July Linklove (Cartoons, Agents , YA Top Picks)

‘Tis time for my monthly linklist, where I share all of the wonderful sites that have kept me entertained, motivated, and inspired throughout the month.

But first, this amazing cartoon by Grant Snider.  I saw this at the perfect time: fully submerged in Camp NaNo, #WriteMotivation, and my 90 Day Novel Challenge.

The Story Coaster by Grant Snider via The New York Times

Great cartoon, right?

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Progress Report: CampNano & #WriteMotivation

I have made zero progress.  Literally, none.

But, that’s okay.  Its not like I’ve been completely unproductive.  I have done tons of preparation for camp and work was very crazy this week.  We had some major holdups, a big scare, and I was late getting off every single day.  Bleh!

If you want, you can check last week’s progress report to see how I did.

I have already signed up for August and I think I will be much more productive.  No camp to prep for and I’ll be working less.   I’m excited to get started, so I’m going to go ahead and share my goals now.

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I’m Going to Camp!


I’m going to be teaching and counseling these cool kids (along with about 30+ more) this week, so if I’m a bit late to approve a comment or to return a message, please forgive me.  I’m going to be in a remote camping spot where cell phone reception will be limited and wi-fi will be a mythological creature, so it will take longer than usual to get back to you.  I do have a few posts scheduled for this week, so I won’t go completely off the grid.

I’m so excited to be going to youth camp.  It is one my favorite parts of summertime and my birthday is during the summer, if that tells you anything.  And this year, my little church is having their very own camp for our kids and as many visiting kids as we can bring along.  That means I’ve been more involved in the planning and I will have more responsibilities as well, which is exciting.  I get to teach the biggest class and deliver the nightly devotions for the girls in my cabin.  I also get to take part as craft leader and help out with recreation.  I’m going to have a blast!

Of course, having a blast is not all that youth camp is about, but it is a great perk.  If you are the praying kind, please pray that our kids stay safe, that souls are won and hearts are cleansed this week.

I’ll be back online next week!

Progress Report: CampNano & #WriteMotivation

I know I’m a few days late on the progress report, but it has been a crazy week!

I did not take youth camp into consideration when I made my goals.  BIG mistake!  I have been crazy with preparations, but I’m also starting to get excited about it.  I love teaching, and I especially love teaching my 10-12 year olds about the Bible.  Win-win.  But lots of prep needed!

Prep aside, this is what I have accomplished so far:

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