The finish line of Camp NaNoWriMo is that much closer now that the fourth week has come to an end. This means it’s time for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 4 update. While I love writing, it does have its challenges and this month has had plenty. Regardless, I find the challenges push me to become a better writer and to work at overcoming these hurdles. Writing by the seat of my pants is one of the biggest hurdles I have experienced. Yet I am glad that I chose to go this route for this month, as it shook up my normal writing routine. CuriousRead More →

Did you know that Camp NaNoWriMo is happening? April is when this 30-day writing challenge occurs. It is quite similar to NaNoWriMo and so I decided to give weekly updates on my progress as I did back in November. Because of everything that is going on in the world, I didn’t quite get my NaNoWriMo kit filled with snacks. However, I am confident that I can continue to balance writing with life, I’ll just do so with fewer snacks. Writing is a great way to fill the time when stuck at home or whenever your creative juices are flowing. Without further ado, here is myRead More →

November has come and gone. During the month, my family did a no-spend challenge. Now that it is over, it’s time to do a no-spend November recap. Though we have done no spend months in the past, this was the first one we did since starting the blog. In fact, it was the first one we had done in close to a year, so it was overdue. After setting some rules, it was time to get to it. I have to say that doing this no spend month was just what we needed. I know a lot of people find the idea of a no-spendRead More →

NaNoWriMo progress update

It’s officially the halfway point of NaNoWriMo. I thought it would be fun to give you a little update on how I’m doing. Though I have posted a few minor updates on Twitter, I haven’t gone into too much detail. Thus, I give you my official halfway-through NaNoWriMo progress report. NaNoWriMo progress report Days 1 & 2 I started off strong. Getting ahead on the first day is something that I strive to do each year. Not only does it make me feel great, but it gives me that little cushion for days when the words don’t flow as easily. At the end of dayRead More →

It’s time for a no-spend November. I had hoped to do this back in October, however, that is the month when we do our big pre-winter stock-up trip to the city. This is a necessary yearly event to get what we need that isn’t easily available in town before the winter weather hits. So, I pushed it back to November. This is not our first time doing a no-spend month. Last year we successfully completed a few no-spend months and we really enjoyed them. It was amazing to see just how easily we could go with minimal purchases over the course of a full month.Read More →

NaNoWriMo progress update

NaNoWriMo is just over a month away. Do you know what that means? That’s right, it’s time to panic! What are you going to write about? When will you have time to write? How do words even work anymore? Why do I do this to myself every year? Where did that flash drive full of ideas go? Who will feed me when I am buried deep in my writing? These are just a few of the things to figure out in order to get ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who aren’t aware NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a writing challenge heldRead More →