Camp NaNo Day 2

Camp NaNo started very well yesterday with the first brand new story written in ages, and my first target of 1,000 words or 1 hour met. I already know what I’m writing to today, as I copied the prompt out into my notebook while I had a moment. The poet is giving it a go this year as well, so I’m saving today’s for when he gets home so we can work together. I’ll change the little man as soon as I have something to change.

We’ve already had a hectic week. I’ve been plodding through electronic edits while I waited for a new proofread, I wrote the walks report yesterday and submitted it to 7 local newspapers, I pegged 17 jobs this week so far to pitch for later in the week (bearing in mind we have a holiday coming up), caught up with the daily competitions, paid a few bills – with another small debt biting the dust! – changed a hair appointment and, of course, started Camp NaNo.


Another thing we did was change our relationship statuses on Facebook, something that we thought would happen quite quietly but which, in fact, turned into a bit of a fanfare and attracted more than 120 ‘likes’ and over 80 ‘comments’. That took a little time keeping on top of acknowledgements, etc.

And here’s a *** truth alert ***

While we’ve never actually done anything wrong – we were both completely and absolutely single and ‘available’ when we started seeing each other, and there was absolutely no one else involved – we’ve not had an easy year. I’m not going into detail, and it wasn’t our doing, but it’s all behind us now.

We’ve known about it for a while, as we had to book it in advance, but we didn’t want our parents or the kids finding out online. So we told them all first. And, well, we’re getting married next year. And we’re going away to do it, so there. Not everyone will be happy but – this time – it’s not about them. We’re just overwhelmed and delighted with all the warm wishes from our friends and families.

*** end of truth alert ***

So that’s what we’ve been up to this week.

Today I’ve been carrying on with the electronic edits, and the new proofread arrived this afternoon. I’ve also been doing my Widow Twanky impression while the weather’s still nice. My eyes are a bit tired with all the close screen work and have gunked up a little over the past few days.

Tomorrow will just be a day 3 update, then on Friday I’ll be back with plans for the weekend.

5 thoughts on “Camp NaNo Day 2

  1. carolwarham 3 July 2014 / 11:27 am

    Facelift looks good but it needs to grow on me a bit, just do used to previous. Still change is good we shouldn’t get stuck in our ways. Delighted at the news and the warm reception it has received. I’m not asking where you are going ‘cos I know! 😀

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    • Diane 3 July 2014 / 11:29 am

      Thanks for the feedback. It needs to grow on me too. I like to change it every so often so it doesn’t get stale, and next year the title may be changing too – to Words from Wordsworth or something similar.


      • Diane 3 July 2014 / 11:30 am

        Ooh, I like this crinkled paper effect …

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  2. carolwarham 3 July 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Like the paper! Even when you change your name you can retain a baggy bottom! 😀

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    • Diane 4 July 2014 / 3:11 pm

      Perhaps, but I’ve pegged the new name anyway. 🙂


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