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Today At Exactly 5:48 PM.....

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I won NaNoWriMo! I know my word goal wasn't big, but since this was my first year, I thought I'd better take it easy. Next year though.... we'll have to see what I do next year! I'm proud no of everyone who finished NaNo this year no matter how big or small of a word goal you had, it's all a big accomplishment. Now that was my mini-sermon on that, so all you who still have a few more words left, leave this page right now and write!
~July, a proud winner of the 2012 Youth NaNoWriMo

NaNo Update!

Sososososo, I thought I'd give you a super duper quick update on NaNo, I have been super writing today, and I only have 866 words left!
I will be finishing either tonight or sometime tomorrow after school. Yay!
Next year, I will be managing my time much more wisely though so I can have a much larger word goal.
I don't think you will be getting the last two guest posts that I had scheduled, because my friends never got them done. *cough, cough.... AJ Ryan, Em..... cough, cough* But that's ok, Nano is done on Friday so I'll be back to posting normally soon.
I promise that I'll do another book review soon! I haven't done one forever, and I'm itching to do it!
~Julyabelle

My Question For All You "Veterans" of NaNo

Ok, so hello everybody. I'm making some good progress on NaNo now, thankfully my writer's block is nearly almost all gone! I just have one question for all you who have finished NaNo already or who have done NaNo in the past.
My question is: After you submit your novel to verify it and win, can other people read your whole thing or is it just you who can?
Please if you are able, take two seconds to answer this question because I really want to know! :)
Thanks lovelies!
Julyaaaaaaaabelle

My Thoughts On NaNoWriMo

Ok so I thought I'd quickly update you about my progress on NaNo. I am absolutely positively sure that I'm not gonna be able to finish this year :(
1. I didn't think about how I had to write and finish it in 10,000 words
2. I do not feel like starting all over because I like what I have now
3. I don't have time to make my word goal higher because NaNo is almost done
4. I can write 10,000 words, but I can't finish what I've started because I set it up without thinking about it to be a longer thing

Well, I'm still gonna try to finish it 10,000 words but my ideas have piled up and I can't make it a good story in that few words. Sigh, I'll definitely do it again next year! Another thing that has been hard to is that I'm doing two writing challenges at one, the 100 for 100 Challenge and NaNo. Its piling up a bit, I'm working on two different stories.
Anyway, Happy NaNo-ing.
A saddened me,
Julyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Guest Post by Carter

Hey everyone! So today is another guest post and I asked my friend Carter (click HERE to visit his and four other 8th grader's blog) from http://booksbookseverywhere787.blogspot.com/ to take it. If you noticed, Avery who did a guest post earlier, and he are from the same blog :P  Read away!
Hello to all people who are reading this right now, as you might see from the way I write, I am not July. I was actually asked to do a guest post for her while she works on a masterpiece for NANOWRIMO, I thought I might do something on The Westing Game because I seem to be hearing a lot about this book lately, but I can't write a ton because there are so many spoilers, but I'll do my best. So here it goes.

The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin By: Carter
Okay, first thing's first, characters, there's 16 of them that are part of the Game, so I'll just give you a little background info on all of them:
Turtle Wexler: Turtle is pretty much the closest you get to a main character, she's s…

One Does Not Simply Read This Post (Guest Post By Seana)

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Today's guest post as I mentioned yesterday is by Seana, one of my real life besties! Click HERE to visit her lovely blog. Oh and click RIGHT HERE to visit the blog we shared together. Enough said, just read!


I have come to invade July's blog. I've got my trusty lasso by my side, and a bag of marshmallows. Oh, and a Nerf gun handy if things get nasty. At any rate, I suppose I ought to thank July for letting me invade her blog for a little bit. Thanks, bucko!
Listen, guys... and/or girls. Abominable snowmen. I was thinking (which is a dangerous pastime) about those books everyone either loves or hates. Twilight, for example. Some people are die-heart fans (not me), some call the series "a waste of time," and others yet, have never read the books, nor do they plan to anytime in the near future (me). It really just goes to show that when you write something, you will not be able to make everyone happy. I know, I'm sounding like a downer, but it's true. Even wi…

Check Me Out!

Hey guys! I could be ranting and raving to you all how today added up to the be worst day ever (not even kidding), thanks to a few minor (major) events, but I won't because that could take a while and you need to write your novels.
But amidst all the NaNo scramble, I managed to write up a guest post for Emma from Bookworm/Future Author blog.... Click HERE to read it!
Tomorrow on this blog will be another guest post from Seana, if you still want one, email me at julya.emmance@gmail.com and I'll set you up with a date.
Good night,
July

Guest Post Two Days Late ;P by Avery

Hey guys, so I got Avery another friend to do a guest post for you guys... of course being the very responsible and reliable person that she is, she got it in to me two days late ;P Love you Avery, but I sent you like 10 emails, haha!
Click HERE to visit the blog Avery and three other 8th graders, Josh, Carter, and AJ, made.

Bonjour,
This is Avery from Books, Books Everywhere. July asked me to guest post so here I am! I really didn't know what to do it on soooo.... This week on our blog I am going to do a review on the Leviathan trilogy. Come and read it. Thank you for a guest posting space July! Read Books, Books Everywhere!
~Avery
Ok, I've got some serious NaNo-ing to do...... I had to lower my word goal because I wasn't sure if I could make my old one, but I've just been hit with the worst case of writers block! Well, today that will change... just keep in mind that my book might not be up to it's usual quality thanks to this curse. I'll try to have another guest post up for you tonight, but the person who was scheduled to do it today forgot. Yup, they forgot. We'll see, maybe tomorrow, but hopefully tonight.
July

Guest Post by Meggie!

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So I asked y'all earlier if anybody would be willing to do a guest post, and I got a few takers. I'll still take more though! Email me if you want to at 
julya.emmance@gmail.com


Anyway, so the first guest poster is my long time friend, Meggie is slightly strange, odd, and random (I love you Meggie, you know it's true though), and loves to use sarcasm. Oh and she wanted me to tell you that she loves Anime... whatever that is... and that she wants to see a lot of comments. Here goes!

This is a guest post so I guess I'm just kind of winging it.  
The other day my brother was bleaching his hair and then he dyed it red. Personally I liked it better bleached because he looked like an anime character. I don't know if that was just because I'm slightly (SERIOUSLY) obsessed with Naurto, Fullmetal Alchemists, Bleach (like i did to my hair tips :p) and Dragon Ball. Thankfully, my brother's friend agreed, but well I swear, like me, my brother, and his friends are the only …

Happy Election Day!

So today in honor of Election Day, I decided to squeeze a post in. First of all, if you live in America and are over the age of 18, get of your couch and go vote now! One vote matters. Ok that's my pep talk for y'all today, I'm not allowed to vote because I'm too young, but if I could vote for either Romney or Obama, I would vote for my invisible cat. Yup, he ran, nobody can see him though, or his ads because they're invisible and nobody can understand him when he makes those phone calls that you always get because it's just some quite meowing and hissing...
Yup that was my cat. Anyway, Happy Voting and may the odds be ever in my cats favor! Oh boy, this is what NaNoWriMo does to me... :P
July

NaNo

So everyone. On the topic of NaNo: I've written 3,359 words so far, but I haven't been working fast at all because I sort of have a mild case of writer's block :( This is bad! If I want to meet my goal, I have to get writing! Anyway, I decided that I'd share a bit of what my book was about with you using my book summery that I have on my NaNo page and a brief excerpt. It's actually harder to write a summery of your own book than I thought. I wrote my like how you would see in the front cover or on the back so here it goes:

The tale of four futuristic girls who daringly outwit the government's Bureaucrats so they can live their own lives in freedom.
Galaxy Robins, an only child under the parenthood of a vulgar workaholic mother; Gemma LaFleure, a peppy girl with a mannerism of persuasiveness like no other; and Pine and Cedar Lenning, twin girls who are ready to get away from their large family and snotty sisters, will have to plan everything perfectly and be very …

Ready, Get Set, NANOWRIMO!

So it's way too long since I've posted and today's gonna be a short one (sorry), but that's because I've got to work on my NaNoWriMo! Today is November 1... that only means one thing: NaNoWriMo begins. Ok, so I've already gotten 3,359 words written for my story. Took me so long.... I may already be getting a slight case of writer's block! :( How could this be happening! Well, I'll get over it eventually... I hope... Anyway, I'll try to keep up my posting scheduale, but I'll be busy writing like CRAZY, so I don't know how many posts I'll be able to squeeze in.
I'll be NaNoWriMo-ing and eating my Halloween candy stash along the way! :P
July