Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Just Happened

Hello from camp! Yes, I am at camp as I write this (the actual camp I told you about last week, not Camp NaNo).

This month has gone by soo fast, guys! Definitely the craziest month so far this year. For me, anyway. :P So this past week has been staff training week here at camp, and it feels so weird when I have free time because I'm so used to having a ton and a half things to do.


Writing

Yeah, I don't think I wrote anything this month, but I did manage to prepare for Camp NaNo some. Unfortunately, not as much as I would have liked. I think I have enough to make it through NaNo though.

All of June I've been getting bombarded with new ideas for Strangers. *evil smile* It is going to be so much better after this rewrite. And, I think I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. I am really excited to rewrite Strangers. :)

Reading

Half-Blood by Jaye L. Knight       The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo                

Yes, I know. I read soo much this month. :P No, I'm actually disappointed with how much reading I did in June. I tried to fit in more reading time, but it was really really hard. But I have started two other books: Samara's Peril and Rose of the Night. I'm almost finished with the latter.

Blogging

My posts in June:

Other bloggers posts that you definitely need to read:


Other

So, like I said, June was a crazy month. But a lot of fun stuff happened! As you may have seen, I participated in my first two blog tours ever. :) Those were really fun, and actually weren't as hard as I thought they'd be.

Staff training week here at camp was the last week of June. It's been great to reconnect with my friends that I really only get to see here. We've had a ton of fun doing things together and getting ready for our campers, who are coming today! :D For those of you who don't know, I'm going to be a bunk counselor for 9-ll year old girls. :) I'm also the basketball and ultimate frisbee counselor. I'm super excited for camp! :D

Camp NaNo starts today! :D I'm also really excited for that, because I'm actually in a cabin this time! They've all been very welcoming and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of them in this next month. :) My goal is to write the first 3k of Strangers. I know, that's a low goal, but it's pretty much impossible to gauge how much writing time I'll have. Who knows, maybe I'll end up writing twice as much? That would be great. :)

The other thing that happened this month was Father's Day. For that, my family took a little trip. We hiked a mountain, which we actually haven't done in a while. Here are a couple short interchanges that took place on the hike.

(For this first one, there was a really rocky place, and the rocks were kinda big)

ME: *runs past dad up these rocks*
DAD: Show off!
ME: No, I think I'm just part mountain goat.

DAD: When you go back down a mountain, you always want a controlled decent.
LITTLE BROTHER: Hey Karyssa, you see that cliff over there? It will be a controlled decent if you hit that rock at the bottom.
ME: *laughs*

ME: *trips*
LITTLE BROTHER: Did you just trip?
ME: . . .yeah. Why?
LITTLE BROTHER: On what?! There's nothing there, the ground is flat!

After we finished the hike, I tried to figure out how many times I tripped. And, in two miles, I tripped about 20 times. I now refer to myself as "the clumsiest outdoorsy person you'll ever meet". :P

I also wrote a poem for Father's Day, and I was going to post it, but it would have been on a day that I don't normally post. I remember some of you saying that you wanted to see more poetry so I decided to share it now. Here it is:

This Man

There is this man
I really love.
He is always there
When I need him.
When I am excited
Or happy that
Something went right,
He smiles
And rejoices with me.
He holds me
When I cry,
When I am down,
Or if I just need
Someone
To lean on.
This man, is always there.
He has taught me a lot.
He is one of
The reasons
I am who I am
Today.
This man is
My role model,
Someone
I look up to.
And even though
He may have
A lot of nicknames
For me.
I will always know him
As Dad.

What about you? How was your June?

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for including my post!
    And I loved the conversation between you and your dad, and sounds like something my dad and I would say to each other, except we're both clumsy so we both would've been tripping! XD

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    1. You're welcome, Gray! :D

      Thanks! Haha, that's funny! I'm the clumsy one in my family, everyone else seems to know how to walk. :P

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  2. Beautiful poem and wonderful post! <3 I hope you have an awesome time at camp!

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  3. Wow, you're allowed to use internet and electronics at your camp?? Lucky. XD I hope you're having fun! I love that you're in charge of basketball and ultimate frisbee, that's awesome!
    Camps are always so different from one to the next.

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    1. Well, the staff does. The campers aren't allowed to have electronics or contraband. But the staff can only use their electronics on their days or nights off. Thank you! Yeah, I love those two sports. :)

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  4. Nice poem! Sounds like summer is just getting started for you! I hope you don't get to hot out there at camp! I hope your able to get a little writing done while your at camp.

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    1. Thanks, Marrok! :D Yeah, it's great! Haha, it's been a little hot here, but not to bad. :) Thank you! I haven't had a chance to write yet, but I should soon. :)

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  5. Yay for rewrites! Sometimes they can be really tough, but it's awesome when you're actually EXCITED about them. I hope that goes really well for you! :D

    (btw, thanks for mentioning my post! <3)

    audrey caylin

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    1. Thanks, Audrey! :D I hope it goes well too, because I really like these new ideas. ;P

      You're welcome! :)

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  6. Lovely blog!

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    - El

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    1. Thank you!! :D

      Oh, thank you so much! I checked out your blog. I really like it! And, I follow you now. ;)

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