Thanks, Fests, and Camps

I want to start off this post by thanking all the awesome people who have helped me reach one-hundred followers. When I started this blog it was to write about my experiences doing NaNoWriMo, and now it's grown into a place where I can share my writing journey with everyone. I've had some excellent experiences - the A-Z challenge was both insane and awesome - made some great friends, and learned so many new things.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you everyone who has followed me and is joining me on my writing journey. I hope I'm blogging about my experiences for many years to come, and making more friends as I go along. You guys are all awesome, and I couldn't have gotten this far without your support!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


One of my favourite things about blogging is the fests and hops, and I've signed up for another one in June. Jaycee Delorenzo and Victoria Smith are hosing a follow-up to their 'Oh! My Hero!' bloghop, and I couldn't be more excited.

Here's what Jaycee and Victoria have to say about the hop:

Interview a heroine of your manuscript, novel, or WIP by a fellow female counterpart also from one of your written works.  Your featured heroine can be interviewed by her best friend, a heroine from another one of your written works, a sister, the opportunities are endless!
  • Have your heroine answer at least 3 of the questions recommended below or make up your own!
  • Post a picture of your heroine, the interviewer, or both!
  • Post a song for the theme of the interview or a song that reflects your featured heroine's personality.
  • Follow Victoria and Jaycee on their blogs.
  • Post their hop button! (Though not required, feel free to repost on your blog about the hop!)
  • Post your entries on June 22, 2012 and hop around the other blogs through the linky!
For this hop, the interview will have more of a "girls chatting" type feel because after all, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!  So feel free to write it like a short scene in a book!

Here are the recommended questions for it:

1. How would you describe your hero?
2. What's your biggest date horror story?
3. What turns you off from a guy the most?
4. What's the best date you ever had?
5. Kiss on the first date?
6. What gets a guy a second date?
7. Boxers or briefs on your guy?
8. What is one thing you believe can tell a lot about a person?
9. What attracts you to a guy the most?


Victoria and Jaycee will each choose a heroine who's creativity and overall personality snagged our attention. 

Jaycee is offering a custom blog header or an ebook download of up to $10 from Amazon.

Victoria is offering up an ebook download or up to $15 Book from Book Depository

I will be interviewing the heroine of Perfect Ten, Nick Braxton's counterpart, Rainie Dalton. 


I've decided to take the plunge, and do CampNaNo this year. Because I'm Clare Dugmore, and I'm a NaNo addict!

No doubt between CampNaNo, editing Sibylline Nights, and all the other projects I've got going on, I'll be pulling my hair out by the end of the summer. But where's the fun in sanity, right?!

For those interested, my CampNaNo profile can be found here. I'll be adding novel infomation soon, but for that, I need your help!

I have two stories in mind for CampNaNo, and I can't decide which to write, so I'm hoping you guys will be able to help me pick. Whichever I don't do in August will be my November NaNo novel, so don't worry, both will get written eventually.

Here's a quick synopsis of them:

Untitled YA Fantasy

It's six o'clock and when the claxon sounds that can only mean one thing … RUN! Return to your homes before the Harvesters get you.

Forty tons of mobile metal machinery that if they catch you will turn you into robots like themselves, or so the rumours say.

Hen is trapped on the outskirts of town when she hears the claxon. She has two options; risk running into a Harvester on her way home or enter the abandoned mine.

But what will she find in there?

Legend has it the mines house the souls of the dead who were made into machines. Even if she ignores those silly stories, there's still the disused mining mechanisms to face. They look scary enough in the day light, let alone in the dwindling twilight.

But what choice does Hen have? She's already made a bargain with the infamous thief Karleon that she'll go down into the mine and collect ore in exchange for food. She can't let her little brother starve. Besides, the Harvesters will surely catch her if she returns to the slums now.

So, into the mines Hen goes, following the map Karleon gave her, and sneaking past the long forgotten mining robots that look as though the could reanimate at any second.

Hen reaches the spot marked on Karleon's map, but finds the ore supply already depleted. So she goes deeper into the mine, hoping to find something she can sell or trade. It's her only chance of survival, and the best way to pass the time until morning when the Harvesters will have returned to their home in the Shining City.

What Hen finds in the depths of the mine is the stuff of legend … and with the legend comes a whole new world of power Hen has only ever heard about from the history books.

Untitled Paranormal Drama

Lucy Pillman clearly remembers the night she died; it was the night she lost her unborn child too. Now with new supernatural gifts she's bent on nothing but revenge. Henry thought making a new progeny would combat the crippling loneliness he's faced for the past hundred years. But now he has to keep Lucy under control as she reels from one disaster to the next. Will Henry be able to make Lucy see sense and begin to accept her new life, or will he once again lose the only thing he's ever wanted; companionship?

What should I write for CampNaNo?


  1. Hmm, they both sound interesting! That was hard. :) Good luck with them!

    1. Thank you for voting, and commenting! :D

  2. Congrats on the 100 followers. I'm still at 95 and I have no idea who follows me by email. Have fun with the writing. I'll be right there with you, just not with the blog hops! I would hate to interview myself:)

    1. Thanks! You'll get the 100 soon, your blog is fantastic! :D

      Thanks, I will. And good luck with yours too. I can interview my characters, but struggle answering questions about myself.

  3. Congrats on reaching 100 followers! <3

  4. Congrats on reaching 100 followers! That bloghop sounds like fun :) I love both the story ideas, but Hen's story sounds more adventerous.

    1. Thanks for the congratulations, and for voting in the poll! :D


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