The Promised Challenge Posts Days 30 -31: #CampNanoBootCamp #TheBookIAmPlanning & #PrettyBookishChallenge
As promised, here are the last few challenge posts I shared on IG.
#CampNanoBootCamp: Day 30 - Motivational Quote; Day 31 - Final Prep
Who favorites a quote from Orson Welles? No one I know. LOL But this one had my name on it. Figuratively, of course. I've always felt a little bit out of my time.
Y'all see that rocking mug on my desk? That's my essentially Cajun mug, made for me by one of my awesome friends. She's been my friend since Kindergarten. How many of you have a friend like that? Oh...and it basically means, "I've got the chills." Some of you might not know what that means so to translate even further, it's like getting goosebumps or chicken skin when something excites or moves you emotionally. So appropriate for my workspace, eh?
#TheBookIAmPlanning: Day 30 - Final Progress Update
#PrettyBookishChallenge: Day 30 - A Book That Made You Want To Write; Day 31 - Favorite Quote From Your WIP
I can't pinpoint any one book that made me want to write. I just always loved reading and writing down the things that popped into my head. I wrote short stories first when I was in elementary school. I wrote a couple more story beginnings when I was in high school, but I started writing song lyrics then, too. I wrong song lyrics for years and every now and then I still do.
I said all that to say this: I snapped a shot of my bookshelf because every book I've ever read had an impact on me in some way. If I had to choose, I would say the Bible, the Baptist Hymnal, and early childhood Disney and Dr. Seuss books because they are the reading material of my early childhood.
My favorite scripture verse is Philippians 4:8. It says, "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lively, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." It's a good rule of thumb for me. I sometimes get so bogged down by the bad things happening around me that I become blind to all the good things.
"Oh Sacred Head, Now Wounded" is one of my favorite hymns. I love the complexity of it compared to many others in this version of the Baptist Hymnal (or those which were printed after this one). The day they took choral music out of schools (before my time) was a sad day. After that, not many people knew how to read the notes or sing all the lovely harmonies. The beauty of hymns doesn't only lie in the words. I just wanted to say that.
The first book I read by myself was Lucky Puppy. It was a Disney early reader book and sort of a spin-off (or a different character's POV) from 101 Dalmations movie. This book, as you can see, is not that one. Sadly, I read the other so much that it hasn't survived for the 38 years since I got it. No. This is Robert The Rose Horse which was another favorite. There's just something really fun about a horse who's allergic to roses and ends up becoming a decorated police horse. :D
I posted this in a hurry. Then I noticed that it's glaringly obvious this WIP is still a first draft. I have to laugh at my redundant self...for now. And then I'll be removing that last phrase.
This Concludes The March Challenge Posts!
I hope you guys enjoyed flipping through these challenge photos as much as I enjoyed participating in the challenges. I decided to try to tackle one challenge for April and use it to encourage me to keep going on my Camp Nano project. So next time, I'll introduce you to the challenge and share the posts for yesterday and today. I hope you'll join me!
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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