July 2015…

July 31, 2015 at 1:14 pm (Uncategorized)

thanksmoon2This July I decided to sign up for my first Camp NaNoWriMo, a slightly less frantically, frenetically based version of the November project. It was fun to do it with some friends, to encourage each other and push ourselves to get lots written. I committed to 25,000 words for the month, half of the November word count goal, as work was busy and I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself… But I passed 32,000 by the final day, which made me happy.

With thanks… Friday July 31… Pump/Combat day 68… Camp NaNoWriMo final day (700 words)… Full moon blessings…

Woo hoo! Camp NaNoWriMo is complete! I wrote 32,279 words this month, of what looks like becoming an Into the Mists Chronicle 🙂 I could have done more, especially tonight, but I’m so sleepy, and wanted to post about the full moon and validate my novel instead 🙂 I also read ten books this month – for fun! – rather than banning myself as I do in November – Kate Forsyth’s amazing six-book Witches of Eileanan series, plus some random novels I’d bought on my Kindle… Plus the usual work craziness, and working out every day, and having a stupid migraine that lingered for more than two weeks…

I’m very grateful to my NaNo buddies for sharing the adventure – the highs and lows, the hard work and dedication, the exhaustion, the inspiration, the camaraderie – and so proud of them too, for their amazing writing journeys…

Tonight I am grateful for the beauty of the full moon, which rose so big and golden in the beautiful twilight sky, highlighted between skyscrapers, and looking so magical. From our office it was breathtaking, so I was a little disappointed when I ran downstairs and couldn’t see it any more, but weaving my way home it revealed itself in enchanting ways…

I’m grateful that I could leave work on time and walk home in the beautiful gloaming time, with Saturn (I think!) glowing so big and bright in the western sky, and the moon peeking out between urban landscapes and leafy trees. The contrast of the gorgeous moon and the city streets was incredible – my crappy phone pics don’t do it justice, but they’ll remind me of the moments of awe…

I’m happy that I got up super early to work out before work – I did Pump 79 for the first time, and it was awesome! Really tough, but awesome. I think I’ll be feeling it tomorrow!

I’m glad I got heaps done at the magazines, despite my stupid migraines and several meetings, and happy that I wrote 600 words on the bus on the way to work…

And I’m grateful for a beautiful night with Juz…

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