Kicking Off Camp NaNo and Freelancing!

The first day of Camp NaNoWriMo! I’ve written two poems with their related text. One is about a boy who likes stars and develops an interest in astronomy. The twinkling of the stars fascinates him. They were his only company on lonely nights, and he wanted to understand them better. He gets encyclopaedias and any kind of material he can and pores over it religiously.

The stars gave him company

On lonely sleepless nights

A little boy of five

Hugging his pillow tight

These are the starting lines of the poem. It is just the first draft so there may be major changes later when I get to editing it.

The other one was about a group of children in an old classroom. They are unaware of the earthquake approaching them and their laughter fills the air, bringing cheeriness even in the sad and crumbling room. I’m not putting up that one because it needs more revision than the previous one.

I don’t do bullet journaling, but I do journal, so I made a wordtracker in it, which will record my wordcount at the end of each day, the number of poems I wrote any description I want to include.

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I switched my cabin on the website and now it’s a more active one, which I’m glad of. I have a group of fellow participants on instagram who are very very supportive of each other, and all of us exchange regular updates of our writing processes. I love the online writing community to bits and pieces.

Also, I started freelancing and am writing articles. It’s a completely new experience for me, and I’m liking it so far. I’m excited about working and earning on my own, I suddenly feel like an adult. I’m home for the weekend, as always, but instead of Monday I’ll be going back on Wednesday. I’ll miss the coffee I get at my university, but home=good food.

What’re you upto? Let me know in the comments down below. 🙂

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