Monday, 1 July 2013

IT BEGINS + Three Other Things.

TODAY IS THE DAY GUYS.

TODAY IS THE DAY CAMP NANO BEGINS.

Like a good conscientious Wrimo I have already done my writing for today - I did it BEFORE opening the Internet (well, that's a lie - I had to open the internet to do important things such as define vellum and search frantically for good fantasy place names after realising that MY COUNTRY HAS NO NAME, but I didn't go on Blogger). My current wordcount is 3183, which I think you'll agree is Not Too Shoddy - especially since my daily goal is 648! (I think.) But, y'know, it's good to stack those words up so that on the days when you don't meet your goal - or the days when you do no writing at all - you have something to fall back on. 
Unfortunately the NaNo site is not working so I can't submit my 3183 words (I am looking for as many excuses as possible to type that). Apparently, Error 503 Service Unavailable: Guru Meditation XID: 1535666935. Guru meditation?! As in, a meditating guru?! WHAT?!

Anyway. Enough about that. I have three other things to discuss.

Thing number 1:
Bloglovin. What's going on? I was expecting to log into Blogger and be confronted with fiery raining meteors a la the Apocalypse 

(or the Alpacalypse - apologies, couldn't resist.)
but there was nothing. Everything seems...normal. I still have 70 followers, at least, and my reading list seems unchanged...so, yeah. If you have the latest, please let me know. :)

Thing number two:
An awesome giveaway over at Through A Cat's Eyes! You could win the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han! Here is the link - but don't enter cause I want to win go off and enter now! :D

Thing number three:
The Notebook Sisters are having a Crit & Ed Party - basically, for this whole week - 1st-7th July - they are having a week of posts about critiquing and revising your work! There'll be a load of posts on everything from examples of real live critiqued work to authors' tips on editing to the way you can prepare yourself for these things, AND there is a giveaway - Cait and Mime have each volunteered to critique 10 000 words of someone's work! So what are you waiting for? Off you pop!

Now then, I'm off to eat grilled cheese on toast and worry about my LACK OF PLOT and the fact that MY COUNTRY HAS NO NAME. Bye everyone - wish me luck! (Oh, and advance apologies for the almost certain lack of Fashion Tuesday tomorrow. I'M SORRY.)

12 comments:

  1. Hahaha! I know, I thought I was going to lose all my followers today. I hope it's just a terror thing, because I'd rather not have to switch completely to bloglovin.

    Good luck with NaNo!

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    1. Yes...perhaps Google's aim is to keep us all subdued. A la the Red Terror under Lenin, perhaps?

      Thanks! I'LL NEED IT!

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  2. After all my effort last night trying to follow blogs on bloglovin and figure out how to get followers for mine, I come online this morning and BOOM, I still have followers!

    Best of luck with NaNo, I could never do it!
    Marian ^_^ x

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    1. I know! It's crazy!

      Thanks! AAAH WHAT AM I DOING?!?

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  3. Hi Emily, I am INCREDIBLY sorry about the confusion over the award I nominated you for. I have deleted my blog back in April, but I recently created 'Ruby Slippers in Wonderland' which is quite new to me.
    Again, I am incredibly sorry for the massive confusion.
    http://rubyslipperspalace.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Abigail! It was my fault; if I did my awards on time this wouldn't happen! :L thanks for clearing it up :)

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  4. EMILY YOU DO CAMP NANO? Are you, perchance, on the YWP NaNo site?

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    1. Hmmm...well, I signed up for YWP in November (but *ahem* gave up after the ~cough~ first day) so I think I still have an account on that site...but my active account is on the Camp NaNo website. My username is Emily1431 (I think) :)

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  5. ALPACALYPSE! I totally got that!
    Flo Jo xx

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    1. Haha it makes me laugh every time :')

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  6. ALPACALYPSE! I totally got that!
    Flo Jo xx

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