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Novander
post Oct 26 2007, 03:30 PM
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It is almost November, which means it is NaNoWriMo time again. And this year I am trying it for serious. Signed up officially and everything. I have a vague idea of what my novel will be about, but I think that's going to change drastically as soon as I start writing. I started trying to write up an actual plan and plot outline but it then occured to me that maybe plans are for cowards, so I am taking this off the map and who knows where it might end up. Hopefully somewhere awesome!

Who else is playing this year?


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post Oct 26 2007, 05:46 PM
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post Oct 26 2007, 07:09 PM
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Haha. I have to get into college and do millions of other things. Of course I'm doing NaNoWriMo.


Hands in! We will all clap for success! Wahoah!


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post Oct 26 2007, 09:44 PM
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I also really don't have the time. Using aforementioned logic, I will also be joining in. I may never be a writer, but I'll always be a wrimo. I planned to have a plot planned out, but I'm really struggling. I suspect I'll fail after the first day.


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post Oct 26 2007, 10:14 PM
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I am joining in. Last year I was moving to a new country, and the year before that I had finals. This year I have no excuses, hurray! I also have no idea what I'm going to write about, booo. Plans are totally for cowards.

I will conquer you, NaNoWriMo.


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post Oct 27 2007, 04:26 PM
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I'm sorry if I'm a bother, but, may I ask what NaNoWriMo is? blink.gif
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post Oct 27 2007, 04:52 PM
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http://www.nanowrimo.org

It's National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that in the thirty days of November, you have to write a novel of at least 50,000 words.


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post Oct 27 2007, 05:19 PM
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I'm doing it. Again. It's not like I have class or projects or anything to stop me.

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post Oct 28 2007, 03:55 AM
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Doing it again for sure!

I've got a vauge idea of what I'm writing this year, characters and such too....my main goal is to actually write something worth reading this time. smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2007, 05:04 AM
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QUOTE (Novander @ Oct 28 2007, 03:52 AM) *
http://www.nanowrimo.org

It's National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that in the thirty days of November, you have to write a novel of at least 50,000 words.


Oh, kk, thanks! smile.gif
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post Oct 28 2007, 11:00 PM
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Pfft! Well. SOME of us have a plan, character names, chapter titles and even know (almost) the wording of the first chapter by heart.
Then again, it is going to be vaguely autobiographical- which makes me feel like a tit to admit, but it should hopefully be interesting for the reader.
Yep, feel even more of a tit. rolleyes.gif

The gist of my book is that it follows the story of two women going from childhood/ teenager...hood to adulthood and going out into the big bad world. Sounds crummy, but hopefully it won't be. The two stories run side-by-side, in a nonchronological order, and it is a first person account from each character.
You will find out at the end that one is the daughter and one is the mother, but I am hoping to write it so that it is timeless- so you can't tell one story is set in the 70s and one in the 90s. It's basically going to be about significant times and memories in my life (like when my cat was runover when my late granpa was very ill in hospital and no one told me as they thought it would upset me too much) and in my mother's- like the first time she got with my dad (whether it was before or after she was married to my siblings' dad). I want the story to show that whatever you are- mother, father, sister, brother, teacher, doctor, nurse, policeman- you are still a person and are entitled to a private life of your own. Which.. you know, can sometimes get a bit complicated and hey presto! a teenager.

I need to get some stuff off my chest wink.gif


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post Oct 28 2007, 11:49 PM
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Maybe mine will be about...monkeys?

Ah, I have no idea and no time. Lead on November.


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post Oct 29 2007, 12:29 AM
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Oh hell, I just realized the first of November was this Thursday. Where does the time go?
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post Oct 29 2007, 09:23 AM
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It gets lost, along with socks and pennies.


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post Oct 29 2007, 11:40 AM
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Oddly enough, I'm planning on finally getting back to writing my novel in the next few days. It's only about six thousand words done, and it should be around 100k when it's finished, but I might join in with blasting forwards for the word count anyway. The novel will only be half-done at 50k, but it would be a lot further on than it is now!


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post Oct 29 2007, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (Novander @ Oct 27 2007, 12:52 PM) *
It's National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that in the thirty days of November, you have to write a novel of at least 50,000 words.

I thought it was only 10,000 and didn't consider joining this year. I'm certainly not going to now. Maybe next year...


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post Oct 29 2007, 08:33 PM
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If only it were 10,000. Oh man. It's Monday.
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post Oct 31 2007, 12:48 AM
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As a limbering up, I reread my first chapter today and was surprised to find that it's actually very readable. It needs some editing, but basically it's pretty good. I piled into the second chapter and now that's half done. In a couple of days I'll have two chapters finished, which will mean that 10% of my book is done. Woo hoo!

Like I say, I'm not strictly playing by the NaNoWriMo rules, but it's nice to think that other people are writing too.

Good luck everyone, it starts tomorrow!


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post Oct 31 2007, 12:59 AM
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Stop scaring the Americans, Mata. It starts in two days, guys.


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post Oct 31 2007, 03:12 PM
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Hehehe. I'm so excited about starting! Although also a little lost. Eeeep! Alternate punctuation. How crazy!

(technically the last one should be an interrobang.)


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Novander
post Oct 31 2007, 05:25 PM
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Just over six hours to go until it starts here. Good luck to you all.

I think this might be a link to my nanowrimo profile. If you add me to your buddy list on the site then when you're feeling down about it you can always check mine and think "At least I'm doing better than Nov."


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post Nov 1 2007, 10:26 AM
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Buddied smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2007, 10:42 AM
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Et ša, c'est moi--link. Holy crap it is november first!


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post Nov 1 2007, 02:19 PM
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*stealthbuddies*

I'm on about 800 words and I think I am using the word F*** too much. Hmm.


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post Nov 1 2007, 02:57 PM
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Hmm... Changed my mind. I'm slightly bored, will have at least one week off from school this month thanks to Thanksgiving, and have nothing better to do.

I'll give this a shot, but I'm not aiming for 50,000. Maybe 25,000.


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