Camp NaNoWriMo Weekly Update #1 (+ talk about the puppy!)

Camp NaNoWriMo only just started so I haven’t really done much writing yet. My current word count is 1670, so I have to write at least 330 words to make it to my goal of today. I hoped to have written more than I did the last two days, but instead, they have been filled with excitement and other fun things!

Yesterday, after writing over a thousand words, I went with my parent to get a puppy! It’s going to be ours in 4 weeks and it is so adorable! (see picture below). We’re still looking for names and it’s very hard, we can’t seem to agree on anything. It’s a boy by the way. My dad wants to call it Bowie or Jenga (seriously, Jenga??), my little sister Stiles (Teen Wolf, of course), my mum wants Bo (or Beau? I’m not sure) and I don’t think my brother cares. I was convinced of Karou or Kaito but hey apparently those are weird names?? Now I’m thinking Marley is absolutely the cutest thing, but I’ll just have to convince the rest of my family of that.

Another exciting thing that happened today is that I got a job interview this week and I have never had a job interview before. Frankly, I don’t even know what the job is going to entail exactly so I’m kinda tense about that.

Anyway, I was gonna write about writing so let’s go back to the topic. My outline is not as elaborate as I would have wanted but I think I like it this way. I have a vague idea about what’s going to happen in a chapter but in what way exactly is all up to me now. I like that, because it feels like the story just goes wherever it wants to go, instead of following a kind of protocol. It “floats” and I’m sure it’ll all be fine once I got my story all started. It’s all introduction right now anyway.

I try not to linger on sentences, because I have the tendency to do so, but so far I’m just working hard on making the story go on and not worry about the way I wrote a sentence. I’m also struggling a little with present and past tense, I just keep mixing them up. That’s really annoying and I’m trying to keep it at present tense, but past tense comes much easier for me. Maybe I should switch? Somehow that feels weird for a contemporary told from first person perspective. What do you think?


Day 1: 1097 words
Day 2: 1670 words (so far, I’ll write some more later tonight)


How will I ever find myself a partner, if every student here is vicious like a dog being protective of their special toy?

To anyone looking through the window, we would seem like a regular family: a woman, a man and two kids. But our family is not as it seems. It’s weird and it’s broken, but it’s my family and I love them.

Aesthetics (because I’m a sucker for aesthetics and I can’t help it)


How is your writing going? Do you have any puppy name suggestions?

16 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo Weekly Update #1 (+ talk about the puppy!)

  1. Marley is an adorable name (but after Marley and Me I wouldn’t be able to name my dog that, it’s way too sad).
    I’m at word count 1,656 for my book. I should probably write weekly update posts as well!

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    1. I know what you mean, I haven’t read the book but I’ve heard that it’s very sad. Still it’s a cute name! I thought these weekly updates would be a great replacement for the bad book project, since that’s over. I’ll look forward to reading your updates if you decide to write them!

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      1. I’ve only seen the movie (twice) and I’ve cried both times. And I don’t cry in movies. It is a cute name, though.

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  2. I love the aesthetic! The story sounds amazing. I want to start writing a book but I couldn’t get my thoughts processed in time for Camp NaNoWriMo, so hopefully I can begin soon.

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