Camp Nanowrimo Winner & Favourite Lines!

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all doing okay and taking care of yourselves ๐Ÿ™‚

I was going to write a short story for today, but because my partner was on isolation from work the last two weeks have been full of video games. He returned to work yesterday, after the advised 14 day quarantine, but things are weird right now and I feel off kilter.

I may not have written a short story, but I’ve hit my Camp Nanowrimo goal of 6000 words already. Winning crept up on me, but as I intended to write 200 words a day in April I’m going to carry on and see how many words I end up with. I’m also going to finish the plan for Merlin Second Chance before university starts on the 29th!

Here are some of my favourite lines from my Camp Nano scribbles:

Camp Nano Winner

Firstly, a few lines from Day 1. I was thinking of using Seth’s story (my D&D character) for my next university assignment, so I wrote a few words from the start of his story, where he’s being chased by the palace guards:

Heart racing, legs pumping, Seth threw himself over a vegetable cart and sped into his favourite alleyway. Beggars row, where the city’s homeless congregated every lunchtime. Their nimble hands and spindly legs would slow any guard who dared pursue him.

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Seth is a human mage with dragon ancestry. He’s also a chaotic neutral pickpocket!

Secondly, lines from Day 2. Another option for my university assignment, the start of a Beauty and the Beast retelling and re-work of a fanfic I wrote a few years ago:

Blaise crouched behind a stack of wooden crates in the museum warehouse, shadows concealing his slim frame. He counted the seconds under his breath. ‘One… Two…’ Three guards emerged from the double doors at the far end of the warehouse. ‘Four… Five…’ Six pairs of feet thudded against the concrete floor. ‘Seven… Eight…’ The dimmed display on his watch read thirty two seconds after midnight. The guards passed the ninth door on their way towards his hiding place. There. The window of opportunity. He removed the remote detonator from his pocket and pressed the button.

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Finally, Day 12. I’ve started the prologue for Merlin: Second Chance, again. This project’s the one dearest to my heart, and I hope to finish the first draft by the end of the year:

A raven flitted through the thunder rolling overhead, an ominous omen for the young man huddled on the front line between two of the king’s most trusted knights. He suppressed a shudder, jaw set and knuckles white around his staff. The scene playing out around him haunted his worst nightmares, the only vision he prayed would never come true. Whatever happened today, win or lose, life in Camelot would never be the same again.

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Thanks for Reading!

Next week I’ll hopefully post a few book reviews, if I can tear myself away from fanfiction long enough! What’s your favourite line you’ve written this month? Chat in the comments!

10 comments

  1. Hi Louise! I hope you and your partner are feeling better! Hope things feel less weird – all the best.
    Your lines are great, my friend! All of them are vivid. And, I like your prose! I could feel the emotions and intensity!

    Sadly, I haven’t written as I have not felt motivated, but am hoping to soon. Best wishes. Take care :).

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    • Hey Alex, yes we’re feeling better thanks, although going back to work has been stressful for him as some customers are ignoring social distancing ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Thanks, these lines are rough drafts so that’s good to hear ๐Ÿ™‚ My motivation dropped a couple of days ago too, and some days I had to force myself to write even 200 words. I finally finished my Arthur drawing though!
      Take care too ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Hi Louise! That’s great that you both are feeling better. But yeah I’ve seen that at the store too (people ignoring social distancing). A few weeks ago, someone was standing right next to me in line. That was uncomfortable.
        ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re doing great! I love your writing. How did you get yourself to write when you don’t feel the motivation? And awesome – feel free to email it to me. I love your art! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day.

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        • Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly, the only way to write when I’m not motivated is to force myself. I think of a story I’m working on and just do it. Some days it’s hard though! I’ll email you my picture over the weekend hopefully ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. These are great. True story. I was like, what’s ‘wobden’ mean? I looked it up in two dictionaries, couldn’t find it. Then I flicked a piece of dirt off my screen and saw that it said ‘wooden.’ ๐Ÿ˜›

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