Basically, this is going to be a ramble, hopefully I make sense because I am going to try! xD Mostly, too, to make and sort stuff out to myself.
See, for me, if I have something jumbled or not completely thought out… Just in general, I usually have to rant. Out loud. To someone. Thank the Lord my family is amazing and listens to me ramble and eventually find an answer/make sense. I love y’all. xD
But I just have to talk and sort it out as I go. Even if the ideas I say aloud are junk. Even if I talk in circles. It really helps me clear my head and make sense. =)
So! Let me just burst this all out… xD
I have joined Camp NaNoWriMo.
So, basically, I was going to do the November Writing Month, last November (2015). However… Honestly, no excuses necessarily, my life was super dang busy then. xD Horses, Tory was pregnant and fixing to have Laney… I mean, I didn’t have much time. And second, I decided against it, even though I had support.
I didn’t like the idea of rushing any of my books. That’s a long rant for later though.
So basically, I ditched the whole Writing Month stuff. Even though LOTS of writers are into it… Honestly, I would have rather spent my time with ‘The Creative Way’ courses and stuff by Ted Dekker. I didn’t get the chance to research into all of that, sadly, but I do know enrollments start this fall so YAY!! xD
Right! So… July.
OK to just rant, I hate how this camp thing is in JULY. Have you people never heard of THE FOURTH OF JULY?! xD I know it doesn’t last all month but FOLKS. WHY. Lol, anyway…
So on two other coins, it’s summer. November is a school month. So, November is a huge pain to do SCHOOL, AND write a novel. xD But, this camp thing would be in July. I was sorta sad because I’d have to be cooped up an entire month writing (insane, right? I’ve never been before lol!), but I don’t have too! I have my beautiful outside of MANY acres haha, and horse pastures!
Yes, now that I think about it… No need to mourn my summer month. 😉
Now, you may be wondering what book I shall be writing. Well. Ha. Haha. Yeah. Yeah…
Long story short(ish), I shall be writing a completely new book. I don’t want to give spoilers, and technically it isn’t COMPLETELY new, but I have never thought of it before, as of two days ago. So. =)
I just wasn’t/am not comfortable or OK with the idea of rushing any of my other books in only a month. Sure, writing a novel is doable. That’s not my worry.
I pray that my goal is not to just write a book. With so many words. So many pages. In so many days. No. I pray my writing and words are more than that.
I know when I let myself focus on that sorta stuff, I completely stumble and fall and crash. The mainstream stuff messes with my ‘psychie’. I can’t and DO NOT WANT TO do that.
I do not feel that for my ‘main’ books, such as ‘Dark One’, or ‘Walls Of Jericho’, or any of the others… I do not feel I am ready to just ‘write them’… I don’t want to rush these books, because yes I love them, but I also don’t want to…. Miss something. Not hear something. I am unraveling them with Yahweh, and therefore, I don’t want to get wrapped up in writing so fast and much- where I lose what Yahweh says to write. What my characters say to do.
Note: ‘Dark One’ has reached past my first goal of fifty pages! (!!!) AHH!!!! 😀 I was SOOO excited and happy! Because that had been my first goal to meet. Now, ‘Dark One’ is at eighty-three pages, and my next goal and prayer is to reach one-hundred! 😀 Praise the Lord! It is amazing to see how far this story has come. ♥
I trust the Lord to show me and help me write what needs to be wrote. In His timing.
Maybe I’ll have to change this. Not surprisingly. I know as you grow and all that, deadlines and schedules- *gasp* they’re a real thing! But for now… I just pray. 🙂 ♥
Basically… I am going to be writing a book called ‘Erratic.’ That’s the title, and it may be changed, who knows yet haha. ;D My GOAL and prayer is to finish it before the end of the month of July is over. I’m not sure if the Camp ends by July 20, but I’m shooting more for the end of the month, as in the 30th or 31st.
‘Erratic’ is still being plotted and ideas put together, with the awesome help of my family. =D I wanted to start with a new idea for this challenge, so I won’t be blurred or scuffed or anything…
My goal is not to write an entire novel for ‘Erratic’, I don’t think it will be that long. However, I have no idea how far this book will go. I do know that my Ma and I both really want me to finish one book, at least. ;D That’s my biggest challenge, is to finish a book.
I am praying a LOT for this… I pray I can do my very best, and I can be happy with what results I get. I pray I can finish my book, too! Whatever happens, comes up, or new ideas I get- I pray and trust God to help me write this thing and HAVE FUN doing it!! =D
Honestly, I’m excited. xD Like, I had streaks of worry that I might not finish, or won’t have time or something… But I’m OK! Because I will do the best I can, and I am not perfect, so I shouldn’t expect perfect! Just expect the I CAN DO! 😀
So… That’s my news, haha! xD I’m prayin’ about it all and I feel pretty good about it lol. 😉