Postcard from Camp NaNoWriMo, Week 2

Cam NaNoWriMoGreetings from Camp NaNoWriMo, where I’m in the second week of a month-long writing marathon with a goal of 50,000 words.

Item imageYou may recall that last week, right in the middle of a sentence, my beloved but funky keyboard quit. A big Camp NaNo shout-out to my friends for coming to the rescue and finding not one but two working replacement keyboards. If I had a second pair of hands I could use both keyboards at the same time and really get some writing done!

I am making great progress and am at about 35000 words. Campers who were on track were treated to a beach campfire-and-cookout Sunday night. The 20-plus mph wind made getting the fire going a challenge. (I should have paid better attention to the firestarting instructions during camp orientation!). But finally the coals got glowing and the hot dogs got roasted. I had two and would have had three except a seagull swooped in and snatched one from me—right out of the bun! I tried making S’mores for dessert but never could get the marshmallows to toast the way I remembered from summer camps of days gone by. I maintain that it’s because marshamallows are made differently today but it could be that I’ve simply lost my campfire touch!

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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One Response to Postcard from Camp NaNoWriMo, Week 2

  1. Barbara Sanchez says:

    This sounds like so much fun! Only YOU could make slaving over a keyboard all day sound like fun!!!!! And I also know that for you , IT IS FUN!!!

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