NaNoWriMo 2011

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  1. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Who's doing it this year?

    This will be my 6th attempt at NaNo, and hopefully I'll actually succeed this time! My biggest problem in past years has been that I'm always drunk on Halloween night, so I'm always behind by the time midnight on November 1st rolls around.

    This year, however, I am going to kick its ass. I've been anticipating it since September. I already have my story idea, and I will have lots of time to write. I spent most of my week at work bored out of my mind (I usually have about 5 hours of real work to do in a given 40-hour week).
     
  2. Danoz

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    I'm right there with you buddy! I have a 4000 word outline O_O-- all of it is just description for what I want to write. This is my second year-- last year I wasn't even close. I'm pretty committed; I'm giving up alcohol (of all forms) until all 50,000 words are down.

    If there's more interest here, we should make this our support thread!
     
  3. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Works for me!

    A 4000-word outline, huh? That's nearly 10% of your story right there!
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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    Did it and won it last year, but I'm taking a break this year. That said, good luck to those who do!
     
  5. Danoz

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    Yeah but it's mostly just me jabbering to myself about what I want to do and problems to work out :). None of it (per the rules) can actually used for the 50k story itself.
     
  6. Robert Maxwell

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    I did JulNoWriMo because November is just such a horrible time for me. Always too busy.

    Good luck to those of you doing this, though!
     
  7. spooky spice

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    I keep meaning to, but keep forgetting all about it. Even when I used a NaNoWriMo avatar!

    which is just the heights of Sad
     
  8. Savage Dragon

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    I have no clue what this thread is about.
     
  9. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

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    Derp.
     
  10. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    Thanks. I didn't actually care enough to Google it.
     
  11. sojourner

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    ^googling it would have taken less time than posting "I have no clue what this thread is about" and following it up with your second post.
     
  12. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    This is a discussion board. I'm just trying to keep the conversation flowing.
     
  13. Robert Maxwell

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    Yup.

    Nope.
     
  14. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Be nice, people.

    NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month.

    It happens every November. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month's time.
     
  15. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    So it's not a discussion board then? What have I been doing here all these years?

    Anyway, now that I know what it is, good luck to all who are participating. It is definitely not something I would attempt.
     
  16. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    No, it is not a discussion board, though they do have one as a part of their website.
     
  17. Savage Dragon

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    Sorry, I was replying to RM's "Nope" comment but you posted as I was typing out my response. Thanks though!
     
  18. Count Zero

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    I always want to participate but then I never do. So I'll not say anything on that this year.

    What are you guys writing about?
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    I will be writing a fairy tale. A really long, intense fairy tale.
     
  20. Ruaidhri

    Ruaidhri Commodore Commodore

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    Good luck for those doing it!

    I "won" last year, finished just over 53K. I'm doing a another re-write on my book from last year, and have been fleshing it out to add length. I intend to get it to a publishable length and actually start submitting it to small publishing houses. Got my first publishing credit under my belt this year, and have managed to find a renewed sense of of writing discipline. November for me will be spent getting last year's book finished now that my very busy summer has ended.

    I credit my NaNoWriMo participation for helping me find a writing process that works for me.

    I think you can do it, RoJoHen.

    Something that worked for me was marking my daily and total word count on a calendar next to the needed pace to hit 50K. Another bit of advice: never stop for the day by finishing a scene, because it could be tough to start the next scene cold. In the second half of the month, I started writing a paragraph or two of a scene before I would stop for the night, so I could easily jump right into it the next day.

    Good luck!