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Summer Days

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  There’s been a lot, and a lot of nothing, going on.  So, let’s start with July.

Back in June, I signed up for a challenge known as Camp NaNoWriMo.  I challenged myself to write 50,000 words in 31 days.  Because of things coming up unexpectedly, I had to drop my word count goal down to 30,000 and I barely made it.  Final count July 31 right before midnight was 30,146 words.  Whew!  Just by the hair on my chinny chin chin.  Ok, not my chin.  I don’t have hair on my chin.  Just by the hair on my leggy leg legs.

Right before Camp got started, I had to make an unexpected visit to my dentist.  Fortunately, they were able to squeeze me in the next day, and we came up with a LONG plan of things that needed to be done.  The last dentist that I went to, up in Pennsylvania, totally screwed my mouth up.  After everything was all said and done, I ended up with three crowns and nearly eight fillings, although two of them were touch ups to old fillings.  After three months, I am finally done and just down to routine cleanings!!  Yay!  So I had a lot of up and down time.

The kids have also been home.  We’ve been spending some time together, both with and without (but mostly without) their dad home.  We tubed the Comal River.  We walked the River Walk.  We even made a trip to DFW to watch their grandmother walk across the stage and get her bachelors degree in business.  We also went to Albany, Texas for the Fort Griffin Fandangle.  That was amazing!!

My sister spent a week down here.  My grandmother spent a few days.  My mother, stepdad, and sister (and when I say sister both in this sentence and the one a couple before this one, I mean my sister and my nephew) came down for a weekend, which happened to be my nephew’s birthday weekend.  We went to Rainforest Cafe on the River Walk and spent the next day at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.  We all had so much fun!  Also, my partner in crime, we will call her Robin so we don’t give away her secret identity, moved back to Texas that same weekend!  Hooray!

Now we are spending the last couple of weeks of August getting ready for school to start back up.  It’s going to be the start of a bittersweet school year for me this year.  My wonderful daughter, Bailey, will be starting middle school this year.  Gasp!  I don’t think I’m ready for this!

And that has just about brought you up to speed.  I’m working on a couple of other posts and hope to have them coming your way pretty soon.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Family, Kids, Life, My Book

 

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Camp NaNoWriMo – July 2013

It’s official!!  I’m a camper at Camp NaNoWriMo!  I even have my own camper profile page.  It’s here.  I’ll wait for you while you verify what I say.

See!  I told you it was true!  My goal for July’s session of camp is to write (drumroll please) 50,000 words in 31 days!  Wow!  That’s a lot of words.  I think this may be just the kind of push and inspiration I need to stay motivated and actually finish any book that I am trying to fully get on to paper, or rather my hard drive.

Also, Camp NaNoWriMo is made possible by the Offices of Letters and Light.  It is a non-profit organization that helps bring writing to people of all ages.  You can sponsor me at camp by either clicking on the Sponsor Me picture on the right side of my camper profile, or you can click the picture on the right hand side of my blog of Camp NaNoWriMo, or you can click the picture right below this sentence.
2013-Participant-Facebook-CoverNow that I’ve given you all the different ways to sponsor me, let me just tell you what happens if you sponsor me.  Once I reach certain levels of sponsorship, I receive awesome and amazing items to help me get through camp alive and un-mauled by any bears.  You can also use your donation as a tax deduction.  That in itself is pretty awesome.  You also help to bring writing programs to those that might otherwise not get them.  And you show me that you support me and that you have confidence in the fact that I can do this!

Another plus, if you donate $10, or more (hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, chuckle, chuckle), I will name either a character or a place of business in the novel I will be working on at camp after you!  You can choose to be either a character or business, until/unless all of one have been taken.  If they both get all filled up, I’ll toss in an extra character or business just for you!

Wish me luck at camp!  Now, how does this tent go together?

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Books, Life

 

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