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Letters from Camp: One of those days!

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Well, I had plans about what I wanted to post today, but… it was one of those days!  Honestly, it has been one of those months lately!  While I have all these wonderful creatures to dance and play with.  Having spent time with the dryads and nymphs.  Swimming with the mermaids, riding the unicorns, and hiding from the harpies, the words have just been elusive!

It is camp! Time to write with this literary abandon! Enjoy the journey and travel out with my characters wherever the trail leads, and yet… here I stand. My tent is pitched, I have my hiking gear one, and an awesome bag of trail mix, not to mention the great map with tons of trails to explore, and yet… it would seem that Melody really doesn’t want to come out to play!

I am at a loss! I have tried everything I can think of to entice her out.  Yet the story still sits there! three scenes total! That is all I really have left.  Maybe four, if I want to add a bit more to the framework.  That is nothing! Ten thousand words I figured, no problem!  And I am standing here, like… maybe they forgot me? The bus for camp left early this year?  I don’t know!

What do you do when you are stuck?  What is one sure fire way for you to get your characters to talk to you when they are silent?  Do you have any go-to tools for the silence?

Letters from Camp: Midway Point… Oh my!

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Oh my… we are already half way through camp?!?  Say it isn’t so!  Whatever will I do when I have to go home from this wonderful journey?  No longer have the unicorns out back and the mermaids in the harbor!  At least there is the baby phoenix that will be coming home with me!  He and I bonded instantly, I was so happy he didn’t run amok yesterday.  Saints alive, Pandemonium Day was a mess!  Things seem to be settling down now though.  Sadly we are looking to a whole new crazy, what with camp already being half way to a close!

I have to say, I am a total and complete fail!  Thus far this month, the writing has just not really happened. I have just been so stuck. I have been more than ready the past few days, but life keeps getting in the way!  Well, tomorrow starts another attempt at a MEcation!  Right in the middle of camp!  So hopefully the words will pour out on the page!

Today being Gummi Worm Day, I will totally make it all better and bring a few bags to share with the mermaids!  I am sure the Griffins would love if I would bring some by!  You never would have known it, but gummi worms are their favorite food!  Just mind their beaks!

What about you? Where are you on your camp projects?  How is the world at large treating you?  Talk to me!

Letters from Camp: Pandemonium Day!#!@!

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fungi1Oh man! The flood gates have opened! There is ORANGE coral growing on LAND! Today is Pandemonium Day, and I fear the dragons are going to have us all!  The unicorns have stampeded through the valley, the mermaids are trying to pull everyone out to sea, and the phoenixes are puffing up in flames when they land on people!

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Be careful out there today folks! Anything could happen! If the Harpies are going to carry you away, make them work for it!

Letters From Camp: Another Day

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Wow, I can’t believe it!  Another day of camp has come and gone.  I am really having a great time!  Frolicking with all sorts of magical creatures! I didn’t know there were so many different types of unicorns!  And don’t get me started on mermaids!  It is a shame you couldn’t join me at camp this year, I am really missing your company!  Ah well, there is always next year!

Say, did you know that I did not do a single drop of writing yesterday?!?  Nope, not one.  I know… it is sad really.  Ok, the truth of the matter is, I did a ton of writing, but not a single word on Mo Thuras.  But not to worry, I am still enjoying camp and I am still ahead of schedule!  I will get back with the program today I promise.  It was the mermaids fault!  No really! They distracted me with all the frolicking today and then when the unicorns joined in the fray how was I suppose to not join in! I mean honestly.

You know that you totally would have joined in the fun too!  Besides, there was a full moon last night.  I couldn’t help but run and play.  Well I am sure that at some point today I will forge on ahead. After all my distractions I am bound to have new and fun creative ideas.  In fact I already had one! I know the next thing I am going to write. It is not story exactly.  No, it is instead Lana’s diary!  You know, we all need for Melody to have something right! I was delighted how she told me tonight that she has her máthair’s diary!  So I am sure not only will there be glimpses of her reading that through the novel, learning more of her history, the truth she so desperately is searching for, and yet more questions.  And maybe, just maybe the help to the ultimate answer she will figure out to “save the world”. *laughs* Or whatever it is she is supposed to do through this journey called life!

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Well, I have to say, it is getting late, and I want this posted early in the morning.  I hope to hear from you soon!  Please, tell me your adventures? What have you been doing? Is there distractions for you as well?