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Old November 9 2011, 03:52 PM   #76
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Hey, Nanowrimo....

BROKE 20,000 words today!!!!!!



(These represent the assortment of emotions over the first 20,000 words).
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Old November 10 2011, 02:31 PM   #77
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This is the first year I've made it past 500 words. I really don't care if I get anywhere close to 50,000 - I'm already past my personal best from before, so that's a good feeling. And I've noticed that I can write 100 words in just a couple or three paragraphs, and it counts up quite quickly.

I kept kicking around a bunch of Star Trek ideas, but none of them really clicked. Then I remembered a conversation I had with somebody a few months ago on fanfiction.net, she encouraged my ideas, and here I am: A crossover between Sliders and The Handmaid's Tale!

It's fascinating to try to get into the deep-down thoughts of the Sliders characters and keep the same kind of mood and rhythms established by Margaret Atwood. I'm feeling really good about this project.

One way I keep going when I'm not home is to always keep a notebook and pen with me. That way, I can write notes or bits of dialogue when I'm waiting for a bus, sitting in a restaurant, or waiting for appointments.

Currently I'm at 1093 words, which doesn't seem like much when compared to a lot of people, including my writing buddies at one of the forums I moderate. They're both well past 10,000, and rather smug about it.

At some point I plan to post my story, so I am editing as I go along.
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Old November 10 2011, 03:18 PM   #78
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This is the first year I've made it past 500 words. I really don't care if I get anywhere close to 50,000 - I'm already past my personal best from before, so that's a good feeling.

Currently I'm at 1093 words, which doesn't seem like much ...
Great job! The fact that you've kept up with it, (and have found the time to do it) is awesome! Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
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Old November 11 2011, 02:03 AM   #79
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Thanks for the encouragement - it's much appreciated!

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Old November 14 2011, 08:38 AM   #80
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I kept kicking around a bunch of Star Trek ideas, but none of them really clicked. Then I remembered a conversation I had with somebody a few months ago on fanfiction.net, she encouraged my ideas, and here I am: A crossover between Sliders and The Handmaid's Tale!
Oh, I LOVE Atwood. Let us know how it turns out.

I'm at 41,117. Fatigue is starting to set in.
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Old November 14 2011, 03:59 PM   #81
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I'm at 41,117. Fatigue is starting to set in.
Wow! Very nice. You'll be done with lots of time to spacre.
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Old November 16 2011, 07:46 AM   #82
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^Good Lord, I hope so. I never thought I'd get this thing off of the ground.

Next step is the editing.

And then that baby's gettin' uploaded to Smashwords.

45,071 and counting.
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Old November 16 2011, 10:48 AM   #83
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Nice job, CD!!! I broke 31k the other day, well on track and above par to reaching 50k (and possibly 60). It's been a lot of fun so far
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Old November 17 2011, 08:39 AM   #84
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^ You, too! You're doing really well on your pacing.
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Old November 19 2011, 12:58 PM   #85
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Just broke 42,000!!!!!!
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Old November 21 2011, 04:53 AM   #86
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I hit 54k today. I'm officially sick of this thing and I want to punch it.

Can't wait till the 25th to validate and get some closure on this thing.
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Old November 21 2011, 05:03 AM   #87
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I'm embarrassed to have started this thread. I haven't written anything in weeks.
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Old November 21 2011, 05:09 AM   #88
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I'm embarrassed to have started this thread. I haven't written anything in weeks.
Oh, don't worry. We won't tell.

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Old November 21 2011, 05:13 AM   #89
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I do this every year. I spend September and October getting really exciting about NaNo, and then when November hits, I lose all motivation.
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Old November 21 2011, 05:31 AM   #90
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I plan to start in about 5 days. Should be easy to knock out 12,000 words per day.
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