NaNoWriMo 2011

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  1. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    I'm still in the 2000s. I have some catching up to do!

    I'm doing it in a weird way this year. I'm writing some at home and some at work (my job is wicked boring), but I am not keeping them together. It's kind of fun. When I'm home, I can't reference the part I wrote at work, and when I'm at work, I can't see the part I wrote at home.
     
  2. TheBrew

    TheBrew Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I use google docs to keep it consistent.

    I am not making good progress, but maybe the creativity bug has hit me in other ways. I wrote two songs last night (with lyrics) which is pretty good for me. One of them is really silly with the following sample verse chorus:

    Pretty much the verses are all silly things about me being an animal.
     
  3. Danoz

    Danoz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just broke 14,000..... Story is trekking along, though I ended up trashing a bunch of the original outline when I started writing on the 1st (which isn't a bad thing, what I have now is better I think :)). It's a lot of work, but I'm really enjoying the process so far!!
     
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  4. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I decided on my third day of writing that the story wasn't a book but a movie, so I'm going to write a script instead this year.
     
  5. Danoz

    Danoz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Are you going for 50,000 words? Or the Script Frenzy rules?
     
  6. Maestro

    Maestro Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm at 11,703 as of today. I can take tomorrow off!
     
  7. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    I'm going out of town for three days for work and will be bored out of my mind when I'm stuck at the hotel alone. I plan to do a lot of writing.
     
  8. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No idea what Script Frenzy is, but it certainly won't be 50,000 words. aiming for about 120 pages.
     
  9. Danoz

    Danoz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Script Frenzy is run by the same folks who put on Nanowrimo, the goal is 100 pages in 30 days over the month of April. I think I might give it a shot next year.

    http://scriptfrenzy.org/


    Also! Personal update: ----- Just clocked in 16,037 words :).
     
  10. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently in recognition of this effort, Amazon US currently has several e-books about writing available for free. You can see the list here, with links to each at Amazon.

    Also, good luck to everyone who is participating!
     
  11. Ruaidhri

    Ruaidhri Commodore Commodore

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    I love seeing these updates. Keep it up, everyone!
     
  12. Danoz

    Danoz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thank you kindly!

    Just downloaded all of those to my Kindle account :). And I don't even have a Kindle, yet! :lol:


    Update DAY 8: 18,094 words. My science fiction / fantasy is coming together :).
     
  13. Vulcan Princess

    Vulcan Princess Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm, sadly, still at 0. It's like everything in life is conspiring to stop me from writing. I'm going to catch up this weekend and write like a madwoman!
     
  14. Avalon

    Avalon Captain Captain

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    ^^^Don't feel bad; I'm still at zero, too.

    Although I suspect you have vastly more legitimate reasons for being there than I have! (And by that, I mean my reason is pure and simple procrastination... :D )

    I plan on catching up, too. No, honest...
     
  15. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Well, you're well trained, it'll be just like when you were studying law :D
     
  16. Danoz

    Danoz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hey, Nanowrimo....

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


    :klingon: :eek: :beer: :razz: :ack: :borg: :rommie:
    (These represent the assortment of emotions over the first 20,000 words).
     
  17. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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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! :eek:

    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.
     
  18. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    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.
     
  19. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement - it's much appreciated!

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  20. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, I LOVE Atwood. Let us know how it turns out.

    I'm at 41,117. Fatigue is starting to set in. :lol: