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Inspiration Quote

As July winds down, so does Camp NaNoWriMo. Though I would like to say that everything is going well with my writing, it isn’t. I’m a bit short of my writing goal. It doesn’t leave me much time since Camp NaNoWriMo ends tomorrow.

In order to motivate everyone, myself included, I’m going to provide an inspirational quote. Then, I’m going to back to writing.

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Writing Sample – Jewel Knights

Instead of a writing prompt, today I want to share something that I wrote. It’s a story that I created a long time ago but it has only recently made any progress. Somewhere online, that I don’t remember now, I read that oneself isn’t a bad writer. It just so happens that your current skills aren’t enough to realize the image/ ideas that you have in your head. This resonated a lot with me. That’s why, I’m proud to share what I have written.

A light rainy mist began to fall against the stained-glass window as Lydia stood motionless in the headmistress’s office. The soft rain kissed the window portraying the first wave of the heaven stars falling from the sky. Lydia could feel the warmth from the fire burning in the hearth to her right against her body. The warmth had seeped into her clothes, relaxing her muscles and spreading a small drowsy spell upon the trainee. But despite the warmth and the laziness of the day, Lydia remained in her posture; hands straight down her sides, back straight and eyes looking forward.

               The headmistress shuffled around a few parchment sheets upon her large oak desk. Her head dress was titled slightly back exposing white blonde hair. Upon entering the room half an hour ago, Lydia had noticed the dark circles underneath the usually cheerful brown eyes. On further inspection, Lydia could faintly see all the flaws in the headmistress’ attire; the wrinkles and the once beautiful shade of beige had turned into a light yellow.

               “You graduate in six months.”

               “Yes ma’am,” Lydia answered, tightening her stance.

               She waited for a few minutes hoping the headmistress would keep talking. However, the silence continued.

               “If I may,” Lydia began. “Why exactly have you summoned me?”

               “Do know about the town of Loukussa?”

               “It’s a mining town,” Lydia supplied. “They located near the Artican Mountains. It’s not very prosperous at the moment because of the lack of use for Kravite.”

               “A heaven star fell near Loukussa a few moons ago,” the headmistress explained. “The Northern Order sent in their warriors and they were successful.”

               Lydia frowned but kept her silence.

               “However, activity has been reported near that area and Gylaw fears his followers are starting to think of him as incompetent. Due to this, Gylaw has called in a favor.” The Headmistress placed the parchment sheets on her desk. “The Northern warriors’ faces are known, and we want to keep this a discreet as possible. If you return from your mission successfully then consider yourself a Jeweled Knight.”

               “Thank you for the opportunity, ma’am,” Lydia said. “I won’t fail.”

               “You are to report tomorrow at the east gate. Further instructions about your mission will be provided then.”

               “I understand.”

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Binge Writing

Surprisingly, I believe July has gone by really fast. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that I’m missing a few hundred words from my daily Camp NaNoWriMo goal. Or maybe it just seems that way. Either way, the days have gone by fast.

While I like to say that I’m all caught up in my writing, the truth is, that I’m not. Most of the times, I’m playing catch up. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to do anything. However, one interesting thing that I found about myself is that I like to binge write.

Maybe some of you are familiar with this. Basically, I like writing a whole lot in one sitting (or one day) and then do no writing the next. It’s almost like watching a show, playing a game, or reading. I’ve found that this method works well for me. It’s less stressful and I don’t feel as guilty for not writing everyday.

As I mentioned before, I want writing to still be fun for me and enjoyable. Life got to the point where I couldn’t write everyday and that caused me a lot of guilt and stress. While it is valuable advice, it wasn’t working for me anymore.

Thanks to the discovery that binge writing works for me, I don’t have to force myself to write everyday. This also means less stress and I can enjoy writing just like before.

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Less Words

Another week in July comes to an end. Productivity is high and I’m not stressed out. I think it was a good idea not to write 50k words this month for Camp NaNoWriMo. With everything going on, I gave myself an obtainable goal.

The goal of Camp NaNoWriMo isn’t to stress out over it. I believe it should be enjoyed. I want writing to still be fun for me.

So far, it’s been a journey of discovery. While the story isn’t going the way I wanted it to, I’m having fun writing.