Category: Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday: Late Nights, Social Interaction, and Glorified Omelettes

First of all, am I even spelling “omelette” right?! Because I’ve seen it spelled both “omelet” and “omelette” and my autocorrect thing on the computer doesn’t mark it as wrong so I am very conflicted right now. I’m just going to go with the spelling of “omelette” for this particular post. But we’ll get to that later.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately (wow, what a big surprise here), and I’ve realized that late nights are the reason my sleep schedule is so messed up.

My mom always says, “well, if you get up early for enough times in a row, you’ll eventually get used to that pattern, and you’ll also fall asleep easier because you’ll be tired by the evening.” I’ve tried that. But the trouble is that a lot of the times, I’ll wake up at 6:00, look and see that I have the opportunity to sleep for a little longer (meaning, I COULD wake up, but if I slept for longer I still wouldn’t be late to school), and then I’ll just flop right back on the bed and sleep again. I also sometimes wake up early, go to school as a zombie, come back as a zombie, and pass out on the ridiculously comfortable couch in our living room for an hour or two before eating dinner and doing homework. The trouble with that system is that by the time I have to actually get to bed, I’m not tired due to the nap earlier on.

Whatever happens, I always seem to be stuck in this ridiculous cycle of wanting to sleep all day then not being able to sleep when I actually get the chance to, leading me to being something like this:

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Wacky Wednesday: The Commencing of Insanity

April 1st marked a very important date.

Camp NaNoYup, you guessed it.

Camp NaNoWriMo is back.

I love NaNoWriMo. I think it’s a fantastic idea and a super great way to encourage writing and creating stories. I’ve been a participant for two years (although I did YWP NaNoWriMo the first year), and it’s really helped me learn how to plan and put together a novel.

Last year, after November ended, I discovered CAMP NaNo through a friend and decided to sign up because, well, why not? The difference in camp is that you get to choose whatever type of project you want to work on, whether it’s a novel or a script or a bunch of poems. It’s also possible to set your own word-count.

I was originally going to write a script for a graphic novel, but I decided to just go with a plain novel mainly because of this one idea I had a little while back. It’s called The Mush Project, and you can see more about it here.

I’m super pumped about camp this year, and I feel like I actually have a chance at getting something GOOD done out of it. However, I know that somewhere along the way I’ll find myself flailing and panicking due to writer’s block- and that’s when the insanity part kicks in.

It’s all good, though, because it’ll all be worth it in the end. I am determined to finish this novel in April. My current word-count goal is pretty low- just 30,000 words- but hopefully I’ll be able to push it further if the storyline permits it.

Prepare yourselves for random novel updates along the way. Wish me luck! 😀

Yours quirkily,

Arya