Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wrap It Up!-April

  "This is the story of how I died!"-Flynn Rider, Tangled
For those of you who did Camp NaNo, I think we can all agree that it was...tiring. Very tiring. I'm exhausted and ready for my two week reading break. Buuut the second week in June, um, I'm going to try what Cait did and write 50k in one week. Yeah...six days. She wrote 98k in five, but still, it's the idea.
  
Anywho, I decided to do this insanity because, frankly, I was bored by week two. I chopped Superheroes off and made it shorter! Wut? I hurt my baby!
   This isn't exactly a normal end up the month post, I'll tell you guys about a trip we went on, but other than that, I pretty much wrote. *nods*
   So we went on this trip to LA (Louisiana not Las Angeles) to go visit family, and basically I swam in the lake, ate pizza, and hung with my cousins all day. *nods* Laaaazy!
                                                               
                                                    

   Now! On to the stories. Seriously, I'm still a little in shock over what even happen! Firstly, I wrote 76k plus whatever my writing buddy and I wrote in our story in 22 days. Yeah, I know. And I'm exhausted, but you guys know that because I totally died whenever anyone mentioned anything writing related.
   I wrote three different stories, Superheroes, Iris, and Shadows. If you want to know about Superheroes, click on this here linky thingy, and two of my charries will explain it. The draft right now is a huge giant mess.
   Iris is less of a mess, I love this story. It's exactly 20k, and ack! I just flail whenever reading it because I love it so much! The charrie Iris had water damage and lost memory and is in this underground city. That's all, sorry, I really am, but I can't say another word.
   Shadows is also a kind of semi orderly mess. It's only about 10k, but I'll probably add more in editing. This one I cried over so many times! The MC Min Jae is a Messenger, someone who delivers top secret blah blah blah, and one day, the receiving messenger was shot by an opponent. He had to take her home, his parents pulled him out of that program and sent him to school. He and the girl teamed up to A) work at a bookstore which her grandparents owned, B) become each others only friend, and C) find their normal.
   Snippets! Cause everyone loves snippets! Ok, I"ll give a few of my favorites from each one.

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“What’s the matter? Can’t handle a three year old?” He teased. Evie gritted her teeth again and snapped back with the quickest comeback she could think of.
  “And a half!” She attempted at standing. “Barrett, get her off.” She pleaded. He sighed dramatically and wrapped his arms around Lila, pulling. She didn’t move. “Barrett, try.” Evie pushed.
  “I am trying!” He answered, tugging harder. “She’s like superglued here.”
  “What?” Evie shouted at him. “I am not taking me three year old cousin everywhere!”
  “And a half.”
   ---Superheroes---
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  “That’s not it, you don’t feel guilty.” She smiled quietly at him. “What do you really want, Aiden. Just tell me.”
  Aiden stared ahead and took a turn into an alley, stopping the car and turning to her. “Fine. You have something I want.”
  “I’m not giving you my laptop.” She said firmly.
  “I have like a thousand of those.” He waved it off.
 ---Superheroes---
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Grant laughed, but it was a pained laugh. “I get it, I get it.” he glanced worriedly at Mia. “Uh, I have some...stuff I have to...do.”
  Glancing back at them, he slipped out of the door and took off towards the house. Scary! If she remembered everything, she’d be a nightmare. Nightmare, yeah, that pretty much sums up Maxwell’s assassins in a one word. Logan was an insane psycho who was totally calm and in control, he was a huge nightmare and I haven’t even seen his face.
---Iris---
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“Gotcha, you have any brothers?” Iris asked. Logan rolled his eyes and looked away.
  “No, Iris. I don’t have a brother.” he sighed. “You already asked that.”
  “Yeah, I know..” Iris opened the closet door and grabbed a brush, dragging it through her hair. “So...I have a question.”
  “You always do.” Logan sighed. “What is it?”
---Iris---
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“So you and I are pretty much friends now, right?” Kate asked.
  “Um, sure.” Min Jae gave her an odd look.
  “So you’ve got my back and everything?” she looked up at him.
  “What?” he stopped and took a step back.
  “You did it!” she crowed loudly, throwing her arms out and laughing.
  “I don’t get it.” he shook his head. “And careful, stitches.”
  She grabbed her side and groaned. “Oh, ok.”
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“Cough cough.” His father said.
  “Dad, I don’t get cough signals.” he sighed. “But if you mean you want me to go walk her home, then I think I get it.”
  “Huh, you do get cough signals.” Iris smirked.
  “Ha ha, I’m going.” he grumbled, snatching his hoodie from his bed. “You know I’m missing out on homework time, right?”
  “You mean the homework that you trashed?” Logan asked.
  “...Yeah, got to walk Kate home.”
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   Again, thank you so much for reading! All of your encouragement through Camp was amazing! THe next book I will be writing is the final instalment/second book which I wrote the third and fourth first (-_-) in one week. By the end of that, I may or may not go crazy.
  

   Rachael


Friday, April 29, 2016

Week Off

   Heyyyy guys! This is Rachael, actually, not one of my charries, but they're all pretty busy right now...*coughs awkwardly* Uh, getting blown up and stuff. Sooo yeah, I'll be here today instead of Grant like I'd planned.


   Day 22: I wrote some in the morning, then we left to go visit family in Louisiana. On the trip, I tried to write more, but Frozen in the back seat was distracting. I did however Instagram some pictures of myself in the car, so that occupied me for about ten seconds.
                                               

    Day 23: Basically I swam and ate delicious food and peopled all day. *nods* I may or may not have eaten a lot of pizza and gotten a slight sunburn from the lake. Which is awesome because now I look healthy instead of vampirish.

   Day 24: Suuuunday. Nope, didn't write here either, instead I traveled home to watch Maze Runner with Bro, which was like the most epic movie ever! Ah! Teresa was much better than book Teresa, and Bro and I were cracking up the whole time.

   Day 25: 4.5k! Yeah! It was pretty cool, Iris is really picking up! Tragedy! Drama! Stabbings! Gah! #whatisevenhappening
  
   Day 26: Aw, sissy's birthday. And I only got like 3k done, so...yeah...but! I wrote in SSCT with Sierra, so that was like more words.

   Day 27: Started the morning with 1.5k, so that's good. *nods* Then finished off at 4k. I FINISHED PROJECT 2! Now to write and finish project 3, and tomorrow's an attempted 10k. *shivers*
  
   Day 28: I FINSIHED MY GOAL OF 76k! Whuuuut? I did a 10k so I could take Friday off, but phew! I'm exhausted. *dies*

   Thank you so much for keeping up with my NaNo updates! Like, you have all been sooo encouraging! <3  Check back tomorrow for my end-of-the-month-post!
  
   Rachael



Friday, April 22, 2016

I'm Done For

   Surprise! Hi, my name's Iris, and I may or may not have taken over from the group that was supposed to be here. :D
   But...I did that and you stole it from me. Hey everyone, I'm Logan, and we'll be trading off, I'm in bold.
                                                                     

Day 15: She was on track, but at that point the story was climatic and she was dying, so it was kind of hard. She also brought her cousin Emma home with her to write, and they spent the night watching the Voice and X Factor/American Idol on YouTube.

   Day 16: Well, that day was supposed to be a 10k day, but thennn her Dad and Bro brought In the Heart of the Sea home, and yeah, she only got like a little less than 7k.
   ((Rachael: Ok, in my defense, my dad had to work part of the time, and I'm totally ok with my wordage. And ITHOTS was such a good movie! Scarring, but good! And I finished Superheroes! AHH! Now I'm working on the other short story in the series, Iris.))

   Day 17: Ha, nope, she took a break that day, Sunday.

   Day 18: Well she got like 2.5k done, so that's good. The second project is going well, really well, because it's about us. Same series, but only Trystan's like grandson survived.

  Day 19: She got three thousand done, and she would have gotten more, but the Maze Runner Trilogy came in and she finished the first book that afternoon, and chocolate. Seriously, here's the proof. So the current word count at the moment for the total camp is 52,035, Superheroes is 44,815 and Iris is 7220.

   Day 20: Dude, stopped before she got to my real intro! What? Like, she only got legit 2.1k.

   Day 21: Haha, nope. No words. She had an impromptu youth at her cousins and ended up spending the night. xD

  Well I guess that's all, thank you so much for reading this, our friend Grant and his sister will be here for the final one, then Rachael gets the Monthly Wrap Up. See you guys later!
   -Iris
    Yeah basically the same here. Logan out.
   -Logan
  
   Annnd now I'm intervening. Dude, I'm like a Maze Runner fanatic now! The first book was great, here's my review! And the movie just came in at the library, so bro and I are going to watch it on Sunday!




Friday, April 15, 2016

I'm Awesome

   Well ok, how else was I supposed to begin this? Just start with the truth, that's my advice. *nods* So yo, I'm Trystan, and today I will be going over Rachael's second week.
  


   Day Eight: Meh, it was an ok day. She was a little ahead, but she had a ton of school *cough* science *cough* to work on and that sucked away time. So yup, and Arrow is a bit distracting. *nods*

  Day Nine: She went to work at her church after writing a little in the morning, and then came back and kind of hung out, reading. Later they watched the newest Star Wars, in which she fell in love with Kylo Ren as soon as he took his mask off. This is her, in a nutshell at that point.
  
   Rachael: *he reaches for mask* Ack! Here we go!
   Rachael: *he pulls mask off* *while family is making fun of his appearance I'm fangirling*  He's so young and cute!
   Rachael: *throughout the movie* I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows! (Elf joke)

  Day Ten: Ha, didn't write this day. Pft.

   Day Eleven: Well she wrote 1.5k in the morning, then did school and was a mess because of school, then hid upstairs and wrote 2.5k more. One of her Instagram posts revealed her eating pretzels and a pickle with tea while watching Arrow.

   Day Twelve: She wrote only 1k in the morning and a little less than 3k in the afternoon. -_- Is that it? Cait's charries get 22k in one day!

   Day Thirteen: She had Bible study that night, so she was just a bit behind. I'm sooo tired of being neglexted! 

   Day Fourteen: Dude, she hates us. Seriously. She's cutting out story down and hates us so bad she wants to delete the entire document. It's from over writing.

   Anyways, that's my recap. Read and learn Rachael. Bye!
   Trystan

     How's Camp going for you so far? How do your characters feel it's going? Anything happening that's making you neglect it?

Friday, April 8, 2016

I'm Still Alive...For Now

   Hey, this is Zane and I am alive...for now. Who knows, my writer is so weird. She could legit kill off any one of us with a wave of her...with a nod of her...with a few taps of her keys.  *nods* So-

   ((Hey-o all! I will be monitoring within two parenthesis because that's the only way Zane would have allowed it. Within double boundaries.))
   Yeah, anyways. Today I will be telling you about how my author's NaNo week has been going.
   Um, I'm here too.
   No one cares about you Barrett.
   I'm Barrett guys, hi.
   Yeah, anyways, on to the actual days of NaNo.
                                                               
   Day 1:
   Rachael and her interesting cousin made a ridiculous video of them, watched a stupid Marvel show, ate too much ice cream, and then Rachael proceeded to write only 2k in a whole hour! What is wrong with you?
   ((Translation. Em and I made a video, watched Agents of Shield, ate...ice cream, and then wrote 2k! Record!))

   Day 2: Rachael wasted seven and a half hours at a concert called Winter Jam. What is wrong with her? Are we that boring?
   ((Translation: Yes! Winter Jam is a concert that had ten bands, Lauren Daigle, KB, Trip Lee, For King and Country, and more! The only one I didn't like was Red. *shivers* He was a nightmare.))

   Day 3: Apperently she takes a break on Sunday.
   ((Translation: Yup, I just make up for it later. But went to my friends and went shooting for her birthday. :D I got a sunburn, not ))
  
   Day 4: Well she barely scraped by with school and all, finished her word count and then left us. *nods*
   ((No translation needed...))

   Day 5: After enlisting the help of a friend, she wrote almost three thousand with her, her friend writing as a few characters.
   ((Thank you soooo much Sierra! Best writing buddy/critique partner/writing partner/encourager ever! We got a ton written!))

   Day 6: She wrote on us for a bit, and then totally ditched us for the second book. Oh, don't worry, she's still working on us, but we're totally afterthoughts. *nods* She's also watching Arrow, so that's another first thought.

   Day 7: She's still on track...for now. But school is taking her over, I say we fight for our author back!
   ((If you did that Zane, I will give you a girlfriend.))
 
   Well that's that! See you next week...I hope...:D
Rachael

Friday, April 1, 2016

Superheroes-As Told by Evie and Everest

   Oi! My name's Everest, and I'm here to tell you a bit about my fellow characters. I was browsing some blogs one day and happened to see TAN's post, that got me thinking, "I want to do that!" I finally persuaded Rachael to let me, but she slapped on the condition that my twin sister could moderate from the sidelines.
   Yup, I'm Evie and I'll be in bold and italics. Just here to make sure he tells the truth about us.
   *rolls eyes* Whatever. Shall we begin?


                                                    Evie

   Eeeh, *wrinkles nose* Where do I even begin with her? Um, she's one of the main characters here, in fact she has half of the book to herself. *crosses arms* She's whiny, she likes getting her way and being mean to me, insulting my hair especially. *flips hair to the side*
   No I'm not! What in the world? I laugh a lot, and we're enemies you long haired llama!
   See?! See right there?! That's what I'm talking about! Anywho, she has blond hair with a blue streak in it, I asked her to get it in jail. Yup, she's been in jail. *shakes head at dear sister* 
   Everest I'm about to-
   Shh, *covers mouth* It's ok, they still like you. Hopefully. Anywho, Evie manipulates sound and light, it's pretty cool I guess. Her theme song is officially
                                          

                                                   Barrett

   Ugh, he's this curly haired no brawn nerd. Legit, he has enhanced senses and that's it. *rolls eyes and yawns* Boring.
   He hears better, sees better, has better reflexes, and can read braille. He's cool.
  Uh huh, he's just telling you that. So moving on! He's like the most boring guy ever. His bro's cool though! And on that note...

                                                  Zane

   Just think a much epicer, more manly, male Jean Grey. He has telepathy and telekinesis. *grins* One time he read Evie's mind and told Barrett that she was zoning out during their talk and he blew up!
   Um, I beat him up for that.
   Whatever you say. He has dark hair, just like Barrett, cept Zane's like a million times more fit because he actually works out.
   I will admit that Zane's is more fit than Barrett, I'm more fit than Barrett and I'm a hacker so... 
   Moving on to our next character!

                                                Me! AKA Everest

   Uhhhh, where do I even begin with this guy? I know! He's the most awesome character ever! He has the ability to freeze stuff, maybe that's why I'm so chilly towards everyone...
   Um, Everest, you're not-
   He has blond hair, it's really cool and he can flip it! Sometimes he frosts his sisters hair, she hates that.
   Well frosted hair's more Ikky's thing.
   Ahh, Ikky, *stares up at the clouds for a moment* *looks back at everyone* Now back to me! I-
   Just get on with the last characters. Please, my eyes are burning.
   It's cause I'm so cute.
   Everest you're my-
   You said it, not me. But sure, we'll get to him already. *nudges her and winks*
   What is your problem?! I just want to stop talking about you!
   Oh, and like Trystan is cooler than I am!
   ...Yes! He is!
   We all know that I'm your hero Evie, it's ok.
   You're my villain Ev! It's my job to arrest you!
   As a dear friend says, "Don't use labels".
                        

                                       //TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES//

   Ok, we're back! And on to Trystan!

                                               Trystan

   He's pretty cool, enhanced physical abilities, speed, strength, endurance, pain tolerance.
   He didn't flinch when I smacked him, that isn't higher pain tolerance, that called "I don't want to scream and act like it hurt".
   Call it what you will. He's really-
   creepy. I'm going to do this one bro. He's really creepy. Like, I'll be eating at this diner thingy I like, and he'll be waiting outside in an alley. I end up upping the lighting in the alley so that he can't see and I can run by. He's just really creepy.
  
My turn. He has blond hair, just like Evie. He had a twin, but we know his twin as "Asset Six" and so Asset six died, too weak to handle the enhancement.

   Well that's all for today folks, we will be returning sometimes in August, probably to do an interview or whatever. Bye!
   Bye!
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   Thank you so much for reading this! It was interesting to watch them...Anywho, every Friday during Camp NaNo in April, I'll bring two of my characters out and they'll talk about the story so far. Next up is Barrett and Zane, then Trystan, then Everest, Barrett, and Zane, ending with Trystan and Evie. Check out my playlist for Superheroes here!

   Rachael

   Who is your main character for Camp NaNo (or work in progress if you're not doing camp))? Do your characters get along? Any annoying siblings?