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Post by Julianne Douglas » Fri October 31st, 2008, 1:12 am

Anyone from the forum doing NaNoWriMo this year? I just signed up and need some buddies. :)
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Post by michellemoran » Fri October 31st, 2008, 1:39 am

Well, I have a month to produce the final, final edits for Cleo's Daughter. It's not exactly writing a book from scratch.... but the dates match!!!!

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Post by Divia » Fri October 31st, 2008, 3:17 am

So ya have to write a book in a month? :confused:
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Fri October 31st, 2008, 4:44 am

The goal in order to "win" is to write 50,000 new words. I know that is completely impossible for me, given my responsibilities, so I'm shooting for 30,000 words. That breaks down to 1000 words (4 pages) a day, which MIGHT be doable. I'll only know if I try! I am such a painstakingly slow writer, I need to just try to crank something out to get the next book rolling. I've been rewriting the same 2400 words over and over for the last three weeks. It's time to move on. ;)

If you're interested, check out the NaNoWriMo website. I look at participating as a way to get and stay motivated, reinforce some good habits, and make some new friends. Hopefully some decent pages will come out of it, too.
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Post by xiaotien » Fri October 31st, 2008, 5:12 am

julianne, i'm playing! and i'm skeered!!!

XIAOTIEN over there.

tho the nano site has been down
for a bit. =O
i hope it's not having a break down
before we are! =)
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Post by EC2 » Fri October 31st, 2008, 9:59 am

Friend of mine in my re-enactment society is intending to have his first go at writing for Nano-wrimo. In fact his first go at writing anything. 'Any tips?' he asked me at an event on Saturday. Since I am the world's greates procrastinator I wasn't very helpful - except to say edit the thing afterwards and that perhaps some notion of the main characters and a rough outline might not go amiss. I'm too slow for something like Nano, but I am in awe of those who go for it!
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Divia » Fri October 31st, 2008, 11:18 am

I may give this a go. I have a big idea cookin right now. Although thats part of my problem..too many ideas and I never stick with one. :cool:
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Post by Alaric » Fri October 31st, 2008, 12:00 pm

I have a friend who attempted to do it two or three years ago. He got to 25,000 odd words until stuff came up and he ran out of time. The good thing is that he's turned it into a complete novel of over 140,000 words since then and is hoping to get it published soonish. It's about a trio of train and bank robbers at the turn of the last century running up to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, I've read part of it and it's quite good.

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Post by cordaella » Fri October 31st, 2008, 3:38 pm

[quote=""Julianne Douglas""]Anyone from the forum doing NaNoWriMo this year? I just signed up and need some buddies. :) [/quote]

I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year. I did it last year for the first time without any great hopes of reaching the goal, but I did - at about a quarter to midnight on 30 November. It seemed a not wholly ridiculous first draft at 4 am on 1 December but I've scarcely dared look at it since.

This year I've lengthened the odds against finishing in time by doing almost no preps beforehand and inadvertently arranging to be away for 8 days out of the 30. So far I have 6 characters, some background and almost no plot. And it starts in about 8 hours. Hmmm.

Having NaNo chums does help with motivation and morale. The site seems to be down at the mo but if anyone here wants to exchange NaNo links with me when it's up again, do get in touch.

Best of luck to everyone here who's taking part!

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Fri October 31st, 2008, 4:24 pm

Cindy--I added you to my buddy list--I hope you don't mind! I'm sure once you start writing, your nervousness will disappear. Writing a second book is scary, probably triply so if you're under contract (unfortunately, I wouldn't know about that :( ). Just keep saying--I did it once, I can do it again, and better this time! That's my mantra.
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