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« on: September 17, 2005, 08:24:02 AM »

Just as it sounds. Kinda like NaNoWriMo, but you get a year to do it. Prizes and everything. 

http://www.novel-a-year.com/

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005, 09:56:27 AM »

Looks really good, Walker.  Thanks for the link afro

Shame about this bit, but you can't have it all ways - "Genre: All genre accepted apart from sci-fi and horror."

Generous prizes, considering it's free entry.  I expect they offer an editorial service, or something else to help fund it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 10:06:15 AM »

It fits perfectly with my own novel-in-progress, which is still in the outline stage-- and has been for far too long.
This may be just the fire I need under my ass. There's no way I could enter NaNoWriMo and even hope to finish, but a year is far more reasonable a time frame. That's about 8K a month, or 2 short stories of intermediate length.
My wife is all for it. No wonder, I'll be busy for a whole year. Her eyes glazed over when I told her, I think she was already day-dreaming of evenings without me yapping at her about writing, and actually doing it.

By the way, Sharon, you're eligeble for this too (how far along are you now?). Unpublished work is ok, whether it's completed or not.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005, 10:25:09 AM »

ERK! You talking to me? Shocked Ummm, I just started re-writing An Unrecovered Woman the first weekend in September.  I revised the first 60 pages. Guess this is the boot in the butt that I need to keep going. Thanks for the tip, Trevor! (I think! bleh)
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005, 10:27:15 AM »

All righty, then. I did it. Now I'm in for it, eh?  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2005, 10:43:08 AM »

Good for you, Sharon! I'm just about to sign up too, but it's a big step. I'm not sure I have the stones for it.....

Damn. I just looked, and I do indeed have stones. I'm running out of excuses.   undecided



Edit: I'm in too. I hope I get assigned a cool number. I want to be #50.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2005, 10:52:11 AM »

I see a number of familiar names there, too!
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2005, 10:58:23 AM »

I'm 49 and you're #50, Trev. Oh, to be 49 again! (NOT!)
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2005, 11:15:15 AM »

I'd love to join in, but I've got waaay too much on my plate already.  Good luck to both of you, though - I hope at least one of you clinch the prize money smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2005, 11:35:10 AM »

Thanks, Blunt.  I'll do my best.  smiley

I see a number of familiar names there, too!
Sharon, who do you recognize from there? Anyone I might also know?
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2005, 12:55:42 PM »

I see (Gerald) Doolol's name, but the rest isn't accessible to guests.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2005, 01:04:00 PM »

The very best of luck to you people entering!  cheers  Yes, who else is that we might know of?
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2005, 01:28:12 PM »

Well, my hunch is that Slave Driver is Debs (from AIA) and leatherdykeuk was from AIA, too. Definitely Gerald. And now that fellow, Elliott Quinn is in and moi.
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2005, 02:59:01 PM »

I recognize those names in the forum section, but not on the novel writing list. I wonder how many of them will sign up for that before time runs out?

Incidentally, I noticed that I signed up with 13 days, 13 hours, 13 minutes and 13 seconds remaining. How freaky is that!?
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2005, 05:20:20 PM »

You didn't do it on the 13th, though!
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