Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day four at camp

Day four at camp was fun, although I didn't get as much writing done as I had hope to. We had fun watching fireworks last night after a fun picnic with friends.
  • Making quick edits to what I wrote by hand yesterday as I typed it up.
  • fun word sprints via twitter
  • new ideas from friends during our picnic

Despite the good day, I got lots of bug bites and not enough writing done. Hopefully today goes better.

Today is a new day for writing. I better get back to my tent and continue writing.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Review of day three at camp

Day three at camp was a blast!
It was rather hot out, and that was fine. Don't ask me why, but I brought the TV, DVD player, and the rental place along. So last night we rented "The Kings Speech", and watched that before shooting off a few fireworks. Naturally that meant no time to do any writing from about 8:00 until a little after eleven when I joined in with the word sprints on twitter.
Here are some of the other highlights of yesterdays day at camp:
  • Listening to little kids laugh as they rode their bikes up and down the street while I wrote
  • having steak for dinner in the back yard
  • listening to the local minor league baseball team play on the radio for half an hour
  • getting about 200 words away from the 10000 word mark

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 2 at camp recap

Yesterday (June 3) was day two at campnanowrimo. Boy was it fun! I've been enjoying camp quite a bit this year. The following is a recap of some of the events of yesterday.
  • I wrote over 3000 words by hand, then typed them up during the middle of a rather hot day.
  • I went down to the river to watch the Bay City fireworks. For a good hour, I sat on the hill by the river writing several hundred words that yet have to be typed up, and filled the first notebook for this novel.
  • I stayed up a little to late watching youtube videos as I tried to inspire myself to start a second notebook for this novel.
  • In the end I fell asleep a little too late, and woke up a little too early.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review of day one at camp

Yesterday was day one at camp. I sure had fun! So here's a recap of events.
I spent the morning writing the beggining of the novel I am writing for camp by hand, then typed up the first 3500 words or so, and updated my word count.
It was rather hot out, which called for lots of water, and a mikes hard lemonaid for dinner with my brat and corn on the cob.
Sleeping didn't come easy thanks to the fact that it was hard to keep cool when the temprature was in the upper eighties and we have no air conditioning at camp.
During the day, I spent part of my time writing near the lake (aka the neighbors pool) listing to people scream and splash around. What a fun sound to hear and inspire me to write a novel!
Around the camp fire, I had a lot of fun singing a variety of songs, mostly from Shrek the musical. I also pulled out my battery powered radio (aka my radio plugged into the wall in my room) and listened to Midland's minor leauge baseball team (www.loons.com) play a game that they won while I wrote by hand once again.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Do you remember going to camp as a kid? What do you remember the most about camp?
In middle school I went to confirmation camp with my church. I remember both years I went vividly. And I have lots of memories from both years.
The first year I went, I didn't know anyone that was going. So I was a bit nervous. Thankfully I met a few people and made a few friends during the week. One of the counselors that worked there both years that I went I didn't see for years after I went. But then in the last year the two of us ran into each other at church again. It was amazing how much she had changed, and I'm sure that I changed a lot too. Probably the memory that has stuck with me the most from that first year at confirmation camp is that of my first day there, and how I got lost as I tried to make my way back from the lake front and my swimming test that everyone took to the cabin I was in.
My second year at confirmation camp, I went with a bunch of people that I knew well from church. I still made a bunch of new friends. This time I have some hilarious memories from the canoe trip that I went on with a few new friends. Neither of them had canoed before, and both were afraid of spiders. Naturally I was the one in the back steering (and also the shortest of the three of us), and the one stuck killing and removing all spiders that got into the canoe. Hearing those two girls screaming about spiders was hilarious. I also have great memories of doing crafts both years.
This year, I am experiencing a first when it comes to camp.
It's my first campnanowrimo, and the first campnanowrimo ever. How exciting!
Right now it is 11:20pm on June 30 in Michigan, where I am currently living. Campnanowrimo begins at midnight on July 1. I have been planning on staying up past midnight to get some writing on my July novel done before getting some good sleep and continuing on with the novel tomorrow during the day when I'll be more awake.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Loosing track, beggining new project, life is good

I sure have lost track of time when it comes to getting posts put up! I'm sorry for not posting for so long, but I've had a lot of stuff go on in my life. My lfe has been going well. And I have some great news to share with anybody that reads regularly, or might just happen to stumble across my blog and see this post.
I've got a huge project that I have begun. I am in the process of getting funding set up, finding actors and actresses, and writing the soundtrack for a small budget movie that I am going to film in Midland, MI. I started looking for funding, and actors on this past Saturday.
I am still looking for funding and actors. If you are interusted in throwing some money into a film that is coming of age story, the story of a young woman on a journey towards a career as a concert pianist, and a story of how many obsticles that life can throw at a person please e-mail me at homethemovie@ymail.com with the subject line of Home funding.
If you would like a role in this movie, large or small, please e-mail me at homethemovie@ymail.com with the subject line of home audition and with a photo (preferablly a head shot), and any experience/your resume.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What a weird dream

Last night I had a weird dream. It wasn't just weird. It was also creepy. I'll put my comments in the middle of the dream in italics so that it's easy to make sense of. So here's what the dream was:

For some reason my Mom was no longer in the picture, and my dad and mom were no longer married, which is somthing that I can't see happening in real life anytime soon. And for some odd reason my dad had asked me to marry him, and I said yes. (why the hell does anybody want to marry their father???) There were a bunch of our family friends and my personal friends at the wedding. For whatever reason I really didn't want to marry my dad, but I said yes in hopes that then one of my friends would remember that this was my dad, and marrying your dad is a bit messed up and something I wouldn't do under normal circumstances. It was just creepy that I was dreaming about marrying my dad... After the wedding was over, my dad and I were greeting our guests, and my friends kept on saying that they never expected this from me, and that they were so proud of the fact that I had found someone. Finally I ended up shouting at the top of my lungs that I was a lesbian, that it was my dad I had just married and what was everyone thinking allowing this to happen, and that if I hadn't married him that my dad would have killed me.

Geez. I never thought I would have a dream quite so creepy....I sure hope I never have that dream again. Have you ever had any creepy dreams?