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NaNoWriMo

Dear Reader,

An update and announcement– I am currently participating in NaNoWriMo, and my novel is Final Cross!

It was doubtful at first whether I would be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I had one whole week in November that I knew I wouldn’t be able to write in, and I was barely keeping up with my homework as it was. But, after some encouragement from my writer friends, I finally joined NaNoWriMo officially.

And here is my profile!

As I said, I am writing Final Cross for NaNoWriMo this year. I started it in June 2012, and just got back to working on it. Since I started NNWM so suddenly, though, I didn’t get much planning or outlining done for the book; so I am just “pantser-ing” right now. Next year, I hope to get a lot more planning done, since I will actually plan on doing NNWM in November! It’ll be a big help, especially since many of my book ideas aren’t fully completed yet. It’ll be a lot of fun.

The first week of NaNoWriMo, I struggled to get my homework done; I was procrastinating like crazy. But this week I am working harder at keeping a schedule, so I’ve been getting more done. Hopefully I’ll have more time to write now! You should see my word count soar.

In case you were wondering about Final Cross, here is a short synopsis:

Xavior Hevings has just arrived at a Christmas Party where Santa Claus appears. He doesn’t believe in Santa anymore, and is more interested in the food. But his parents take his little sister, Asheara, to see Santa.

How could he know, that in only an hour he would be running through the murky streets carrying Asheara? How could he possibly know then, that his parents were going to be captured by the S.M.?

He soon meets a group that calls itself “The Seekers”, a group that is trying to undermine the S.M.’s plans. He joins them, and they use his information to find and conquer the local S.M. bases. But are they telling him the truth? Is their version of who the S.M. are really the right one?

How can he find out which way is truth? Will he get his parents back? Wait to find out.

This is barely the first draft of the book, so some of the names might change. But the storyline should stay the same! 🙂

I’ll let you know how NaNoWriMo goes for me, and give you periodical updates. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! And to the Wrimos out there– Keep on writing! We can do it! 🙂

-Anne

Welcome and Introduction

Dear Reader,

Hi! My name is Anne Caitlin, and I am the author of this website. Welcome to my blog!

Let me introduce myself.

I am Anne Caitlin, and I am 16 years old. I am a Christian, a writer, a crafter, and a musician.  I was born into a Navy family and have visited every state–except for Hawaii, Alaska, and Oklahoma–and traveled across the bottom half of Canada. It is my dream to one day tour Europe.

I am taking English Composition and Latin college classes, while participating in a Classical Conversations Challenge III class. (Classical Conversations is an amazing homeschooling community that I highly recommend you check out.) I am in my fifth year of Latin studies. I hope to learn as many languages as I can!

I love reading, swimming, rollerskating, and doing everything creative. I have many hobbies! 😀

And now to my writing life.

I first began writing books when I was nine, though I had been writing small poems and simple songs before then. I have never finished a novel before, which is partially because I kept having more book ideas. So I am excited that Guardians of Ashith is finally going through its last round of edits!

I am currently writing twelve books, and I have many writing prompts that are very liable to turn into books themselves. I am extremely thankful that I found a writing system–called the Drafting Cycle–that allows me to write multiple books at once. (Check out the Drafting Cycle Article!)

I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. (If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo, check out  National Novel Writing Month.) I have yet to decide which book I am going to work on, but I’m prepping for it! You can find me on NaNoWriMo here.

So, be on the lookout for Guardians of Ashith, and I’ll see you in the comments! Have a great week!

-Anne

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