*Note: This is a day late because yesterday I was so freakin’ stressed and just didn’t feel like posting. 😦
Surprise, surprise. I actually won Camp NaNo before the 30th!
This is a huge shock to me, because in November, my goal was 15,000 words as well, and I even had a week off from school to write—yet I made it to my goal on the last day. And this time, I had no week off and was even sick—but I won seven days before the 30th! *cheers*
I’m also quite dead right now (hence the subtitle) because of SCHOOL and STRESS and LIFE. But luckily one of my secretaries was working full-time and she was able to revive me.
On Camp NaNo
I won Camp NaNo on April 23, with 15,409 words, but I didn’t validate my project until the 24th. The website told me I had actually written 15,868 words. Which I’m not complaining about.
Now my goal is 20,000, or at least 17,500, my original goal. This may not happen, because, like I said, I’m super stressed and I have a lot of homework, which means less time to write.
Apparently, I write best on the weekends? Actually, I write best on Sunday nights when I have an hour until the Wi-Fi turns off.
No I’m not exaggerating.
But really. I get like 1K on the weekends, which is great for me? Actually, this Sunday I got 2K which is my HIGHEST LITTLE PATHETIC RECORD EVER.
I’m planning on doing all my writing during the weekend yet again. But this is not good??? I need stamina, and how will I do that if I just abandon writing in the week and then scribble on the weekend??? Please help???
Also. Dare I give you snippets.
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I’m not dark and murderous. No. Why would you think that.
I want a knife.
Take note: Not all men are stupid. Just men like Charve. (Whose name I came up with with a tired little mind.)
LESSON LEARNED FROM MY SNIPPET SHARING TODAY:
So. I told myself that I would NEVER EVER miss a poem again.
…And I did.
I’M SORRY! They were both this week, the 24th and the 25th. This week has been really tough for me, with all sorts of school projects due, and I just didn’t get around to it. I said I would do it at night, buuuuut I forgot.
But today I am determined to write a poem. I WILL WRITE IT. In fact I should write it right now but #lazy no thanks.
Also I should be updating my NaPo page, but… HOMEWORK, PEOPLE. And here’re some great poems by moi that I think are actually semi-decent.
Check out the rest of my poems here.
[taken from the page where I record all my NaPo poems, not from my NaPo page]
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For some reason, this one really resonates with me. Why do people abuse the ones they love? Or do they hate those people? Or is their love so twisted that they think something similar to this?
I don’t think I’ll ever find out the answer, but this is just my interpretation on what may be one of thousand possibilities. Every mind works differently.
Well that was a change in size.
ANYWAYS, this is basically one sentence + a huge run-on sentence, and that’s part of why I like it???
Also this has what I call “poem aesthetics” and anything with aesthetics I will share with you so we can SCREAM ABOUT IT TOGETHER.
*wails into the void*
I have two things to say about this poem.
One, this was inspired by me riding my bike outside (forced by my madre, of course), and seeing tire marks made by trucks that came to work on constructing a brick fence outside of our house. It’s a long wall (which we always joke about, being so close to Mexico), and these people just break down all the trees to make way for their equipment.
The grass is dead, the ground trampled, and all that for a fence.
Two, this is actually a style of poetry I haven’t really explored yet. I don’t know how to explain it, but last year, we had poetry “mini-courses” and I knew someone (or multiple people???) who wrote in the style of this, so it was really cool to see that I had written something like that.
(That made no sense. #sorrynotsorry)
Anything else worth mentioning
I made slight progress on my magic story.
I found a name for my main character.
But it has the same ending as another character.
So one of them has to go.
have you won camp nano yet, or are you getting there? what are some of your favorite napo poems? aesthetics anyone??? do you have name problems? and are you stressed out like me??? chat with me in the comments and make me feel better! (please.)
p.s. this post is also under a thousand words??? my writing life sucks i guess.