1. Seven used to be a lucky number until the moon went dark.
2. The wind is strong enough today to send waves rippling over the surface of the lake. No one is there to greet me at the dock, I’m guessing what fish are left have fled the fires, hiding in the deepest reaches of the flooded mine.
3. “An arm or a leg, that was the deal,” the harvester said with a grinding of gears.
4. Carefully she coaxes the seeds awake, her magic feeds the King’s flowers the warmth and sunlight they need to blossom in time for the wedding.
5. The birds circle overhead, riding the warm currents from the burial fires.
Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has been around since 2011 and is the summertime version of November’s event (which has been around since 1999!). Instead of a hard 50,000 word goal, Camp lets you pick your own goal. Which means it should be easier… right?
Out of fourteen tries, I’ve only managed to hit my self-imposed goals twice.
To be fair my win-loss ratio for NaNo itself is only about 50%, but 14.3% is pretty darned sad. But past failures don’t guarantee future failures, as long as I learn from them, so it’s time to roll up my sleeves and take a proper shot at planning out April’s battle.
1. The better she gets at journaling the more she realized her dreams aren’t meant to be recorded.
2. Soft blankets creep up over his shoulder as he settles into bed, tucking him into the house’s embrace. Featherlight but warm, they leach off the last of the mission’s bitter cold and welcome him home.
3. The cars swerve abruptly, scattering around them as the network of traffic computers respond to the crash.
4. “Did anyone else just see that?” Her brain was still insisting she’d just had one drink too many when the second tree vanished and the screaming started.
5. Music dances along the hallways between the practice rooms, a joyful cacophony of craft that’s muted only slightly by the aging soundproofing.
…which means I have promptly started procrastinating by working on all the other projects on my workbench. *facepalm*
Not so good for my little micro, who is still being prepped, but great for the rest of my ongoing projects. So I’ve got some Fat Ponies and Body Box horses and fencing and other fun updates for this week’s post! 😀
I’ve been working to try and pull visitors into the blog via Pinterest and the easiest way to do that has turned out to be the Saturday Story Prompts! …Which is odd, because I would have sworn the tutorials would do better. *confused Martha’s are confused*
I’m certainly not one to look a gift visitor in the mouth (hi folks!) so I decided it was time to break out the spreadsheets and get organized about my SSP pinning.
To be fair, all the time is spreadsheet time. *solemn nod*
001 Orange and White Tabby Flat Cat Head Magnet – Front
There’s no kitchen or office that this happy little orange tabby cat can’t bring a little sunshine to!
Meet the very first of this series of magnets, a bright orange tabby with slightly darker orange stripes (and magnet sides). She’s got cute pink nose, a nice clean white bib, a purr-sonality that brightens up wherever she’s hanging out.
This little tabby was painted in acrylics painted in Apple Barrel Acrylics and finished with a glossy sealer. You can see in the photos that she’s got a bit of a shine. She is sponge-wipe durable, but please don’t let her go for a swim!
There’s nothing like a brand new world with the hint of magic in the air to get your plot bunnies hopping!
It seems to be a rule of blogs1, 2, 3, 4 that if you want to chat with your readers, you do it by mailing list. Which I suppose makes sense, considering the crickets I’m always hearing in the comment section. So like a good blogger I went ahead and set one up!
Thanks to MailChimp, I’ve got a way to email folks for things beyond just new blog posts. (There’s a form below for those of you who want in and missed the pop-up). But now that I’ve got one, it’s time to start crafting some things to give away.
Other that coupon codes, coupons are always fun! 😉
So I sat down and pulled together this little eBook. You’d think it would be easy to pick out thirty-one good prompts out of the 2000+ on the blog, but I ended up spending a lot of time playing around with the list. But in the end I had a nice range of prompts that had my own Muses itching to start something new, so I figure it’s a win!
Want a copy? You can get one for $1 here or on Etsy… or you can sign up below and I’ll send it on over for free! (Plus randomly appearing coupons, tutorials, and beta testing of new product offers like this eBook.)
Well, hopefully not too badly as I plan on dragging you fine readers along on the ride, but it’s the thought that counts. (I think?)
The basic outline of 2018 will include three novella attempts via NaNoWriMo (two camps and November), but I’d like to end the year with other wins as well. I’m not quite brave enough to try a 52 in 52 again, after my miserable loss last year, but I’m thinking maybe a 9 in 9 (minus NaNo months) might not be impossible.