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19 March 2015 @ 05:28 pm
nano in April and other stuff  

If anyone's interested in joining my "cabin" for Camp Nanowrimo in April - let me know. I will be writing what I realized is a Gothic romance (so lol, paranormal romance is so TODAY, I guess I'm going backward...) and since Camp Nano is Choose your own word target, I think I'll set it at 10000 words but only for the new novel.  So if you're doing it, I'm lizardbeth at nano.  always good to have others to write with, right?

After a couple days of decline one of our goldfish - a three year old named CheapCheep (after the fish in Super Mario) has gone to that goldfish ocean in the sky. She (well, we say she, but maybe not since I think goldfish females eventually lay eggs but whatev) got all bloated (from an interaction with her longstanding float issue probably), and then scraped her side, and then from there it was just downward. Poor fishy. Though honestly the remaining fish have gotten so old and big it's probably better to only have two in the tank. So that was kind of beneficial to everyone but CheapCheep I guess.

the child is away tonight for an overnight field trip and while this should be a great night for us parents to go out on our own, I suspect dinner plus basketball is the real thing in our future. Well, he'll be watching basketball, I think I'll write something. Maybe I can finish one of the short things off my to-do list..

Gramma Lunacy: Helolanalucy on March 20th, 2015 01:06 am (UTC)
I'm doing the April one, too. I'm lanalucy, as usual. lol
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 20th, 2015 02:41 am (UTC)
DO you have a cabin yet? I could start one, if you don't.
Gramma Lunacy: Ryan and Tigerlanalucy on March 20th, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
I don't. I've been holding off, because at least three LJ people have mentioned Camp in April. :D
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 20th, 2015 05:36 am (UTC)
It's all a bit last minute.

I feel like coordinating would be a lot easier if we could just do the writing buddies same as Big Nano. This cabin thing is not easy on me!
Gramma Lunacy: Ryan and Tigerlanalucy on March 20th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
I never connected with anyone when I did NaNo. It seems like it would be easier if it were more open than just a few in a cabin, but I can see the smaller group creating a feeling of safety.
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 23rd, 2015 04:12 pm (UTC)
What cabin? I am totally interested in Nano in April, whatever/however that is happening. :D
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 23rd, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
the cabin is a bunch of mcu fans from tumblr at this point, but we're a welcoming bunch, so if you wanna join just let me know your nano username and we'll get you invited!
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 23rd, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
Is this a virtual cabin? I assumed, but I should probably verify, lol.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 23rd, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
lol, yes, not a real one. It's basically the same as having 12 (or fewer) "writing buddies" for big nano. But with a chat function! *g*. One of my cabinmates never said hi last july, so obvs you can participate as much or little as you want. (you can also request a random cabin assignment or none at all if you just want to do the wordcount stuff on your own) the idea is to have a smaller group to be more supportive than just seeing the progress in your writing buddies but it's pretty flexible.
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 23rd, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
Okay, cool! I am definitely interested. Does this username need to be the one I usually use during Nano?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 23rd, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
yeah, just sign up/into campnanowrimo.org I know you can use your regular nano name, but you might be able to change it if you want, since it's a new site. Not sure. But once you're there and you set it up, let me know your name.

Oh, and don't change the cabin setting from the default, and then we can invite you (you can't get invites from other cabins if you have your own) :D
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 23rd, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
Perfect. :) Username is suliabryon.

Not sure how this all works, but I would love being able to post word counts and goals and chatting with people and maybe doing daily challenges or something. :) Back when I did Nano, I just posted things to my LJ, so I've never done this camp thing before.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 23rd, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
okay, the invite will come from NoRationalThoughtRequired whenever she sees the message!

lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 23rd, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
oh wait, she tried, and it said you haven't created a project yet so it wouldn't go through. I guess you have to type something in the "Edit my novel" area! It can be whatever, just so there's something

rhienellethrhienelleth on March 23rd, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
Novel created. Hopefully that will do the trick.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 24th, 2015 03:18 am (UTC)
just in case you didn't see, I see you as invited to the cabin! :D