NaNoWriMo


So, I participated in this event called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), which takes place every November, every year. You are supposed to write at least 50,000 words in the adult program, and you can set your word count with the youth program (which is what I did). I set my word count goal to 32,500, and you know what? I completed it! I got 33,062 words by the time I submitted what I had to submit to “win” NaNoWriMo. This youth program really helped me focus writing and as well discover new things about my book/characters that I never thought about before.

Of course, my book isn’t done. I still have a long way to go, but I am confident that I will finish this thing. In the meantime, check out this program at http://nanowrimo.org/ if you want to learn more! It really gives you a challenge that you thought could not have been done.

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Meet the Character: Camellia “Cam” Rose


Hey everyone! Today I am going to interview the main character of my book. I am going to ask a few questions, and she is going to answer them. Then, if you want to, you can ask her some questions by commenting below! This was inspired by Briana (http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com/), who was inspired by Francesca (http://frannychallenge.wordpress.com/).

Check out both of their sites! Their writing sounds pretty exciting!

Me: Hello everyone! Today I am interviewing Camellia Rose, the main character of the book The Tales of Camellia. Thank you for joining us Camellia, or can I call you Cam?

Camellia: Cam is fine. And no problem! Thank you for having me, it is an honor.

Me: It is a pleasure having you here! Now, I understand you are a little shy, but what was it like to be outside the village for the first time?

Camellia: It was really difficult. I have never been outside the borders before, as you said in the question. I am just glad to have my friends with me or I probably wouldn’t last a day!

Me: Makes sense, especially with no electricity to light up the night or to show you where to go!

Camellia: Actually that wasn’t bad at all. I’ve grown up my entire life without electricity, so I am used to it. So are my parents. So are my grandparents.

Me: How are your parents by the way?

Camellia: Well, my father left for the capital of our country a few years ago but he never returned. He said he would only be gone about a month or two. My mother hasn’t been the same person lately because of that.

Me: Ah, sad to here that, I’m sorry. Now to change the subject, how about we go into weapons. What are your choices of weapons?

Camellia: I actually have been trained in the Martial Arts. I don’t really know exactly what I have been trained it, but it has helped me in self-defense and other fights so far, so it must be a good one. I do have a sword that the mayor gave me, but I am more comfortable without it.

Me: Interesting! Most people don’t use just their hands. That is very impressive, Cam. Now, can you tell me what that tattoo on your wrist symbolizes?

Camellia: Oh, actually I do not know. When I pulled the sword out of its sheath for the first time, the tattoo just formed on my wrist. And apparently they are on my friend’s wrists too, except theirs do not have Corona’s around it like mine does. Not sure what it means, I just hope I will find out soon.

Me: Hmm, that is strange. Well, that is all the time we have! Thank you again for joining us, Cam. We will now go into questions from the audience!

Camellia: No problem, I am glad to be here! Thank you for having me.