Invites are out! Camp NaNoWriMo is Next!

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Come one, come all and join in the insanity! As I have long mourned, National Novel Writing Month only happens once a year, but Camp NaNoWriMo happens twice:D Once in April, again in July. I’m planning on doing it in April and if enough of you join me for July, I just may go for that one too. :D

I’ve chosen the story I’m going to use in April already, and I’ve already done a large chunk of planning and deciding things. However! You know my rule, I won’t write the outline until a week until April. (I’ve decided lately that I am a strict outliner who is getting every detail made before the draft–because I hate revising.)

What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.

Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

Why:  The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.

When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster. Writing begins 12:00:01 AM on April 1, and again on July 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by 11:59:59 PM on the last day of the month. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins!

Come join us in the land of the bold, the ambitious, the relentless; come spend a month of wild literary abandon at Camp NaNoWriMo 2012!

Click the picture and zap to your writing camp where words get written and books come out!
Camp NaNoWriMo - An idyllic writers retreat, smack-dab in the middle of your crazy life.
-ELBUB55CLGRL22LELUVSfun, camp, marshmellows, writinggloves, singingaroundthefire, tinwhistles, deepcharacters, burntwood, rain, grassafterastorm, freshnightair, huggingpeople, dancing, bangingpans, stomping, andsleeping.
P.S. I want to know who is doing it! I won’t let you quit that way.

November 15th

The halfway point!

If you haven’t backed up your novel your need to today! At the NaNoStation they backup their novels every Monday, and that works too, just back it up.

And, at halfway, we’re supposed to have 25k. Do you? I have 33k, but i still have a problem, because each day I’m asking myself, “So, what am I going to write today?” I’m going to kill a character soon, but what after that resolves? I don’t know.

But having a cat in your lap helps. With two cats who love to be pet, it’s always easy to get one on your lap. I love cats. I made a post last June about NaNoWriMo cats. I won’t do that again, so forget it, but you can go back and look at it.

Aaannd that’s about it. You know blog posts have been really lame lately. I don’t know why you people follow my blog.

Okay, I have something to blog about. Today I read Romans 8. It’s an amazing chapter, and I think i’m going to memorize the whole thing, because it has so many applicable promises and statements. What can beat it?

There is therefore now, NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.  All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, but whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit helps us in our weakness, For we do not know what to pray for s we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. What shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Wow!

Enough said. November 15th with 33158 words and a heart of thanksgiving.



-Electric Bubbles

November 13th

It’s unlucky today, you know, Tuesday the 13th, but I still got 3087 in one hour. I met a new friend who actually wasn’t a new friend, but we found out we have a mutual friend, and suddenly, I know her name, so we’re better friends. Today started off well.

I’m supposed to find out this morning if I’m going to Mexico on a mission trip from the end of December to the beginning of January. Billy was supposed to tell me and I forgot to ask. Now he’s down stairs blowing on my tin whistle that he calls his own. It’s really mine, people. And now that I brought the subject up, I’ll show you the song I’m learning now, or the two songs. They’re super cool!

So yeap. I’m actually not as good as them. Aannd, I can’t think of anything else. Oh! I’ve been drawing peoples characters like crazy!  You can request a character drawn at But it won’t be drawn right away.

That’s all! Happy Writing!


-Electric Bubbles

November 8th

I’ve had the first ever serious temptation to stop NaNoWriMo, because my story is sooooo dumb. But I wouldn’t let anyone else quit on those grounds so I can’t let myself. Then I could slip by saying that my poor eyes and head couldn’t take it anymore. But I won’t. We’ll just pretend that these are week two blues and during week three my story will improve. After all, it’s not like I would ever let anybody read what I’m writing, so later I can enjoy my own writing in my own little room, and none of y’all will ever see how awful it is!

Also today I’m going down to the country. I may take pictures, I may not, but I’ll bring the camera. And I have a feeling that a little retreat, (still not devoid of NaNoWriMo) will get me in the mood for writing again.

So yep Tootles! And keep writing. *sigh*



-Electric Bubbles

November 5th

I have 14,356 words. I would like to have at least 16,000 by the end of the day.

This morning I had a half hour long word war with my pen pal who is doing NaNoWriMo with me. It was the most words in half an hour either of us had gotten, so we’re doing it again this afternoon.

My story has been running more smoothly, and for that I am glad, but I am still afraid it might cut off early. Too early. So if it does cut off too early, I’ve got to make up an additional plot to carry it on.

Anyway, today my dad’s computer started burning. Not sure how or how much damage was done, but you could pray for that. And besides that the day just hasn’t been going very smoothly in the Jackson house. That has partly to do with new chores rotations. =\

So yep. That’s all! Happy Writing!



-Electric Bubbles

November 3rd

Yep, November 3rd. I’ve got 8,984 words right now. My pattern so far is to get 2000 words in the morning and in the afternoon bump it up to 3333 or over. So that’s what I’ll do this afternoon.

I got up at 5:30 today because the rest of the family was getting up bright and early to get ready for a 5k run that most of them did. M-hmm. Would you believe that my bros got 2nd 3rd and 4th. Eddie, Billy, and Jonny, Eddie being only 12 seconds behind the first man who was a marathon runner. My sister Ruthie also was the second woman to finish. And I didn’t run. If you are curious about their times,  Eddie finished in 19 minutes 12 seconds. Billy was half a minute behind him, and Jonny a couple minutes after Billy. 😉 You’ll have to ask Ruthie what her time was if you want to know, ’cause I don’t.

My story is rather lame. That’s okay, I suppose. Like I said before, everything that started off important when thinking about it, isn’t really important anymore….if that makes sense. And even though nothing has really happened, I still feel like the story is going to end before I get all my words. Not a good thing, and it always happens to me. So, um, I’m really bad at my setting, and especially bad in this story, so I guess I should spend more time describing things that I really don’t know how to describe because I haven’t thought about it yet. She’s walking down the street, sure, but I don’t know what on earth the street looks like….Not a good thing. So I guess I should stop being lazy. I could never be a screen writer.

So whatever you might be writing, I’m sure it’s better than whatever I’m writing. But that’s okay! I’m not going to stop writing because my story is bad. Plus, the worse it is, the more I can convince myself to revise and rewrite.

Anywho, guess I’ll go write and bump up my word average to 3333 again, except that tomorrow I won’t be writing, so that will be hard to recover.



-Electric Bubbles