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NaNoWriMo 2017
« on: October 01, 2017, 04:46:45 pm »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 08:51:58 pm »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

Maybe. I've toyed with the idea before, but never committed.

If I do it, it will be to try to finish a light-hearted space opera I've written the first few chapters of already. I'm trying to put the Flash Gordon-esque fun and high adventure back into laser blasts and rocketships.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 11:37:55 pm »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

I'm in! It'll be my 12th year! O: I have a few projects in mind, but I think I'll probably just keep hacking away at the novel trilogy I've been working on all year. I did Camp NaNo both times this year, and made some good progress. I managed to actually finish the first draft of the first novel. I just need to finish the other two, and finish off the short stories and other world-building thingies I started as well.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 09:42:26 am »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

I've participated several years but I just cant seem to get around to it anymore. I do love the rush of writing and the community effort in getting everyone across the finish. I'd love to follow you guys. Good luck!
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 12:19:16 pm »
For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious).

I'm toying with it, but I'd like to start the project that would be a good fit for it *this* month, not next month. (and ideally, I'd be, y'know, a good chunk of the way through by November).

If I do do it, it's a 1920s-era historical romance in England in a parallel magical community (think Potterverse, but with some different actual specifics about how magic and the parallel society works)
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 01:29:25 pm »

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

This will be my 11th year (and managed to cross the finish line every year..whew!)

My plan this year is definitely non-traditional.  I've done many years of fiction, one of non-fiction, and last year was a story/background for an RPG.  This year, I'm doing a journaling project.  I don't know what exactly I am going to write bout, but it will be some kind of a self-journal, I want to get into daily journaling, and I have quite a bit of other writing going on already (a monthly story for Patreon, weekly blog, assorted smaller projects, local community building several times a week....) so I thought a bit of self-love through journaling would be good for me.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 04:09:09 pm »
Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

I'm in. This will be my 10th year (I've won only twice).

What I write will be determined by how I do this month in finishing off my WIP. It will either be finishing off that WIP if I fail, or if I succeed I'll be writing the next book in the series.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 05:46:43 pm »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

I'm in this year, I think!  I've missed it a few years but I think it's time to get back into the swing of things.  I have werewolf/vampire romance/horror theme planned.  Really a psycho thriller. 
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 06:26:41 pm »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

For cryin' out loud, I think I'm going to give it a shot! I have a story which I plotted out for screenwriting class more than 20 years ago, entitled Guardian Angel. I always meant to novelize it, but never did. Might as well take a swing at it!

For those of you who have participated in this before...are head starts kosher? Or am I supposed to wait until 12:01 am of November 1st to write the first word?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 06:33:58 pm »
November is just a few weeks away and that means it's nearly time for National Novel Writing Month.

For those who aren't familiar with it, NaNoWriMo is a month long  frenzied challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or other writing project if you're feeling rebellious). 

Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

I may attempt to type up some of my reams of notepaper-pages of fanfics. And if I really want to get fancy, post some of them online.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 06:39:05 pm »
For cryin' out loud, I think I'm going to give it a shot! I have a story which I plotted out for screenwriting class more than 20 years ago, entitled Guardian Angel. I always meant to novelize it, but never did. Might as well take a swing at it!

For those of you who have participated in this before...are head starts kosher? Or am I supposed to wait until 12:01 am of November 1st to write the first word?

Any advice, support, or encouragement will be welcomed, of course.

Personally, I don't think the head starts are in the "spirit" of things, but the only "spirit" of things I talk to are usually via seance sooooo.  Go for it, I say.  I think the others have said they have head starts (I do).
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 07:37:07 pm »
Time to give a shout-out if you're participating this year.  Tell us about your project and how long you've been partaking in the November madness.

I'm a little jealous of all of the brilliant ideas! 

This will be my 11th year of NaNo with a couple of sad attempts at CampNaNo and ScriptFrenzy along the way.   As usual, I'm having trouble picking a project. I'm currently leaning toward a historical fiction, loosely based on the misadventures of one branch of my family tree. Ask me tomorrow and it will probably be something else entirely.   
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 07:45:24 pm »
For those of you who have participated in this before...are head starts kosher? Or am I supposed to wait until 12:01 am of November 1st to write the first word?

I mean, everything's on the honor system, and it's really up to you how you participate. If you do decide to work on a WIP (Work In Progress) -- as in, a story you started writing *before* November began -- you'd be considered a Nano Rebel, and have your own spot on the forums.

I've spent many years in that spot, and will be there again this year if I don't finish my WIP this month.

That said, if you don't actually start the *writing* of the story before November and just do a lot of prep work like world-building, fleshing out characters, plotting, etc, then that's still considered within the rules of Nano and you wouldn't be a rebel.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 10:28:34 am »
For cryin' out loud, I think I'm going to give it a shot! I have a story which I plotted out for screenwriting class more than 20 years ago, entitled Guardian Angel. I always meant to novelize it, but never did. Might as well take a swing at it!

For those of you who have participated in this before...are head starts kosher? Or am I supposed to wait until 12:01 am of November 1st to write the first word?

Any advice, support, or encouragement will be welcomed, of course.

Officially you're supposed to write a complete novel in a month, so no headstarts and no finishing after. What you can do, what I loved to do, is plot. Plot Plot Plot Plot Plot. I love love love plotting. Jotting down a scene in a few words to flesh out later. Describing a character. Describing the world. Figuring out the best way to exchange currency with neighboring countries without upsetting the delicate magical balance. Stuff like that.

I've been a rebel for years. Ever since my first nano I've been working on my one novel that I never seem to finish but keep adding bits to. Its ridiculous.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2017, 12:05:30 pm »
Officially you're supposed to write a complete novel in a month, so no headstarts and no finishing after. What you can do, what I loved to do, is plot. Plot Plot Plot Plot Plot. I love love love plotting. Jotting down a scene in a few words to flesh out later. Describing a character. Describing the world. Figuring out the best way to exchange currency with neighboring countries without upsetting the delicate magical balance. Stuff like that.

I've been a rebel for years. Ever since my first nano I've been working on my one novel that I never seem to finish but keep adding bits to. Its ridiculous.

I am also a rebel, as I stretch the definition of 'novel'.  But, since it's mostly a contest against myself, I decide what I need to push me as a writer, or what I feel I can manage, and set that as my goal.  I do keep the 40k word count, so every year I've won, I've written 40k for my nano project in November (I never count other writing I do as part of my NaNo word count)
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