Camp NaNoWriMo Update One

Well, after a very slow start over the weekend (thanks in part to some sinusitis) I ended up not doing too bad this week word count wise. At about 5 000 words, I’m 25% of the way there. I upped my word count goal to 20 000 words as I’m still working on The Ruon Chronicles as well. And on that note… An almost new map!

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Ok, I just coloured in the other map I posted, but still. It looks new. This is now my desktop at work – which means whole day inspiration! And it looks pretty.

Things are also going well with The Academic Article (it sounds more posh and important like that, doesn’t it). I’m just struggling to find the one book I’d like to use for reference. Or at least find it somewhere for less than $55.00. It hurts just to type that. (Remember I’m using South African currency… ouch.)

I hope to finish the first draft of the article this weekend, which will just mean editing for the rest of the month and then next month I can finish the presentation.


I’m also busy with a new crochet baby blanket for one of my colleagues whose wife is pregnant. Ta-da!

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I really enjoy crocheting while listening to podcasts. Look out for tomorrow’s blogpost to see some of the podcasts I’m listening to.

What, you say, a blogpost over the weekend that isn’t in Afrikaans? Indeed, dear readers. I have something new and (hopefully) awesome in store that I hope will become a weekly post. I give you “Weekly Finds”.


By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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