Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Quick Update


  • On June 26, we went to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. I had a lot of fun, especially since I got to go on a roller coaster, Apollo's Chariot, for the first time. I was completely terrified, but I also loved it enough to go on it a second time! (My family actually went on it a third time towards the end of the day, but by that time, all I was really interested in was eating dinner.) We also went on all three water rides. My favorite was the Roman Rapids, on which we all got completely, totally soaked, from head to tennis shoes. (Wet tennis shoes and socks, by the way, are very uncomfortable.) We wanted to go on the new roller coaster, the Verbolten, but it was closed. But since I had a good time, I'm not super upset about the ride being closed.
  • Unfortunately, after we returned from Busch Gardens, I got sick with some very annoying allergies. They actually kept me in bed for much of Saturday, which was annoying since I wanted to get in some last minute editing and writing before July. However, the next day I was feeling well enough to get in quite a bit of writing, and I'm feeling much better now.
  • Before I got sick, though, I got to have a very fun day with one of my friends from Bible Study. We started out the day with helping at her church's VBS (quite fun; we were working in the preschool craft room and didn't really have to do much), then went to the mall and the Sweet Frog, a frozen yogurt shop that's my new favorite ice cream/frozen yogurt place.  Then I stayed at her house for dinner and went home after Bible Study.
  • On July 1st, I started Camp NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don't know, Camp NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. It's the summer version of NaNoWriMo, which takes place in November and I did last year. So far, it's going very well. I'm about a day ahead of schedule, since on average I've been able to get a few pages over my daily goal of 15 pages. My plot is a fairy tale remake that combines Rapunzel and The 12 Dancing Princesses. I'm really enjoying it, since it's something I haven't done since I first got into writing. I also like figuring out all the different character's personalities; it's definitely reminded me how even though I'm the author, my characters can still surprise me. (For example, I have one character, Pansy, who's proving to be much more important than I expected. Which is a good thing, because I happen to very much like Pansy.)
Well, that's about it. Thanks for reading, and I'm sorry for not posting sooner. I've been meaning to, but I forgetting and doing other stuff instead. (And procrastinating, I'll admit. I'm not proud of it, but it's the truth.) Thanks again for stopping by!
-Sarah

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