xD aww..now that's sad! lol Stick around here, I love reading ;)

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  12. EEEEEEEP CONGRATULATIONS, GIRL!!! *MUCH CONFETTI MUCH WAFFLES* Dude, it is seriously SO GREAT to have a writing buddy -- like one that you can share EVERYTHING with who is super excited about your project and would never steal your ideas (lololol i'm a paranoid human) AND AHAH THE DIALOGUE WITH YOUR SISTER IS THE BEST WOW <3

    MUAHAHAH YOU'RE WELCOME FOR INTRODUCING YOU TO DARIO. xD Seriously though, his soundtracks gIVE LIFE.

    and your hair bun is flawless btw

    >><<
    abbiee

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    1. ABBIEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 *much hugs* basically I'm like SUPPPPEEER blessed and even more so because GURL SHE LIKES MY JAM WE LISTEN TO THE SAME STUFF LIKEEEEE ahhhh

      YES THEY DO. they give life to my characters. I get such feels when I write to his compositions. like *sigh*

      HAHAA!! GIRL I SLEPT IN THAT. gosh thanks xD (i guess i slept hard that night?? lol)

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING CAMP, JULIA!!!! Totally fantastic job - 30,000 words? That's half of your novel, girl!

    You guys sound like you have fun writing together... (Seriously. Why can't I write with you guys too?!? #SHOULDHAPPENSOMETIME ;)) And I love how you have a file with notes AND ACTUAL PICTURES. Totally need to do that. I mean, I've got a board, but it'd be so cool to have pictures up on a cork-board or something right next to me while I write... Totally gotta do that someday. :)

    Your writing sounds like it's going AMAZING. THAT ROCKS. You're gonna let me read the finished book, right?! ('Cause I want to find out what happens, you know...)

    -Micaiah-

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    1. MICAIAH CONGRATS FOR YOU TOO!!!! I know...well, maybe, unless I end up going WAY long. xD xD

      Writing is a lot more fun with Sarah, though I have learned that I can write without her. but...uh, I tend to write very morbidly when she's gone. O.O YES IT SHOULD HAPPEN. Oh you have a cork board, that's so cool! I use the file so when I'm writing, I can just pull out the person and describing constantly is waaay easier. XD

      Hahaa, we shall see dear ;) Maybe I'll end up sending you like the last sentence or something LOL!!! IM SO EVIL *laughs*

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    2. THANK YOU SO MUCH, GIRL! But you rocked NaNo. 30,000 words?! I gotta do that sometime. ;) Well, Julia, I'll just say... Go with it. Don't pressure yourself into 50,000 or 60,000 words if you need more room for your characters to grow and for the plot to unfold. Just hold God's hand and go along with it... It'll be great! <3

      It sounds SO FUN TO HAVE A PERMANENT WRITING BUDDY. I wish I could write with you guys. So, so much. I just wanna hang out for reals. WHY DO WE LIVE SO FAR AWAY?!?!?!?! *cough* actually, I don't have a cork board. XD I meant a Pinterest board - link here: https://www.pinterest.com/micaiahkeough1/trapped-on-the-islands-of-panama/. I would take a cork board though. ;) YESSS. Sounds like a great plan! ERG. I need better Pinterest pictures for my characters... They just aren't the perfect fit. OH WELL. Have yourself a look around at the board and tell me what you think... ;)

      THAT IS EVIL. ;) Joking! But goodness, Julia... you gonna keep a girl in suspense?!

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    3. P.S. Is that guy in your folder your MC?? The one on the bottomish-right?

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  14. Wow, go you! That's impressive. I hope you go just as fabulously with the road test. :D

    P.s I did the hair wrap!

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    1. Aww, thank you!!

      YOU DID!! I WANNA SEE A PHOTO!! <3

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  15. Yay!!! Great job! I'm not a writer at all...hehe....The only time I wrote stuff was because of assignments for school. I mean really, look at my blog, it's mostly all pictures hahaha! I'll be praying for your road test. You'll do great!

    Okay, so....I went to snapfish and got all of the prints ready, then we lost Internet, then we got it back again and it won't let me check out! It takes you through everything and then it tells you that there is missing info, but there isn't. So my square prints are held off once again.

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    1. wooah, you aren't?! I know this is really strange, but I was like 100% sure that you wrote...haha!! Aww, thank you. ITS TOMORROW #idontknowificanhandlethis

      OHHHH BESS THATS HORRID. did you sign into your account when you were working on the photos?? Cause I think that's the only way that the photos would be able to save. GAH IM SO SORRY *cries*

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    2. Seriously!? Wow....thanks=). Yeah, the words just like don't come to me very easily...so....yeah..lol!

      My project is saved. However, after I put the card information in it goes and takes it, but then the page reloads and says there is missing or invalid information. It's so strange. The only thing I can think of is the address change isn't matching up with the card....maybe? But my room isn't ready yet, so maybe they'll process and arrive once everything is redone and great:).

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  16. 1. That bun. Why does my hair never turn out like that.
    2. What is your story about?
    And 3. Will you put it out somewhere for us to read?! Because I'd totally pay for it if it's anywhere close to as good as your blog posts :D.
    And I loved your conversation with Sarah. Totally me and my sis. Then I would end up being the one to turn it up... Sometimes I think she and I both missed the memo that I'm the older of the two ;). I love writing, but I always either lose focus, or freeze up because I'm afraid of ruining the unfinalized scenes I envision... so I have nothing to show much to show for it... :p

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    1. 1. hahaaa!!! I SLEPT in that.
      2. It's this most realistic romance western, set back in the 1880's. It's quite heartbreaking really. lol! A mail order bride leaves Boston to marry a man who lives in Nebraska.
      OH GOSH SERIOUSLY?!! woowww....
      Hahaa! sisters are so much fun ;)

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    2. It sounds most intriguing!

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  17. Woo, that is awesome! :) Congrats. I can totally relate to the feeling of being absolutely in love with and consumed by your characters and own story. That is such a beautiful feeling! Also, I love the first photo in this post. I use photos just like those to help me write, so to see your "writer files" was super cool. ;)

    P.s. I am a total night writer, too. Can't get anything done unless it's from the window of 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. GOSH

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    1. IKR?! I'm super happy with how far I got. :D gaahhh, it truly is the BEST feeling ever..well, at least one of them. Oh you do?? That's fantastic! I love my writer files. It really helps for describing scenes and keeping constant throughout the book. <3

      wooooahhh 3 AM?!?!?! that's crazy! And I thought I was a night owl lol!!

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  18. Congrats, Julia! It was awesome being in a cabin with you! I had such a great time!

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  19. I've never tried night-writing, but it sounds like a fun venture! WOW, 30k is great!!! Congrats, and keep up the good work! I really want to read your story when it's done. <3

    Sophia xx
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