May is here, and Camp NaNo is donePosted: May 2, 2016 Filed under: NaNoWriMo, Odds and Ends | Tags: camp, Camp NaNoWriMo, family, graduation, kids, prom 1 Comment
and though I hate having to admit it, I lost this time around. Between races, graduation stuff, a new part time job and the stomach bug from hell, I didn’t manage to make my goal. On the plus side, I did manage to add more than 14k words to my story. And Prom is done… Now we have the Senior Trip coming up, then, in less than a month, she graduates. (someone, hold me, please!)
Deep breath and move on. I’ll manage and keep writing too.
Time is racing by for me.Posted: April 25, 2016 Filed under: NaNoWriMo, Odds and Ends | Tags: Camp NaNoWriMo, kids, Nanowrimo, prom Leave a comment
It seems like April has just flown past. So far, I’ve done pretty well with Camp NaNo. II;’ve not yet written anything today so I’m that far behind, but that’s all! I’ve also been getting things ready for my daughter’s prom this week and the rest of my families crazy schedule. I’m beyond tired but it’s back to the grind for me, and I’ve got to get some more writing in.
What’s going on with you this week?
Camp, work, kids and a last minute graduation.Posted: April 11, 2016 Filed under: NaNoWriMo, Odds and Ends | Tags: camp, Camp NaNoWriMo, graduation, kids, Nanowrimo, work Leave a comment
We got the results today for one of the two tests that kid 1 has to pass in order to graduate. She passed. This was the one we were worried about. She had been in the course since August, but finished the last 30% over spring break. The other test is a course she did last year and has been studying since August, just waiting for the test to be available, she and I are both confident she’ll pass that one. So we continue with the prep for the last minute graduation.
In other news, my new job seems to be going well, there has been a learning curve but it’s starting to take less time and I love that I’m able to work it around what’s going on my life.
Camp NaNo? Well, I’m not behind. I’m not where I want to be but I am on target.
Camp NaNo and other news.Posted: March 31, 2016 Filed under: NaNoWriMo, Odds and Ends | Tags: camp, Camp NaNoWriMo, graduation, Melissa Stevens, nano, Nanowrimo 1 Comment
Tomorrow is the start of Camp NaNo, and yes, I plan on participating. I’ve not yet set my goal, but I’m going to add to the book I worked on in November. I love the flexibility of camp. The ability to work on an already started project, to edit and rewrite instead of write, to go for short stories, and the ability to set your own goal really work for me.
In other news, I’m working on getting ready for Romance Novel Convention and my trip to Vegas in June. I’m also teaching a class on how to publish eBooks at one of our local libraries next month. Have I mentioned that last week Kid 1, who is 16, decided she was going to graduate high school in May? (We knew she would be eligible to graduate but the plan had been to stay in HS and use the dual enrollment to get a discount at the community college. Other things have come up that changed that.) I’m working on getting all the normal stuff you do all of senior year to get ready for graduation, in two months. Oh, have I also started a new part time job this week, and it’s spring break.
Busy? That’s an understatement.