Monday, July 30, 2012

ksm - summer camp

Did you go to summer camp as a kid? I'm talking a week away from home with the first delicious tastes of freedom, fun activities, swimming, crafts, and lots of kids! I loved my camp! Went from ages 10-20. Good old Central Florida Bible Camp in Eustis, Florida. Scrapbook worthy!

Now I get to go to camp again. Camp Nano! Advantages to this camp are no bugs, no sunburn, sleeping in my own bed, and working at my own pace. And we still have friends to support each other! It's going to be tough, but having goals and deadlines makes me work! We'll see how I feel after a week and see if I'm a couple thousand words behind schedule or not, ha ha...Really looking forward to it!

And speaking of Camp Nano - for the month of August, I will be cutting back on posting and commenting. I have some scheduled posts and will give a couple of updates. It all depends on how much I get done. Gotta focus!

Coming up in August:

Don't forget IWSG is WEDNESDAY, 8/1!
Make sure to read about everyone's childhood scaries in Christine's Childhood Monster blogfest to promote her great adventure story, FEARLESS August 7-9th (and I have the honor of interviewing her on Friday! Aug 10)
Polish up your Blurbs for Stephen Tremp's Blurb Fest! Aug 15th

And don't be late for Unicorn Bell's Query contest with helpful tips and awesome agent judges looking for that next big bestseller! 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No bugs is always a plus! Lots of of great blogfests coming up.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hey, I had bugs when I went to Camp NaNo in June - big, scary bugs. Gulp! Here's hoping your camp experience is bug-free and very productive! :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the image! Very cook! I'll defintiley have to use it.

As a kid I spent time at Camp Hiawatha in Michigan's Upper Penninsula. Great times and memories. I'm glad I went.

Kelley Lynn said...

Thanks for all the reminders. Can always count on you, girl! :)

Jessie Humphries said...

That all sounds so awesome, but I'll probably forget! Must check back in again...

Emily R. King said...

You're going to be a writing machine. A failure to plan is a plan to fail. With all your prep work, how could you do anything but succeed? :)

Victoria Lindstrom said...

When I was an adolescent I went to Camp Fire Girls camp - so much fun. That is where my love of nature really got going. Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

Leigh Covington said...

Oooh! Good luck with Camp Nano! You can do it!!!
And thanks again for the shout out for the Fairy Tale Hop!

Lynn Proctor said...

never went to camp---i might have to try a blogfest one day soon :)

Hope Roberson said...

I wasn't a camp kid--get too homesick :( Good luck at (with) CampNaNo!!

Angela Cothran said...

I haven't heard of Camp Nano. I'm going to have to check that out!

nutschell said...

wow, a lot of blogfests are coming up!now we know what most bloggers will be doing for the summer.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

VikLit said...

Thanks for the links!

YAY CAMP NANO!

michelle said...

You are so on the ball with all the blog hops and super links. Thanks for the updates.

michelle said...

You are so on the ball with all the blog hops and super links. Thanks for the updates.

Brinda said...

I signed up for the blurb fest, KISS! You sound very busy for August.

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck at Camp NaNo. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

I wasn't allowed to camp as a kid.

Carol Kilgore said...

Busy August!
Nice to meet you Emily's blog.

Christine Rains said...

Thanks for the shout-out! And look at all those blogfests. Wow. I'm sad that I never went to summer camp as a kid. I wish I did. I worked from 12 on up.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm gonna start calling you Alex Jr! You have great info on all the blogfests! Thanks for sharing.
Heather

M.J. Fifield said...

I don't think I ever went to camp. I did go camping with my girl scout troop a couple of times though.

No Camp NaNo for me this summer but I'm cheering on everyone who is participating. Good luck with it...

Green Speck said...

Have a great time :-)

Tara Tyler said...

alex, one great advantage to living north!

madeline, dont scare me! but tiny bed bugs are worse

stephen, the good old UP & thats the one in the song!

kelley, congrats again!

jessie, helps me remember too =)

emily, thanks for the support! but i'm disappointed can't do all these either...

victoria, you take some great shots, too!

Tara Tyler said...

leigh, thanks & you're welcome!

lynn, you should!

hope, aw! so sweet!

Tara Tyler said...

angie, i hope you do!

nutschell, not much summer left!

viklit, yeah!

mish, hope to see you in a few!

brinda, great!

theresa, thanks and that's sad! hope you do as an adult =)

carol, you too! thanks for stopping by!

christine, you had different independent experiences...maybe your little guy will =)

heather, that's an honor! thanks!

mj, thanks! good luck with your writing, too =)

green speck, thank you!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Ooo! Have fun! And best of luck!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good luck with Camp NaNo. Ack! It starts tomorrow!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Doing Camp Nanowrimo. My camp name is Queendsheena. I never went camping. I too will be focused on completing my novel for camp Nanowrimo. Good luck.