Day One of Camp NaNo

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Good morning!

The first day wasn’t too bad, mostly just setting everything up and hoping it sounds mysterious enough. I’m still not completely sure whether I want to concentrate on the story I chose, but I probably still have a day or two to change if need be. I’m having fun, but I mostly just grabbed it out of my pile of possibles in a blind panic, which I suppose is what I get for putting it off until the last moment.

Is anyone else going through this madness? Come share! My cabin this year is surprisingly quiet so far, so I’d love to hear about anyone’s project.

2013 / 50000

Another Year, Another NaPoWriMo Challenge

Hello everyone!

Spring is finally here in Vancouver, which means we have at least a month of torrential downpours accented by hints of sun to look forward to. So, perfect writing weather.

Once again I’ll be participating in NaPoWriMo and CampNaNoWriMo throughout April. I’ll be posting the poetry here, and possibly snippets of my NaNo project if I have anything I’m particularly proud/frustrated about, so watch this space!

New Month, New Me

Hello, and welcome to the official spring-time!

I’ve been considering what to do with this now that I have very efficiently skulked away for a few months for school/general life. I enjoy writing reviews, and will certainly try to keep them up now that I have a bit of free time, but it occurs to me that as April is home to both NaPoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo, this is a fantastic chance to start posting actual work I’d like to share. If nothing else, the threat of others potentially seeing my progress is always good incentive to push me past procrastination.

So, starting later on today, I will be publishing at least one poem a day on here, as well as possibly snippets of my sci-fi/mystery literary child as it grows. Hopefully they won’t be too unpolished, but no promises.

If you are doing either challenge as well, come friend me! Or just link me to your blog, I’m always happy to suffer through the April/November writing trenches with others regardless of whether you’re officially participating or not.

In Which A Blog Is Announced

Hello and welcome!

My name is Rebekah, and I’ll be your friendly sci-fi reviewer. I’ve been reading very little but historical non-fiction for months now, so this is an excellent chance to return to my roots, genre-wise. I typically read a few incredibly serious dystopian realities followed by the most ridiculous AUs I can find, but I’ll read more or less anything that’s at hand, given the chance. If any of you have recommendations, please feel free to share!

I’m not very good at measuring with the five star system, as useful as it is.  It feels too imprecise, particularly when I’m ranking something that is fun and I adore, but is most likely not technically good. I will mostly be rating out of 10 until I figure out a more concrete system. The ratings are as follows:

  • 1/10 = Never again
  • 2/10 = I did not enjoy at all
  • 3/10 = I did not enjoy it very much
  • 4/10 = It was okay
  • 5/10 = I enjoyed it, but would probably not read again
  • 6/10 = I enjoyed it and would read again, but not enough to actively promote
  • 7/10 = I enjoyed it very much
  • 8/10 = I enjoyed it very much and would buy one copy
  • 9/10 = An instant favourite I would buy back-up copies
  • 10/10 = A favourite I will happily pester everyone I know into reading and, failing that, actively thrust copies at them until they give in

The review schedule, as far as I can manage, will be Monday-Wednesday- Friday. Knowing me there will likely be quite a few reviews for films and games as well, but I’ll mark them off so that they can be avoided, should that not be your thing.