The NaNoWriMo Thread

Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby PhoenixRenaissance » November 10th, 2013, 1:36 pm

Master_72 wrote:So, is this thread simply for discussion or should we be talking about progress?

Up to Ch. 5 already, but far from finishing.


I feel like progress discussion is still relevant to NaNoWriMo discussion.

Man, awesome progress everyone. IvyDoodle, 4000 words in one day sounds absolutely insane but if you can do it go for it. I know for myself it's hard enough to get 100 over my daily word goal.

I'd like to get a little more ahead though so I can ensure my comic somehow gets an update this week. @__@
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby UrbanMysticDee » November 27th, 2013, 11:07 pm

Focusing on one book now. 10,018 words so far by my estimate. I want to get to 15k by the end of the month.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Raspberl » November 29th, 2013, 12:29 pm

I find the last few days are always the hardest. Oh well, only a couple thousand more words to go.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby PhoenixRenaissance » November 29th, 2013, 12:45 pm

For all my good progress the story ended before I hit my word goal. It only made about 40k words. I guess that's what you get for only having a vague idea of what you're writing.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Master_72 » November 29th, 2013, 4:01 pm

NaNoWriMo is almost over and I'm only halfway.


Curses.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby avian-reader » November 29th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Definitely intend to try this next year, but I'm saving myself for my creative writing course this time. Next time I'll be well armed hopefully as this course will be finished.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Raspberl » November 30th, 2013, 12:57 am

I won a day early! Yay! It's always a nice feeling~
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Randumbz » July 7th, 2014, 3:40 pm

Is anyone else doing camp nanowrimo?
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby The_Hankerchief » October 30th, 2017, 3:12 am

Alright, I'm pulling the NaNoWriMo trigger this year. Feeling pretty good about it (because what else are you going to do when you're stuck in the middle of the desert for six months?!). Any other participants for the 2017 year? If so, look me up as a writing buddy. Profile name is The Hankerchief!

In the meantime, happy writing!
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Randumbz » October 30th, 2017, 7:46 am

I'm ready to fail again :D
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Squirreltastic-Blue » October 30th, 2017, 11:52 am

Randumbz wrote:I'm ready to fail again :D


That's the spirit! I wont be participating in a traditional sense, but I will be writing something short. Just not sure if it's 50'000 words worthy. I'd probably have to do a lot of padding to reach that number.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby UrbanMysticDee » October 30th, 2017, 7:34 pm

Squirreltastic-Blue wrote:
Randumbz wrote:I'm ready to fail again :D


That's the spirit! I wont be participating in a traditional sense, but I will be writing something short. Just not sure if it's 50'000 words worthy. I'd probably have to do a lot of padding to reach that number.


Be careful with padding, because you might go way over.

The last book I wrote I added some padding because I thought it seemed really short as I was writing it (102 handwritten pages, I think). It turned out that each page was about 1,000 words, so I think I made it too long and one day I plan to go through it to see what I can cut.

That said, I too am working on a book and I hope to do more than just the cover, which will take at least 100 hours, probably several hundred hours, because I'm making a 3D model of Constantinople in 1204, because I'm totally out of my mind. If I finish this will be the first mainstream marketable book I've ever attempted to write.

The_Hankerchief wrote:(because what else are you going to do when you're stuck in the middle of the desert for six months?!).

If I was stuck in the desert for six days I'd probably drop dead from exposure, or dehydration or something.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby darkenergy » October 30th, 2017, 11:01 pm

I don't do this anymore cause it's terrible for my hands, but have some thoughts from an old fogey:

a. Plan. It's easy to end up short because you (ok, I) straight up didn't take the time to come up with enough story, or thought something would stretch farther than it did. Even if you aren't the kind to work out a plot in advance, figure out your themes, characters, setting, etc.

b. Don't pad. Last time I did this, I deleted so much that it made doing NaNo kinda pointless. I mean you want to walk away with a first draft of a novel, not 50 pages of ok material and 500 of trash. u:

Also, signing up through the website gets you a Scrivener discount if you win. Or used to, anyway.
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby The_Hankerchief » October 31st, 2017, 3:44 am

UrbanMysticDee wrote:
The_Hankerchief wrote:(because what else are you going to do when you're stuck in the middle of the desert for six months?!).

If I was stuck in the desert for six days I'd probably drop dead from exposure, or dehydration or something.


This year's NaNoWriMo novel shall be titled, "Acclimatization: How to Survive Heat Stroke And Partially-Irradiated Sunburns"
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Re: The NaNoWriMo Thread

Postby Captain Ghost » October 31st, 2017, 9:22 pm

@Hank (... do people call you Hank? I feel like I've seen that, maybe...? or dyou prefer Brennan? I don't lurk in the forums as much as I mean to..) -- I added you!
But holy smokes how in the world did you manage 4500+ on day ONE?


Anyway, I managed last year and intend to give it another run this year, so, here goes!
(same here, if anyone's looking to add writing buddies, I'm windmillKey over there!)
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