I survived Camp! Well, almost.
Anyway, I am finally back from a very long and very unexplained hiatus, but hopefully (?!?!? Please be nice to me, school!) I will be posting more frequently on here with Camp, a week-long family vacation, and a time of ignoring my blog for about two months out of the way (all of which I enjoyed immensely
except for the last part, which I feel intensely guilty about).
To catch y’all up with what has been happening in my life since I left…
As many of you may know already, Camp July is my absolute favorite writing time of the entire year. I’ve tried Camp April, I’ve done the regular Nano in November…but nothing can compete with Camp July. Camp July was the first Nano event I ever did. Camp July was when I met some absolutely amazing writerly/blogger friends. And Camp July was when I finished the first truly longish story I have ever started.
Given my fond history of Camp July, I was excited to start it and perhaps add another fond memory to the long list of memories it holds for me. I had recently began (and utterly failed) a 100 words for 100 days contest (a contest to write 100 words every day, six days a week, for 100 days), and I decided to keep the project I had begun for that contest and continue it during Camp.
Last post I introduced it to all of you as The Line, and The Line it has remained (so far at least. I’m still thinking there’s a better title waiting for my baby out there to snag for itself :P).
My Camp goal was eventually revised to be, “Write twenty thousand words on The Line.” I ended up only being able to get a little more than half that. So it was a little disappointing, but Camp accomplished for me what I have been struggling to do for a long, long time. It got me back in love with writing. It gave me back that shiver of excitement when you open that blank, white document, and sit down to type black words onto that clean page.
It gave me back the title of writer. Something I have missed for quite some time.
So even though I didn’t accomplish the goal I set out to accomplish, Camp was still a success for me. In fact, it gave me something far more valuable than that measly twenty thousand I had first shot for, and that valuable something is my love for writing.
Back into the writerly swing of things (at least, currently), I am hoping to catch up on the posts of the wonderful bloggers I follow who have been way more productive than I have (my inbox is so full right now, I feel so guilty for not having kept up with y’all :|), and get my blog back on the tracks and make some progress on here! Also, with school starting up I won’t be as frequent on here as I would like to be, but hopefully I will at least still be posting every once and awhile.
Until next time…!