Artist's Way

Camp NaNoWriMo starts in a few hours

by Wenona Gardner

I can’t believe July is almost upon us. I will be celebrating my birthday July 11 so this Camp NaNoWriMo I am feeling very excited. Networking with WordPress bloggers continues to include a steady stream of comments on WordPress and Camper Messages at Camp NaNoWriMo. My cabin is completely silent leading up to the couple days before NaNoWriMo which concerns me. I spent a lot of time early on to fill my cabin and now I am afraid people have lost interest already.

I am debating counting my Morning Pages at 450 words per day as part of my 10,000 word count since my average poem is 100-200 words. I am also wondering how many words I can crank out during the day. I started a new Peer Specialist job full time, the first full time job I have had in 20 years since I have been on disability. I sometimes wonder why I never finished writing a book during all those hours I had on disability and then I realize I was struggling with my mental health recovery to write. Now since I am working I have posted 43 blog posts the most I have posted during the seven years I have had this blog. I seem to actually be much more productive with my writing now I have the structure of a full time job. I carry a notebook in my purse so I can write my Morning Pages on the fly.

I brainstormed a list of ideas for possible poems, but some part of me feels like just going with the flow. I wonder how much I can write during the day. I don’t really know. My Camp NaNoWriMo t-shirts are being shipped to my house. I just need to check the mail on Tuesday to see if they arrived. I am happy today because I got paid. I was frustrated though I called Jimmy John’s to place an order, gave them my work address, and paid for my order with my credit card. But then I get a call back saying the can’t deliver to my area and they already took the money from my bank account. The manager was really rude to me claimed he was doing me a favor by putting my order in the nearby Jimmy Johns and I am like how is that a favor when you should have told me about not being able to deliver in the first place before you took my money. I asked for an apology and they refused to apologize. I was so frustrated.

I still haven’t bought my computer yet. The bank put a five day hold on my paycheck and they did not tell me. So I spent the available balance thinking I had a full check when I didn’t. I have been having money problems lately. I went to the vending machine to get licorice and the machine took my money but the bag of licorice got stuck and wouldn’t drop down the bin. I felt very frustrated. Other money problems. I thought working full time my money problems would go away. Guess not.

I heard of one cabin that everybody is just an hour away and they are planning to do face to face meetups. I would have loved that. I don’t know how to get my cabin going again. Like I said earlier I wish I could visit other cabins like at real camp.




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