Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Editing Slots, Award, and Camp NaNoWriMo

First, I still have two slots for editing the first ten pages of a manuscript, if anyone else is interested. (It's first come, first served.)

Second, thank you to Sherry Ellis at Mama Diaries, who graced me with the One Lovely Blog Award. ^_^

Third, is anyone participating in Camp NaNoWriMo?

It's basically a NaNo in June, but I'm not using it as NaNo. I mean, I'm not like "WORD COUNT! MUST GET WORD COUNT!" I did sign up because a) I'm still writing Rising Book 2, so I might as well and b) so I can offer encouragement to anyone else doing it by writing with them. But I'm just going to take this book the same way I've been taking it: one chapter at a time.

I have about 91,000 words on Rising Book 2. I have about twelve chapters and nine flashbacks left to write. I'm also up to my eyeballs in editing, which is why I haven't gotten as much writing done. And my husband and kids and I just went on a weekend vacation to visit some of his family in Ohio. The trip was awesome and so much fun, and it was great to see family. I'm in Vacation Recovery Mode right now--I love traveling; it's just very tiring!


  1. Need a vacation from your vacation?
    I wanted to do BuMo for June, but I'm not on Facebook. Maybe I will sign up for Camp NaNo.
    You still have twelve more chapters? Wow, wish I could hit a word count that high.

  2. Wow! That's a big book. Keep going! I'm not going to participate in JuNoWriMo, but I want to try to push myself to do that word count for June. I've seriously fallen behind in writing. Glad to hear you had a great trip. And I know what you mean about traveling being exhausting.

  3. You've got 91,000 words and still have twelve chapters to write plus flashbacks. *shivers* I can't wait to read it!

    No NaNo for me this month. I'm all about editing right now. Ugh.

  4. Hi! I've given you the Booker Award. Pop on over to pick it up on my blog. :)

  5. Just signed up. Did a crazy challenge on the weekend to get 30,000 words over a couple of days so I may as well keep going for the month!
    Congrats on the awards.

  6. Camp NaNo? I have about thought it, but I'm not sure. I was thinking testing some new ideas this summer and doing some editing. Congrates on your wordcount! :) I love traveling, too! :)

  7. Good luck with Camp NaNoWriMo :-) This is the first I've heard of it! Looking forward to when Rising Book 2 is done and we can all read it :-)

  8. Good luck with your project, CampNano is proving to be quite a challenge for me as well. I found your site from Christine Raines and I'm so glad I did.

    New follower here :)


  9. Goodness, you've got to be exhausted!!! Sounds like you've got an amazing handle on your WIP though... you'll be finished in no time! Jealous. ;) I'm just starting my latest, and only have about 15K done... phew. (I'm not a fan of starting books, I'm a fan of polishing them, LOL!)

    I'm excited for you, Laura! You're amazing. And I do love the NaNo stuff... I do well with visual accomplishment, so if I see my progress on a graph, it helps SO MUCH. I'll probably be game again for November ;) Keep us posted!!!

  10. I've never heard of campnanowrimo - it's a good idea though, and I like that cute logo. :)


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