Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 1

 

Hello my readers! It is currently Day 2 here, of Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’ve not written anything today just yet. However, I will like to mention an update!

Firstly, I’ve added a widget to my blog. Can you see it?

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Yes, it looks like this!

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Thanks to a WordPress user whose post I saw on how to put it into a WordPress blog, I have added a word count tracker! Mainly, a NaNoWriMo tracker.

So, if you are keen to find out my progress on The Forsaken War with words, check there! Or, if you’re on mobile quite frequently like me, you can wait until I post up an update of Camp NaNo here!

Secondly, as seen above, I’ve written¬†2,942 out of 80,000 words!¬†I actually beat the average word count I should have every day on the first day! WOO! Today, however, I’ve been rather busy, I slept in til 11am (oops), then cleaned for the afternoon, and now it is the afternoon, time for me to start a little more writing, eh?

I’ll keep you all updated! Maybe you’ll see chapters soon….soon..? Hehe.

~Connor R. Ryan

Anzac Day

Awoken by the Rouse. 

Tears shed during the Last Post.

Tears shed, remembering those who had fallen before.

1915 signalled the day that both Australians and New Zealanders mourn for those who were lost within combat on every field of battle.

I sleep uneasy, for the years to come, where my friends who are Cadets now, turn into fully fledged soldiers. Everyday, I talk to them, make memories, and bond with them. For there may be a day where I will remember all of it.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

I will never forget the sacrifice young men and women have made for my country, Australia, for New Zealand. 

Today is a special day. And it is important to me in many ways.

Lest we forget.

~Connor R. Ryan