Lately, if I start to think how busy I've been over the last few weeks and how crazy life has been over the last three months, I start feeling panicky. So I stuff it down and keep going. But I'm eventually going to have to take a day to just rest. Do you ever feel like you can't do that? Like if you rest the whole thing you're trying to build will fall apart?
#CampNanoBootCamp - What are your goals? How do you plan to win?
I didn't include my writing goal in the picture I created. I just kept it at the preset 50,000 words. I know I can achieve that much, but I'd like to see at least 75,000 words by the end of Camp.
#TheBookIAmPlanning - What are you most excited about?
I really can't wait to see how my main characters interact with and respond to each other. Will they struggle to work well together or will things just go smoothly as they join forces against an antagonist or two? Will they simply be friends or something more? I really don't know how it will end up and that's the exciting part for me.
#PrettyBookishChallenge - What's your favorite stand-alone and why?
Paradise Lane by William Taylor has been one of my favorite books for a long time, as evidenced by the state of the cover. My mom bought it for me at an elementary school book fair (I'm now 42!). Why do I like it? It still brings me to tears every time I read it. The main character, Rosie, has to deal with bullies and a less than happy home-life and still she walks on. The helpless feeling of the person who befriends her really tugs at my heart because I've been there -- clueless at first, then not knowing what to say or do but wanting to fix it all. It's a really great story...and I believe it's out of print. If you ever see a copy in a library or get a chance to purchase one, I highly recommend it.
Also, I was puzzled for a while about what to post for this 'stand alone' challenge. Thanks to another participant, I realized they meant "a single book that told a single story" and not "a scene from your current wip". I can be a real ditz sometimes. I totally face-palmed when I realized.
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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