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National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Generic » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:33 pm

My wife is doing it again this year (third attempt, but she's never actually hit that 50,000 word mark), and she's trying to convince me to join in this year. I've always been a writer, but I've never been fond of the whole NaNoWriMo thing, since one of my top five biggest problems with writing is rushing it. Still, I just had an idea that might do with some fast expansion. On the other hand, I want to write it now, not wait for November to start.

Anyone else doing it this year?
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Rone Rivendale » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:25 pm

Got a novel I started in 1998 that I'm about halfway thru. This would actually be a good way to finish it.

But I probably won't. :P
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Reist » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:02 pm

I like writing stories, but there's no way I'll have time.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Aardwolves » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:41 pm

I'm doing it - it'll give me a break from that neverending novel thing I've been working on for forever. I've got an idea in mind, so I almost wish it was November already. Thankfully, I'm a better writer than songwriter. :P
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Niveous » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:52 pm

Rone Rivendale wrote:Got a novel I started in 1998 that I'm about halfway thru. This would actually be a good way to finish it.

But I probably won't. :P


NaNoWriMo isn't really about finishing a work you already started.

Nanowrimo FAQs wrote:bringing a half-finished manuscript into NaNoWriMo all but guarantees a miserable month. You'll care about the characters and story too much to write with the gleeful, anything-goes approach that makes NaNoWriMo such a creative rush. Give yourself the gift of a clean slate, and you'll tap into realms of imagination and intuition that are out-of-reach when working on pre-existing manuscripts.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:47 pm

I promised myself I wouldn't say it, so I won't. Good luck all and I hope you all write a lot of words down on paper, or whatever. Image repeated clink sound for as long as you look at this smiley
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Hey BLT, just collect your posts for November and send them in.

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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:36 pm

Spud wrote:Hey BLT, just collect your posts for November and send them in.

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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Caravan Ray » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:36 pm

I'm growing a moustache for Movember. Again. It's like writing a novel. Just less words. More hair.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby jimtyrrell » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:59 pm

I did this twice and it was great. I don't have time this year though. Good luck, y'all!
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:45 pm

jimtyrrell wrote:I did this twice and it was great. I don't have time this year though. Good luck, y'all!

Dude! Let me see here:
1. Novel Writer
2. Incredible musician
3. Full time job
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5. Private studio in a place away from home (a must)
6. All around fun dude!
7. So popular on your myspace that a girl from your page that has seen you live asked to be MY friend because I know you. Now that's fame. :wink:

Have I forgotten anything? Damn, in the days of old, you would have been cooler than Shakespeare. :P
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby jimtyrrell » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:45 am

Then I was clearly born in the wrong century, 'cause it hasn't carried over. :lol:
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Generic » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:41 pm

Alright, fine, I'm doing it.

Just went to an area meet-and-greet with my wife. I guess there's no turning back now. Just miserable failure.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:18 pm

Generic wrote:Alright, fine, I'm doing it.

Just went to an area meet-and-greet with my wife. I guess there's no turning back now. Just miserable failure.

If you add a chapter about Song Fight, could you please make me a little taller? I always wanted to be taller. Oh, and if you find yourselves needing some extra words to meet the quota, I wouldn't mind a huge penis with special powers.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Generic » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:40 pm

Well, Allyson just hit 50,000 words today, or 100% of the goal. She won.

I'm at just shy of 12,500, or 25%. She's ahead by almost a factor of two, and I'm behind by a factor of two.

Not gonna have a novel at the end of the month, but I'm willing to treat this book as an ongoing project until its completion. If anyone would like to see some of what I've written, I'll be happy to share.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:44 pm

Just send me the chapter about me and my special powers, Jon. :P
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Niveous » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:37 pm

So did we have winners this year?

If so, I wanna read 'em. Send them my way.

The co-worker who I root on every year (I keep track of her count and things like that) succeeded for the 2nd year.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Generic » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:50 pm

I clocked in at just over 15,000 words. Still working on it, because despite all odds, I still like the idea. If you're interested in reading an unfinished work, just PM me.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby FreeHugz » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:13 am

I did NaNoWriMo, but I only got up to 9000 words. As you can see I don't have much time on my hands! And my book was crappy anyway, I didn't plan it out well enough. next year maybe :) good job for getting to 15k, it's tough writing an entire novel in one month.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Generic » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:00 pm

You think that your problem was not enough planning, but I'm starting to think that you and I planned too much.

Maybe.

I'm jobless now, so I guess I'll be plowing forward in my novel a little more. Thinking about scrapping the chapter I was working on and starting again from the end of the last chapter.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Reist » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:31 pm

I'm considering a novel write for fun.
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Re: National Novel Writing Month 2008

Postby Generic » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:08 pm

Better than considering it for money. :P

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