I reached my #campnanowrimo goal and celebrated with puppies! I mean, I was going to see the puppies anyway, but after reaching my 30.000 words it felt even better. This is the pup my parents will be taking home on Sunday. I can't wait.
#mythcampnano day 30: Why would someone read your book? Because they like MG/YA fantasy; because they wish the genre had more queer kids. Or because they're related to me πŸ˜‚ Just kidding πŸ™ƒ
Day 31: List some new 'penpals' you have followed this month that we should get to know as well! I will tag my Camp Nano cabin! I hope you like dogs 😬 It's been fun to do Camp Nano with you guys and I hope you're all happy with your writing this month ☺️
Camp Nanowrimo may be finished, my book definitely is not. So I'll keep writing! I hope I can finish my first draft soon - I think I'm about halfway there.
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#mythcampnano day 28: What does your MC do on the last night of camp? They would all stay up late and talk about the fun they've had (granted that it was a fun camp). Elinor will try to send Max and Glen to bed earlier, and fail.
Day 29: Week 4 word count! 27.315 words written, 2685 words left, two days to go. I really, really hope I can make it!
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So I think I had a little too much fun with this picture hahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Some of these effects are quite cool and I think I'll be using them every now and then πŸ˜‰ just because. .
Ok, so swipe on over to get yesterday's story for #OnceUponYourStory. Tried to create a landscape that looked like what my story was saying. But it's hard to find a barren landscape and take good pictures in the moonlight. Haha so close enough. Actually, this is originally a beach haha .
Gonna continue my #MythCampNaNo since I fell behind again lol
πŸ”Έ26) Which character got homesick during camp? Seraphine
πŸ”Έ27) Who's waiting back home in your WIP? Well, at the current place I'm at now? All of Bravik's friends and family. Well, most of them since not all are alive. 😨
πŸ”Έ28) What does your MC do on the last night of camp? Bravik will be skinny dipping with Maeve. How dare those two πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Seraphine though? She's probably out looking at the stars with Felipe, not caring about going to bed. .
Ok, no tags today. I'm gonna go continue to write for the next few hours without distractions. But don't forget! I'm having a game at 09:00 EST (Florida time) / 15:00 CEST (German time). It will be going on for quite a few hours, so join if you can! .
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So I got tagged by the lovely @that.little.drop.of.poison to do the #BehindTheScenes tag. This is what happens when I have no time to take a picture during the day. But sometimes, these pictures turn out the best because the natural lightning in my bedroom makes my pictures hazy sometimes. It's weird. But I love how this one turned out in the original and in this. Cause this was a one-shot-and-done picture hahaha πŸ˜„
Ok gonna catch up on #MythCampNaNo...so here we go!
πŸ”Έ20) Swim day! Describe your characters at the lake. Well, Bravik and Vanse would be racing each other, while Vanse tries to show off his new found water powers. Raine would be hanging by the water's edge reading a book and giggling at the boys. Felipe and Seraphine would be swimming while splashing Selena as she lays by the willow. Maeve would be setting something on fire in the shadows away from all the fun. πŸ”Έ21) Names of your character's camp lodges? They'd probably be named after the Lidian Gods, like in Camp Halfblood. Or at least after what the gods represent. πŸ”Έ22)Week 3 word count! 14,433. Hoping to get a ton written today!
πŸ”Έ23) Lesson your MC learned on this trip? Bravik learned how to face his fears and Seraphine learned how to welcome new friends in.
πŸ”Έ24) Writing strategy that helped you the most? Sprinting. Cause that's all I've done this month, seeing as I've wrote for a total of 9 days.
πŸ”Έ25) What is the wildest creature your WIP has brought to camp? Well it actually stayed out of camp, because if it came in, they'd all be eaten alive or beaten to a pulp. They are monstrous, and the characters don't even know what hey are called yet. .
Other tags!
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I missed a few days so I'll catch up now!
Day 23: Lesson your MC learned on this trip? They learn about magic, but that's not really a 'life lesson'. I guess they learn about working together and relying on each other.
Day 24: Writing strategy helped you the most? For one, I avoid looking back because I'll just start editing, and I need to finish the story first! My father also gave me the tip to never stop writing at the end of a scene or chapter. At least write the first sentence of the next one, so when you continue later you know how to start.
Day 25: What is the wildest creature your WIP has brought to camp? Nnena can shapeshift into any creature so she'd definitely turn into a dragon or something for a prank.
Laptop sleeve by @loondesigns .
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Spidey's Back!!! Haha and it looks like it's #SockSunday! But #SuperheroSunday is better anyways...especially since my socks are all short and only so many colors πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ .
So I've been slacking way too much on this #MythCampNaNo challenge. So let's turn back time, shall we?
πŸ”Έ13) Who is definitely the woodsman? Or woodswoman? Definitely Felipe, he's the strong, muscular one. And he's a farmer.
πŸ”Έ14) What's the worst thing to expect on your MC's hiking trail? Either a ragnuk (think of a giant crab the size of a fiat) or an ichikan (think of Roz from Monster's inc....but more arms, fast reflexes, and poisonous). πŸ”Έ15) Week 2 word count: it was at 7, 122...now it's more though.
πŸ”Έ16) Who is your WIP's campground bully? Queen Drakna
πŸ”Έ17) who is the campground prankster? Either Vanse or Selene. Maybe both. πŸ”Έ18) What is the #1 rule that exists in your WIP'S campground world? Don't die.
πŸ”Έ19) One of your characters needs to see the camp nurse, why? Bravik. Because he gets beaten quite badly. πŸ™ˆ
Ok that's all for today! Don't forget to check my last post if you wanna join me in a TMI buddy read πŸ˜„
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#mythcampnano day 22: Week 3 word count!
I wrote a bit less this week, but I'm still on schedule. I hope I can have one day to catch up a bit after not writing so much this weekend, and then reach my goal easily.
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"I think there is a basic comfort in clever people who know things."
πŸ—£ Hugh Laurie
Do you think Hugh Laurie is a Hufflepuff with lots of Ravenclaw friends? πŸ€”πŸ˜…
πŸ¦… Hogwarts House Colors #bookbabesjuly πŸ’™πŸ’›
πŸ“ Week 3 Word Count #mythcampnano
✏️ I'm sitting at 6538/12500 words so I need to write about 600 words a day for the rest of the month to win Camp. Revising and redrafting means my daily word counts are much smaller than I'm used to. I'm still trying to get used to those little numbers when I am used to flying through thousands of words a day during a rough draft. The plan is to carry on in August and September to finish this draft of Grave. I HOPE 🀞 to finish by the end of the summer, so September 21st is what I'm aiming at. Wish me luck!
πŸ”– #bluebooks (tagged by @the_quirky.creative)
πŸ”– #tenfavoritethings (tagged by @bookishbakes)
- Figured I'd end on a happy tag to help keep me feeling positive.
1️⃣ Daffodils.
2️⃣ Hand holding.
3️⃣ Candlelight.
4️⃣ New notebooks and writing utensils.
5️⃣ Stacks of books.
6️⃣ Art museums.
7️⃣ David Bowie's music.
8️⃣ Grey foxes.
9️⃣ Green eyes.
πŸ”Ÿ Fuzzy kitty tummies.

How's this for a camp activity? ☺️ We're going to roast marshmallows too! Just getting some writing done first.
#mythcampnano day 21: names of your characters camp lodges? So, here I have to admit I know next to nothing of summer camps except from what I've seen in American movies. And read in Percy Jackson, but Camp Halfblood is probably not your typical summer camp. Anyway, I have no idea how camp lodges are usually named! My MCs would definitely be sharing one, though.
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Listening to music that's good to write to but not writing πŸ™ƒ I'm working on one of those scenes where I know what should happen but there are a lot of gaps and I just don't know what to do with them. So it's slow going, but at least I'm writing down a couple of words now and then.
#mythcampnano - Swim day! Describe your characters at the lake. Well it depends on when this swim day happens. With the threat of the Labyrinth looming above their heads, it's not easy to take a day off and just have fun. Otherwise, I think they'd have a pretty good time together. Nnena would probably be turning into all kinds of water creatures. Ranaz would be self-conscious about wearing a swimsuit at first, but they'd pick a quiet day and with only her friends there she'd be able to enjoy it. They'd stay there all day and have a campfire in the evening. Honestly I want them to have this so bad can that Labyrinth be gone already 😭 (says the author who came up with the Labyrinth in the first place). If I could draw I would draw a short comic of my bbs having a fun day at the lake right now.
So back to what I started this post with & why I'm posting a crappy picture of my computer screen: do you listen to music while writing? What kind of music?
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Don't you love how you can see the difference between blank pages and filled pages? @jrosewordsmith tagged me for #bookandnotebook - the Slytherin notebook is my current bullet journal and the book is one of my current reads, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
#mythcampnano day 19: One of your characters needs to see the camp nurse. Why? Hm... maybe Glen has had an asthma attack and he says he's fine but his friends just want to be sure! (Honestly though whenever my asthma shows other people get so worried and I'm like chill I'm just out of breath, it'll pass, happens every day πŸ’πŸ½)
Do you bullet journal? Do you have any special writing spreads?
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I love Philip Pullman's preface to His Dark Materials. It made me think about my own writing and how I don't plan ahead much either. It's nice to know a great author like Philip Pullman works in a similar way! Here are my favourite quotes from this preface:
'One thing such a technique prevents is what I think every long book must have if I'm not to go mad writing it, and that's the element of surprise. (...) These surprises are pleasant and exciting; they feel like a kind of reward. If I knew they were coming I wouldn't enjoy them at all.'
'[T]he story should lead, and the theme will emerge in its own time and its own way.'
'[I]f you want to write something perfect, write a haiku. Anything longer is bound to have a few passages that don't work as well as they might.'
'So here is a story that was the best I could do at the time, written with all the power and all the love I had, about the things I think most important in the world. I think it was worth writing. I hope you think it's worth reading.'
I honestly can't get over the fact that EVEN THE PREFACE IS WELL WRITTEN. Ok now on to other things.
#mythcampnano day 18: What is the # 1 rule that exists in your #WIP's campground world? Stick together and don't exclude anyone. Everyone gets to weigh in on every decision. Everyone gets veto rights.
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No writing or posting yesterday, because I went into town and visited a world food market (which of course involved trying ALL THE FOODS) and was very tired afterwards. So a little catch-up on #mythcampnano:
Day 16: Who is your #WIP's campground bully? No one! All of my MCs are sweet cinnamon rolls πŸ’œ I mean, they're not perfect. Ranaz particularly can be short-tempered sometimes, but she's not a bully.
Day 17: Who is the campground prankster? Well, the antagonist, for one. I can't tell you anything about them though, because spoilers! Out of my MCs, both Glen and Nnena can appreciate a good prank. Never a mean one, though. Mean pranks suck.
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#mythcampnano day 15: Week 2 word count!
I'm now at... *drum roll* even though it's already in the picture... 20.929 words!! πŸŽ‰ I passed 20.000 yesterday and I'm so happy. Initially my goal for the whole month was to reach 20.000 (which meant writing about 12.000 words since I already had 8000 at the start). After a couple of good writing days I raised it to 30.000 and I think there's a good chance I'll make it!
I definitely prefer Camp Nano over NaNoWriMo; being able to set my own goal works much better than those 50.000 words. A few busy days can mess up my motivation for the whole month; now it's the opposite!
How is your writing going?
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"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them."
πŸ“– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
✨ Golden Trio #nkbtbjuly
- The original golden trio: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. (I also love the silver trio: Neville, Luna, and Ginny.) But honestly I adore all trios in fiction. Rand, Mat, and Perrin from Wheel of Time. Athos, Aramis, and Porthos from The Three Musketeers. Han, Luke, and Leia from Star Wars...
✨ What are some of your favorite trios?
πŸ“ #mythcampnano today asks: what's the worst thing to expect on your main charcter's hiking trail?
✏️ My WIP is a quest story so there actually is a lot of hiking involved. The worst things on the way are other people... πŸ‘€ But there are also earthquakes, volcanos, rivers that move without warning, trails that loop back on themselves, snow that won't stop falling... I like to torture my poor characters, what can I say? πŸ€—
πŸ”– #bookcloseup (tagged by @geetsthebookdragon πŸ™‹πŸ»)
- I've tagged a few people, but play along too even if I didn't tag you! 😁
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#mythcampnano day 14: What are the worst things to expect on your MC's hiking trail? Well... When your hiking trail is a magical labyrinth you never really know what you're going to get...
I haven't written anything yet today, but I hope to do so later. Every time I write I get more worried about the parts in the story that I haven't figured out yet... I just hope they'll come to me. If they don't I'll just skip to the parts I do have figured out πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Or I'll write down a bad idea until I come up with a better one. It's only the first draft! I wonder how much editing me is gonna hate first draft me πŸ˜‚
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Writing snacks πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
I wish I had a bigger desk with more storage space so I could actually be as organised as I want to be. This'll do for now, though.
#mythcampnano day 13: Who is definitely the woodman? Or woodswoman? Nick probably would have no objection to living in the woods. As long as he can bring lots of books with him.
Have you been enjoying my character aesthetics? I have now posted all of my main characters. I really enjoyed making them ☺️ In fact, I might have a bonus aesthetic coming up... Stay tuned...
What are ways you explore your characters? I've found making these aesthetics made me think about them in a whole different way.
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Just Spidey here, hanging around and reading some HP. So question for y'all...which book is your favorite of the series? And who's your all time favorite teacher? McGonagall will always be my favorite, loved her!! As for the book. Guess. Ive only said it a few times over the past week or two πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #HoneydukesVelarisPhotoGA .
Gotta catch up on #MythCampNaNo do here are the days I missed:
Day 9) Describe a character in your WIP that has trust issues. Simple. Imagine losing your memory and not remember who you are or where you're from and you wake up in the middle of a living room. Who would you trust?
10) Describe your MC as scary as possible. A towering white figure looms over you ad he rises into the air, hands electrifying as the wind picks up speed. His eyes stare at you out of their sockets, full of the same fiery electricity. Thats when the lightning strikes. (Idk, hard to describe someone so good, bad lol)
11) Who's a chsracter that will most likely get lost in the woods? Easy, Silas. He has no idea where he is
12) Where in your WIP world would everyone go camping? Definitely not the mountains. That's where the most terrifying creatures live. .
Ok, that's all for y'all today. No tags, cause I think I've spammed y'all with enough rep searches and giveaway today πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ So enjoy those! #BrosOfBookstagram #CreateExploreRead #JamesTrevinoRepost #BookstaFeatures #LiteratureJunkies #BookTag #BookDragon #BookWorm #BookNerd #BookAddict #Bibliophile #TotalBookNerd #GottaLoveReading #GottaLoveBooks #Bookstagram #BooksOfInstagram #ReadersOfInstagram #BookPhotography #BibliophileFeatures #FeaturedBookLovers #MyBookishFeatures #BookFeaturedΒ #SpidermanCosplay #Spiderman #SpidermanReads #CosplayersOfInstagram #Cosplayer #BookstagramCosplay

I downloaded the Scrivener free trial and I've been filling out character sheets and outlining. It looks like Scrivener might be perfect for the way I work, so we'll see how it goes this month! Now I need a break, and then I'll see if I can get some actual words to the page as well.
#mythcampnano day 12: Where in your #WIP's world would everyone go camping? The hills and mountains around Stendal provide beautiful views of the valley. Most people who camp there are travellers on their way into or out of the city, though. In fact, my MCs start out camping in the hills!
While filling in character sheets, I tried to sort all my MCs in Hogwarts houses. I think it's useful because it says something about their values and motivation. Like, realising my antagonist is a Ravenclaw and not a Slytherin gave me a whole new understanding of them! Also, I'm a nerd πŸ€“ What about you? Do you sort your characters into Hogwarts houses?
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This is what my day looks like right now. And most days, if I'm honest. Reading, writing, lots of hot drinks. 😌
β˜•οΈ Tea vs Coffee #bookbabesjuly
- Both please and thank you.
πŸ“ #mythcampnano today asks which character in your WIP is most likely to get lost in the woods? Easy for me to answer because HE ACTUALLY DOES. πŸ˜‚ My MC Luca has been a sheltered acolyte of the sun sages his whole life so he has zero survival skills. His first run-in with my other MC happens after he gets lost in the woods.
πŸ“ #onceuponyourstory day 11: Burst with Light (You can catch up on this weird little fairy tale in writing in the b&w posts on my feed. ✍️)
- The king and queen stared at the princess in abject horror as the ground roiled beneath their feet. Where had their beautiful, curious, impatient child gone? Here stood a stranger clad in smoke and darkness, condemning them. What had happened up on the volcano's rim?
"Break your tower. Smash your buildings. Leave this land and never come back," the princess commanded.
"But why?" The queen tried to step forward, but the quake drove her to her knees.
"You've used your magic to violate the laws of nature, and now she is answering your challenge," the princess replied. Her gaze was distant, unheeding of her mother's distress.
"We've done nothing wrong!" the king cried. "Our magic protects and strengthens our people!"
"Give our daughter back," the queen wept.
The king brandished his golden wand. It burst with light, bathing the girl in a shower of sparkling runes.
πŸ”– #blackandwhite
πŸ”– #bookandnotebook
πŸ”– #firstbookinaseries
I was tagged by @captain.valour - if I've tagged you, choose any or all or none! πŸ€“
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