My Weekly Update – Camp, Compliments and Candy

Camp NaNoWriMo

Four days in and I have to say that it is a lot more challenging then the last writing challenge I did.  Being on goal is about the only good thing I can say about the experience so far.  But . . .

It is still early and I still love the story.  I was happy to get some great advice about POV last week from my blog friends.  My concerns about writing from the male point of view were reduced by an admission from AM Schultz.

amschultzcom says: We have had lots of fine interactions on the Twitter and on the blogs, so I am going to share a little secret with you, but you can’t tell anybody else:“But, my biggest concern is that I have never writing a story from a man’s POV. What if my big strong, sensitive guy starts sounding like a girl?”When nobody is around, and our machismo is not on public display, ALL men sound like girls. :-)

For the rest of you doing Camp NaNoWriMo, how was your first few days? 


I received one of the best compliments the other day and all because I RT’ed a post.

I am not brining this up to brag (although it is official, I am awesome), but to bring attention to what doing so little can mean to other writers and bloggers.

I will continue to support the blogging community to make myself worthy of writing along side great bloggers such as Paul at All Groan Up.


I was in the Green Grocery yesterday and they had restocked.  Let me back up a little and explain.  I live at a resort 45 minutes away from a decent grocery story.  But, there is a little convenience store on the resort campus, which stocks it shelves once every 6 months.

I was pleasantly surprised that yesterday was a restock day.  That means, writing snacks for the week; Sour Skittles, Soda Water & Cheese Crackers.

What is your favorite writing snack?  

New Followers
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Keith Addison at Sleepless in New Castle
Jillian Heath at 72 Original in Mint Condition
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Lily Ennis
Nicolette Reed
Next Weeks Schedule
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday
Wednesday – Sydney Aaliyah Quotes the Movies
Friday – The Dog Days of Summer Blogfest 
Sunday – My Weekly Update
 Special Shout Out to my big brother.  It was his birthday yesterday.  He put his life online years before I had the nerve to.  Thanks so much for the inspiration.  

10 thoughts on “My Weekly Update – Camp, Compliments and Candy

  1. Wow! Thanks for that awesome shout-out, Syd!

    It’s funny your should mention it on this post as my #CampNaNoWriMo WIP is written from the POV of a female, and the story takes place in a heavily male-dominated realm. I’m trying to make everything seem natural, and I was actually thinking about what I said to you when I think her words or thoughts aren’t “lady-like” enough. It’s basically the same thing, but in reverse.

    Women fart, and pick their noses and wear sweatpants around the house and have smelly feet and get drunk and will flip out on some girl who in infringing on her man. Men will stare at themselves in the mirror and change their shirt or pants if they don’t look right, freak out about pimples, wish they had better hair and douse themselves in cologne to smell better because they have a fear of stinking.

    That said, you totally dropped the ball on that whole “but you can’t tell anybody else” part…

    I’ll let it slide this time. 🙂

    1. I knew you would call me out on that one, but I figure I would share it with the world and suffer the consequences. I am willing to sacrifice for the greater good and all. We can’t keep these type of secrets from each other and expect to continue to live in peace and harmony.

      You are right, men and women are very similar in these respects, but just like in real life, my MC’s have to keep some mystery at the beginning or they would never get together. You don’t fart in front of a girl on the first date, do you? Don’t answer that. I don’t want to know. Don’t want to ruin my image of you. 🙂

      1. I wouldn’t fart in front of a girl I have dated for months, so no.

        Whoops, that was an answer, wasn’t it? Hopefully that was the answer that preserved my positive image?

        I’d really hate to have you be disappointed that I wasn’t some kind of obnoxious turd who flatulates on women in supermarket aisles or something. 🙂

      2. YES!!!!!

        How is CampNaNo going? I managed to break 4,000 words in about 27 hours (which included about 2,500 words of re-writing which worked down to about 963).

        I’m about ready for some procrastination now. lol

      3. Procrastinate away, my friend. Camp is going ok, but I am not focused. To much going on, right now. I am just waiting for that one session that puts me back on track. Maybe tonight.

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