Camp NaNoWriMo, General Updates

Back To It Again

Ah, so here we are again. I said I was going to take a break from writing and search out other things in life, like other interests, but there comes a problem when characters keep popping into my head and scenes play like moves, and story is just begging to be told. Characters sit in my head, acting out their stories, but their stories are not being heard. Why? Because I am not writing them.

It seems as though a writer cannot take a TRUE vacation from writing. It is in the very core of their being, part of what God built into them, into me. When I tried to pursue other interests, I realized that these other interests involved some kind of writing as well, so really, I wasn’t taking a break at all.

So I have decided to pick up one of the fictional stories I started last year for Camp NaNoWriMo called Lasting Shadow and see how much farther I can get with that. Finding my story and character sheets will be interesting. If I can’t find them already printed and sitting in my filing cabinet, I will have to print everything again, but that’s no big deal. I’ll just happy to write fiction and have fun doing it.

When my daughter is old enough, she’ll get to read my stories and that just brings a smile to my face. Also, to keep writing, is do not only what God built into me when he made me, but also to continue to pursue something my mother was very supportive of when she found out I wanted to be a writer in my early teen years. So in a way, writing is like honoring her memory as well. I’m sure she would be proud of me if I kept going, but perhaps disappointed if I stopped writing, but I don’t think that is an option for me. I have learned so much. Not just to write a novel, but how to social network, how to blog, how create my own book covers, how to publish via CreateSpace and Amazon KDP, writing press releases.

I have learned all of this and I am helping and elderly woman from my church by the name of Phyllis Georgina Rose who has just published her book The Rose Garden. I am using my skills to help her publish her books and help her books to become more known. All I can do is try my best and pray. God will have to take it the rest of the way.

You will find both Phyllis’ book and my books on www.goodreads.com as well as Amazon and other places online. I hope you check out our work!

We’ll continue to work hard so you have more to read. 🙂

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12th Day of Camp NaNo

Well yesterday (the 12th) was the 12th day of Camp NaNo. I wrote about 2,100 words and now have a story that is 7,806 words long. Yes, I am behind where I should be. Having company for a week at the beginning of the month really put me behind. Thankfully I know if I work hard and write about 2,300 words a day I can make up the difference and still reach my goal at the end of the month. Now, on Saturday I will be traveling and next weekend we will have company for three days. Ugh! I am going to try to reach my goal this month, but if I don’t make it this month, there is always next month for another round of Camp NaNo. Well, here goes. Let’s see how many words I can write for this, the 13th day of Camp NaNo. Best of luck to all you campers out there!

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Story for Camp NaNo

Yesterday the Camp NaNo site went live and I am so happy about that. I have set up my profile and my novel info. Here is the synopsis of the novel I will be working on:

Title: Facade

Synopsis:

Robbie and Keith Pierce are born in Tupelo, Mississippi on June 6, 1935. Robbie goes on to become a rockstar while Keith remains a farmhand. After a few years of touring, Robbie demands a vacation and travels north to New york. He is in New York City but the rush of the city becomes more than Robbie can handle. he longs for quiet and solitude. He jumps in a car and drives into Northern New York. His car breaks down on Sulpher Springs Road. With a leather jacket slung over his shoulder, he walks three miles down the road to the nearest house. This is where Robbie meets Christine Duncan, a good old country girl. Robbie becomes so involved in Christine’s life on the family farm that he pushes his music career out of his mind. He has found something more important to him than music.

Robbie’s brother Keith becomes concerned when Robbie doesn’t come home in the time frame he said he would be home. Keith sets out to find Robbie and tracks him down. Keith is already jealous of Robbie’s fame, but becomes enraged with jealousy when he finds Robbie with a girl (Christine). Keith feels Robbie gets everything so easily when he, Keith, has to fight for everything. Keith gets his brother to return home and continue his singing career saying that he would bring Christine on the next flight back to Tupelo. Robbie agrees to return home. However, Christine is blind to what’s happening. Robbie returns home, but Keith remains at Christine’s side and pretends to be Robbie. At first Christine believes in Keith’s facade, but the longer the relationship goes on, the more Christine sees things that are not characteristic of Robbie. It’s not until Christine watches a television concert at one of her friend’s place does she spot Robbie on TV. It is then she puts things together and uses her friend’s phone and calls Robbie’s home. She leaves a message with Robbie’s dad, but will Robbie receive her message and save Christine from Keith’s destructive grasp?
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For those of you interested, here is the link to my profile at Camp NaNo: http://www.campnanowrimo.org/campers/jimonroe/novels/facade

See you there!

~Janis~