June 8, 2012

letter from camp - 6/8/12

Greetings from Camp NaNoWriMo!

It's been so long since I have written you readers, but it is because I have been so busy. It took me a while longer to get into the camp spirit this year, but now that I have, it is hard for me to stop writing once I start. And that is just great.

I'm happy to report that last night before bedtime, I reached my week one goal of 12,500 words. As you can see from the picture above, I was not too far away from it after lunch yesterday. 

Finding the time to write never stops being a problem, but it is possible to do. I do a little writing before work and during lunch (if I'm not at eating chile rellenos or pizza with my co-workers). I have jotted down sections on a piece of scrap paper in between conducting phone interviews. Yesterday, I even wrote more than 500 words on my iPhone while I was a passenger in car. Doing that alone has been a help. When paired with a couple of nights where I forced myself to sit down and be productive, my word count really grew.

With that, I'll leave you with a short description of the book I am writing and its tagline. Check back next week and I will have an excerpt.


Title: Amarillo Sour

Tagline: "When life gives you lemons, make a cocktail."

After losing her newspaper job, Kass Palmore returns to her hometown to live with her brothers and work at a bar, which sends her on the road to self-discovery. While mixing drinks and popping beer bottles, she begins to love the life she has even though it does not live up to her ideals.

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