Week 3: Night Time Dreams

Every night, if I don’t get a chance to touch my WIP, I read the chapter I’ve been editing before drifting off to sleep. Well, I woke up in the middle of the night and ran straight over to my computer. An idea for the next book in the Azurine Series, yet it was an idea.
backlit-blur-close-up-279467Since I did that, I’ve been editing like mad! I mean, just that one spark made me want to finish the rest of this manuscript. I love it when that happens. I have to write it down immediately. I use to have a dream diary, where all my dreams would be written down as soon as I wake. I stopped doing it since I have to wake up earlier.

I’m happy at the idea I had. I ended up scrapping about 500 words for  150. These words move the story in another direction while keeping with its pace. I haven’t written the end of Charity of an Azurine, yet I know how and when I want to end it.

Camp is been great. Last time I went to camp, I was able to participate in the cabins more, but this year I get a few days behind. I’ve been checking in at the end of the week and see how everyone is doing.

I really wish I could go off to camp for a week. Away from all the responsibilities and focus on my writing. It would be wonderful vacation. This will do for now.

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Week 2: Tent Musings

I’ve only gotten through the next chapter and I love how I ended it. Looking through some of my writing; it’s pretty bad. I knew it was, but its evolved once again. Reading through it and cutting unnecessary paragraphs and and choosing the right word or phrase let’s me know its evolved.

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The only thing I worry about my writing is if its right. I don’t think there is one right way to write. I’ve read some books where the writing was a little bland and better descriptions and setting could have used another pair of eyes. However, I would like to be an acceptable way. Does that make sense? (I think back to my high school english teacher.)

Another thing that worries me, ensuring the parts I’ve change agree and keep with the main story. My writing isn’t the only thing that’s evolved. The story and the way I’d like it to go has changed. I’ve made some hard decisions on what to keep spending countless hours, days, months even deliberating if I should keep the color of a character’s eyes or hair or where a battle took place.

The plan is to get through Camp and then read through everything in one take. Change the necessary parts, and possible get an editor to review it once more. I can’t believe I’m about two steps away in deciding on publishing.

Well, let me get through Camp Nano, and I’ll go from there.

Camp Nano 2018

I missed Camp last year, but I’ll be here this year! It’s been six months since I’ve written a blog post. I know. Being a teacher demands a lot of responsibility, stress, time, and more stress. I love my job though.

Last time I went to camp, I wrote a manuscript of Charity of an Azurine, which needs to be re-written because I completely trashed most of it and kept bits and pieces. I have about 12 potential chapters, 3 of them have hit the 3,000 word mark, leaving the other 9 (I can do math!) blank, but with synopsis.

Camp-2018-Writer-Profile-PhotoI say all that because, my goal for the 31 days in July, I will be getting through at least 25,000 words of Destiny of an Azurine. My bags are packed and ready to go. I’m still editing here and there in the mornings until it’s time to retreat into the woods for 31 days. I’m really excited and it’s nice being able to touch my writing again.

At the end of the month, I’ll evaluate how well it is and go from there. Fingers cross. It’s been five years since I wrote everything down. It’s been evolving and butchered over these years. If it’s ready then, there will be a novel ready for publishing very soon.

I’ll be posting blog post every week in July of my progress, trials, and word count status. If you haven’t already, I reviewed Helen Jane Long: Perspective on my #writingtothemusic blog. I have two more reviews coming this month as well. If you want to join a cabin with me let me know! I’m amayawrites on Camp NaNoWriMo just pm me.

Amaya