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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2020, 11:48:50 pm »
Past time for this year's post? Who else is doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year?

(And if you're eyeing it sceptically, come hang out in the thread anyway.)

Yep, because I just can't say no.

I was planning on finishing up prepping my novel in October...that didn't happen. So the first chunk of Nano is finishing my outline. Theory being, if this outline method I'm trying really is all it's cracked up to be, I'll easily still complete Nano even if I don't start putting in actual manuscript words on day 1.

That said, any words I write for the outline I'm still logging on my project.  ;D

The project is book 3 in my trilogy; it's likely going to be another behemoth like the first book (which is 250K words) so Nano is just a jumpstart on it anyway. It'll take several more months for me to complete draft 1.
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2020, 08:05:34 am »
That said, any words I write for the outline I'm still logging on my project.  ;D

I like how you think.

Day 3, 5000 words in, and I'm already questioning the wisdom of trying to simultaneously revise book 2 and draft book 3.
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2020, 11:20:06 am »
Past time for this year's post? Who else is doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year?

(And if you're eyeing it sceptically, come hang out in the thread anyway.)

Oh, I would if I wasn't in working and in school full time. *shakes fist angrily to the sky* Why is this always the reason?!  ;D

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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2020, 08:07:41 pm »
Day 3, 5000 words in, and I'm already questioning the wisdom of trying to simultaneously revise book 2 and draft book 3.

One week in. How is everyone doing?  Are the projects buzzing along or stalled?

I'm managing a minimum pace of 1,667 daily and am wondering what my characters are up to.  Because they certainly aren't doing what I'd planned.  ::)
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2020, 09:43:11 pm »
One week in. How is everyone doing?  Are the projects buzzing along or stalled?

My stats say I'm a quarter of the way through, I'm managing to hit a chapter a day (my chapters average a bit more than Nano minwords) and I may even finish this damn book this time.
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2020, 10:13:00 pm »
Past time for this year's post? Who else is doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year?

(And if you're eyeing it sceptically, come hang out in the thread anyway.)

I wish I could participate this year. I just have so much going on. I already write so much fanfiction and have stories that I need to finish and post on fanfiction.net. I'm constantly getting ideas when I'm up in the night in bed. LOL! I will probably take part in it next year after I finish my two certificates from DeVry University and get things settled a bit more. Good luck to you all!
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2020, 11:39:22 pm »
One week in. How is everyone doing?  Are the projects buzzing along or stalled?

I'm a day ahead of pace, almost, which feels really good at this stage in the game. (I've been on vacation this week, which has helped with word count...)

Also in the 'this was not my outline, characters' but they're being delightful about it, so that's fine.
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2020, 01:48:00 pm »
One week in. How is everyone doing?  Are the projects buzzing along or stalled?

I'm managing a minimum pace of 1,667 daily and am wondering what my characters are up to.  Because they certainly aren't doing what I'd planned.  ::)

I've managed to do 2k+ every day (which is my personal daily word goal), and pushed enough beyond that on a few days that I'm now 1k words ahead of where I planned to be.  I'm really working to stay consistent this year.

Having said that....I have restarted my project (within the same file...I take the 'no edit!' part of NaNo to heart, when things go weird in my pieces, I just toss some extra spaces and start over or reset to a previous part)...and there is one random paragraph where I just vent about things that were annoying me in real life lol.

Originally I had sort of written myself into this place where I was just having the main character explain and complain about all the things in our world that are weird and horrible...to an alien who lives on a pretty idyllic planet.  But it just felt really whiny, so I rebooted the story and now I have someone who's been beaten a sunken knight in a song battle to win a magical item and has since been captured by an evil sorceress....much better!

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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2020, 07:31:29 pm »
Having said that....I have restarted my project (within the same file...I take the 'no edit!' part of NaNo to heart, when things go weird in my pieces, I just toss some extra spaces and start over or reset to a previous part)...and there is one random paragraph where I just vent about things that were annoying me in real life lol.

That sounds like my process every year. 

How's everyone doing?  Still hanging in there?  I've managed to cross the 40K line today, with about half the story written.  Looking forward to getting lots of words in over the holiday weekend.
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Re: NaNoWriMo time!
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2020, 02:18:26 pm »
That sounds like my process every year. 

How's everyone doing?  Still hanging in there?  I've managed to cross the 40K line today, with about half the story written.  Looking forward to getting lots of words in over the holiday weekend.
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