Wednesday, August 1, 2012

IWSG, Camp NaNoWriMo & Tossing Confetti

I'm sure you've all heard the fabulous news around the blogosphere lately. For me, it first began with Deana Barnhart getting an agent! Then following with Cassie Mae (agent), Kelley Lynn signs a contract with a publisher, and Ilima Todd also lands an agent!!! Congrats & **confetti** to all of you gals! Your hard work has paid off, and now the real fun begins. :))

IWSG members, let these accomplishments be an inspiration to you! 

I'm about to embark on a month long journey, Camp NaNoWriMo. Sure, I'm nervous I won't complete the 50,000 word goal. But, if I don't at least try, I'll never know, right? If I'm not mistaken, Kelley Lynn's success with her soon-to-be-published book began with NaNoWriMo. 

I'm printing out Deana's, Cassie's, Kelley's, & Ilima's names and tacking them up above my computer. I will use their successes to inspire me. They're proof, IT CAN BE DONE. 

With that being said, I'm taking a blogging break during the month of August for Camp NaNo. I'll still poke around Twitter, FB and blogs to relieve tension and reward myself. Also, there will be no Follow My Lead Contest for August. I will start the contest up again on the first Friday of Sept.

Wish me luck! Congratulate the ladies above! Feel free to offer your NaNo experiences in the comments section. If I've somehow missed your agent / publishing news around the community, please announce it below!!! Have a terrific and productive August. :))





28 comments:

  1. I already miss you! Great luck with August's NaNo. The ghost of Ernest Hemingway, the old grouch, is no fan of hurried writing! :-)

    I wish all the lucky ladies best of luck with their new agents! Oh, I believe I have decided to go with THE RIVAL for what I wrote you about. Did you like the improvements to my book pages?

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  2. You are too sweet! Thanks a ton!

    Good luck with CampNaNo!

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  3. Congrats, and I'm right there with you, as I'm doing Camp Nano AUG as well!

    Catherine Stine’s Idea City

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  4. Good luck on NaNoWriMo. It's going to be a quiet August around the blogosphere with so many doing NaNo. I guess I'll have to work:) Congrats to all on their agents/publishers.

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  5. Good luck with Camp NaNo! I did it last year, but I decided not to dive in until November this time around. I love the awesome community that springs to life around it though. Have fun!

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  6. You can do it!
    My second book came from NaNo 2010 and I wrote a large portion of my next book last month for BuNo. If I can do, YOU can certainly do it.

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  7. I'm so happy my fellow bloggers are finding great success. They have worked so hard. Enjoy your off-time.

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  8. Good luck for camp nano and hope you enjoy it too :-)

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  9. Much luck to you, but you don't need it because you'll rock it out! Soon, you'll be adding your name to that list. :D

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  10. Good luck with NaNo. I'm doing it too, so I'll be watching your progress. :D

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  11. Thank you SO much my dear! It seriously makes me a little teary-eyed to think someone can use my name for inspiration. That might be the best part of all this.

    And you're right. You CAN do this. While you're pounding out those 50,000 words you keep telling yourself that you are amazing (because you are) and the story you're writing is equally so (because I'm sure it is.)

    Good luck girl!

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  12. Yikes! I signed up for NaNoWriMo this month. I'd better pop over there and um...write something. ;)

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  13. Good luck with Camp NaNo! I participated in June, and got about 27K words. Not bad, but far short of the 50K goal. Hope you do better than I did!

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  14. Yes, it can be done! Good luck with Camp Nano and thanks for the mention. You are so sweet!

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  15. Best of luck with NaNoWriMo! You'll make it to your goal and it's going to be awesome! You've inspired me. :)

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  16. Wow! What a gaggle of great news. It's inspiring, and I hope it inspires you to charge into your NaNo month. Good luck! :-)

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  17. I am NaNo ing as well... Keep your chins up peeps... You can all do it..

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  18. Congrats ladies! And good luck to you with Camp NaNo. Taking a month off from blogging is a good idea ...I wish i had the guts to do it!

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  19. Good luck - enjoy your break. :)
    IWSG #179 (At least until Alex culls the list again. :P)

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  20. Hey Candylynn, I crawled out from my writing cave, where I've been hiding for weeks now. So glad to hear you are doing well. Have fun with NaNo, I know you can do it!

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  21. I hope all is going well with your writing Candy. Sometimes it is best to take a break and just concentrate on what is important: getting the story from your head onto the document. Happy writing :)

    ..........dhole

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  22. That absolutely touches my heart that you think I'm an inspiration!!! Thanks so much for the mention and for your kind words! I believe you can do it too!!!!!

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  23. I popped in to add the GUTGAA badge to my blog since I'll be participating in Deana Barnhart's blogfest in Sept. Check it out!

    Just wanted to give y'all an update. Almost 16k done with Camp Nano. Not going as well as I thought, but my motto today is, "Get over it, Candy, and just write."

    Holy moley, I'm utterly swooning over all the sweet comments everyone has left. I LOVE all of y'all. Totally rocking the support system, bloggy friends. Thank you. :))

    Check out Roland's blog post from the 13th? I believe. Ernest Hemingway popped in to offer his words of wisdom, and basically told me to get my butt in the chair! What a hoot, that E.H. Thanks Roland for sharing your cyber space with his ghost. I really needed a kick in the patootie. :P

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  24. I hope you're doing great with your writing this month. You can do it!

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  25. Greetings!

    I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and thought I would start visiting blogs early. Nice to meet you...you have a lovely blog!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www,donasdays.blogspot.com

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  26. Ohmygosh, it's so true! Something agent-wise is in the air. And yes, it's definitely an inspiration for us, and YES! You can definitely do it!!! :)

    (p.s. I'm collecting last addresses for the snail mail campaign if you're still interested :))

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