April has come to a close and so has Camp NaNo much to the dismay and relief of all campers. I did not do as well as I had hoped, but I did accomplish my main goal.
As I mentioned previously, I’m taking April to take part in a National Novel Writing Month challenge to write my non-fiction book–I am finishing a partially written personal memoir–over the course of 30 days. Here’s my update on this emotional and educational journey. Week one went overall pretty smoothly, as to be expected when starting a new challenge. I had a couple of pretty heavy writing days, so I could afford to slack off for a couple of days. On day three, I realized there was no way I could squeeze 33,000 words into a measly five chapters that I had not written yet. I came to the conclusion that…
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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing McKenzie Swenson...In her answers below, she discusses what it took to pursue her passion and change the course of her life.