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Municipal Liaison

Municipal Liaison
Municipal Liaison

So I while back I told you guys that I had applied to be a Municipal Liaison…..  Well, I heard back today about it…

My Municipal Liaison application has been accepted!!!

So this means I’m a ML this year!  I am so happy about it!  This is wonderful! I am so happy!  Okay, so it’s not a ‘paid position’ but it is important! I will be in charge of USA :: Nebraska :: Elsewhere with my co ML. I will be a ray of sunshine for fellow Nebraskan writers. I will be setting up write ins, pushing people to achieve their goals and some minor fundraising! So, you wanna join the fun? 🙂 Let me know! 🙂

I’m really excited and I can’t wait to make friends and share my love of writing! As I learn more about this process and what else I will be doing, I will keep you guys updated!  🙂

Until next time…

This is my Fight Song.. well blog… :)

This is my Fight Song.. well blog… :)
This is my Fight Song..  well blog… :)

So this song has gotten a lot of love within the recent weeks.  I love this song…  I know I have a lot of fight still in me.  I can’t just give up because life gets hard.

I know my goal of being a published author is going to be an uphill battle. I know this. I will have a lot of things against me but I will push though it… not just for me, but for my daughter. I want her to show her to reach for the stars.

There is a small part of me that wishes that i had pushed myself a little bit more before she was born but then she would never see the struggle. She would never see how hard I worked to get to where I am.

But back to this song… it just hits me and makes want to push harder than ever.

This week has been hard on me.  I don’t know why specifically, but I have a few reasons.  One, Camp NaNoWriMo is done and I feel lost and confused.  I don’t know but I’m struggling with getting anywriting done. Two, my husband has been working a lot and I haven’t seen him much this week.  This also means that I don’t get much alone time to get my writing done.  (I know he works full time and it the primary income)  This leaves me home alone with my daughter and she’s pretty active.  By the end of the day, I am drained and mostly dead.

So I am going to have to push through.  It’s going to be hard, but I still have a little fight in me.  I have to use it all to win.

Until next time.

Camp NaNoWriMo … for the win!

Camp NaNoWriMo … for the win!

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So, I just thought I would post a wrap up for the month of July…  I mean, nothing exciting happened or anything….

Are you kidding?  I won Camp NaNoWriMo!

Camp-Winner-2015-Twitter-Profile  Here it is….  My winner banner!  I am so happy!

It was my first time ever winning and it feels so good!

I aimed for 30,000 words.  I nail 32,162! I officially won on the 22 of July.  But I continued to write until the 31st!

Please note, plot wise, I am no were near done (I hope to finish the first draft by the 31st of this month!).  But it feels so good to have 32,000 words done!

I am just so happy!

Before Camp started, back in June I applied to be a Municipal Liaisons for my region.  My home region is USA :: Nebraska :: Elsewhere for anyone who is curious!  I am hoping to hear back about it soon!

So, for the next month, I’m going to be trying to get a lot of stuff written and I am aiming for my deadline of the 31!  I’ll keep you guys posted!

Until next time…

Finally! Sucess!

Finally! Sucess!

Okay, since I haven’t directly posted anything today and this is a late night post, please bare with me. I will fill you a little bit before getting to the meat of the post.

Almost every year since high school,  I have tried NaNoWriMo  (National Novel Write Month). Every year but last year (since I had a one month old and my husband was in a different state for training all of November.) And almost every year, I came up short or failed all together.

This was the first year I tried Camp NaNoWriMo. I tried in April but I bounced between projects  (I couldn’t settle on one project to work on) and I failed horribly!

This month was different. I had one clear cut project I was going to work on. I adjusted my goal to something i thought I could handle. I had plotted out about 95% of my plot. I had an almost clear idea on my opening and ending. I wrote my project in chronological order. I had an amazing software that helped me organize my thoughts and ideas.  And guess what? I kicked ass! I won Camp NaNoWriMo on July 22nd! I was so happy I danced around my house and I told everyone i know.

And then my mojo disappeared. The next day I couldn’t get a word out of my brain.  But I didn’t worry,  I was still living high off my win. Then the next day, nothing came out; and then the next day and the day after that nothing would come out. I stared at my screen. No words came out. So i thought i would shift focus for a little bit and work on my blog (which has been going along pretty well) but still no progress on my writing project.

And then today happened.  This morning, NaNoWriMo had a virtual write in. I only got maybe ten words done during that time but I was thinking about my project.  I was thinking on the plot, the characters and where I wanted to go. Then I had to go handle life, but it was no big deal. Then this evening the WordNerds had their virtual write in and I got more words done. I got almost 500 words done in the last hour of the write in. It was sweet.

After that I went for a walk and thought more about my plot and direct I wanted it to go. (I also thought more about my blog, but that’s for another time.) After I came home, i got to writing and working on my plot.

I GOT 676 WORDS WRITTEN TODAY.  Its not a lot but its a start. I have five days of zeros and seeing some numbers is an amazing, freeing feeling. I’m starting my climb again.

I’m so very happy. But it’s late and u have a ten month old I have to chance around in the morning. So good night!

Until next time…

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