Writing Update from Camp NaNo '18 and Current Project

You may be wondering what I was working on in July and why I haven't posted any hilarious posts that explains my Camp NaNoWriMo project and showers you in snarky snippets...

You may also be wondering what I've been working on since then...




Well, lets start with the easy one: What I've Been Working On Since Then...

It's nothing.

Because college.

*gag*

Let me tell you a little story.

Since I'm one of those crazy people who apply for college, I applied months before normal applications started at just my #1 choice college. I decided that if I didn't get in, I could apply in January at all the other colleges on my list.

And I got in! I went to summer orientation, chatted with my roommate...

And then decided in mid June that I didn't want to major in animal science. And since the school I was going to specialized in animal science and basically nothing else that I wanted to do...I dropped my application.

I applied at another school, but didn't think I'd get in since it was early July by then. The admission office there thought I would have a chance, but I settled myself for the idea that I wouldn't get in.

I signed myself up for classes at the community college near by, planned some fun trips, (if I'm not moving out, I might as well travel!)

And then, four weeks (exactly) before move in day at this college, they sent me an email saying I was accepted...

Now, since I didn't think I was going to college for another semester (or two)... I. didn't. buy. any. of. the. stuff. I'd. need.



So I've been flailing around trying to get everything ready. I did get some stuff written, but not enough to bother mentioning.

Now! For what I did during Camp NaNoWriMo! (Which I won, BTW)

I was planning to get four novels to the completely plotted, ready to start, write right now stage...But I didn't.

I basically made a lot of progress on two books (one of which wasn't even on the original list!) and a few lines or paragraphs written for the others + brainstorming.

Both projects are still secret, but I'll give you some little goodies...

STORY #1: 

A stand alone fantasy novel.

*Exact excerpts from my plotting + character notes*
*Names taken out*

  • Which one is the spider killer? (Neither one is afraid of spiders…[girl] is interested in them (like pick it up and let it crawl over her hand “Oh. This one is harmless. See the marks…” and he is hates them, but isn’t really afraid of them. He just doesn’t like killing them. If they’re both sitting there, he’ll be like “[girl]. Spider.” And if not, he’s the kind of person who stands 2 feet away from it and throws a book)
       
  •  He HATES onions. If bread has onions in it HE WILL NOT EAT IT!
      
  • WALNUTS! WALNUTS! WALN...ew that's a chestnut. gross. AND NO! IT IS NOT THE SAME THING! HOW DARE YOU!
      
  • PRAAAAAAAAAAAANK WARS! (Salted tea?)
      
  • Kitchen raids + old lady who will beat you with her wooden spoon for food theft


STORY #2
Stand alone contemporary novel



  • LOTS OF PUNS
     
  • [boy] has this disgust for farmers   

    [girl] mocks it and starts humming “The Farmer and the Cowman should be friends” from Oklahoma every time he says something. @ first he doesn’t know what it is, but then his sister watches it and he’s like HEY! 



So what do you think? And do you know any good cheese puns? I ran out...

-MK

19 Comments

  1. Some of this is... wait for it... cheesy!

    Haha, just kidding, just trying to give you a pun you most likely have used already, but oh well.

    WOW, I'M EXCITED FOR YOU!!

    Great job getting into the colleges you wanted to get into! That's awesome!!

    And PUNS ARE THE BEST!

    Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. Don't worry, Ivie. I'm sure your cheese pun skills will get....feta.

      THERE ARE GOING TO BE PUNS! PUNS IN EVERY CHAPTER!

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  2. I need to write my notes like this, they are so fun to read.
    Congrats on getting accepted!

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    1. I like them because they keep the plotting fun, but they do make me feel like I'm a crazy when I read through them again XD

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  3. Love this, MK! And CONGRATS on getting into the colleges! DO you know what you're going to major in?

    And your stories sound awesome xD. And sadly, I can't think of any cheese puns (besides the one Ivie used :D)

    allisonriera.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not very good at cheese puns either...which is most unfortunate for me. I've basically been crawling the internet reading lists of cheese puns.
      *sigh*
      It's a hard, hard life as a writer :P

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  4. Congrats on the colleges! I don't have to worry about that for another....year at the most....

    And your stories sound AMAZING and you better keep us updated xD

    ~Ceci

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    1. Aw, thanks!
      Don't worry. More updates will be coming once I settle in and can start writing again ;)

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  5. I'm so feta with cheese puns. Seriously, they're not so grate. XD And I do have more cheese puns, if you're wondering. I really need to do something with my life.

    But congratulations on getting in to college! You're going to do so well!!

    And your notes are flat-out hilarious. :D

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    1. I disa-brie with that statement! Cheese puns are so gouda!
      XD

      That's because I'M flat out hilarious ;)

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  6. your commenters are sadly lacking in cheese puns.*sigh* really what do they DO with their life? JK.
    What cheese can fly? Curds of prey!
    How should you approach an angry Welsh cheese? Caerphilly
    also FIY
    Chalk and cheese - two things that seem similar but are completely different
    and
    Cheesed off - fed up, annoyed
    Hard cheese - bad luck, tough luck
    ​A cheese-making dyslexic kept a writing dairy.

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    1. Someone to give us cheese puns! What would I do without you?

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    2. it would certainly be a lot less pun. :)

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  7. I had fun reading your life updates. Congratulations in moving to college and good luck!

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  8. Hey, congrats on getting accepted! I hope that everything smooths out soon so you can take a breather before classes start!

    And those notes are hilarious! I loved reading them!

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    1. Ha. I hope so too. Right now it looks like I'm going to come flying in like a train.

      A very organized train

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  9. Yikes, that’s crazy!!!!! Sounds like something that I’d do if I took the college route....lol

    I have a feeling these stories are gonna be a little bit great...

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