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« on: October 05, 2008, 12:27:06 PM »

I've never managed to get around to doing it yet, but if I can get my arse in gear, this might just be the year. Anybody from here intending to do it this year? huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 02:00:18 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 04:41:12 PM »

I've done it for the last three years. This year depends on whether or not I have access to a computer, but all being well, I'll take a crack at it again.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 03:43:53 AM »

Despite claiming that this would be my year off from NaNo, I've decided I am doing it after all. I've decided to write a novel of linking stories  rolleyes So I'll be here to cheer you on if you decide to do it, Ed.

These are my survival tips for NaNoWriMo http://quillersplace.blogspot.com/2007/10/ask-sally-15-survival-tips-for.html
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 07:09:28 PM »

Thanks, Sally. I think it would be a good idea for me to do it. I've had this damn story burning away at my brain for a long time, and I need to get on and write it out. It's going to require a fair bit of planning, though, I think scratch
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 07:49:01 PM »

For what it's worth, I found that not having a plan and trying to keep up with my daily word count during NaNoWriMo was a BAD MOVE. Of course, nobody says you have to stick to the minimum ~1700 words per day to get to 50,000 by the end of the month, but I was trying to hit the target.

Having some kind of outline or character list or plot summary or history or reference materials (depending on your personal working style and the type of project) will be a big help.

Just my 2c. Or 2p as it may be.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 09:38:10 PM »

I'm doing it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 07:40:55 PM »

I'm in!
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 02:58:05 AM »

Oh I agree it's a good idea to have a plan before you start, Pharosian, and there's no rule that says you can't make notes. I probably should have included that in my tips.  afro
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 06:52:57 PM »

Is there anything I can do to help, such as set up a new forum section? I'm not sure how much use it would be, but if anybody wants one I can soon cordon off a section and make it invisible to guests. Alternatively, if all you need is to keep track of totals, or something, I suppose we could do it on this thread.

Let me know your thoughts smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 01:30:18 PM »

I'm planning on doing it this year too.

Failed last year.  Angry
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2008, 01:42:34 PM »

It's up to you, Ed. I am already in the closed NaNo group at Writers Dock, and they're quite a nice group (but as you know someone else has moved in 'next door' which is making me a bit wary). I'm also setting up a blog but am debating whether to have it as members' only to keep the unpublished status of my novel. But I'd be happy to join in any NaNo related activities here too. It all helps us to get to that final word count.

You must have plot ninjas of course. It wouldn't be NaNo without them. yes
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 02:32:48 PM »

I will be doing Nano this year, first try... feel a little intimated since the longest thing i have ever written was 10,000 words, but hey, what do i have to lose other then my mind, right?
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 06:39:05 PM »

I'm already signed up. Last year I got across the finishing line (50k words) around November 26th, writing about 2,000 words a day. Little anxious as I know how much work it will actually take as opposed to when I first did it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2008, 03:41:35 AM »

It's odd, but it does get harder every year. I think the first year you run on sheer enthusiasm, and as most first year NaNoWers are new-ish writers, don't worry to much about quality. As the years have gone on (and I'm on my 6th year!) you start to worry more about quality, and the enthusiasm, though there, isn't as 'sheer'.

BTW I've set up an invitation only blog for mine, and I'm inviting people to come along and give me plot ninjas, plus wave a few pom poms. There's no obligation to read the whole darn thing. So if anyone would like an invite, send me a PM with your email address (preferably the one you use to log into google or blogger) and I'll send an invite.
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2008, 08:37:01 PM »

Not for me this year. I successfully completed 3 years, but each time I felt disappointed. I didn't have enough time to write much more than 50k, and my focus was on writing words, any words, to get the word count spinning.

Anyway, we're moving house in the middle of November, so there's no way I'd be able to find time to do it anyway. But I'm one of Sally's pom-pom wavers, and wish anyone who's doing it all the best. It's a great challenge, and a whole heap of fun.

And now I'm kinda wishing I could do it  Cry
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2008, 10:05:46 PM »

I am, watch me crank out 50k worth of crap. Words, words, words. Actually, this is how I write normally. It flows strong and then I go back in and add where needed and cut where needed and then I get to my half dozen revisions of editing. I may not get 50K in one month, but the goal has helped me get off my keester.

With any luck, I will come close enough to have something ready for my trusted reader to review by Xmas.
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2008, 04:37:44 AM »

Interestingly, Sally's first two tips are the two main tips I keep in mind for all my writing. The only way I can finish longer pieces is by accepting that the first draft (first several drafts, actually) is going to be very rough and therefore turn internal editor off, allow myself to write poorly, know that much of it will be cur and reworked anyway, and have fun!

Not doing this NANO thing myself. I'm struggling to hit a 600 word a day target for other projects at the moment.

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2008, 05:10:23 AM »

Yet another year is passing with me not doing NANO. I can't seem to write any damn thing at the moment. Too busy, too tired, lacking the spark of ideas necessary for the process.
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2008, 07:01:39 AM »

I'm still doing it, and up to 13318 words so far. And I agree, Delboy, the first two tips can help through any writing project.

My article on Surviving NaNoWriMo, including those tips, is in the November/December The New Writer magazine, so I'm pretty chuffed about that.  grin I didn't know they'd accepted it till a gratis copy dropped through the letterbox this morning.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2008, 09:52:43 AM »

Woot! 14,195, and I just sat down to check the boards before I start writing today. Since time is so thin during the week, I'm shooting for 20,000 by Sunday night.
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2008, 01:49:32 PM »

Well done, Scott! afro

I end the day at 15403. I'm hoping to be at around 18k by tomorrow night, more if I can get there.
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