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post Oct 15 2008, 02:26 PM
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It's halfway through October. Next month is November. And you all know what that means.

NaNoWriMo!

Yes, that's right. The month where insane people of all sorts come together to bang out 50,000 word novels. I plan on participating and, unlike last year, actually succeeding. I know candice is planning on joining me. Anyone else going to take up the challenge?



Look at that! A viking helmet this year! It's too awesome NOT to participate!
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post Oct 15 2008, 09:19 PM
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I'm in, of course.

Even though I've not even a vauge idea about what my plot is, who my characters are, ect...


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post Oct 15 2008, 10:14 PM
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This time of year so soon?! Blimey.

Sadly I shan't, I haven't got the time, and everything I write seems to come out sounding like pretentious, pseudo-intellectual drivel (a bit like this post actually...)


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post Oct 15 2008, 10:26 PM
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I haven't finished for 4 years in a row now I think it is...

I don't think another year would change that.
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post Oct 15 2008, 10:43 PM
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Yeah, I'm totally not doing it this year either. I think I've had three failed attempts now?


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post Oct 15 2008, 11:46 PM
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Booo! Don't let failure stop you! I'm going to try it for the first time and there is no way I am going to complete anything.

I have a gazillion other things to do so if I even last a week I will consider it a success. My plan is to randomly generate an idea using tvtropes and just write whatever nonsense comes into my head.


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post Oct 16 2008, 01:43 AM
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QUOTE (crazymat @ Oct 15 2008, 07:46 PM) *
Booo! Don't let failure stop you! I'm going to try it for the first time and there is no way I am going to complete anything.

I have a gazillion other things to do so if I even last a week I will consider it a success. My plan is to randomly generate an idea using tvtropes and just write whatever nonsense comes into my head.


That's the spirit!

NaNoWriMo isn't about writing good stuff. It's about writing. Just writing. Failure to reach the goal in the past is no reason to not try this year.
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post Oct 16 2008, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE (crazymat @ Oct 16 2008, 12:46 AM) *
Booo! Don't let failure stop you!

Yeah! Bunch of pansies! tongue.gif

As Vic mentioned, I am definitely going to be participating. I won last year, and I fully intend to do the same this year. My goal is to stay on schedule so I'm not writing 25,000 words during the last weekend of November. We'll see what happens. This year I have an OUTLINE. Oh, I am so prepared.

I love NaNoWriMo. It's been long enough since it had me screaming at my computer in frustration that my memories of it are mostly fuzzy and nice. It's a dang good thing it only happens once per year.


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post Oct 18 2008, 08:15 PM
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Heh, I just the coolest and most unexpected e-mail ever. The NaNoWriMo people are going to have to come after me though, because I'm still not convinced I should do this. tongue.gif

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Dear National Novel Writing Month Author,




The noveling season is almost upon us. If you have already come back to the NaNoWriMo site and signed up for another year of literary abandon, we say: Hello! We're so glad to have you back. If you are thinking about possibly sitting this year out, we say: Don't make us come after you.



Seriously. The world needs your new novel. You may not know what you'll write about. That's fine. You may think you're too busy to write a novel this year. That's okay too. We understand. You're busy. It's a fact.



But you know what? Every year, you spend so much of your time doing things for other people. You show up at work and school close to on time five days a week, and you do a good job there. You're nice to your friends. You take care of your family.



Is it too much to ask for a single month of creative playtime in return for all your labors? Don't you deserve a 30-day literary vacation? One where you set sail with 100,000 other adventurers and discover one of your great, unwritten novels?





We think you do.

So we have a proposal: Come to the site and sign in. Check out the sweet word-count header. Listen to the NaNoWriMo Supercollider spin out your fortune on WrimoRadio. Update your profile with the cool new synopsis and bio areas. Think about coming to this year's Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon. Survey the list of celebrity pep talkers who will be sending you encouraging emails in November. Settle in.

Then, if you decide you don't have time to write a novel, that's okay. You can shut off these emails under "Edit User Settings" and go back to real life.

But for now? A ship to adventure is steaming out of port on November 1. We want to see you on board.



Your fan,



Chris Baty

Cruise Director, NaNoWriMo


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post Oct 19 2008, 07:56 AM
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I love the e-mails they send out. Not the sign-up reminder ones, paticuarly, but moreso the weekly pep talks.

They always make me smile and (more importantly) inspire me to write just a bit more. =)


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Bad country songs - the deafening twang of the rich white kid blues.
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post Oct 19 2008, 02:22 PM
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I tried and failed last year, but was left with a few interesting ideas that may well work on again at a later date. That in mind, I might unofficially have a go again this year. I've got a fresh idea I wouldn't mind thrashing out, so why the hell not? Even if work and life commitments leave me a few thousand short of the target again, it's still a fun and worthwhile endeavour.


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post Oct 20 2008, 05:55 PM
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If you can keep to a schedule, it's actually not too bad writing that much in a month. I won't be joining in this year because I'm still working on the synopsis of the novel that I started writing at around NaNoWriMo time last year. That book, in the current draft, reached 105,000 words. I probably took about two and a half months to get to 100k, so 50k should be doable. I'm getting the Halloween animation finished then focussing on getting everything ready to send my book off to agents. Good luck everyone!

I do intend to write another book, so maybe if things go well over the next few weeks I might join in part way through November smile.gif


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post Oct 30 2008, 12:44 PM
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Once again I will be embarking on this journey even though I know my plans to finish will go horribly awry. But I always come back every November anyway. NaNoWriMo, I wish I could quit you.
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post Nov 1 2008, 04:00 PM
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I, alas, have not the time for novelling, though that hasn't stopped me in years past, and I would hate to break the tradition of failing at it miserably.


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post Nov 2 2008, 04:52 AM
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It's the end of the first day. smile.gif

How's everyone doing so far?

2,457 words today, and it was hell getting there. But worth it. smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2008, 05:25 AM
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0 Words. Easiest day evar. But not a good way to start.
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post Nov 2 2008, 01:04 PM
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0 words here, too. snoo and her boyfriend are visiting, and I can't write with people around! What if they read over my shoulder? I will catch up, though.

I have already requested that moop never read my first completed NaNo novel if I die first. I want his memory of me to remain untarnished, and it really is extraordinarily bad.


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post Nov 2 2008, 07:48 PM
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Hah, my first NaNo was so horrible that I've actually deleted any trace of it I could find. E-mails of me sending it to myself, excerpts I had posted, ect.

So yeah, don't feel bad.

Of course, that's assuming it really is as bad as you think it is, which things rarely are with most people. tongue.gif


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Her dignity shone so bright like a light on a hill
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Bad country songs - the deafening twang of the rich white kid blues.
You can own the strange, but the lights and glares will not make you real.
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post Nov 2 2008, 07:51 PM
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Also, GOOD JOB VOICES!
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Shucks. blush.gif

Get some words down today, guysss. If nothing else is motivation enough, I don't wanna be alone. sad.gif

edit: 3,849 words total, now. I got really into an arguement between my characters and ended up typing over my goal again, and I'll probably get a bit more written later, too.
edit edit: 4,216 ending the day. biggrin.gif yeeeah!


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Her dignity shone so bright like a light on a hill
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Bad country songs - the deafening twang of the rich white kid blues.
You can own the strange, but the lights and glares will not make you real.
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post Nov 4 2008, 03:47 PM
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I cracked 2,000 yesterday. It took me a LONG time to get back in the swing of things. I really like my first few paragraphs, and everything I've written since then seems bleugh in comparison. I'm still struggling to not waste time by going back and editing. Today my goal is 4,000.

And yay Team Voices!


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post Nov 4 2008, 05:39 PM
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Day 3. Still at 0. Morale is low. Have disappointed others. Outlook is still good, as there's plenty of time to catch up.
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post Nov 4 2008, 07:26 PM
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Come on, Sonny, you can do it! My novel doesn't even have zombies and already I have a body count of 1. You need to catch up!


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post Nov 4 2008, 10:32 PM
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6208 words right now, before I've started writing for the day. If things go as planned, I should be able to afford a day off (which I need, due to my wisdom teeth coming out thursday) from writing soon.

Whoo, go Candice! My story worked backwards - the first few things I wrote are horrid, and now I'd starting to like it.

Vic, just start writing. Don't worry about form, seriously. as you're reading this. Open word, and start typing.


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Bad country songs - the deafening twang of the rich white kid blues.
You can own the strange, but the lights and glares will not make you real.
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post Nov 5 2008, 03:42 AM
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GOOD NEWS! I forced myself to sit down and write. An hour and a half later, successsssss! I have 4,100 words. Which is awesometacular. Not where I should be, granted. But all I have to do is write the same amount tomorrow and I'll be caught up. Woohooo.
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