Camp NaNo here I come!

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Greetings, bookish friends! I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this July! If anything is going to challenge me as a writer, it’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I hope you enjoy this post, and good luck if you are participating in Camp too!

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What is Camp NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month”. NaNoWriMo happens every November, but Camp NaNoWriMo happens every April and July. I decided to do it in July because I knew that I would have more free time.

Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat where you are paired up with other campers in “writing cabins” to reach a common goal: write! You can pledge to write a novel, a screenplay, poetry, or anything in between. Camp NaNoWriMo allows you to set a writing goal between 30 and 1,000,000 words!

The purpose of Camp NaNoWriMo is to finish or make progress on a writing project while having fun and staying motivated!

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Pye Land (My Story)

I am writing a middle-grade fantasy novel called Pye Land. A girl is whisked off to a magical world and has to solve a mission to maintain peace in the land! Below is my synopsis.

Jamie Holt’s 6th-grade year has not been going the way she expected…and not in a middle-school meltdown manner. With her beloved mother’s obscure disappearance and the constant teasing of her peers, Jamie has enough on her plate. But things start to become really bizarre when she and 7th-grader Jack Prince are whisked off to a magical world: Pye Land: a land uncanny and endearing at the same time. Kamala Rivers, welcomes Jamie and Jack into her arms and gives them a mission that will change Pye Land’s future…forever. Jamie and Jack must stop the reign of the nefarious Mr. Newt, who has wreaked havoc all across Pye Land. If they don’t an evil force will soon shroud the entire universe, one planet at a time into darkness…

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My Goal + Progress

My goal is to write 25,000 words in Pye Land this month. I have already written 1,300 words and I am planning on writing more today. Although Pye Land will be much longer than 25,000 words when it is finished, I think it’s a good start!

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My Cabin

There are about 20 members in my cabin, and all of them are teenagers. The word count they are doing this month ranges from 1,000-50,000 words. In cabins, you can give writing advice, critique each other’s work, and motivate each other!

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Why I Chose to Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo

I chose to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo because I wanted to push myself and make a lot of progress in a short amount of time. I know that if I work hard, I can accomplish my goals! If you are working on a project at Camp as well, I wish you the best!\

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Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month? Did you like my synopsis? Let me know in the comments below.

Keep On Booking,

☆ Katie K ☆

Top 5 Bookish Struggles (WISvsWIF edition)

Hello! Today I am going to be listing my top 5 bookish struggles that all bookworms can relate too, WISvsWIF edition. (What I Say v.s. What I Feel)

WARNING, SPOILER ALERT: Being a true bookworm is a lot harder that it looks

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1. When people ask you your favorite book, they expect you to pick just one

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What I say: *lists every single book I’ve ever read*

What I feel deeeep down inside: I have tons of favorite books, want to hear all of them and then read them so we can fangirl over them? Cool, great, here they are!

  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoinex by J.K. Rowling
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’engle
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • More in counting!

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2. When people tell you that you ‘read too much’

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What I say: *keeps reading, doesn’t make eye contact, but close to tears*

What I feel deeeep down inside: HOW DARE YOU.

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3. Or when they tell you that they don’t like to read

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What I say: *attempts to nod head to indicate that you respect their opnion but ends up making the you’re-a-weirdo-face*

What I feel deeeep down inside: *however a human being feels after eating 10 coachroaches*

(Probably not very good…)

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4. When a movie based on a book gets everything wrong and you’re just sitting in the audience like

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What I say: *chokes on popcorn and spills soda*

What I feel deeeep down inside: *slow claps* That was the best movie ever-except you left out all the important characters, plot twists, and scences. Also, the characters don’t look like how they were described in the books at all. Otherwise, it was fine. Just great.

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5. When there are no good books left to read

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What I say: *Desperately searches bookshelf*

What I feel deeeep down inside: What am I going to do with my life?

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Keep on booking,

-Katie K