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 Post subject: NaNoWriMo 2016!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:37 am 
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Well, it's nearly October which means it's nearly November, which means it's definitely time to start figuring out NaNo projects, right? :D I know we've had threads like this before, but obviously they have been archived for good reason.

So, if you have questions about NaNoWriMo (like what in the world is it), drop them here and I or someone else will be happy to answer them for you! Short answer is that NaNoWriMo is
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.


Don't be scared, you don't have to do all 50k if you don't want to, but I highly encourage it. ^_^

In this thread, feel free to post:
1. Your username on the site if you've logged in
2. Your novel title (and logline/teaser if you have one)
3. Novel genre
4. Word goal you hope to achieve

(Please note, the NaNo site will be getting a revamp for the new novel-writing season in the next couple weeks, and you can upload info on your new novel come early October.)

Just to get us started off. We'll invite more discussion as it goes. ;)

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I want to do NaNo, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to fit it in. Last year I was a rebel and did 50,000 words of short stories since that was easier than writing a novel. This year, however, I might have even less time for NaNo.

But I'll do it if I possibly can. :D

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Don't think I'll have time for it, unfortunately, but I wish I did. It's fun.

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 Post subject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2016!
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I edited my original post after looking at my writing goals.

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"I can't do any better than this, Bilge Rat. I'm a slave and that's my lot in life. The Creator has it in for me."

"No." Gray said. She reached out and put her small hand on his broad shoulder. "No. My dad was a slave, once. He doesn't talk about it much, I know it hurts him. Mother says it made him the strong man he is today. The good man. The Creator will do the same for you, if you let Him."

"You with fine manners and straight teeth? You dad was a slave? I doubt that."

"Ben Webb." Gray said quietly. "I am Anwyn Grace Webb-Marston. My father is Benjamin Webb. Former slave. He chose not to let others determine his limits."

"Old Ben Webb, eh?" The man loked around. "I knew of a Ben Webb back in the day. He freed a lot of slaves but my ship jumped out before he got there." He sighed. "Ben Webb, you say?"

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 Post subject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2016!
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Word Goal: 50,000

I have however only written half that much in a month, failed at keeping at the necessary rate for a week and expect to be busy.

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Welcome, welcome everyone! :dieshappy: :dieshappy:

Happy First Day of NaNo!

*throws glitter and streamers, puts out the cupcakes, strikes up the band*

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Feel free to post questions, request word wars, proclaim victories, commiserate over troubles, etc. in this thread. That's precisely what it's here for. :salute:

I'll probably have HW chat open whenever I'm writing, and I love word wars and sprints and just talking about NaNo and helping people out (and getting help too) so don't hesitate to join me. :D

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2,007 so far!

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 Post subject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2016!
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Whoooot!! :D :D :D *gives sparkly party hat*

I'm sitting at just over 800, I think, I need to go write. XD

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Coming into the writing game at 4,748 words so far. :D

Need to kick start your writing time? Want to make it a new kind of challenge?

Check out

Write or Die
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-- the website that encourages you to keep writing as fast as you can by screaming at you, throwing spiders, and using other various positive reinforcement incentives to get you going! ;)

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https://janefriedman.com/10-apps-help-stay-focused-writing/

A good list of apps that can shut off your social media for during your writing time

As well as those that can help you focus on the actual writing itself. Useful. :D

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 Post subject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2016!
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Great job, Caeli!

I'm up to just over 6,000 right now.

Thanks for the tips you gave. Another one that I've found helpful is Cold Turkey. You literally cannot do anything on your computer until you have reached the goal you set whether it be words written or time lapsed. Kind of creepy, but also helpful.

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I've heard of Cold Turkey, and the ones like it. They kind of freak me out and I don't want them on my computer? XD XD But veeerrryyy useful. ;)

And, I probably need them because I haven't written in four days. :rofl:

But I finally have a vague plot outline and that gives me lots of courage and calm, so not worried about the wordcount at this point. ;)

Starting at 6,800+ tonight.

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I let myself read, but not reply to, things until my word count goal is reached. Moving around physically and skimming a game forum for a minute gives my body and head a break and then I get back to it. Granted, I've woken up while still typing. More than once. But I'm on track for word count.

Three more chapters to write before hitting the hay Saturday, and then a few days break. I normally wear out about two thirds of the way in a writing month so this time I'm going to try to put my mind elsewhere and see if that helps the writing endurance. Since I just crossed the 25K line, I have some room.

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Domici wrote:
I let myself read, but not reply to, things until my word count goal is reached. Moving around physically and skimming a game forum for a minute gives my body and head a break and then I get back to it. Granted, I've woken up while still typing. More than once. But I'm on track for word count.

Three more chapters to write before hitting the hay Saturday, and then a few days break. I normally wear out about two thirds of the way in a writing month so this time I'm going to try to put my mind elsewhere and see if that helps the writing endurance. Since I just crossed the 25K line, I have some room.


Awesome job on reaching that word count! :D I'm still sitting at roughly 18k, but I've found that I'm actually more productive by letting myself take some days off and then putting on massive bursts. Possibly why I like word wars/sprints, and even NaNo itself so much. ;)

It's really cool seeing everyone's writing habits show up in pretty intense form during November. :cool:

My plot is moving far too slowly for my tastes, but I think it's beginning to shape up. xD

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I keep forgetting to post in here! I'm over 24,000 now and aiming for 25,000 today. The latter half of the month will generate less words since I'll be editing more than I'll be writing, but my goal is 40,000 anyway, so that works. :)

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